Speedlite for Canon G1X

Started Feb 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
gingerbaker
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I would not recommend the 270
In reply to Alex Law, Feb 21, 2012

If you are going to buy an off-camera flash, the most important feature, all things being equal, IMHO, is that it have full 360 degree swiveling.

The whole raison d'etre of off-camera flash is using bounce flash to your advantage, so it makes absolutely no sense to me to hamstring yourself at any price. Take this with a grain of salt, but I teach photography for a local store, including a course on flash photography, so I think I have at least a minimally decent handle of this issue.

By the way, there are 3rd party manufacturers that make flashes for Canon, Nikon for a fraction of the cost of name brand, and they have comparable feature sets. On the other hand, your resale value with a a good name brand flash will be higher.
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