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Flash advice

vixalot 9 8 England
12 Sep 2011 1:43PM
Hi all I am thinking of getting a flash for my canon 40d, I borrowed a friends flash (metz 50af-1 digital) to have a play with to see if I needed one, well I think I need one. Smile
This is where you may be able to help. The question is which one !!
I have done a bit of reserch (metz 50af-1 digital, nissin 866mk11, canon) but its alot of money to spend if I get it wrong (upto about 200), so suggestions are very welcome,
What important bits do I need to look for, do I need to give you more info.
Many thanks. Vic Grin

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User_Removed 16 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 4:17PM
You need to think about likely distance and also how much tilt and swivel you need. I managed for ages with just a 380EX. There's a nice guide here
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.0k 58 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 8:00PM
Other things i miss on my canon 430 mkii is a remote port to fire it via a cable. Slave mode that detects a flash elsewhere and fire's itsself.
mostly i much preferred my sigma super 500, but even that did not have a remote port.
vixalot 9 8 England
13 Sep 2011 12:27PM
Thanks for the guide info, I will be reading lots later Tongue and do more reserching
vixalot 9 8 England
2 Nov 2011 3:29PM
I went for the nissin 866mk11, only played with it a bit so more practice needed
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.0k 58 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2011 3:44PM
Our camera club treasurer just got this too - he was very happy with it - Good luck.

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