I need your help on this one. I am not working now and cash is a concern. What is better for me ? A lightly used Metz 44 AF 4c for $90.00 or should I just bite the bullet and get a new Canon 430ex for $204.00 ? I have been into photography for 3 months now. I have a Xti with kit lens, 50mm 1.8 and 55-250mm and a good tripod. I am very happy with my equipment and have no plans on upgrading or expanding in the near future. I shoot mostly outdoors (buildings, people, landscapes, ect.). I am wanting to add a flash for some more flexibility. Which flash should I get? Metz 44 af 4c =$90.00/local Canon 430ex = $204 = $204.00/Shipped Metz Guide= 164 Canon Guide= 141 Metz Zoom Range= 24-105mm Canon Zoom Range= 24-105mm Metz Angle Coverage=84-23 deg. Canon Angle Coverage= 114-23 deg. Metz Recycle Time= 5 sec. Canon Recycle Time 3.7 sec. Metz Not Slave capable Canon Slave Capable Metz Two buttons and easy to use. Canon More buttons and flexibility I am not sure on any other features or differences. Metz link: MZ54434C Metz 44 Series AF-4C, E-TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Canon Digital Cameras, Guide Number 144, ISO 100 ft. Canon link: 0298B002 Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL-Shoe Mount Flash with Case, Guide Number 141, Feet, at ISO 100, USA Warranty.