Which Flash To Purchase For Canon 300D?

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  1. PhotoPig

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    Hi All!


    Im looking for a decent flash, middle of the road for my 300D. Will be used mostly for indoor family photos, etc. Im also on a budget, dont want to stray to far away from the $200 (US) range. I was going to purchase the Canon 420 EX, but I read that the FEC was removed from the 300D (whatever FEC is) but the concensus was that the pictures were comming out over/under exposed. Im told that the problem can be corrected by downloading the "wasia hack". I was a little discouraged by this added work, and began to snoop around to find a comparable flash........

    What Ive been seeing is people are really happy with (in this order)
    1) Sigma 500DG
    2) 550/580 EX (out of my $ league)
    3) Sunpack PZ 5000 AF
    4) 420 EX

    Your thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated!


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  2. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Unless things have changed since I purchased a 420EX, you will have some difficulty using the 300D ( or any canon digital slr ) with any flash that does not ~fully~ support E-TTL. Many flash manufacturers claim E-ttl support but some research online yeilds some people running into problems.
     
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  4. Digital Matt

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    Since the 300D doesn't give you FEC you should get a flash that has it, or else you might as well use the onboard flash :p

    The 420 EX doesn't have it.
     

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