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Budget flash for cannon r8


I recently bought a Canon r8 as my first mirrorless (and first Canon) but did not realize it did not have a flash. I spent most of my budget on sd cards, lens, camera body, extra batteries, and lens hood so not looking to spend too much on a flash. Any recommendations? Trying to spend less than $100 if possible, but will add more cash if I need to



$100 is not going to do it.   A Canon Speedlite EL-100 (probably the least expensive you'll find) is $149.   Though we'd also need to know just what kind of power you'd need.  Will you need to just add a bit of extra light? Or would you require the ability to add quite a bit of light to your scenes?


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If you want new the EL-100 is good but it's above budget. But ultimately how much power do you need from it. What features do you need from one. Note that the EL-100's settings must be changed via the speedlite control menu. (The camera's menu screen). Since this speedlite does NOT have an LCD screen.


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Best option is what the guys mentioned.  EL-100.  Great starter flash that will get you shooting in low light.

If you need more power you'll have to consider another model, but this will come at greater expense.  KEH does have flashes, but  think I'd go with a new one to be safe.  

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