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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:48 am 
i have a canon t2i . i know almost nothing on external flash i whould like to know the diference between a flash made by canon and difference with other brand. is there some function that will be more helpful to have a flash from canon. i am low budget

tks in advance for answer


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:40 am 
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Third party flashes are cheaper (usually offer more for the money) but Canon flashes are 100% compatible. Personally I started with a cheap Nissin flashgun and I'm still using it as a slave of my Canon 580EX II. If I came to loose all my equipment and had to start again (low budget), I'd still go for a Nissin flash in the beginning - this time not a Di466 but a Di622. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:46 pm 
tks i will look at this flash but

what you mean by 100% compatible

what will the canon do that the Di622 dont do


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:35 pm 
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I have a nissin Di866 flash. It preforms great, I don't have the canon 580, but from what I can see from the specs it preforms as well as the 580, but at half the price. The menu system is much easier to navigate than Canons and I really can't see any reason to buy an original.

So I'd definetly go for a third party flash, I recommend Nissin


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:10 am 
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sangotemp wrote:
tks i will look at this flash but

what you mean by 100% compatible

what will the canon do that the Di622 dont do


Compatibilty, in general, may become an issue because most aftermarket products are reverse-engineered to work with a production camera available at the time the aftermarket product was developed. The better-known recent examples of compatability problems have been with third-party lenses. A product produced by the camera company, itself, will generally be compatible with its range of cameras, and if not, the company's website is likely to say so.

For a specific example that I have experienced, my Nissin Di866 II, when used on a Canon 5D, resulted in significantly warmer images than a Canon 580EX II on a Canon 7D, when I was using both cameras in an artificially-lighted parking lot with mixed types of lighting. (Both cameras wee set on AWB, which is my usual practice when shooting in a hurry.) I removed the Nissin from the 5D, and then used the 580EX II on both cameras, which solved the too-warm problem. To be clear, this example involved extraneous mixed lighting, a variable not easily duplicated.

Later, at home, when I shot an image or two with the Nissin on the 5D, using AWB, the images had good color balance. Therefore, my Nissin flashgun will usually perform well, but that particular circumstance, with mixed extraneous lighting, caused a problem. At the time, the quickest solution was to simply use the Canon flashgun on both cameras.

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Metz flashguns seem to be very well - made. My wife has a Nikon-fit Metz.

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