A&P another flash question 480ex vs 580exII

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  1. asshole

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    I have an opportunity to buy a 480ex for 200 NEW and im debating on either getting that or just wait till i can find a 580exII for $330 or something cheaper than 409 like im seeing everywhere right now.

    So what is the difference besids the 580 can be a master and slave??

    Should i wait or just get this 480ex?
     
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    You can buy a 550EX for under $300. Why not go with that? Basically the same as the 580
     
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    Or buy three sunpack 383's for the same price.
     
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    I got my 550ex at a thrift store for $80.
     
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    I'm Jcolman and I approve of this deal.
     
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    Jcolman approved :run:
     
  7. asshole

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    whats the benefit of the 550 vs the 480?

    Also i was looking at the sunpacks but i duuno if they are worth a damm
     
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    omg i wish i could find a place that had one for that cheap
     
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    Edit - it wasn't a thrift store, but a pawn shop.

    It was a fluke. The Pawn Shop just wanted to get rid of all their SLR type stuff cause It wasn't selling. Got the pouch, stand, and manual too. :mamoru:
     
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    Basically the 550 can be used as a master and slave. The 480 cannot be a master if you want to add more strobes.

    Both use canon's ETTL metering. The 550EX also puts out a bit more light, about a stop iirc.

    I have the 55oEX which I plan on using anytime I have to have a strobe attached to the camera. I bought the sunpack 383's and Pocket Wizards to fire them for a remote setup. I don't trust canons remote system because it doesn't work well outdoors or around corners.
     
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    fuck. i never get deals like this. a buddy of mine grabbed a 580 at a pawn shop for 40 fucking dollars. i was going to ask him what he was doing hanging out in pawn shops, but fuck. maybe i should look into this.
     
  12. asshole

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    yeah no shit!
     
  13. OlafBeserka

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    i got my 550ex for only 200 with diffuser :big grin: thanks (*)(*)

    I would go for vivitar 385HV's though.
     
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    :?:

    I think you mixed up Vivitar 285s and Sunpak 383s. :o
     
  15. OlafBeserka

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    Right i always get them mixed up
     

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