External Flash

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  1. H0LLYW00D

    H0LLYW00D TPF Noob!

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    I got my 400D a few months ago now and have been thinking of getting an external flash unit. My question is wheather or not its worth getting one yet or do i use the internal flash and just work on taking better pictures? Also if i should get a flash should i get the 430EX or the 580EX II?
     
  2. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

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    The small flash on camera is a very poor flash unit. Harsh light close to the lens = washed out, harsh light and red eye images.

    A 580EX will make a huge difference but you also need to learn how to use it.

    As noted above, strobist is your friend.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do yourself a favor and never use the built-in flash.

    The 430EX is a pretty good unit, but the 580EX (II) is significantly better...but also a lot more expensive.
     

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