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    Default Flash units for canon 300d

    I have a canon dreble and considering an external flash unit. Are there
    recommendations for non canon uinits?

    Hank


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    Hank Guest

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    On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:33:16 -0500, "Hank" <vogthehotmail.com> wrote:
    >I have a canon dreble and considering an external flash unit. Are there
    >recommendations for non canon uinits?
    Why, don't you like the Canon ones? Metz makes some good shoe mount
    uints.
    YAG-ART Guest

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    "YAG-ART" <righthere.now> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:33:16 -0500, "Hank" <vogthehotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I have a canon dreble and considering an external flash unit. Are there
    >>recommendations for non canon uinits?
    >
    > Why, don't you like the Canon ones? Metz makes some good shoe mount
    > uints.
    Thinking of cost I guess and looking at options.


    Hank Guest

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    Default Re: Flash units for canon 300d

    On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 20:04:56 -0500, "Hank" <vogthehotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >"YAG-ART" <righthere.now> wrote in message
    >news:flbaq09c3v5udmiaq3e2fbsjvgrv3minhv4ax.com.. .
    >> On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:33:16 -0500, "Hank" <vogthehotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have a canon dreble and considering an external flash unit. Are there
    >>>recommendations for non canon uinits?
    >>
    >> Why, don't you like the Canon ones? Metz makes some good shoe mount
    >> uints.
    >
    >Thinking of cost I guess and looking at options.

    I used to own a Sunpak PZ400AF (now the 5000 I think). It was ok, but
    when I needed more from a flash I bought the 550EX.

    YAG-ART Guest

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    "Gisle Hannemyr" <gisle+njusifi.uio.no> wrote in message
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    > "Hank" <vogthehotmail.com> writes:
    >> I have a canon dreble and considering an external flash unit. Are
    >> there recommendations for non canon uinits?
    >
    > Here is a list of the flash guns I am aware of that are E-TTL-compa-
    > tible (sort off),
    >
    > In addition to Canon's own models, I've listed some third party flash
    > guns claimed by their manufacturer to be "Canon digital" compatible.
    > These third party guns use reverse engineered interfaces for E-TTL
    > compatibility. The Sigma 500 DG Super has a fair reputation for E-TTL
    > compatibility, the Metz models have received more mixed reviews in
    > this area, but make up for this by having an excellent auto mode. The
    > Sunpak. Promaster and Quantum are new entries, and I've haven't seen
    > any reports on their compatibility yet.
    >
    > The Sigma and all the Canons except the 220 EX and 380 EX can be used
    > in a infrared wireless (w/l) master/slave setup (the 420 EX as slave
    > only) and are compatible with the wireless transmitter ST-E2.
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Model GN Notes
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    > 1. Canon 220 EX (22) No tilt/swivel
    > 2. Canon 380 EX (33) No swivel (discontinued 2001)
    > 3 Sunpak PZ40X (40) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also power ratio.
    > 4. Promaster 7500DX (42) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also auto.
    > 5. Canon 420 EX (42) W/l slave.
    > 6. Metz 44 AF-4C (44) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also auto.
    > 7. Quantum Qflash T4d (49) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also power ratio.
    > 8. Sigma 500 DG Super (50) W/l master + slave. Rev. eng.
    > 9. Metz 54 MZ-4C (54) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also auto.
    > 10. Canon 550 EX (55) W/l master + slave
    > 11. Canon 580 EX (58) W/l master + slave
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Models are sorted by maximum guide number (in meters, for ISO 100).
    > For technical details, see the manufacturers' specification sheets.
    >
    > Alternatively, for variable power output, you may buy a non E-TTL
    > «auto» flashgun (like the Vivitar 283, GN 37). This will work fine
    > on all Canon's digicams. You set up the camera in aperture priority
    > mode, set the aperture you use on the flash, and let the flashgun
    > control the exposure.
    >
    > If you don't want to spend the $180 a Speedlite 420EX will cost
    > you, a Vivitar 283 cost only about $67. I would not recommend
    > to get a unit with less power than the Vivitar (GN 120ft/37m)
    > if you want an useable bounce.
    >
    > A good tutorial on using flash is on:
    > [url]http://www.camerahobby.com/Ebook-FlashTechnical_Chapter9Sub.htm[/url]
    >
    > --
    > - gisle hannemyr [ gisle{at}hannemyr.no - [url]http://folk.uio.no/gisle/[/url] ]
    > ================================================== ======================
    > When you say you live in the real world, which one are you referring to?
    Excellent information. Many thanks

    hank


    Hank Guest

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    Default Re: Flash units for canon 300d

    On 25 Nov 2004 09:25:42 +0100, Gisle Hannemyr <gisle+njusifi.uio.no>
    wrote:
    >"Hank" <vogthehotmail.com> writes:
    >> I have a canon dreble and considering an external flash unit.
    ...etc


    Nice one.

    rgds

    Ken
    Ken Ellis Guest

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