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Another flash question

Ok so I bought the lens that was recommended to me and a HUGE thank you, I love it and it does take some beautiful shots I'm sure they'll be more beautiful as I learn the ropes of my camera, lol I also bought the "For Dummies" book on my camera, it's written in easy to understand language and is starting to sink in.

Now I Know someone recommended the Canon Speedlite 430EX II but unfortunately it's about $400 before taxes here in Canada, and I just can't swing it:( what are your thoughts on the Canon Speedlite Flash (270EX) , it's on sale for $169 ($30 off) so if it's worth it, I'll jump on it (poor poor visa:rolleyes:)

Thanks again for all your help:D

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I'd be interested in this too Smile

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My concern would be that it looks like it doesn't rotate. The best thing about a speedlite is that you can bounce it off the ceiling and behind you. If you can't do that, it isn't much better than the on board flash.

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Edit: answered my own question.

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if it doesn't rotate I wouldn't get it.
the first one is on sale too though Smile check local stores, future shop is often overpriced

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never heard of this company, if it's local enough Henry's usually pricematches if you'd rather get from a "trustable" company

http://www.camerabox.ca/Accessories/Flash-Guns/Canon-430-EX-MK-II-Speedlite-Flash-Gun.html

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ok I found this on the 270EX it tilts but does not swivel, maybe I'd be better off saving up for a bit and getting the 430, I'd be getting it eventually anyway. hmmm maybe I can rack up some overtime here

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"LJB07" wrote:

never heard of this company, if it's local enough Henry's usually pricematches if you'd rather get from a "trustable" company

http://www.camerabox.ca/Accessories/Flash-Guns/Canon-430-EX-MK-II-Speedlite-Flash-Gun.html

Wow that's a great price. I'll look into it. I have a photographer friend too, maybe I should see if she has any connections, she's supposed to come "tutor" me on my camera someday (lol busy life)

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"LJB07" wrote:

never heard of this company, if it's local enough Henry's usually pricematches if you'd rather get from a "trustable" company

http://www.camerabox.ca/Accessories/Flash-Guns/Canon-430-EX-MK-II-Speedlite-Flash-Gun.html

OK I ordered it lol, I just couldn't pass up that price. NOW THAT"S IT lol

yeah right:rolleyes:

ETA: Wow, thanks for posting that, It looks like it's now sold out, I'm glad I jumped on it, they provided me with a tracking number and I see it's in Brampton now, hopefully I'll get it today or tomorrow Biggrin Now I can get down to business and start posting for CC :woohoo:

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What lens did you buy Allie?

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awesome Smile

fyi all I did was google search what you wanted and "canada" and it came up with a competitive list with prices. It's so hard to find decent priced stuff here

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"JorgieGirl" wrote:

What lens did you buy Allie?

This one http://www.camerabox.ca/Lenses/Canon-Lenses/Canon-EF-50mm-F1.8-Mk-II.html. I think I'll use this site more often, their prices are comparable if not cheaper. That lens I got on sale though at Blacks on the weekend it was $130 before taxes, so pretty good.

I'll bring everything on Friday (I should get the flash today) and we can play around with it. Biggrin