« on: November 12, 2012, 03:27:58 PM »
I am deciding whether to go for the 6D when it becomes available. Not having a pop up flash was a bit dissapointing so now I am trying to figure out what the true cost of the camera would be. Considering that I do own a 430EXII, currently my greatest use of a camera is on holidays and travel, but there is kids on the way and thus potraitures and candids would become more important.
So to add fill flash to my 6D (or 5DIII) without lugging the 430EXII around which one will be best.
+More Power +Small and light
+Titable head +Optical Master for 430EXII
-Larger +Wider @ 24mm
-No optical master -Low power and no tilt
At first this was an easy decision but the Optical Master is intriguing as it would allow me to start experimenting with off camera flash. I do want to limit my cash outlay, so if the 270EXII is, in your opinion, overwhelmingly better for the intended main use, what "cheap" offbrand controller would you recommend. Maybe something that goes beyond line of sight.
I know most will say it depends on yout intended use, but if this is not clear, qualify your recommendation then
The 90EX is too weak, worst than the pop up flash on your 500D.
Get the 270EX II and a remote trigger if you want it off camera.