A&P which to get 580exII for 230 or 480EX for 77? Both new!

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  1. asshole

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    Im just curious if you had to choose between these 2 flashes at these prices which would you get?

    which to get 580exII for 230 or 480EX for 77? Both new!
     
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    where? then I'll answer
     
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    Both if you can get them for that price. I'd be curious as to your source however.
     
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    I think the 580exII is over 600 at best buy here :lol:
     
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    actually they have them onsale for 449 i was looking for comparison sake

    I cant afford both so thats why its either one or the other.

    the 580II seems better due to its master capabilities but its not that much more of a flash over the 430 from the specs. I dont have enough for another flash anyway so i was thinking getting the 430 now and a 550 or a 580 later on when i have more cash.

    So whats everyone think???
    430?
     
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    430 will be fine for one flash.
     
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    better tell us the source to either protect you from being scammed or let us in on a mistake. Unfortunately the first is 99.99% most likely to happen
     
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    Its just best buy... i have a 20% off and a store credit and some rewards cash :big grin:
    so its legit
    i was just thinkin about getting the 580 but the 430 seems good enough for me for now and at 77 bux who can beat it!
     
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    ok, 430 is fine, but someday youll wish you had the 580 :hs:
     
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    yeah i will get one eventally but for now i believe the 430 will be good for me. (i hope) BB has a great return policy.

    So do you have any reasons why i should get the 580exII now to start vs the 430ex?

    Basically the difference in cash is 77 out of pocket for the 430 and 230 for the 580exII so thats why im swaying towards the 430

    I figured maybe i could get one for 300 like you guys did ;)
     
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    dot. I have the 430 - wish i upgraded.
    Luckily my school got an slew of 580's and refurbished 550's donated from Canon so i can use them.
     
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    sounds like a plan.

    580 is more powerful, faster recycle times, master, built in pc connection, "weather sealed",

    the 430 is fine, and it really just depends on what you shoot and want to use it for
     
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    the only "real" advantage i would want out of the 580 is the option to use multiple strobes. So if you only plan on getting one strobe, the 430 will probably be fine.

    Invest in a few good sets of rechargeable AA's.
     
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    so 580 huh at the 449 discounted to 230 is good vs 77 for the 430??
     
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    not really, thats the thing. 580II has been ~330 before, so from a $ standpoint, if you were to ever need more than 1, you'd be better off with a 430 now and maying the 330 or whatever for the 580 later on when its on sale gain.

    If you could get them to pricematch the 580 down to 350 or under, then maybe :dunno:
     
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    who has it for 350?? I'd try to have them pricematch they did it with my camera
     
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    well... i got the 480ex and it seems pretty good.
    i mean hey for 77 bux its better than the sunpacks.
    im still wondering how much better then 580ex II is.
    i dont really have buyers remorse but just hummm.. if this one is that good .... just think how much better the 580 is. Is there alot more features over this on compared to the 580exII?

    What am i missing out on with this one?
    i got 30 days to return this one and get the other one so im all good i figure.

    Well.. im off to clear my 8GB CF card for the good guys carshow in pleasanton im going to tomorrow.
     
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    Can the 580exII be connected with the external battery pack from the camera?
     
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    get the 580 bro or you'll regret it for the rest of your life
     
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    i'd just go with the nikon sb-24 on ebay!....I mean there's no real need in having a canon flash for your canon camera if you're shooting with triggers or have a hotshoe adapter...and they're much cheaper and just as good (according to the strobist blog)
     
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    yes

    que?

    camera can't power the flash, a quantum 2x2 that powers both the flash and camera does exist, but $$$
     
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    I meant from the external battery pack? I planned on getting one of the BG-E2N I thought that it might be possible
     
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    wat the shit is a 480ex?
     

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