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430ex vs 580ex

I'm In The market Of Buy Either the 430Ex New Or The 580ex Used....Which One Is The Better Of The Two If I Can Get A 580ex For $300 (Excellent Condition).....I'll Be Using It On A T3i For Small Weddings And Quinceañera's.....Thanks!
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Re: 430ex vs 580ex

The 580EX II is better flash than the 430 EX II.

-  high guide number

-  can act as a master flash

-  has multi (stroboscopic) mode

-  and one thing not listed in the specs, the 580EX head can rotate 360o where the 480EX can only rotate 270o


If the 580EX is the mark II (580EX II) and is in excellent condition, includes the case, cold shoe and documentation, I'd go for the 580 over the 430.  The extra power benefit would probably be reason enough.

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Re: 430ex vs 580ex

Thank You! That's All I Needed To Know Smiley Happy
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