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A good but value eTTL flash gun & Battery Pack for Canon


JackAllTog Plus
8 4.7k 58 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 9:12AM
I did a cold shoot outside yesterday but found that to get any kind of a rapid flashgun recharge I needed to change AA batteries after 20-30 shots.
All the Nikon pro chaps next to me were firing off loads of multiple shots in a second all night on battery packs. My Canon EX430 has no external power port.
I want eTTL as in the heat of the moment i don't have time to manually adjust power.

So my first thought is something like a Nissin unit with a charger pack would you have any suggestions at the lower end of the market?
Many thanks.

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arhb 10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 10:36AM
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.7k 58 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 2:00PM
Yongnuo also do a 8 battery pack -
http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detail.php?ID=246 Around 35

For both of these units you need to provide the batteries yourself.

An all inclusive package is the Walimex PB820, but about 100
arhb 10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 4:57PM
I think they're all just multi battery packs, and anyone selling with batteries will be priced to reflect that option.
Sell the 430, and put the money towards a yongnuo ettl speedlite, a battery pack and some rechargable enneloop batteries.
Job done Smile
scottishphototours 13 2.6k 2
8 Nov 2013 10:44PM
Highly, Highly recommended...

Have used two of these for a full wedding season and they have been a revelation. Not the best, certainly not bullet-proof but very reliable and very affordable way into fast flash.

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