Woohoo! My new flash finally arrived today.
I bought the Canon Speedlite 430EX off of Amazon for £160 in the end, what can i say... it's fab! Glad i spent the extra bit to get the official canon one rather than one of the cheaper options.
Andy also leant me his "Nifty 50" fixed lens today, which this photo was taken with. The flash was bounced off of the wall to camera left with a bit of ambient light from directly behind camera.. i'm happy with the results.
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