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Thread: Need Suggestions for possible new FLASH!!!!!!

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    Need Suggestions for possible new FLASH!!!!!!

    Ok, as most of you know I'm not too informed when it comes to Lighting. I'm working on it, I swear ......question is.......I use a Sigma EF 500 Flash and I am looking for something that might give off more light and work a further distance then mine does.

    I need to keep the cost under $200. Do you have any suggestions.

    My flash works pretty well but it doesn't power off enough light during distance shots. I have 2 upcoming events that I will be doing for work which involve low light and me taking the photos from a distances.
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    Sigma 28-70mm 2.8-4.0 Wide Angle Lens
    Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens
    Sigma 500 DG Flash
    Continuous Lights (Generic Brand )

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    Ok, in case you don't know..........I use a Canon Xti.
    www.flickr.com/photos/oldnavy170

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    Canon 85mm 1.8 Prime Lens
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    Sigma 28-70mm 2.8-4.0 Wide Angle Lens
    Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens
    Sigma 500 DG Flash
    Continuous Lights (Generic Brand )

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    hmmm cost under $200 may be a tough one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgnoi1
    hmmm cost under $200 may be a tough one...
    I know, I know.....mmmm, I might beable to move up to $250 but that would be the highest I could go.

    I have still been saving for my 85mm 1.8 and at this rate I will never get that lens....
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    Canon 85mm 1.8 Prime Lens
    Canon 50mm 1.8 Prime Lens
    Sigma 28-70mm 2.8-4.0 Wide Angle Lens
    Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens
    Sigma 500 DG Flash
    Continuous Lights (Generic Brand )

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    Well I dont know the guide number for your flash... but how about $209?
    http://www.adorama.com/CA430EXR.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgnoi1
    Well I dont know the guide number for your flash... but how about $209?
    http://www.adorama.com/CA430EXR.html
    I was going to say that the Canon flash has really gone down in price and then I seen it was refurbished. Thanks for the link Orgnoi1, I might consider that since that was the flash I have been wanting. (just not sure about buying refurbished).
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    Sigma 28-70mm 2.8-4.0 Wide Angle Lens
    Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens
    Sigma 500 DG Flash
    Continuous Lights (Generic Brand )

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    Buying refurbished is completely fine... its fully tested by Canon and a lot of times it never went to a customer but was an open box or such... you should have no worries about doing it...
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    Cool....thanks for the info....I'm truley considering it for that price!
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    Canon 50mm 1.8 Prime Lens
    Sigma 28-70mm 2.8-4.0 Wide Angle Lens
    Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens
    Sigma 500 DG Flash
    Continuous Lights (Generic Brand )

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    i think the 430ex might not be as strong as the 500 (eg?) sigma but i could be wrong... how much is a better beamer? those are supposed to work well.
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    There's always the Sigma Super 500DG

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