Which Flash should I get?

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    I'm not sure I would purchase from that site. Also, packages aren't usually a good deal. Buy the flash you want and the accessories you want. Those accessories could turn out to be cheap-os you might find on Ebay for $1 each.

    I've been looking at flashes a lot too. If you plan to use it on camera, go with the Canon, or get a Sunpak PZ42X.

    If you plan to go off camera, the Sunpak is still a good option, but the LumoPro LP160 is a more powerful, more adjustable flash.

    I'm also looking at the Yongnuo flashes. It's a bigger gamble, brand-new company that does direct sales from China. But they have powerful flashes for under $100.

    The way I see it, I'd rather spend less in case I don't use the stuff, or be sure I buy stuff I can resell.
     
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    Thank you for the suggestions! Yeah....I prefer the Canon more too....Why shouldn't I buy on this site? How about just the flash, not getting the bundle?
     
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    You can check out the site Store Ratings & Reviews - ResellerRatings.com - Find Trusted Stores to determine whether or not that site is save. B&H Photo and Video, and Adorama are probably the safest sites, and they tend to have good prices. You can get rechargeable batteries at Wal-Mart. How much are you going to use a light meter? How much are you going to use that bounce thing?

    In general, I am wary of these packages.
     
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    What will you be using the flash for?
     
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    Get the 580EX II. The 430 is decent, but it has a long flash recycle time. I had actually purchased the 430 and worked with it a bit for weddings, but I definitely wish I had just spent more on the 580. Good luck!
     
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    Their recent reviews are not bad - DigitalRev Limited - digitalrev.com - Reviews, Ratings and Prices at ResellerRatings

    I'll shop around more first as this is only add ups to my camera, not essential for now.

    Thanks!
     

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