Cheapest Decent Auto Flash?

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm trying to hook my brother up with a cheap dslr setup.

    Is there a cheap, decent, offbrand, auto flash out there? Probably going with 430ex, but just fishing for something cheaper that will work.
     
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    Used 420EX would be cheaper...

    Sigma also makes a flash that is compatible with EOS E-ttl
     
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    By auto flash, do you want it to work with the camera's E-TTL metering? Or would a flash with it's own auto setting be good enough?
     
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    hmm. i suppose non-e-ttl should be ok. I have a sunpak 383 that has somewhat auto functions, but you have to set the iso, and the highest iso you can set is 1000.
     
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    It takes a bit more know-how to work with a non-dedicated flash, but it's a lot cheaper than a dedicated E-TTL flash. It's not too bad with digital because you can see what you get. I learned it with film, which was a bit tougher.

    It doens't really matter too much about the ISO range...you can adjust the ISO or aperture on the camera to vary the flash exposure.
     

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