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Old Nov 8, 2010, 1:20 PM   #1
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Default New to flash.. what would you recommend?

First is there an advantage for a swivel head over just up and down motion? Does the nissin di622 have it? Right now I am comparing the Nissin and Metz mecablitz 48 AF-1.. Has anyone used this? Any thoughts?
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Old Nov 8, 2010, 1:29 PM   #2
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You want a flash that does both tilt and swivel. You need the swivel so you can bounce off the ceiling when camera is in portrait orientation (or bounce off wall in landscape orientation). Can't speak to either flash you're considering, but I wouldn't want a flash that doesn't swivel.
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Old Nov 8, 2010, 2:14 PM   #3
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both the di622 and metz 48 tilt up and down and swivel.

The swivel is really helpful for off camera flash when used as a slave with a master. And on camera it gives you more bounce options.
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Cant speak for the metz but the nissin di622 is a great flash easy use
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 11:41 AM   #5
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the canon 430exii, nissin di622 and the metz 48 are all good flashes in the mid grade flash range. I use a metz 48 and really like it.
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Thanks for the input but what would be advantages of one over the other? And will the canon work more smoothly or it doesn't really matter( being a canon t2i)?. Ease of use, lightness/size, reciclying times? I really don't know what go get...
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The metz have the most power, but it is only a little. The nissin it the best money value. And canon is canon, they all work well. It comes down to which one you like you like better. They are all excellent flashes.
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Maria-

I own the Canon EX430 and the Nissin di622. Both flashes are excellent. The Nissin seems to be a bit smaller and easy to pack in your kit.

Merry Christmas!

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Thank you. The metz 48 seems to have been replaced by 50 and there is a new cheaper 44. Which brand is more silent, easy to use and one thing i am particullarly interested is recycling times, so which would be faster?
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Maria-

Re-cycling time is just about the same on all units. The Canon EX430 will be the easiest to use. Here is the easiest way.

1. Set Flash WB

2. Set Auto ISO

4. Enable the External Flash/hot shoe as required.

5. Take your photos normally.

If you have any questions, drop me a PM, I am always happy to help-out.

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