A&P Looking for a good flash, with the intention of taking pictures while walking around.

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  1. Squinch

    Squinch New Member

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    As the subject says, I'm looking for some advice regarding flashes. I've been reading this forum for a while although I just recently got a dslr (rebel xt w/ kit lens, and 50mm/f1.8). I don't want to spend tons of money incase I don't keep up with this hobby, and I'm really much more focused with landscapes, cars, and wildlife. I hoping there's some advice on what sort of lighting I can use without having to spend tons of money, or cary tons of weight. In other words, I realize this is ot, everyone it going to call me poor, I'm a beginner wondering about whether a flash is something i should be buying at this point. (Excuse teh grammar, I'm on leave, I'm fucking plastered).....Thanks.

    CLIFFS: Not too much money to spend for a 'walking around flash' ($300-400) at absolute most, absolute amateur, just wondering about some recommendations.
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    430ex should be fine :dunno: ($200) i have one and love it, but for the price range you have you can get the 580
     
  3. Squinch

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    good to know.....it seemed like the 430ex/exII were pretty decent deals, but I hadn't really spent that much energry researching the different models until I realized how much of difference different lenses and other items made.....


    edit: My main point being that most of the threads here regarding lighting are portrait based as opposed to more 'general use' based. I guess I'm just hoping for some info I couldn't find through search
     
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