Canon 20D Flash. 580EX, 550EX or 420EX?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Charles Dickens, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Any recommendations for Canon 20D flashes? 580EX, 550EX or 420EX?

    Obviously, I have read the tech specs and reviews, but am after comments
    from people who have actually used any of them, and their thoughts.
     
    Charles Dickens, Nov 12, 2004
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    Georg E. Guest

    I haven't used any of them (only the 540EZ - handling similar to the 550EX).
    I would get the 580EX. Its big advantage is that it correctly adjusts to the
    focal angle of your camera's 1.6 crop factor, while the other two use the
    35mm settings.

    Georg
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    Georg E., Nov 12, 2004
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    ZONED! Guest

    I just bought a 550EX for my 20D because I did not see the personal
    advantage of the more expensive 580 EX. I may buy one later when the
    prices drop. The 580 does recognize the digital difference (1.6X) but
    I have tested my 550 and am quite happy with it.
    I make my living in Photography
     
    ZONED!, Nov 12, 2004
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  4. Canon10D here together with 550EX and 420EX as slave.

    Cheers
    Gerhard
     
    Gerhard Beulke, Nov 12, 2004
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    Don Guest

    Don, Nov 14, 2004
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    Don dunlap Guest

    That is really good information. Thanks for posting the URL.

    Don Dunlap

     
    Don dunlap, Nov 14, 2004
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    Big Bill Guest

    Thanks, Don, I'd not seen this before.
    Since I'm looking for a flash for my DR, I'll definitely read this.

    Bill Funk
    Change "g" to "a"
     
    Big Bill, Nov 14, 2004
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    EarGuy Guest

    I have a 10D and 420EX. I chose it for its weight and ease of use, but I
    wish I could "dial it back" like you can the 550. Makes it harder to
    control how much fill flash you get.

    Dave
    earguy
     
    EarGuy, Nov 17, 2004
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