ok so im thinkin about asking for a flash for christmas
a have never used flashes before and i dont want to spend too much but i want a fairly decent falsh
i shoot with a canon 40d. oh and wat about some stuff to make it into an off camera flash? again i am a huge newb so help me out
thanks alot guys
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Watch the video then read the sections. I use Nikon SB's but lots of guys use Vivitar 285's. Save up for PocketWizards, don't bother with cheap triggers, trust me, use sync cables until you've saved up.
Don't waste your money on cheap eBay triggers! Seriously, they'll cause you so much stress. I ignored this advice and within a month I had sold them and bought PocketWizards. Get Nikon SB-24/26/28/80 or Vivitar 285's for about $80 apiece and save for PWs. If you can't afford PWs right away then get some big sync cables.
yea, I have the 420ex, good flash, good value (not the cheapest thing but it brings the goods). As far as off camera work goes, I'd say just start with a shoe cord (it's a 3-5 ft cord that attaches the camera to the flash) then when you have the bones get a pocket wizard... it won't disappoint.