Canon 420EX vs. 550EX with Rebel Digital

Discussion in 'Canon' started by J, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. J

    J Guest

    I am using a 420 EX with my Rebel Digital. It is ok but nothing to brag
    about (it is better than the internal pop-up, though). The flash tends
    to be too bright, which I end up fixing wiht software (and part of the
    problem is the absence of flash exposure adjustment in the Rebel D -
    which I miss from my old D30).

    Is the 550EX worth ponying up the aditional cash? To me it would be
    worth it if the reach were significantly better than the 420 and I could
    adjust output down to compensate for the Rebel D's missing expo adj. I
    could then ebay my 420 and make someoone with a G3 or so happy. Any
    J, Nov 27, 2003
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  2. The 550EX has flash compensation which works with 300D/Digital Rebel.
    550EX is a bit more powerfull than 420EX but I think the
    difference is not big enough to say that 550EX is significantly better.

    Kjell Högström, Nov 27, 2003
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  3. J

    Bunny Guest

    sell your 300D and get a 10D/D60/D30 or even a G5 to do that. Rebel is a
    trap from Canon and fool those clients who don't know its limitation.....
    Bunny, Nov 28, 2003
  4. J

    J Guest

    Good advice - thanks. I am, for whatever reason - attraceted to the
    D-60 more than the 10D. Still looking for one of those at the right
    J, Nov 28, 2003
  5. J

    Todd Walker Guest

    May I ask why? Have you read Phil Askey's review ( of
    the 10D that compares it directly to the D60? There are many
    improvements in the 10D...

    Todd Walker
    Canon 10D page:
    Todd Walker, Nov 28, 2003
  6. J

    PlaneGuy Guest

    The only advantage I can think of with the D60 over the 10D is that there
    was no back/front focus contreversy with the D60. There was of course the
    "poor" AF, the worse AF and colour balance, worse noise, and a slightly
    different interface, which users seem split fifty-fifty over.

    Or is it just the price advantage of the D60.

    (The above reads as sarcastic, but I don't mean it to. I am genuinly
    PlaneGuy, Nov 28, 2003
  7. J

    J Guest

    gested I sell the 300d can go **** themselves.

    Thanks 3 the input....

    J, Nov 29, 2003
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