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Flash for canon 400d

Hi, This is Rakesh K Mewati from New Delhi, I have just want to know we have Canon 400D but still problem of Flash so which flash used in these camera please explain on that. Thanks Rakesh My E mail ID is

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Re: flash for canon 400d

Hi Rakesh,

For Canon: 550EX, 580EX and 580EX !!
lower model 430EX
For Metz: 54mz for Canon

Not sure of the question that you're asking.


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Re: flash for canon 400d

Hi, This is Rakesh K Mewati from New Delhi, I have just want to know we have Canon 400D but still problem of Flash so which flash used in these camera please explain on that. Thanks Rakesh My E mail ID is

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