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chris2105 Apr 28, 2005 7:38 PM

Hi there,

I have a simple question - I have a budget of £200 and want to buy an external flash for my Canon 300D. I have seen the Speedlites recommended and the Sigma 500. Can anyone recommend any others and - overall - which is the one to go for?

KCan Apr 29, 2005 2:18 PM

chris2105 wrote:
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I have a budget of £200 and want to buy an external flash for my Canon 300D. I have seen the Speedlites recommended and the Sigma 500. Can anyone recommend any others and - overall - which is the one to go for?
If you are comfortable with flashes in auto mode, there are manygoodchoices of generic flashes: Vivitar 285HV, Sunpak , etc ... , even a (used) Metz 45CL(CT)4 will cost youjust about200$. Of course, looking at my avatar, you know what I would recommend to you :G.

chris2105 Apr 29, 2005 2:29 PM

Not surte which side of the water you are on, but I'm looking at spemding about ££££200 not dollars - does this increase my choice????

KCan Apr 29, 2005 6:13 PM

Sorry, my error
So 1 U.K. £ = 1.9 US $ , your budget is 380 US $

I would go for a dedicated Canon (or Sigma) flash then, but I don't know which one is compatible with your camera

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...amp;Submit.y=8




chris2105 Apr 29, 2005 6:17 PM

KCan wrote:
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Sorry, my error



No problem - thanks for the advice - at least you responded. I thought I would get more info from people.



Thanks again

NHL May 1, 2005 6:28 AM

chris2105 wrote:
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No problem - thanks for the advice - at least you responded. I thought I would get more info from people.
It's not for the lack of response, but because there's no other choice! ;)

The Sigma EF-500DF Super is the only affordable E-TTL/2 alternative: It's priced against the 420EX, but have all the features and output power of the 550EX instead!

You can also go with a Metz, However it'll cost you more than the Canon's in the 1st place. Ritz/Wolf camera has a cheaper modular flash, but by the time you added up the adapter for the EOS - you're not saving that much: it's lower in power and lose all the wireless functions.
http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs...004%3Bc5849722


... or you can do what KCan suggested, any 'Auto' mode flash will work, that'll be the cheapest :idea:

chris2105 May 1, 2005 2:02 PM

hanks for the info - didn't mean to come across as arrogant, but I want to make sure I make the right choice.

NHL May 1, 2005 9:11 PM

... on this side of the pond you can also get this: http://www.qtm.com/flash/qft4d.php ;)


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