I'm looking at getting either the 430EX or the 580EX and was hoping for some input from you gear addicts.
I've done a bit of reading and obviously the 580EX is the better of the two, but I'm looking at about a $200 dollar difference between the two as well and wondering if at my level its justified.
I'm very amature and just wondering do I need the 580EX just yet?
I will be using the flash mainly for portraits of my first little one (due in July), however I'm also really enjoying water drop photography at the moment as well and can really see the benifit a flash would provide there as well. I'm not much into longer range stuff and really the only other shooting I do is landscapes when not practising portraits etc.
I know the 430 is a slave only however if I was going to buy another flash down the track I'd obviously be wanting an upgrade anyways so would no doubt buy something with master capabilities when the time came
Am I going to be wishing I had the 580 straight away or will the 430 be enough for what I'm shotting for now?
Apologies if this has been covered heaps of times already.
To people who only own the 430EX how often do you find yourself wishing for more power and in what situations are those?
Thanks for any input in advance