hi craig

if your looking for a first time flash then i can recommend this one

i all ready have a canon Speedlite 430EX II but i needed a flash quick so i ordered this off amazon so that i would not have to keep taken the 430 and putting it on my other Cam body's when working and for 28 it does what it says ok its not like the canon one were its full ETTL but for the price if a image is to bright all you have to do it lower the power on the flash could not be easier to use i liked it that much i order another one i now have 2 of them and my 430 EX

hope this is some help to you all the best