A&P Finally getting a flash (430ex II) :bowdown:

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  1. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    I've been using a ghetto tin foil setup to reflect the on camera flash at the ceiling.. I can't wait to see what it's like to have a nice flash..

    What do you guys recommend for batteries?
     
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    Idyfohu New Member

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    Eneloops are good. Definitely get some good Hybrid Rechargables. I have Rayovacs that I really like as well.
     
  3. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    I recommend AA's.
     
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    Idyfohu New Member

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    Although, 9Vs will give you quicker recycle times.
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i have eneloops, and some rayovac hybrids. i use them for EVERYTHING that needs batteries also, totally worth it.
     
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    i am forever faithful towards sanyo eneloops

    use them in my 580ex II's without fail
     
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    I tried some Sony rechargeables but they were pure shit. They couldn't hold a charge worth a damn. I ended up getting Eneloops and haven't looked back :bowdown:
     
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    nindia OT Supporter

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    Does this sound wrong/impossible?

    I used a fresh set of eneloops in my 580ex II to shoot over 300 photos (mid to high 300) at my friends birthday. Didn't change the batteries once.
     
  9. Cesium

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    I use Duracell pre-charged rechargeables. As with Eneloops; they don't discharge quickly when sitting around.
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    If you were not shooting 1:1 I could see it. I have gotten similar results from the 900 and 600.
     
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    wizeguy4 New Member

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    I use Kodak Prechaged Rechargeables. 9 bucks a pack of 4 at walmart
     
  12. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    i got a 430exII and i almost regret it, the 270 range of motion kinda sucks

    however i'm glad i have it for when i got rid of my 285HVs...god those things are annoyingly loud :o
     
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    I use engerizer rechargables because I can get more at walmart and they are made in Ohio.
     
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    Eneloops, always outlast me shooting parties/shows.
     
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    why do you want a 430ex? unless you know you need e-ttl you're better off with a cheap manual flash (you can probably buy two with your budget)

    lumopro makes one that sells at mpex.com for like $120. the reviews are good though I've never used it. I have two sunpak 383s and I NEVER think to myself that I wished I could have e-ttl.

    manual flash is so easy, I'd only get a 580ex for the power.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    do the 383s make whining noises when charging? after my experience with the vivitars i'd be willing to pay the premium for silent charging flashes :o
     
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    Word. My quantaray flash sounds like a space ship taking off every time the capacitor recharges. The 430EXII is silent. Guess which one gets used more often? ;)
     
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    is that really a big deal?

    i dunno about the lumopro, but i'd rather have two whiney flashes than one silent one.
     
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    :rofl: You know that shit sounds awesome, especially when you start to think your ears may start bleeding.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    honestly i didn't think so at first, but it is rather annoying when they get older and of course louder

    the two units i got had one that was a reasonable level of noise,

    one i could hear across the fucking room with the tv on :ugh:
     
  21. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    noise really isnt a concern but I'm mainly getting it as an investment. It will become a slave in another year or so when I move to the 580, I'm starting a photography business :coold:

    I don't even have a budget for this, one of my clients (my wife's employer) is actually buying me the flash instead of paying me.
     

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