Should I get the Canon 430ex Flash?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by jepry, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. jepry

    jepry TPF Noob!

    Mar 12, 2007
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    I have been trying to take pictures of my neice in the house and I can't seem to get them right. Most of them end up blurry because she is moving around so much. I am shooting her with a 70-210 in Av mode with the lens wide open at f/4. I guess with the available light, the shutter speed just isn't fast enough, I even bumped the ISO up to 800/1600.

    Here's what I got in my bag:

    Canon XT
    28-70mm f3.5-4.5
    70-210mm f4
    50mm f1.8
    18-55mm Kit lens

    I'm thinking that a good portion of my shots that I will be taking will be of family and friends indoors, and most of the outdoors shots will be while I am on vacations.

    Does it sound like the Flash is the way to go here?

  2. MPowerM3

    MPowerM3 TPF Noob!

    Mar 19, 2006
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    Ive always noticed that when shooting my Xt on Av mode that it tends to over compensate. Try playing with the shutter speeds on higher ISO's, like the 800-1600. It will require some practice but I end shooting that way 90 percent of the time. I have a 430ex, and never used it yet (and ive had it almost 2 months).

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