G9 and a Speedlite.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sunday, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. sunday macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    So i'm about to buy a G9 and i would also like to buy a external flash for it. After looking around i found some older canon speedlite's for a more reasonable price, i'm just wonder if it work the same with the older type ones.
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Depends which flash it is. If it's a 420ex etc. then it'll be ok. If it's an EZ flash it won't work.
  3. Baron58 macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2004
    I have a G9 and recently got a SpeedLite 430ex. It works great. I got a cheap clone that claimed Canon ETTL-II compatibility at first, but it wasn't really (performed more poorly than the built-in flash :confused: ) I borrowed a friend's 430ex to try it, and decided to return the clone and upgrade.

    If you're worried about compatibility with an older flash, either try to borrow one and try first, or make sure it's returnable.
  4. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Awesome I was going to make the same thread. What is the going price for a 430ex? around 200? Baron, How much did you get yours for? I'm also looking for a cheap alternative.

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