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    Buying on a whim...

    Occasionally I want a piece of equipment (usually not a major purchase) but, don't purchase it because I don't want to pay the price. When and if I find one used for a decent price, I will snap it up on a whim. Or is that preplanning with a purpose?

    Anyway, I have been wanting to get a Better Beamer flash extender to use with my 550EX flash and 300mm and 400mm lenses. I didn't want to pay the close to $40 (USD) that the darn thing runs new. I found one today used in supposedly mint condition on eBay for $18 (USD) with free shipping and thought, what the heck? I won't find one much cheaper than that.

    Anyhow I am now waiting for a Better beamer to come in the mail and I will either be madly in love with it or cast it aside on the pile of other "use and forget" equipment which I occasionally unload onto other unsuspecting photographers at photo swap meets.

    Has anyone used the Better Beamer and, if so, what is your view on this very unique piece of equipment?

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    Re: Buying on a whim...

    Richard - I haven't come across that, but will be interested to hear about your experience.

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    Re: Buying on a whim...

    I too would be interested in hearing about your experience.

    - Bill

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    Re: Buying on a whim...

    Hi Richard,
    I also have an interest in this piece of equipment and am looking forward to hearing how you rate it.
    Pat.

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