Canon 600D + 430ex ii speedlite = slow recharge

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Hi all.

This is my very first post - so please bear with me, if I've created this thread in the wrong category.

I'm a beginner to photographing. My partner (well, I'm her assistant) told me to buy a Canon 600D, a 50mm lens and the 430ex ii speedlite flash.

When I shoot in auto mode, the flash works and never misses a shot even though I shoot 2 images per second or so. The problem is that the shutter speed is at 60 and ISO is 1600. (these were the automated settings last time I tried. It was 30 minutes 'til sun down). This gives me blurry images. I'm going to shoot at mostly weddings so this is a big problem.

If I shoot on manual settings my shutter speed is 100 and so is ISO. By using these settings, the flash doesn't always work. It takes up 3 to 4 seconds. That's too long.

What can I do to make the speedlite work every single time on my own manual settings?
 
Hi jacaRanda.

Thanks for the help.

The problem is that I have to shoot with ISO 100. My camera really can't handle much more :/

I'll order some quality eneloop batteries.

The link you've linked to isn't helpful. It costs quite a lot.
 
Hi jacaRanda.

Thanks for the help.

The problem is that I have to shoot with ISO 100. My camera really can't handle much more :/

I'll order some quality eneloop batteries.

The link you've linked to isn't helpful. It costs quite a lot.

That doesn't sound right. I had a T3i/600D starting out and I could use it with ISO's at 1600 sometime higher. With the flash and proper exposure, you shouldn't have any issues at 800-1000.
 
Hi jacaRanda.

Thanks for the help.

The problem is that I have to shoot with ISO 100. My camera really can't handle much more :/

I'll order some quality eneloop batteries.

The link you've linked to isn't helpful. It costs quite a lot.

That doesn't sound right. I had a T3i/600D starting out and I could use it with ISO's at 1600 sometime higher. With the flash and proper exposure, you shouldn't have any issues at 800-1000.

oh really? That's awesome. I'll try working with the ISO and probably change some of the settings.


Hi jacaRanda.

Thanks for the help.

The problem is that I have to shoot with ISO 100. My camera really can't handle much more :/

I'll order some quality eneloop batteries.

The link you've linked to isn't helpful. It costs quite a lot.

Try some of these. speedlight beginner - YouTube

OK, I'll do that ;) Thanks.
 
Hi jacaRanda.

Thanks for the help.

The problem is that I have to shoot with ISO 100. My camera really can't handle much more :/

I'll order some quality eneloop batteries.

The link you've linked to isn't helpful. It costs quite a lot.

That doesn't sound right. I had a T3i/600D starting out and I could use it with ISO's at 1600 sometime higher. With the flash and proper exposure, you shouldn't have any issues at 800-1000.

I 2nd ^ T3I was our first dslr.
 

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