Canon compatible flash gun

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  1. Biscuit761

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    Firstly a Happy New Year to all AV Forum users, your a great bunch :thumbsup:

    I and a few friends want to buy a combined present for a toggy friend and I think she could do with a flash :eek::eek:

    Not that sort, theone that goes on top of the camera :D She has a Canon 350D, I know what the price of the genuine article is, others in the group may be shocked so we may have to look at compatibles, but ideally still ones that work automatically on a TTL basis (Nikon user so not sure of the Canon phrase).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Bill
     
  2. senu

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    The alternatives are a more pocket friendly Canon ( there is one)
    Sigma or Nissin...
    The Metz are at par with the 430 Speedlights all do the E-TTL II

    The only advice I can give is to avoid the Jessop Generics if you can
    or Shop for a 430 EX 1 .. long shot
    Good Luck and Happy New year
    I had a Sigma but eventually found it hit or miss and gave in gracefully to get a Canon
    The Canons are just a No brainer in use
     
  3. Ian_S

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    Contrary to Senu's advice, I bought a Jessops £80 flash for a family member at Christmas to go on a 450D and have to say it seems quite good value for money. It works in full auto with TTL metering, and has both tilt and swivel capability on the head.

    No, build quality is not on a par with the Canon's, but it's a fraction of the price of the first Canon (or Metz) with both tilt and swivel.

    Take a trip to a local Jessops and have a play. For £80 I don't think it's too bad, and should be ok for moderate use.
     
  4. RobDickinson

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    I have a nissin di866 and its in most ways comparable to a canon 580.
     
  5. senu

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    Thanks Ian
    Im guessing Jessops may have upped the ante more recently
    .. Earlier models had a large no of returns not because of build , but due to inconsistent results ..
     
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    have a look at the YN-565 EX, for around £90-100 it has a similar spec to the 580EX II.

    i have the YN-560s and would recommened them to anyone that doesnt need TTL and while i havnt seen a YN-565 in the flesh if its built like the YN-560 i would definately recommend it.
     
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    I just got hold of a Nissin di622 for £90 delivered, and am pretty impressed with it so far. The only thing it doesn't have is high speed sync, though I'm not sure if this would be a deal breaker or not.

    For half the price of a 430EX II I'm certainly very happy.
     
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    Yongnuo 565 has a good rep as a cheap altenrative.
     

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