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 ?

    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.
    stanb, Jan 10, 2005
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  3. Doesn't matter, thanks - now sold (not to me).....

    David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005
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    Wolf359 Guest

    Wolf359, Jan 10, 2005
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    Geoff Guest

    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
  7. Thanks - $284 at
    NB I have an EOS 30.

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

    David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005
  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 ?

    David Springthorpe, Jan 10, 2005
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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:
    Beena, Jan 11, 2005
  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 ?

    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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