good external flash??

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  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

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  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    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

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  3. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    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).
     
  4. lapeno macrumors 6502

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    Take a look at thy yongnuo YN565, a good copy of canon 580exII.
     
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    second that and if you want a bit more intelligence (from what i have experience).. the nissin di622 or 8666 both produce spectacular results..
     
  6. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  7. bluefox9er macrumors regular

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    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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