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Flash for 400D


bigtony 18 200
25 Jul 2007 11:49PM
I did a wedding last week but did it with my dads s9600 because my 400d battery died.

Im doing one more(and final one!!!) just a low key event again just looking for about 10-12 shots but mostly in doors im on a budget but what sort of lens should i use for the 400D

Many thanks
bigtony 18 200
26 Jul 2007 12:07AM
Sorry that should have been flash!!!!
Tutterzzz 14 160 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 12:51AM
430ex should suit your needs
at a wedding i would avoid using flash though unless bounced or via strobist method (off camera) in which case i would use about 3, one via softbox, one via umberella and i would decide on placement on the third depending on the area of the shots being taken and lighting already there and also indoors or outdoors

if you have the canon 50mm f/1.8 use that without flash and shoot in raw so you can adjust white balance and whatnot to suit the photo
bigtony 18 200
26 Jul 2007 7:28PM
Thanks Tutterzzz

but on a budget so i will have to bounce light
richard00 14 504 1
26 Jul 2007 8:12PM
The 430 is the best value for money [try ebay etc]. I got the jessops 300afd as a package with my 400d - probally worth the 50 it cost me, but not the 100 it normally goes for - too yellowey.

There are others I've never tried - but are cheaper canon 220EX , Sigma EF500 , I sure if you look around there are places cheaper than Jessops. The Sigma one sounds a lot like the 430EX, only cheaper [and kerso has the 430 for 172 inc p&p]
bigtony 18 200
26 Jul 2007 9:19PM
would the pop up flash be no good?
Sus 16 3.2k 9 England
27 Jul 2007 12:22AM
look up a better bounce card - www.abetterbouncecard.com I think - it will help no end with bouncing flash.

I agree for one flash, you just need a simple one.
bigtony 18 200
27 Jul 2007 7:11PM
thanks sus

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