Is there a SIMPLE flash for Canon DSLR's?

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Is there a SIMPLE flash for Canon DSLR's?
May 24, 2013

I have pretty much always been an available light photographer as have never liked what flash does to pictures, plus it's just a really weak point in my knowledge.  I used a Vivitar 283 from the mid 70's till I went digital, so I never had any ETTL benefits or knew anything about "auto" settings.

I have had a Canon 580 EX for years and have never taken the time to really understand how to use it nor have I needed it.  But I know enough to know that it's overkill for what I do.  I really just need to bounce it indoors and outdoors I want to be able to use it for fill without blowing the subjects away and darkening the background.  I also want to shoot in manual at f8 1/250.  That's it.  There are way too many settings on the 580 ex for me and I never have any idea what I am doing.  If I fool around a lot, just by luck I may get what I need, but I was wondering if there is some kind of very simple flash that does just the basics that I need.  I have a 5D MIII and a 6D.  Thanks, Bill

PS - I refuse to deal with guide numbers!!

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