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Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
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- FP Mode, or high-speed sync, allows the camera to sync with flash at higher shutter speeds
- Second-curtain sync fires the flash at the end of the exposure, allowing streak of light to flow naturally behind the movement of the subject
- Wireless TTL flash when triggered by other on-camera 580EX; or when combined with ST-E2 Transmitter & multiple 580 or 550 EX's
- Stroboscopic mode shows several minute flashes continuously to easily view flash effect
- 14 Custom Functions that provide maximum control over various flash functions
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|Item Dimensions||5.35 x 2.99 x 4.49 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.45 pounds|
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Further development of Canon's flagship Speedlite has led to the production of the 580 EX II. This is the premier Speedlite for all photographers, including professionals. Newly designed to match 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 III only). Other features include improved communication reliability through its direct contacts, and recycling 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 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° 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 Specifications Compatible Cameras: E-TTL operation with all EOS digital SLRs; PowerShot G2, G3, G5, G6, and Pro1; and the following EOS film cameras - EOS-1v, EOS-3, Elan 7N series, Elan 7 series, Elan II series, Rebel T2, Ti, K2, GII, G. TTL operation with all other 35mm EOS 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 alkaline batteries Recycling Time: Approx. 0.1 to 6 seconds, with fresh AA-size alkaline batteries Flash Range: (At ISO 100, wi
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Further development of Canon's flagship Speedlite has led to the production of the 580 EX II. This is the premier Speedlite for all photographers, including professionals. Newly designed to match 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 III only). Other features include improved communication reliability through its direct contacts, and recycling 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
Top Customer Reviews
I am no pro by any means. I did do a favor wedding. I found out quick, during the father daughter dance, that I couldn't focus because I didn't have enough light. I was trying to be cute and use radio transmitter to trigger 3 remote flashes. That would be fine but with no focus there is no photo, no flash from the remote flashes at all. People with point and shoot cameras were taking pictures. I am about to crap my pants. It dawned on me that I have to have my 580EX II on the camera for the focus assist (red light). I quickly recovered and caught the last half of the dance.
All these devices include an autofocus assist beam, which is nice, because my EOS 5D3 and 1D4 bodies do not have flashes or AF lights. Sometimes I use the ST-E2 purely for that feature alone.
Speedlite 580EX II (bought December 2009)
This is a very reliable, easy-to-use flash. It replaced a Speedlite 550EX, which was quite complicated to operate. Unlike the old 550EX, you push in one button and you can tilt and swivel the flash head with ease. The flash recharges quickly and gets lots of shots out of a set of batteries (see note). The flash can act as a master or slave with another Speedlite via infrared; I use it with the SE-E2 below. It’s a bright flash, with a guide number of 190ft. The zoom on this flash is 24-105mm, or 14mm with the extendable panel. I keep this flash in “slave” mode.
The 600 below is much easier to use and more versatile. However, if you can pick up a 580EX II for a good price, it makes a good slave — assuming of course that you’re controlling via infrared. If you might want to go radio frequency, it’s of no use unless you use a Pocket Wizard or some such.
Speedlite 600EX-RT (bought July 2012)
This is the flash I use most often, because it’s slightly brighter, and the automatic zoom has the best range. (Though in practice, I can’t see the difference in brightness compared with the 580EX II.)
Both have the one-button release for tilting and swiveling. Although this flash’s specs say that it’s a little bit brighter than the older model, with a guide number of 197ft, in practice it’s the same. I like the width of the coverage, from 20mm-200mm, with the extendable panel bringing it to 14mm.
The 600EX-RT can work as a master/slave with either infrared or radio frequency. I’m committed to infrared because I have the ST-E2 master (which is infrared, as opposed to the ST-E3 which is radio), and because my other flash is infrared-only. If I were starting over, I’d go radio, because in order to use infrared the “eye” on the slaves has to be able to see the infrared beam from the master. Maybe some day I’ll sell the 580EX II and the ST-E2 and move to a full radio frequency system.
I switch this flash from standalone mode to slave mode, depending on what I’m doing. Fortunately it’s easy to make that change.
Speedlite ST-E2 (bought January 2011)
I use this mainly to control the 580EX II and 600EX-RT flashes, but sometimes use it standalone if I want the autofocus assist light.
HINT: The 580 and 600 flashes work best with lithium AA batteries. You get a lot more flashes than with alkaline batteries. I keep eight of them in my camera bag. The ST-E2 uses a 2CR5 battery, and I keep one spare in my camera bag.
HINT: Both the 580 and 600 flashes have tripod mounting sockets on the side, hidden under rubber covers. Those are really handy! They also come with “feet” with tripod sockets which are good for when you don’t need to use a full tripod.
Indoors and in smaller rooms, it is effective when used as a bounce flash off the ceiling or walls, creating a nice, even soft light, especially if the reflective surfaces are white.
Now i have 2 of these. easy to work with no matter where.
Perfect if you are traveling by plane, you will always have good light.
If you have auto focus lense, it`s THE BEST way to use the infra-red focus system of the flash. It doesn matter how dark it is, you will have your subject focused really fast.
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