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Livinthalife
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Oct 25, 2009 15:51 |  #1

I need to place an order soon. but looking at adorama I noticed their kits. They half way decent, or waste of my money? http://www.adorama.com …2KB.html?search​info=580EX (external link)

I don't "need" a bracket, for an additional $60, would it be worth it? what do you reckon?
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Oct 25, 2009 15:55 |  #2

Not really. I'd just get the flash and choose my own bracket later.


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Oct 25, 2009 15:57 |  #3

Thanks dude, note taken, flash only. ordering soon :)
the Sigma looks to b biting the dust :(


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Oct 25, 2009 16:28 |  #4

http://www.amazon.com …tal-Cameras/dp/B000NP3DJW (external link)
$395

http://www.amazon.com …/ref=pd_luc_has​hrec_01_02 (external link)
$65
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total $460

add 4 eneloops w/ charger
http://www.amazon.com …ics&qid=1256506​002&sr=1-1 (external link)
$18

TOTAL $478

get a stroboframe bracket of your choosing if/when you need.


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Oct 26, 2009 00:57 |  #5

I got a real nice flash bracket for about $75.00 from alzodigital.com. I actually got it from ebay though them. They also have off shoe cords for about 20.00. I actually like it better than than the canon brand. I paid 80.00 for canon cord. Good luck.




  
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Oct 26, 2009 01:07 |  #6

Livinthalife wrote in post #8892080 (external link)
I need to place an order soon. but looking at adorama I noticed their kits. They half way decent, or waste of my money? http://www.adorama.com …2KB.html?search​info=580EX (external link)

I don't "need" a bracket, for an additional $60, would it be worth it? what do you reckon?
Thanks.

i have the same setup. the cord is crap.


the bracket is shoddy.

get a good bracket and ettl cord.


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Oct 26, 2009 01:19 |  #7

agree with good cord, see the links. pro and press t work great, as the orientation of the flash matches the vertical and horizontal of the camera and when vertical keeps the shutter button on top as well, as opposed to underhanding the camera.


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Oct 26, 2009 08:11 |  #8

Okay, thanks, ended up ordering the 580 for 395. I will hold out for a REAL bracket later. same with a cord, thanks for the advice everyone! Appreciate it as always!


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Oct 26, 2009 10:19 |  #9

And if you need a good cord or longer but cheaper than Canon, you can get it from: http://www.flashzebra.​com …rds/ettlcords/i​ndex.shtml (external link)

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Okay, thanks, ended up ordering the 580 for 395. I will hold out for a REAL bracket later. same with a cord, thanks for the advice everyone! Appreciate it as always!




  
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Oct 26, 2009 10:22 |  #10

wow that's crazy knock off, if you cannot afford the canon, which isn't that much.


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Oct 26, 2009 10:30 |  #11

But Canon only make the 3ft cord and it's not any better than those from flashzebra.com And the cords are probably made by the same Chinese/Taiwanese factory anyway.

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RiaGurl wrote in post #8896829 (external link)
wow that's crazy knock off, if you cannot afford the canon, which isn't that much.




  
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Oct 26, 2009 10:39 |  #12

right i'm saying it looks like a good deal for half the price. personally the $30 doesn't make a diff. for me.


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Oct 26, 2009 10:42 |  #13

Yes. I knew what you were saying, I just added more info for you to assure you that the cords are not bad both in price and quality.. we are on the same page.:)

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RiaGurl wrote in post #8896949 (external link)
right i'm saying it looks like a good deal for half the price. personally the $30 doesn't make a diff. for me.




  
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Oct 26, 2009 10:47 |  #14

at least the knock off has some weather sealing and the quick close kind of mount instead of the wheel.


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Oct 26, 2009 15:32 |  #15

Long cord! nice! bookmarked.


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