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Sandra Harrasser

Flash For Digital Rebel

Im looking to purchase a flash unit for my Digital Rebel. What should I be looking for? 550ex or 420ex? Im just starting into photography as a serious hobbie, I want to start out with solid equiptment. I will possible upgrade to a better Cannon later down the road so would prefer to aquire equiptment that can be interchangeable. I do quite a bit of portraiture and so far have been doing well with on camera flash or available lighting. Its time to get more serious. Can anyone give me some pointers as far as flash units and or lighting is concerned. Thanks-Sandra

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12/3/2004 10:18:07 PM

BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2002
  I would recommend the 420EX. Not only it is less complicated, it is about half the price of the 550EX. By the way, the 550EX has been discontinued and replaced by the newer, more expensive 580EX. When it is time for upgrade, you can get the more expensive 580EX as a master and use the 420EX as slave unit. Hope this helps.

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12/4/2004 5:51:28 PM

Sandra Harrasser   Thanks Andy. That is what I was thinking too. I just needed a more educated opinion.

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12/5/2004 9:59:29 AM

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