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    chrisheathcote
    chrisheathcote e2 Member 8241 forum postschrisheathcote vcard United Kingdom
    13 Oct 2010 - 12:16 PM

    Im looking for a flashgun to use with for close-up photography but to also to use for some portrait shots. It must have the ability to use as a strobe and unfortunately I cant justify the 580ex. The 2 I am looking at are the Sigma EF530 DG Super & the Canon 430 ex ii. My preference would be the Canon due to compatailty and being able to change settings on the camera, however I have read that this does not have a strobe facility.

    Any suggestions

    Chris

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    duratorque
    duratorque  11413 forum posts United Kingdom
    13 Oct 2010 - 12:39 PM

    Get yourself a used 550EX for less than the cost of a 430EX. It has strobe as well.

    chrisheathcote
    chrisheathcote e2 Member 8241 forum postschrisheathcote vcard United Kingdom
    14 Oct 2010 - 12:55 PM

    could I simulate a strobe on the 430EX ii by firing it manually

    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53620 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Oct 2010 - 1:50 PM

    Perhaps an older sigma model, my Sigma EF500 DG Super is able to fire up to 100hz down to 1/128th power for a count of n flashes.
    I used it to get this spinning & swinging garden ornament.
    What are you hoping to manually flash in how many different positions without flash unit or subject exposure burn out?

    Last Modified By JackAllTog at 14 Oct 2010 - 1:50 PM
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