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Flash with strobe capability

13 Oct 2010 12:16PM
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


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duratorque 12 426 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2010 12:39PM
Get yourself a used 550EX for less than the cost of a 430EX. It has strobe as well.
14 Oct 2010 12:55PM
could I simulate a strobe on the 430EX ii by firing it manually
JackAllTog Plus
6 4.2k 58 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 1:50PM
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?
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.4k 6 England
14 Oct 2010 3:18PM

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