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Old Dec 25, 2010, 11:37 AM   #11
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Off the point, but I learned yesterday that the Canon 580 EXII produces enough stray radio waves to upset a pacemaker. That doesn't apply to the 430 EXII. I have no idea about the other brands mentioned here.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 12:14 AM   #12
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Off the point, but I learned yesterday that the Canon 580 EXII produces enough stray radio waves to upset a pacemaker. That doesn't apply to the 430 EXII. I have no idea about the other brands mentioned here.
Seriously? Do you have any info on this?
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 7:13 AM   #13
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No specific info, but you look up problems using Pocket Wizards with the 580 EX II (the PW site talks about it). Got to rush now, but I'll look at this again in a few hours. I asked a friend who has a pacemaker.
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 10:16 PM   #14
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How much of an advantage is the 430 ex II ability to zoom and af its beam into all its af focus points (t2i) o ver nissin di622 ii and metz 50 which i think only do it for central af point? ( am i correct?)
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they all can do it without any problems. It comes down to which one you prefer, interface and so one. My metz 48 zoom and AF just like the 430 exII. The nissin is the same. The metz and canon have the more high tech interface compare to the nissin di 622.

Between the 3 year are considering the metz has the best reach. But any of the 3 would do a good job as a hotshoe or slave flash.

The metz 50 is pretty nice, a nice replacement to the metz 48. I was looking at the new metz flashes, and the 48 and new 58 has the metal shoe mount vs plastic, and the build quality is excellent.
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shoturtle - to clarify the question, part of the question is about the focus assist beam and how many AF points are covered by the beam. This is important for people that want to use non-center focus point in low light. Some flashes produce a focus assist beam that only covers the center point while others are wider. Can you confirm either flash' focus assist beam works with non-center focus points in low light?
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 8:25 AM   #17
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The metz covers all 9 of my canons, it looks like it would cover more points actually. I check it out in a dark room once. You can see the beam when it is trying to AF with the lights off.
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Thanks, so it is check for metz and canon. Any idea about nissin?
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 12:37 PM   #19
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The Metz 48 is $50 cheaper than the Canon 430EXII. Both units are excellent.
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 5:51 PM   #20
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If you want to save some money, the Nissin Di622 is a high performing flash and surely worth consideration. In the final analysis, it is up to you and how much you plan to use the flash.

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