08-30-2016 12:26 PM
I second Syl Arena's handbook. Make sure to get the latest edition since it covers the 600 series. Also, any bit can help him as he recovers from his recent stroke.
01-16-2020 12:20 PM
I'm looking for an inexpensive flash for my 6D, just something maybe as powerful as a built-in as on the 80D etc. I don't do a lot of indoor shooting, but would like something sufficient to cover a small area when i do. Does anyone have suggestions, or is this not feasible?
01-16-2020 03:46 PM - edited 01-16-2020 03:51 PM
The Canon 90EX is no longer made. You might find one used.
Canon EL-100 is now their least powerful and least expensive flash.
If you want the most compact flash, the Canon 270EX II would be the best current choice. It's about an inch shorter than the EL-100 and slightly more powerful. (The EL-100 and 270EX II have guide numbers of 85 feet and 89 feet, respectively.)
Rounding out the current Canon Speedlite line-up are the larger and more powerful 430EX III RT, 470EX AI and the 600EX RT. (They have guide numbers of 141, 154, and 197 feet, respectively.)
There are a lot of third party flashes too. Most are larger models, similar to the 430/470 and 600-series. A few are compact models. If you look at third party, if you want easy to use look for ones that work with ETTL (dedicated for Canon). There are still inexpensive, non-dedicated, third party flash being made, but they aren't as easy or automated as ETTL dedicated.
The Canon brand flashes are hard to beat for quality and reliability, though.
02-03-2020 02:02 PM
If I recall correctly, the 90EX can act as a master flash unit, unlike the other smaller Speedlites. The 90EX cannot swivel or pivot, so the remote flash(es) will need to be within a limited visual cone, to "see" the master flash signals.
04-29-2020 03:16 PM