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    My first flash question

    Hey I'm new to photography and I'm about to buy my first flash. It's a 430ex with diffuser stand 4 rechargeable batteries a wireless transmitter a light stand and umbrella for $250. Just want to make sure I'm making a good purchase. Any advice would be great. I use a canon 550d. Thanks



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    The 430EX II is only $254 new. So... I'd say no. The stand and umbrella will run you under 50.
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    Depends on what kind of transmitter/receiver, what kind lightstand, what kind of umbrella....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLeeK View Post
    The 430EX II is only $254 new. So... I'd say no. The stand and umbrella will run you under 50.
    Just curious where you found the 430EX II for $254?
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    You should also check to see if it's a 430ex I or 430ex II. Not a huge difference in features, truthfully, but enough to merit a $25 or so difference on the used market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis_927 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MLeeK View Post
    The 430EX II is only $254 new. So... I'd say no. The stand and umbrella will run you under 50.
    Just curious where you found the 430EX II for $254?
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    thank you
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    Definitely depends on the condition of the flash and what kind of triggers they are. IMO, I'd say its a fair deal without knowing what brand everything is... you're buying a used flash which is likely indistinguishable from a new one after it has been opened and you're getting a light stand, umbrella, wireless triggers, and rechargeable batteries for free!

    I wouldn't hesitate buying used over new... I was able to get all three of my SB-28's for the same price as my SB-600 and they are more powerful and work like new.
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