Suitable flash unit for my 7D that can run in both AC power and battery.

Started Sep 11, 2010 | Discussions thread
Damianicus
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Re: Suitable flash unit for my 7D that can run in both AC power and battery.
In reply to Bonku, Jun 16, 2011

Bonku wrote:

It is surprising why manufacturers are not coming up with that option when it seems that there is a huge market for it

Probably the same reason Apple makes products that scratch. Keeps 3rd party case makers in business. And Canon keeps rechargeable battery companies in business.

I just spend a few weeks researching flashes. I was between the 430exii and 580exii.

If you want new and good, those 2 are it. if you want used and are on a budget the older ones are still pretty good.

The 430exii runs almost $300 and the 580exii I found on amazon for $475. The prices have gone way up since the Japan disaster.

Anyway, I figure I'll need 2 Speedlites eventually, so why not start with the best.

By the way, I bought The Speedliter's Handbook. WOW, a MUST read no matter what flash you get.

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