A&P Speedlights

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  1. auero

    auero word.

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    I'll be going to B&H in New York this Sunday to buy some things for my Canon 20D. I'm planning on getting the Canon BG-E2, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L(Most likely I'll sell it in the future for the 2.8 when I get the money) and a flash along with a bag, etc. Anyway, I can't decide on a flash. My choices are the Canon 420EX and the 580EX. I have the money for either one but if I wouldn't need it, I can use that money towards another lens, or the 2.8. Would the extra features benifit me much of the 580EX?

    Anyone own any of these? Opinions? I'll be doing a lot of sports shooting but I need a flash because I travel a decent amount and the built-in just doesn't cover it.
     
  2. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    mojito New Member

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    Depends on what you're doing with it. The 580 is more powerful and has a lot more features. If you ever want to conrol more than one flash wirelessly, its the easiest and cheepest way of doing it. If you're just using it as on camera fill from a close distance and all auto settings, than the 420 is fine.
     
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    They're coming out with a 430EX!!~~~!### :rumors:
     
  5. widebaudi

    widebaudi New Member

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    since you have the 20d, go 580ex.
     
  6. sony

    sony Active Member

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    but it's so expensive :wtc:
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    what about sigma's super flash? thats the one i'm looking at. how does it compare to the 580?
     
  8. sony

    sony Active Member

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    i'm selling one for 180 shipped :eek3:
     

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