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8.3 out of 10

Canon Speedlite 420EX

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Overall 8

Gorgeous light for the money

nativegirl, epinions.com
10 March 2005
  • Excerpt: My husband and I use the Canon Speedlite 420EX in our work as food columnists.
  • Pros: 180-degree swivel for easy bouncing; unbeatable price; drastic improvement over your digital's built-in flash
  • Cons: Not as versatile as more expensive flashes; takes at least 4 seconds between flashes
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Overall 8

Canon SPEEDLITE 420EX: Fit for Digital?

theuerkorn, epinions.com
5 January 2005
  • Summary: Canon Users: Time to step up to better flash photography? The 420EX may provide the most flash for the buck.
  • Pros: Powerful focus assist, swivel head, fully e-TTL capable, remotely controllable, FEC capable, compact
  • Cons: Remote control only as slave, adds bulk and weight to the camera, no manual controls
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Overall 2

sometimes underexposed (with 300d /rebel)

rezasutopo, epinions.com
21 January 2004
  • Excerpt: i use this flash with eos digital rebel / 300d. it's very easy to use.
  • Pros: not to big, good battery live, can be slave,
  • Cons: no manual flash exposure, no build-in bounce board,
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Overall 10

You need one of these (used on G3)

lawman67, epinions.com
4 December 2003
  • Summary: An outstanding complement to any EOS or PowerShot G-series camera. I would dare say this, right after film and a tripod, is THE must-have accessory.
  • Pros: Fully automatic, bounce capability, totally integrated with camera
  • Cons: a bit bulky, a bit expensive
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Overall 8

A good companion for Canon Digital Rebel 300D

mnyadi, epinions.com
28 October 2003
  • Excerpt: I just bought this flash as a replacement for my old Speedlite 430EZ which does not work with my new
  • Pros: Good flash power, good construction, small, affordable
  • Cons: No LCD display
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Overall 10

If your camera has a hotshoe, this should be your first accessory

syau, epinions.com
1 May 2003
  • Summary: If you want a sure fire way to improve indoor photos, the 420EX is your answer.
  • Pros: Very powerful and compact. Improves indoor photos
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Canon 420EX Flash

anthwo, epinions.com
1 March 2002
  • Summary: Its good enough for many shooting situations, and it complements the 550EX in the camera bag.
  • Pros: Cheaper, compact, lightweight, durable, advanced flash metering, wireless slave capability, and easy to use.
  • Cons: No master mode, no LCD, less features and less power than a 550EX flash.
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Overall 10

Very Nice Flash for Powershot G1 & 20D

seowfun, epinions.com
5 September 2001
  • Summary: If you are G1 owner and like the option of using bounce flash, you should consider this flash.
  • Pros: Swivel Head for Bounce Flash, High Power, Good Battery Life, ETTL
  • Cons: Bulky attaching to G1
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Overall 8

A decent tilt-and-swivel flash for your Canon EOS system.

kd-memphis, epinions.com
23 May 2001
  • Summary: I'd say this is a good flash for the average EOS photographer . Fully E-TTL or TTL capable. Tilt and full-swivel bounce head is a cool feature.
  • Pros: Good all-around flash. Swivels and tilts. Uses AA batteries. Reasonable price.
  • Cons: A bit bulky. The mount is flimsy...make sure you seat it properly.
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Overall 10

Good all round flash gun for the EOS system

Zmugzy, Dooyoo
7 February 2007
  • Excerpt: I have already taken some great photographs with my Canon EOS 300D and 420EX flash gun - the unit will generally support all EOS cameras - but as always it was a bit tricky at first. I always think that using a new flash aparatus is always takes abit of getting use to. That is where the digital camera has one of its main advantages: you can have a few goes until you get it right by checking it in the view finder.
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