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cowboy
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« on: November 01, 2007, 08:40:37 AM »
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I am looking into purchasing a flash unit. A friend recommended the EF 530 super by Sigma. Does anyone have experience with this unit? I would be grateful for any info on this unit or any other info you feel would be useful. Cameras are XTI and 5D. I am looking for a general purpose flash that would give me room to grow as my experience increases.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 09:09:22 AM »
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No help on that one.  But have you considered the canon 430ex?

Also, if you start to do off camera strobe stuff strobist.com is a great resource.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 02:13:38 PM »
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Thank you DP. I have been reading on the Strobist site. The information there pumped me up to try and get into doing more work with lighting.
I haven't looked seriously at the 430EX. (I'm not sure what I should be looking at wrt functions). I have looked at the 580Ex. I was hoping to get started with a little less cost.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 06:46:01 PM »
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The 430 is pretty powerful and has manual controls.  It is a nice flash.  Can only be used as a slave in a two flash setup so that may or may not be a problem.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2007, 08:50:07 AM »
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I expect if I go on to using multiple flashes the 580 is in my future. Nothing would be lost overall by going the Canon route. Thanks again.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007, 07:17:16 PM »
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if you are looking of strobist stile off camera flash, both the Sigma & the 430 are way more than you need, something like the Vivitar (don't know the model number) or of the the nikon SB 24,26(&28?) are better for the buck.

if you want on camera flash or a flash on a flash bracket, the 430 is a great choice, also another option for ETTL is the EX550. It's a good alternative from the used market, its more powerful than the EX430 but could be had for the same price & it could serve as a master of the ETTL system for later unit additions.

hope you figure out what you want!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007, 07:58:19 PM »
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if you are looking of strobist stile off camera flash, both the Sigma & the 430 are way more than you need, something like the Vivitar (don't know the model number) or of the the nikon SB 24,26(&28?) are better for the buck.

if you want on camera flash or a flash on a flash bracket, the 430 is a great choice, also another option for ETTL is the EX550. It's a good alternative from the used market, its more powerful than the EX430 but could be had for the same price & it could serve as a master of the ETTL system for later unit additions.

hope you figure out what you want!
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Thank you for the info. I think I will settle for the 430 this go around. This forum is the best. I have received good feed back on every question asked. Thanks folks.
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2007, 08:44:11 PM »
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He's referring to the vivitar 285.  Mpex.com sells "strobist" kits that include the vivitar.  (I have such a kit in my living room slowly being dismembered by my cats.)
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