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Old Oct 4, 2006, 1:22 AM   #1
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I have a rebel xt. I was told that the 580 would be to "top heavy" for my rebel xt. What flash should I purchase? I want something that has a fair amount of features on it. I want to use it for kids sports events (basketball) and family shots indoors etc.
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Old Oct 4, 2006, 7:39 AM   #2
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IMO the problem is your camera - It's too light!

Any external flash will be quite heavy not because of the flash, but the 4 AA batteries that they require to run on (the flash is all plastic and light just like your camera)
-> you can get a side bracket for the flash... may be

There's smaller flashes which take 2 AA, but then thy won't be powerful enough for sport events
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At first the 580 on my xt seemed really akward (the flash is nearly as big and heavy as the xt body), but I got use to it. The fact that it may be "top heavy" doesn't really matter if you grip the body with your right hand and grip the lens with your left hand.

If you're still bothered with the weird center of mass, you could use the battery grip... But that will add a significant amount of weight.
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Thanks for the advice.
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