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    Hi,
    I am currently using a Canon EOS550D with 18-55 lens and a 55-200 telephoto lens, a lot of my photos are taken at night in darkness or low light conditions. The built in flash on the 550D is not too bad for subjects that are close, however a lot of my subjects are a little timid and tend to be a little further away. I would like some advice on flashes that would be suitable for possibly using my telephoto lens with.

    Thanks

    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    It mostly depends on the distance to the subject rather than focal length (unless, of course, you're shooting wide angled, in which case you'll get a bright spotlight effect).

    If there's 30ft or less between you, then this might suit your needs. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CANON-SPEE...f#ht_500wt_969

    Here's the manual showing the distance guides on page 8. http://www.cameramanuals.org/flashes...dlite_199a.pdf

    If you're shooting bigger game at greater distances you might wish to have a rummage around in here. http://www.butkus.org/chinon/canon_f...anon_flash.htm
    (Scroll down the page for some classic goodies.)

    And then search online for availability.

    Or this may be to your liking. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vivitar-Au...#ht_1402wt_952

    Have fun and keep warm.
    Last edited by Fred Sagen; 18-05-12 at 06:31 PM.

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    I have the 550d and and value for money easy to use and ettl compatible get the nissin di622mk2. i have the original and its great the mk2 is better

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    Hi
    I have the Nissin D16622 mark 2 and have to say for what is costs it's a great flash... graham

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