Which flash for 5d mkii and outdoor people photography?

Started Jun 29, 2014 | Questions thread
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bgstcola Regular Member • Posts: 105
Which flash for 5d mkii and outdoor people photography?

Hello, I'm not sure this is the right forum for my question, but here we go...

A few years ago I moved from cheap p&s cameras to bigger and more expensive cameras and lenses. I always hated the look I got from the flash on the small p&s cameras so I decided to never shoot with flash again and use only available light.

When the light is really good which is typically indoor near a window I'm very satisfied with my result, but outside in daylight I have problems with dark eyes, so I have decided to buy a flash.

My subjects are my kids and family which move around so it is not possible for me to set up off camera lightning/reflectors and stuff like that, so I need something portable. I'm considering:

Canon Speedlite 270EX II
Very portable which I think will make me use it more. Not sure if it has enough power?

The video light function seems cool but I'm not sure how much I will use it since I only shoot a little video

Seems to be a good value and AF assist is nice but since I plan to use it outdoor it is not important. Physical buttons are great.

Is it only a question about features or will the more expensive lights give me better results? What would you guys recommend?



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