Speedlight Question as my existing one wont work with my camera :-)

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  1. NickStevens

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    Hi all

    Previously I was using an EOS 400D and a Sigma EF-530 DG Super, all was good and its a pretty nice flashgun.

    I then upgraded my body to an EOS 50D, connected the flash up and its doing all kinds of weird things and refuses to play, so I did some research and found this:
    Notice to customers using Sigma?s EO-ETTL II type flashguns | sigmaphoto.com

    So I have contacted sigma and its going to cost £37.99 to have the firmware updated.

    So, Im now wondering if I should get it updated or sell it on to somebody who doesn't have a 50D? (because apart from the compatibility issue, its in A1 condition.)

    Ive been looking at some alternatives to a genuine Canon Speedlight (as I find them too expensive for what they are, unless somebody can convince me why they are worth the extra money?)

    So here are the contenders:

    Triopo TR-980 TTL Flash Speedlite TR980C for Canon EOS Camera 60D 600D 580EX II 0689466149012 | eBay - Triopo TR-980 TTL Flash Speedlite TR980C

    Meike MK951 TTL ITTL LCD Universal Flash Speedlite for Canon EOS 5D Mark II 7D | eBay - Meike MK951

    New YONGNUO Speedlite YN560 II flash For Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus DSLR Camera | eBay
    - YONGNUO Speedlite YN560 II

    TR-985 TTL FLASH SPEEDLITE CANON 580EX 430EX 580 EX I II III UK SHOE MOUNT | eBay - GLOXY TR-985 TTL

    OR should I just bite the bullet and get a genuine Canon Speedlight, what does the Canon give me that the third party speedlights dont?

    So what would you do?
    Have the Sigma updated, Buy a third party speedlight or buy a genuine canon speedlight?

    Thanks
    Nick


     
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    Anybody got any thoughts? <shameless thread bump> :er:
     

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