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Oct 19, 2010 10:02 |  #1

I was about to buy a 70-200 for my son's flag football, but there is only 2 games left and the outdoor sports are fading with fall/winter coming. Now I think I'd rather just get a flash to have for the holidays and use with my 15-85. I think I'll go ahead and sell my 50 and 70-300 to fund some of it.

I haven't really been able to find any post with the 15-85 indoors with either a 580ex-II or 430ex-II. I think I can find a nice 430 for ~250 or so and that would probably be a good start for me.

any help appreciated.


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Oct 19, 2010 10:39 |  #2

The 430EX or the 580EX will work fine with the 40D and 15-85 you have listed. I think flash photography is more about light control and consistency than the lens being used so photos taken with that combination will be of little help in determining which flash to get.


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Oct 19, 2010 10:51 |  #3

You'll be fine with the 430. Shoot in manual and bounce it off the ceiling. And don't sell your 50. You'll miss it.;)


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Oct 19, 2010 11:49 |  #4

I haven't been happy with the 50 inside, maybe I'll wait until I get the flash to see if is better. I was also thinking of a faster/wider for indoors. like Tok 11-16 or EF 24 2.8.


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Oct 19, 2010 12:13 |  #5

Yeah the 50 doesn't focus very well in low light. Also it's a little too long on a crop body indoors.
I just find it fun to use for outdoor portraits and general stuff.
I sold mine once and a few months later bought another one.


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Oct 19, 2010 12:35 |  #6

five0.4tluv wrote in post #11125238 (external link)
I was about to buy a 70-200 for my son's flag football, but there is only 2 games left and the outdoor sports are fading with fall/winter coming. Now I think I'd rather just get a flash to have for the holidays and use with my 15-85. I think I'll go ahead and sell my 50 and 70-300 to fund some of it.

I haven't really been able to find any post with the 15-85 indoors with either a 580ex-II or 430ex-II. I think I can find a nice 430 for ~250 or so and that would probably be a good start for me.

any help appreciated.

Sounds perfect. If you get to know your flash and use it properly (basically, point it anyway except directly at the subject!) it will lift your pictures tremendously. Then if you get another gun and have a go at remote flash, it'll take things into another dimension entirely :)

Main difference between the 580 and 430 is that the big one is also a master controller for wireless remote auto-TTL flash, and it has more power.


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