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Old Oct 29, 2006, 2:08 PM   #1
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Is the Canon 430ex flash worth $200 from Circut City after rebate, or is there better for the money?
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 2:31 PM   #2
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Yes & no
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 6:47 AM   #3
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It's all relative... on what you need!

$200 is an excellent price for an external flash; However I'd say there's better for the money:
The Sigma EF-500ST is more powerful for less
The Sigma EF-500DG Super is a 'souped-up' EF-500ST with the same capability of the more powerful 580EX for just slightly more (i.e. Master wireless control etc):
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ighlight=430ex
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 8:04 AM   #4
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It's a great flash if you need it. Ther are cheaper ones out there that will do the same job if money is a concern. I prefer to use the manufacturers flash in case there is a problem with either the flash or the camera. You don't have to get n the middle of a pi**ing contest between manufacturers as to who is at fault.
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It is a good price for a Canon. (I spent a lot more than that a year or so again.) It's your money.
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 3:07 PM   #6
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It is a good price, but for only about $30 more you can get the Sigma EF-500 Super that has a lot more features. B&H has them listed for $229.95.
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