Need a decent flash for my Rebel XT

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  1. anthwinter

    anthwinter TPF Noob!

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    Hey, im looking for a budget flash to connect to the top of my Rebel XT/350d

    Im looking to spend around or under £50 -

    I dont need anything top range, ive seen a few choices here and there... but thought id ask the experts for some help first.

    thanks
     
  2. Overread

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    My advice is to wait and save for a bit longer
    A Canon 430EX2 is around £172.00 on amazon:
    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-Speedlite-430EX-Flash-Unit/dp/B001AXFV5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1236271716&sr=8-1]Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Unit: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]
    and that would be a good flash to save for, - there are some 3rd party options which are cheaper but they often offer lesser features. For example the Sunpack RD2000 (£75,00 amazon)
    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-Speedlite-430EX-Flash-Unit/dp/B001AXFV5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1236271716&sr=8-1]Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Unit: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]
    offers you a cheaper flash but you can't alter the head as much to bounce the light = which is limiting for a main flash unit
     
  3. N1LSS

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    I would definitely suggest saving for a canon flash
     
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    just as a point but if you go second hand from a good dealer (a local photography shop) you can probably pick up a 430 fora cheaper price and provided that its been treated right it should work with no problems
     

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