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My first flash question

Discussion in 'Buy and Sell' started by OnTheSpot, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. OnTheSpot

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    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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    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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    willis_927 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    thank you
     
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    It's part of the rebates on thru Feb 4th!!!
     
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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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