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I'm looking for a Speed light for my T3. I plan to use it outdoors in portraiture. Suggestions?


If you have recommendations for a off-camera flash for my Canon Rebel T3. Canon flash would be nice however if someone has good experiences with off brand flashes I'd consider those as well. Please advise.

Canon EOS 60D, 1100D
Canon EF 28mm f2.8, Sigma 30 f1.8 ART DC, Canon 'Nifty' 50 f1.8, Canon EF 85 f1.8 USM
Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma 17-50 f2.8 EX DC OS USM, Sigma 50-150 f2.8 EX DC OS USM
Yongnuo YN 568EX II flashes with 622C Tranceivers


Hi Photos by MJ,

A good recommendation for an off camera flash for your EOS Rebel T3 would be the Speedlite 430EX II.  Some of it's great features are:


- Superior build quality, including a one-touch, quick-lock metal foot


- Approx. 20% faster recycling time, compared to previous 430EX


- Powerful Max Guide no. 43m (GN 141ft.)


- Full flash control possible on camera menu, with compatible EOS DSLRs


You can view this flash, as well as other Canon EX Speedlites, through our Canon Shop Direct web page.  The address, for your convenience, is

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For a speedlight I would recommend the Canon 580EX II or Metz 58 AF-2 for the extra power. But if you are looking into doing outdoor portraits only, I would recommend looking into a monolight system, what's your budget?