So I have been trying to use my 430EXII more and get used to using flash and such however it is proving a bit difficult. Right now I am still working with it on camera until I can master that then I will move it off camera. I find that often while using E-TTL the camera will set a super low shutter speed, usually below 30, which of course makes for shitty handheld photos. However if I throw it into manual flash adjustment once I get a feel for what to set the power at on the flash it takes great pics at a shutter of 200. This is just what ive been playing around with tonight, which was in Av mode, not sure if E-TTL reacts differently in different priority modes on the camera. Should I just learn the manual flash power settings better and not use E-TTL or is there something stupid that I am doing wrong?