Canon speedlite 580 ex ii flash for canon eos digital slr camerasDocument Transcript
My Associates StoreShopping CartProduct DetailsCanon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOSDigital SLR CamerasFrom CanonListPrice:$790.00Price:$599.00 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over$25. DetailsAvailability: Usually ships in 24 hoursFulfilled by Amazon and Sold by danicamera39 new or used available from $289.00Average customer review:(418 customer reviews)Product DescriptionFurther development of Canons flagship Speedlite has led to the production of the 580 EX II.This is the premier Speedlite for all photographers, including professionals. Newly designed tomatch with the EOS-1D Mark III in terms of improved dust- and water-resistance, body strength,and the ability to control flash functions and settings from the camera menu (EOS-1D Mark IIIonly). Other features include improved communication reliability through its direct contacts, andrecycling time is both 20% shorter than the 580EX and is completely inaudible. Approx. 20%faster recycling time compared to 580EX Superior build quality, including a metal foot forhigher rigidity Max. Guide No. 58 at 105mm setting (GN 190, feet) Auto conversion of flashcoverage with compatible digital SLR cameras White Balance info communicated instantly tocompatible digital SLR cameras Full swivel, 180° in either direction AF-assist beam, compatiblewith all AiAF points on every EOS SLR Dust- and water- resistance to match the EOS-1D MarkIII Specifications Compatible Cameras: E-TTL operation with all EOS digital SLRs; PowerShotG2, G3, G5, G6, and Pro1; and the following EOS film cameras - EOS-1v, EOS-3, Elan 7Nseries, Elan 7 series, Elan II series, Rebel T2, Ti, K2, GII, G. TTL operation with all other 35mmEOS SLRs, and Canon T90. Guide Number: 190 (at ISO 100, feet) / 58 (meters); flash head at
105mm zoom setting Number of Flashes: Approx. 100 to 700, with fresh AA-size alkalinebatteries Recycling Time: Approx. 0.1 to 6 seconds, with fresh AA-size alkaline batteries FlashRange: (At ISO 100, wiProduct Details Size: 580EX Color: black Brand: Canon Model: 1946B002 Released on: 2007-05-10 Format: CD-ROM Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 5.35" h x 2.99" w x 4.49" l, .22 poundsFeatures Please see the above description.Editorial ReviewsFrom the ManufacturerFurther development of Canons flagship Speedlite has led to the production of the 580 EX II.This is the premier Speedlite for all photographers, including professionals. Newly designed tomatch with the EOS-1D Mark III in terms of improved dust- and water-resistance, body strength,and the ability to control flash functions and settings from the camera menu (EOS-1D Mark IIIonly). Other features include improved communication reliability through its direct contacts, andrecycling time is both 20% shorter than the 580EX and is completely inaudible.Speedlite 580EX II Flash Highlights Approximately 20 percent faster recycling time compared to 580EX Superior build quality, including a metal foot for higher rigidity Max Guide No. 58 at 105mm setting (GN 190, feet) Auto conversion of flash coverage with compatible digital SLR cameras White Balance info communicated instantly to compatible digital SLR cameras Full swivel, 180 degrees in either direction AF-assist beam, compatible with all AiAF points on every EOS SLR Dust- and water- resistance to match the EOS-1D Mark III
Customer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews542 of 560 people found the following review helpful.What an upgrade! (coming from the 420EX)By Pierrick VerilhacI upgraded from a 420EX to this 580EX II. I got it just in time for a wedding photo shoot, and Imust say I was NOT disappointed.First, its battery life is outstanding. I shot shot more than 650 photos with the flash, most of thembouncing off the tall ceiling, with only ONE set of 4 AA batteries.Compared to the 420EX, the advantages are huge. The recycling time is amazingly fast. Itreminded me of the time the shutted lag difference I noticed when I switched from a compactdigital camera to a digital SLR! You can even burst the flash for half a dozen of exposures(bounced off ceiling!) in 2 seconds (interesting for the garter throw!), to match the speed of theCanon 20D or 30D.The quality of the TTL exposures is also singificantly better than what I would get with the420EX. 95% of my shots were spot on, using full TTL mode. It is consistently excellent.The fact that you only need to press one button to move the head of the flash in all directions waswhat sold me on the 580. What a pleasure to be able to switch from landscape to portrait and stillbe able to bounce the flash! This simple operation took 3+ seconds on the 420, and only 1 secondon this one, which is the difference between getting the shot or missing it (or just giving uptrying to get a vertical shot with the flash). The light reflector is also a nice feature, to get acatchlight in your subjects eyes. However, it wont work if you shoot in portrait mode (willreflect off to the right side).But the ONE feature that is worth the upgrade alone is the hot shoes quick release mount. Justslide the lever to the right, it clips right into position and is securely mounted on the hot shoe. Itis of course just as easy to unmount the flash.One other very nice feature is the direct access to "second curtain flash", simply by pressing abutton on the flash. No need to go wandering into the Cn functions of the camera body!On the down side, the flash is a lot bigger and bulkier than the 420EX, although not that muchheavier. It is a little more difficult to fit it in my camera bag now. It is longer, wider and deeper.The only way to really be able to tell is to have it in your hands. Comparative photos wont reallydo a good job at showing the difference in size. That said, I had it mounted on my camera thewhole day, for more than 8 hours, and it never bothered me.I havent even scratched the surface of everything that this flash can do, manual mode, etc, sinceI got it 2 days before the wedding and didnt have time to explore its features. I cant compare itto the 580EX mark I either, since I am coming from the 420. But if youre in the market to
upgrade your flash, dont look twice, and get the mark II right away.To sum things up, I would say that this flash is worth every penny, and well worth the pricepremium compared to the 420EX. It beats it hands down in every single category, has anoutstanding battery life, and is completely silent (I forgot to mention that). I am not aprofessional, just an enthusiast, but I can definitely justify its cost, at my level. In other words,you dont need to pair it to a 5D or a 1D Mark III to notice how much better than the 420EX itperforms.211 of 215 people found the following review helpful."The" Upgrade for your Canon CameraBy A. SwansonI read a quote where someone said theyd rather have a good flash than another lens. Bingo! Andthis is a GREAT flash. I didnt own the original 580, so I cant comment on that. I do howeverown the 430EX and this is a terrific upgrade from that already very capable flash.The 580 - in case you dont know - is capable of serving as the master in a master/slaverelationship with other Canon flashes. It can, when used in ETTL mode, configure and determinethe flash needs of up to three sets of flashes. You can set ratios, create sets and programeverything from this one flash.Alone, its one powerful little beast! True, its not a studio monolight, but try taking a set of thoseout to the park - or even the front yard - to get shots of the kids on prom night. This is a lotbigger than my 430, but not so big that it isnt part of my everyday kit.For those considering a lesser flash - if you ever intend to use multiple flashes or need a morepowerful flash, that 430 or 220 will limit what you can do. If I could do it all over again, Idcertainly purchase the 580 first, last and everything in between.187 of 195 people found the following review helpful.Very Impressive.By MichiI have the 420EX for my Rebel XT. Its a decent flash, but doesnt produce amazing pictures. Ipromised someone I would take pictures of their wedding and knew I had to get somethingbetter. I was very much eyeing the new Sigma EF-530 DG Super. Unfortunately there was notmuch definite information available, so I found it hard to make an educated decision. In the end Idecided to pay the extra money, know that this flash will be compatible with future cameraswithout hassles and will reliably control my 420EX.Without a doubt, this flash takes excellent pictures. It also has enough power - the 420EXpictures always seemed like it was on its limit. I am quite the electronics geek and figured mostof the controls out without consulting the handbook. I was worried about having to sit down andlearn all abouth the MASTER/SLAVE options it has, but to my relief, I switched it into Master,the 420EX into Slave, and wow, the resulting pictures are simply stunning with the 580EX II asMaster with the Catchlight Panel and the 420EX bounced.Yes, this flash is not cheap, but now that I have it, I dont regret spending the money one bit. Ifyoure trying to decide, I recommend to spend the extra money. I cant imagine this flash willdisappoint you.
I should mention that the battery panel door is a new design compared to the 420EX and seemsvery sturdy.I submitted a few close up pictures here. Especially of the rear panel which seems to be hard tofind pictures of.See all 418 customer reviews...My Associates Store | Shopping Cart Browse by CategoryPatio Furniture SetsCamera & Photo Similar ItemsCanon LP-E6 Battery Pack for Sel...$59.00Speedliters Handbook: Learning ...by Syl Arena$30.68Canon ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitte...$224.95 AccessoriesGossen GO 4200 Mavo-Spot 2 USB 1...$2,999.88
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