Canon 420EX Speedlite Flash

Discussion in 'Canon' started by David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Someone has a second hand one of these for auction on eBay Australia which
    unfortunately does not have the instruction manual (I asked). Would this be a
    major disadvantage to someone who has not used a Canon Speedlite before ?

    Thanks,
    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005
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    stanb Guest

    there's not a lot to the 420EX - apart from High speed synch, its pretty
    much camera or remote (ex550/580 ST-2) controlled.

    you would find more useful info googling up ETTL.
     
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  3. Doesn't matter, thanks - now sold (not to me).....

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005
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    Wolf359, Jan 10, 2005
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    Geoff, Jan 10, 2005
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    Beena Guest

    I just bought a new Sigma EF-500 DG ST EO-ETTL flash and am very pleased
    with it. Much much cheaper than a comparable canon flash and well made.
    Retails for about $300.

    They also make a EF-500 Super which has high speed sync, large display
    on the back among other things for about $450.

    Have a look if you're in the market for a flash.
     
    Beena, Jan 10, 2005
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  7. Thanks - $284 at centre.net.au.
    NB I have an EOS 30.

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005
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  8. I've previously purchased a Canon lens from Stu.....

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005
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  9. The Canon and other sites show this as weighing 100 gms (ex batteries), whereas
    the 580EX and 220EX weigh much more - is this a typo ?

    DS
     
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    Beena Guest

    That flash will work with an eos 30, as will the 'non-digital' (they
    upgraded the software so it would work with dig cams and added the DG)


    Look here for a review of the super:
    http://photonotes.org/reviews/sigma-ef-500-super/
     
    Beena, Jan 11, 2005
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  11. Thanks - I don't honestly need a flash unit at the present moment but I'm just
    checking what IS available.....

    Would the Sigma models also fit a Canon PowerShot G6 digital (another purchase
    being considered), do you know please ?

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Jan 11, 2005
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    Beena Guest

    Yes. The Canon version of the flash will work with any canon with
    EO-ETTL support, like the G6. Basically any newish canon with a hot
    shoe will be fine.
     
    Beena, Jan 11, 2005
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