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autronicdsm

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Looking for small flashes
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:44:50 PM »
I am thinking of getting something better for my macro set up. I have a Novoflex bracket with 2 flexible arms that I have been using but with 580 and 430 attached it's too damn big and heavy. I have a Phottix manual triggers that I can use but I can't find a small flash that has a manual mode. Something like 270 I think would work good but no M mode :( I am trying to avoid buying dedicated macro flash...for now.

Since Canon now has a wireless transmitter, what are the chances that they will release small flash (270 III?) with wireless receiver?

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Re: Looking for small flashes
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 05:45:42 PM »
http://photofocus.com/2012/09/30/low-priced-high-performance-lightweight-canon-macro-flash-set-up/

I recalled this from the weekend reading.  The flash is the Sunpak PF20XD, which has a manual mode.
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Re: Looking for small flashes
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 07:59:50 PM »
I can emphathize with trying not the spend the $$$$ on name-brand macro ring flashes, especially Canon.  But a good ring flash really helps with macro photography.  They don't need to be expensive and can be picked up for similar price as a manual flash.  I have used this Phoenix macro ring flash ($89.99, real flash, not just LED ring light) for a while on my Rebel on 5D III with nice results. 

http://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Smart-Flash-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0013XTIFG

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Re: Looking for small flashes
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 09:23:02 PM »
I have this: http://www.amazon.com/Metz-Mecablitz-Digital-Macro-Flash/dp/B001MYLCO6/

I rather like it, though I don't use it an awful lot (simply because I don't do all that much macro photography). Unfortunately, it's not all that much cheaper than the Canon macro flash.

autronicdsm

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Re: Looking for small flashes
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 10:46:10 PM »
That Sunpak flash looks pretty small and light. I think I might try it...if it doesn't work I can always return it. Thanks!