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    What are you guys using for flashes? I was considering the Canon Speedlite 430 EX II for my 7D. Sufficient... or would you recommend something else? Any advice is appreciated.

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    Default Re: Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

    I have one for my 40D and 100-400 and find it more than adequate. I have not bought a Better Beamer but I think Paul (Randall) has and is happy with the set-up.
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    Default Re: Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

    If I was to buy one flash it would be the 580, I own both the 430 & the 580 they are mark 1s though.
    both good units not using the 430 much these days. prefer the higher output of the 580 ex. Mike

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    Default Re: Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

    I have the mk1 430 EX and find it adequate for my needs without a beamer. I favour small birds so tend to have to be very close with only 400mm anyway. Actually, identical setup to George by the sounds of it.

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    Default Re: Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

    Thanks guys! With our dollar so strong... I decided on the 580 EX II.

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    Default Re: Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

    I've just VERY recently purchased the 580 EX II, from overseas as the dollar is so strong at the moment. The higher flash output and faster recycle time were my main reasons.

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    Default Re: Canon Speedlite 430 EX II

    430ex is fine for most stuff (its what I use), add the better beamer and the flash can have an effect from over 10 metres away. I have found it to be perfect for my night photography too.

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