A&P canon 380ex worth it?

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  1. Gerbonium

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    im looking into getting some cheap yet powerful enough flashes to do mainly automotive stuff (think brasheye's setup). Im finding 380exs online for a little less than $100 which isnt too bad. would it be worth it to get a couple of those or try some vivitars or sunpacks, etc. right now i have a 430ex and will buy some v2 poverty wizards to go with it
     
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    I have a 380ex and a 480ex currently. Got the 380 first for $50 locally and then felt the need to get a 480 because the 380 had no manual settings. It's nice to have as a supplement. Don't know if you'd rather try the vivitars instead though

    Edit: I don't know about the vivitars but the 380 has an extremely long wait time in between flashes.
     
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    why not get a sunpak 383?
     
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    if you're going to be using the flashes off camera you'll want something that has manual settings on it
     
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    i was afraid of that. any good cheap (relatively) ones thatll work?
     
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    the vivitars and sunpaks are supposed to be pretty good

    I picked up a 540EZ for $75, it's basically a 550EX minus E-TTL
     
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    does it high speed or rear curtain sync? might have to pick one of these up.
     
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    nice i might try to go for a couple of those
     
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    I don't think it will do that on an E-TTL body, it's manual only on them
     

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