good external flash??

compuwar

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Oct 5, 2006
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is this a good external flash for my canon xsi??

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Speedlite-II-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001CCAISE/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

the 430EX II... i would get the 580 but don't want to spend $400+ on a flash.

i mainly want it because i often use it during low light and the flash on board makes everything washed out or over exposed... this will help in this situation correct?
Adjusting the flash compensation setting on your current flash will take care of that. Start by taking it down about 2/3rds of a stop until you get used to the power/distance settings.

Paul

Paul
 

Phrasikleia

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Feb 24, 2008
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Over there------->
is this a good external flash for my canon xsi??

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Speedlite-II-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001CCAISE/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

the 430EX II... i would get the 580 but don't want to spend $400+ on a flash.

i mainly want it because i often use it during low light and the flash on board makes everything washed out or over exposed... this will help in this situation correct?
What will help the situation is getting the flash off of the camera. Any light coming from the same direction as the camera is going to make your subject/scene look rather flat. The 430EX II is a fine flash with manual controls (very helpful if you're using remote triggers, which you can purchase rather inexpensively on eBay). It can also be used with the in-camera flash controller of Canon's newer DSLRs (alas, your XSi isn't one of them).
 

h1r0ll3r

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Dec 28, 2009
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430 EX II is a pretty good flash which I use on my T3i. As a couple others have noted as well, the Yongnuo flash is also a great inexpensive flash that will work just as well.
 

bluefox9er

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Jan 28, 2010
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is this a good external flash for my canon xsi??

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Speedlite-II-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001CCAISE/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

the 430EX II... i would get the 580 but don't want to spend $400+ on a flash.

i mainly want it because i often use it during low light and the flash on board makes everything washed out or over exposed... this will help in this situation correct?
I'd say the 430EXII is an essential purchase if you can't stump up the extra for a 580....you won't outgrow it...the wedding pro I shoot with uses his 430 and it gives amazing performance, but i have to keep my eyes on my 580 when he's around :)
 
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