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    Default CANON SPEEDLITE 420MK1

    Some advice please from the techie guys on the forum,thinking of moving for this one ,wondered if anyone had any dealings.
    Thinking of nature type shots for the autumn/winter.Not really wanting to go down macro route really.
    Would be using with CANON 70-200MML NONIS with 7D/50D.
    Not wanting anything top end as would not be using all the time.Understand its very light weight with a 42 GUIDE NO.
    Would appreciate anyone advising as hopefully it would work for me.
    THANKS
    GEORGE.
    Canon 600D Canon 40D SIGMA 150-500OIS F5-6.3 Canon 70-200MM L Canon 18-55MK2 CANON 60MM MACRO Canon 420 EX Flash

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    Hello George. I would advise you to look at the Yongnuo range of flash guns. You can get a top of the range model for the price you are paying for the Canon speedlite. I know that many members use them. For a quick check look them (Yongnuo) up on Ebay and you can see new flash guns offered for sale there.

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    Default Re: CANON SPEEDLITE 420MK1

    Hi Nat my friend hope you are keeping ok,will check those out have seen a couple of Canon 420EX about one priced at 59.00 USED seems in good condition.
    Have a birthday coming off soon so making noises in the direction of speedlites thats once have explained to my good lady wife what it is.
    Will check those Yongnuo out Nat,great to hear from you.
    GEORGE.
    Canon 600D Canon 40D SIGMA 150-500OIS F5-6.3 Canon 70-200MM L Canon 18-55MK2 CANON 60MM MACRO Canon 420 EX Flash

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    For that kind of price,George, you can get a high quality top of the range Yongnuo speedlite, which are more or less carbon copies of Canon Speedlites. They are also brand new and not used. For about 70 you can get one which is nearer to the Canon 600RT speedlite which sells at over 300!!!!!
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    Default Re: CANON SPEEDLITE 420MK1

    Having to sit on the fence Nat at the moment with my birthday moving closer,will then see what is developing then.
    Kind regards.
    GEORGE.
    Canon 600D Canon 40D SIGMA 150-500OIS F5-6.3 Canon 70-200MM L Canon 18-55MK2 CANON 60MM MACRO Canon 420 EX Flash

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    Default Re: CANON SPEEDLITE 420MK1

    Have to agree with Nathaniel. There are several flash guns that will work very well with your cameras at a fraction of the cost of a Canon gun.
    I have a Neewer that matches the Canon 580 for performance, will work as a master and has the benefit of a Li Ion battery that is good for around 400 full power flashes. Cost? 78

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    Another neewer owner, very pleased with it.

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    Default Re: CANON SPEEDLITE 420MK1

    Thanks guys with a recent birthday and funds made available went for the canon 420.
    GEORGE.
    Canon 600D Canon 40D SIGMA 150-500OIS F5-6.3 Canon 70-200MM L Canon 18-55MK2 CANON 60MM MACRO Canon 420 EX Flash

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    Default Re: CANON SPEEDLITE 420MK1

    Having been using the Canon 420EX on board my Canon 600D wanting to move flash speedlite off camera.
    Been checking a basic straight Kaiser folding grip angle bracket,this allows speedlite to sit off and above camera body,this is a cheap light metal set up but thought would allow me to shoot macro stuff.
    As the 600D shoots wirelessly and having checked my initial set up with the 420EX sitting alongside 600D on its stand with everything set to EASY WIRELESS FLASH SHOOTING it works ok.
    However have noticed some situations where its indicating using a ext cable cord,wondered if there was any gain in using one.
    Having only a Canon 60mm Macro lens really only wanting a basic set up at present.
    Perhaps have answered my own question really but would really appreciate any thoughts and feedback
    GEORGE.
    Canon 600D Canon 40D SIGMA 150-500OIS F5-6.3 Canon 70-200MM L Canon 18-55MK2 CANON 60MM MACRO Canon 420 EX Flash

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