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Old Jan 23, 2010, 5:50 PM   #11
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I went with the Metz 48, it is just as good as the canon, So I did not think spending the extra 50 dollars would give me a better flash.
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 10:12 PM   #12
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the metz 48 is quite comparable to the 430. can't go wrong either way.
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 9:11 AM   #13
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I still regularly use my Canon EX-420 that I purchased in about 2002 to go on my Canon G-1. Today I use it on my Canon XS and XSi cameras. And I might add, it works just fine.

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Old Jan 25, 2010, 3:40 AM   #14
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Just a little question, maybe a bit OT: I'm going to the US this summer and I'd love to buy one of these flashes (430 or 48) there because they are much cheaper there then here in Austria.

What do you think about that? Would you recommend to buy it in the US (because of warranty,...)? Thank you for your help!
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 7:40 AM   #15
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With the metz you will not have a problem registering it, I got my in the states, and registered in Germany. I know the canon will not give you a warranty in Austria.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 2:28 AM   #16
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I know the canon will not give you a warranty in Austria.
Oh, I thought that this will be the way it is - then it'll be the same with Canon lenses, I guess?
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 8:08 AM   #17
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not really, canon USA handle the models sold in the US. And will not give you a warranty out of the USA and canada. The card said US and Canada only. The metz is sold by a distributor in the states, since metz is small compare to canon. They do not have a US division. So no separated warranty division as like canon usa.
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What you can do is get a gray market lens in the states, most of them comes for europe or asia. If you find one that is from Canon Europe it should be covered.

But since I live on both sides of the pond, the warranty thing is not an issue. I have not had any issue with anyone of my canon lenses over the last 10 years. And have not had to use them. Also remember that canon only give a 1 year warranty on flashes, lens and bodies in the states. Which kinda sucks compare to the required 2 years in the EU.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=10511
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What you can do is get a gray market lens in the states, most of them comes for europe or asia. If you find one that is from Canon Europe it should be covered.

But since I live on both sides of the pond, the warranty thing is not an issue. I have not had any issue with anyone of my canon lenses over the last 10 years. And have not had to use them. Also remember that canon only give a 1 year warranty on flashes, lens and bodies in the states. Which kinda sucks compare to the required 2 years in the EU.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=10511
Thank's shoturtle - I have to think about it and see what I will do..
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