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Canon 1000D & Canon MR-14EX Ringflash

Would it be worth the expense in investing in the MR-14 for my newly aquired Canon 1000D or would you recommend another flash Unit for this camera - i am new to photography and eager to learn.
Main areas of photography are, communions, confirmations, parties, portraits etc.
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Anyway here it is. safetysigns@o2.ie

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Holy smokes some of these post are old I mean really old. I'd hope you have solved your problem way before this. My answer to your question here is the flash you have listed is a "Macro" flash and for portraits will produce very unflattering light. Not to mention it will not have the reach of say a "normal' external flash unit and the amount of red eye will be staggering from this flash used for people pictures.

My suggestion is a 430EX for that camera.

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Hello friends, I have a problem with my Canon MR 14EX, it connects but does not load. with maintenance work in photographic equipment, the more I am not able get it. if someone can help me, I thank you very much!

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