I need a cheap-ish speedlight style flash. I'm currently thinking Speedlite 430EX II re-furb/used if the price is close to $200-ish. I don't want to spend much more for this unit, prefer to spend even less, I do not mind going generic brand if the quality/usability works well enough.
Uses are two-fold. Want it attached to my secondary camera for Wedding and Event photography (so reasonable refresh time is somewhat important) - main camera will have it's own flash and a different lens setup.
Other primary use is on a custom macro set-up for my personal photography endeavours. I'm going to try to do a setup something like this guy reccomends: An Introduction to High-Magnification Macro Photography
- for that I'm sure just about any flash would work + velcro instead of duct-tape.
Anyways, long story short, are there generic/off-brand flashes at the same or there-abouts price that will out-perform a 430EX II re-furb or match the quality/come very close for a much cheaper price? thanks