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Speedlite 550ex or 580ex for 300D?

p-g 16 126 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2004 2:16PM
I'm wanting to upgrade my 420ex and was going for the 550ex until the 580ex arrived.
Anyone out there know if I'll benefit by spending the extra?
I know there are some 580ex posts but none 300D specific.
Thanks, Paul.

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marcuskeeler 15 79
6 Oct 2004 4:26PM
I've taken the arrival of the 580EX as my signal to pick up a 550EX [as their price has just fallen], which I've just done.
Frankly, the 550EX is all I would need, and a step up from the Sigma DG Super I was using.
I paid 208 pounds for the 550EX, bargain [?]
p-g 16 126 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2004 11:23AM
208 seems cheap enough - I presume that's in Holland?
As the 580EX is aimed at the 20D etc I wondered if the higher price was justified for a 300D user.
marcuskeeler 15 79
7 Oct 2004 12:54PM
I actually got the 550EX through Ebay, it was shipped from Hong Kong Wink
I don't have any problem getting 'small' items like this on Ebay, it's the big/expensive stuff I prefer to buy locally.

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