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which should I buy?? 430EX II or 580EX II

 
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Oct 28, 2009 09:42 |  #1

recently picked up the new pocket wizard 2 FlexTT5 and one MiniTT1. i do have to say, these toys ROCKS!!!! Have been playing (testing) around w/ my 580EX II. Cant wait to take it out on the engagement session in 2 weeks.

I want to get another flash just for OCF w/ these PW. I already have two 580EX II. do you think it's a better idea to get the 430EX II then another 580EX II??? the price different is over $100. and if i get the 430EX II, maybe I can pick up two.


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Oct 28, 2009 09:53 |  #2

I'm not sure what we can add. You know how good then 580exII is. You know you'd be giving up a stop of power but with 3 or 4 lights in play thats usually not a big problem. Which way do you want to go?




  
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Oct 28, 2009 21:55 |  #3

Having identical strobes is easier to manage (set-up etc) than different one's. You also have an identical back up piece of equipment. The 580 EXII is also more powerful, more features, more rugged, weather sealed, etc.


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