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Which flashes to get?

 
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Dec 05, 2008 18:18 |  #1

I haven't really done much strobist stuff, but my brother might be moving out, so I'll have some space to set up some strobist stuff to mess around with some friends. Anyways, I currently have a 430ex, I was wondering is it necessary to purchase another 430ex and a 580ex if I plan on picking up cybersyncs. Do I really need the ETTL? I plan on replacing my 430 with a 580 eventually.

Should I just pick up some sunpak 383, vivtar 285HV, sb-24, sb-26 (some cheap, yet adequate flash) for now?

Any recommendations?


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Dec 05, 2008 20:50 |  #2

Wow, you sure left things open to opinions, didn't you? Get at least the 580EX II. You really do need eTTL in some cases and all the control you will have from the master 580EX II. Then after you have one of those, you can decide what else you need.

OTOH, you haven't told us what you want to do with this stuff. I just assumed you wanted to collect one of each kind of flash known to mankind from your op. So might as well get the 580EX II next.


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Dec 05, 2008 21:21 |  #3

Sorry, I guess I should clarify. I want to do 3 flash setups. I want to pick up two more, should I continue with the canon brand flashes or pick up say 2 sunpaks instead or 2 vivitars or mix and match of those.

I plan on getting cybersyncs to trigger all the flashes wirelessly anyways do I really need to stick with canon flashes?


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Dec 05, 2008 21:32 |  #4
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with the cybersyncs you will be out of ETTL anyway... Canon flashes would be in manual mode and therefore wouldnt offer you anything you couldnt get from any of the other flashes you mentioned


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Dec 05, 2008 21:35 |  #5

Yeah, I mean that's why ETTL would be useless. Basically I'm asking is it worth it or why should I pay $250 for a 430ex where I can pick up two of the cheaper flashes for the price of one. Sorry if I am unclear.


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