dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2950 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3140 times:
I use a 430EX and it's more than up to the job for what you want to use it for. The 580 is nice if you need the extra power, but just for flight decks, the 430EX is more han adequate. A couple of examples:
gabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3116 times:
430EX shuold be work for your requirements. I'm using this one and even if need extra power you can just adjust it. I was trying with my 100-400 lens on maximum power and at 200mm works ok.
I can only recomment it.
Regards , Gabriel
SNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3250 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
I actually have both the 580EX II and the 430EX II. I think the 430 EX II will be fine for your needs (and I'd personally stick to Canon). But, the 580EX II is definitely worth the extra money if you can afford it. Sometimes you do need the extra power and the 580EX II does deliver over the 430EX II in that respect. Maybe not for flight decks, but I'm sure you'll use it in other situations too.
I assume you've already looked at them, but here are Bryan reviews on the two:
vishaljo From India, joined Aug 2006, 476 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
Darren, Gabriel, Tony - Thank You Very Much
Same goes to Dan & Gabor for their prompt email replies.
I ordered the 430EX II just in time for the rebate.
It should currently be enroute to Nishant's home in San Jose where another Mumbai Boy Rutvij should pick it up & get it home to me safe & sound
I would've also picked-up the OC-E3 but its Temporarily unavailable at B&H.
One very important thing a gentleman at FM said to me was
Quoting digitalbug30d: use 2400+ mah batteries in the flash this will improve cycle times,lessor mah ones will be the opposite effect...most store bought ones are 800-1300 not good
just got sunpak 2650 mah ones for my 580 exII yeah much faster can keep up.