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Canon Speedlite 550EX

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Canon Speedlite 550EX

The Canon Speedlite 550EX is a direct- sync, shoe-mount flash with E-TTL/TTL autoflash control and wireless transmission/reception (E-TTL preflash, AF-assist beam, auto zoom, and bounce flash). It is compatible with Type-A EOS cameras (for E-TTL autoflash control) and Type-B EOS cameras (for TTL autoflash control). ON normal mode at ISO 100 the flash has a coverage range of 17-105 mm with 15-55 guide number. The auto zoom head covers 24-105 mm lens focal lengths automatically, …

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Canon Speedlite 550EX

The Canon Speedlite 550EX is a direct- sync, shoe-mount flash with E-TTL/TTL autoflash control and wireless transmission/reception (E-TTL preflash, AF-assist beam, auto zoom, and bounce flash). It is compatible with Type-A EOS cameras (for E-TTL autoflash control) and Type-B EOS cameras (for TTL autoflash control). ON normal mode at ISO 100 the flash has a coverage range of 17-105 mm with 15-55 guide number. The auto zoom head covers 24-105 mm lens focal lengths automatically, whilst manual zoom can be enabled with zoom button. Wide panel zoom is enabled whenthe built-in wide panel covers the flash head, and flash coverage is extended for 17mm lens local length. This flash unit requires size-AA alkaline LR6 batteries (6 V) x 4; Size-AA Nicad KR 15/51 batteries x 4 or Size-AA Lithium FR6 batteries (6 V) x 4 batteries to operate. It can also work with an external power source via compact battery pack CP-E2 Size-AA alkaline LR6 (AM-3) batteries (9 V) x 6; Transistor Pack E Battery Magazine TP with size-C alkaline LR14 (AM-2) batteries (9 V) x 6 Ni-Cd Pack TP (NR-SC Ni- Cd batteries x 6 in sealed pack). With the power switch set to SE, the Speedlite enters the SE mode after 90 seconds of non-use; or Slave unit enters SE mode after 60 min. (or 10 min. with CF-4) of non-use. The flash measures 80 x 138 x 112 mm anf weighs 405 g.

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The Canon Speedlite 550EX is the main component of a new flash system designed together with the EOS-3 SLR camera. It provides compatibility with the AF technology employed by the EOS-3 and refined E-TTL autoflash for performance. Other main features include a maximum Guide Number of 180 (ISO 100, ft.), an AF-assist beam which links to the EOS-3's 45-point area AF, FP Flash (high speed sync), FE lock (a flash version of AE lock), and FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing). The Speedlite 550EX also incorporates a built-in wireless transmitter, which can control other Speedlite 550EX units set up as slave units. Flash coverage is set automatically from 24mm to 105mm, and a wide-angle panel extends the coverage to 17mm. The Speedlite runs on 4 AA-size batteries, and can also be used with optional external power supplies such as Compact Battery Pack E and Transistor Pack E. Speedlite 550EX is compatible with all EOS models.

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