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Canon 90EX flash as a Master unit for a beginner?

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Canon 90EX flash as a Master unit for a beginner?
Jan 4, 2013

I'm interested in the new Canon 90EX flash since my Canon T2i does not have ability to control a flash off camera, and I want to experiment with off camera flash. Since I'm a beginner, I don't want to spend a large amount of cash (maybe ~ $500 max).

I figured I would get the Canon 90EX ($150) which I could use as a master and for fill flash. Then I would get a 430 EX II ($250) for use off camera with an umbrella ($100) and practice with off camera flash that way. Would this set up work? I'd be willing to pay that much up front to experiment with flash.

Is there any reason I should look into the Canon 580 EX II ($500) or the new 600 EX-RT ($569) they both act as master on the T2i, but I still need another flash (ex. 430 EX II) for off camera, correct?, which would be too much money for me to spend....



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