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Old Sep 20, 2006, 2:20 AM   #1
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Hi all



i have come acorss a cheap canon 540ex.

i was wondering how does it compare to the 430ex and 580ex. Is something major missing from it. The most important thing i want it the ttl metering thignie and auto colour temp adjustment/detection whch will work with 350d

can anyone help

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What's a 540ex?
-> 550EX is the closest one Canon makes...
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What's a 540ex?
-> 550EX is the closest one Canon makes...

i saw it on this website



anyways do you know the diff between the 420 and 430ex

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anyways do you know the diff between the 420 and 430ex

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1. GN of 42 vs 43...
2. Idiot lights vs digital LCD panel with full controls
3. -> which allows the 430EX to select 2nd curtain sync not available on the 420EX
4. -> and also let you overide to manual which is not available on the 420EX
5. The 430EX also detect EF-s lens and match its zoom to the crop ratio
6. It's still a slave only flash


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kenmck15 wrote:
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anyways do you know the diff between the 420 and 430ex

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1. GN of 42 vs 43...
2. Idiot lights vs digital LCD panel with full controls
3. -> which allows the 430EX to select 2nd curtain sync not available on the 420EX
4. -> and also let you overide to manual which is not available on the 420EX
5. The 430EX also detect EF-s lens and match its zoom to the crop ratio
6. It's still a slave only flash


thanks mate

oww wel not buying tht then, man the 430ex is so expensive. Oh wel wil just hae to wait for it to drop abit

thanks

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oww wel not buying tht then, man the 430ex is so expensive. Oh wel wil just hae to wait for it to drop abit
No need to...

Check out the Sigma EF-500 DG Super:
1. More powerful than the 430EX (i.e. GN of 50 vs 43)
2. Has even more features than the 430EX (i.e. Master capability like the 580EX)
3. Same cost as the 420EX!

FYI - http://www.sigmaphoto.com/flashes/fl...ls.asp?id=3257
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