Speedlight for Canon?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by pristinephoto, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. pristinephoto

    pristinephoto TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Can anyone recommend a great speedlight for the Canon 30D? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. MarcusM

    MarcusM TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Paul, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well, I just got the 430EX, and I can't complain so far. Huge improvement over the built-in flash. I still have to figure out how to use the manual settings.
     
  3. MX962

    MX962 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    "IDAHO"
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    They all work great depends how much power you need is all that will tetermine what model you realy need to get
     
  4. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,643
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Bolivar, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    There's more to it than just power. I have the 430EX, and wish I'd have spent the extra couple hundred on a 580EX II.

    The 430EX isn't a bad flash, but when you get into some of the manual stuff, it becomes a pain. The crescent buttons are strange, and the 580 layout is much better. Also, the 580 works quite a bit better with off-camera flash. Not to mention, it can be a master to a 430 sometime. Yes, the 580EX has more power, but there's much more to it than that.
     
  5. pristinephoto

    pristinephoto TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks for the advice everyone :)
     
  6. TCimages

    TCimages TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,978
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Northern Va
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I agree with Keith.. If you ever want to consider a wireless multiple flash setup, Buy the 580EXII. Otherwise the 430 is a great flash
     
  7. MarcusM

    MarcusM TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Paul, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My plan was to get the 430 now, since I could afford it, and after I've learned how to really use it, I figured I'll get the 580 at a later time. You don't necessarily have to get the 580 first...unless you plan on getting cheaper slaves. Does the 580 work with other slaves?
     
  8. Tiberius47

    Tiberius47 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    46
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The 580- works as either a master to other EX flashes set as slaves, and it can act as a slave as well.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

wireless setup for mx962 canon