Need a flash, what do I buy?

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I want to buy a flash for my Canon AE-1 program. How do I know what kind of flash will fit my camera? I'm buying off ebay, and don't know how to search it.
    Thanks!
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I've been very happy with my Vivitar 285HV. It should work fine with an AE-1, and it isn't too costly. I think that they can be had for $75 or so new, so you might want to consider that. Flashes are one item I'm just a little wary of buying used.
     
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    Shilts TPF Noob!

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    If you haven't already, try this link, see if it is of any use;

    http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/f_camera.html

    and for the home page;

    http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/index.html

    If youre not sure wether a flash your interested in will fit, look on the right hand side of the page. you should see a blue shaded box titled 'SELLER INFORMATION' and a link to ' Ask Seller a question ' click on this and you can email the seller. usually they are quite open and honest as they want positive feedback on their sales. I've bought 90% of my gear from Ebay with few problems. Happy hunting !!!!!!!
     
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    Walt TPF Noob!

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    I'll second the motion on the Vivitar 285HV. I have the original 285 and it's still going strong. I used it on a Canon AT1 for years. It also works well on both my Bronica and my Canon A2.
     
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    I'll third that one! 8)
     
  6. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Hey, thanks for the tips!!!! If I decide to get one, I'll definatley keep those tips in mind...but...heh heh...I've been bitten REALLY HARD by the digital SLR bug...so I may just have to stop eating and give up all luxuries for a while to be able to afford what I want! Heh heh!
     

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