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canon flash and grip
« on: May 28, 2008, 06:53:40 PM »

I am in the processing of purchasing a Canon 40D and was looking for thoughts on flash recommendation?

Was also wanting to get thoughts on the Battery Grip.
 Appears that it would very useful.

Thanks, Jersmith
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Re: canon flash and grip
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 07:17:41 PM »

I use a 430EX flash because I seldom use flash and I don't have those auxiliary equipments to fully utilize the 580EX.
I have a grip on my Rebel XT, because without it, the camera body is just too small.
On the other hand, I don't plan on getting a grip for my 5D.
I think the 40D is similar to 5D in terms of body size, so you should be fine without a grip unless you have large hands or you want the extra battery power.
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Re: canon flash and grip
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 08:00:31 PM »

I'd agree the 430EX is probably the best bang for the buck unless you are really serious about flash use and want to use a wireless multiple flash system. If that's what you want you'll need a 580EX II for the master controller and another one or a 430EX as the wireless slave.

See for a comparision of the current Canon Speedlites.

I've never found the need for a grip on the 40D. I suppose if you worked in portrait mode all the time a grip with a vertical shutter release might be nice. Sure the grip has two batteries, but I've never found changing the battery that much of a big deal. I just carry a spare.
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