Phoenix Flash Reliability--Alternative to Canon 430 EX?

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Bill Prosser
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Phoenix Flash Reliability--Alternative to Canon 430 EX?
Dec 21, 2006

I have looked at the threads on alternatives to Canon 420/430 EX and wonder whether anyone has more recent experience. Is the Phoenix Flash a reliable alternative? I primarily use external flash to use as fill flash to take snapshots of my grandchildren. I don't want to spend $300 on a new one and my Ebay 420 EX crapped out in less than a year--not sure what to think about that experience.

Anyone know about Bowen flashes? Ebay also sells new Bowen flashes that look like they compete with Phoenix and 430 EX, but are even cheaper--$76. I suppose you get what you pay for?

Help please.

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Bill Prosser

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