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Canon Speedlite 580EX II
8.5 out of 10

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

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Canon 580EX II Speedlite review by nathanielgeorgeweir

nathanielgeorgeweir, slrgear.com
23 December 2009
  • Summary: I am 14 years old and bought this flash to use over my canon 580ex II crappy pop-up flash. It is much more powerful than I expected and killer build quality. It is very inexpensive- $389 new off of Amazon.com. It also has a much higher quality of light because of strobe size.
  • Pros: high guide # (190), Extremely good build quality, Flash zoom :), 180 degree range of motionGood weight, Looks cool, Many C. fn., Limitless possibilties
  • Cons: I am 14 years old and bought this flash to use over my canon 580ex II crappy pop-up flash. It is much more powerful than I expected and killer build quality. It is very inexpensive- $389 new off of Amazon.com. It also has a much higher quality of light because of strobe size. An amazing piece of ...
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Overall 10
10

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

TheHobbit, PriceGrabber
24 February 2008
  • Summary: This flash is much better than the built in one from my DSLR. My camera automatically detected this flash and adjusted to the flash without any problems. You might want to get a diffuser as well. It uses 4 AA batteries and comes with a paded case. This flash upgrade is definitely worth it.
  • Pros: Canon's best flash for your DSLR!!!
  • Cons: A little bit bulky and heavy.
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Overall 10
10

580ex II outstanding

a386, PriceGrabber
12 January 2008
  • Summary: I would say that this flash is worth every penny, and well worth the price premium compared to the 420EX. I was struggling to choose 430ex & 580ex. Their price are about $100 different. There are many functions on this flash that I don't understand and the manual didn't tell you much at all.
  • Pros: powerful, great for indoor & outdoor shot.
  • Cons: Heavy. Poor documentation, manual.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice updates from 580EX

bluejeff, PriceGrabber
12 January 2008
  • Summary: First of all, I think this is a very nice flash, same as my 580EX and 430EX. The recharing time now is even faster than the original 580EX and the build of the flash is very sturdy and I think it's going to last a long time.
  • Pros: 1. Faster recharing 2. Weather-sealed 3. Overall built
  • Cons: 1. The master/slave switch is now gone; very inconvenient 2. New design on the hot shoe and connecter. Will not work well on bodies prior 1DIII
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Overall 10
10

580ex II

dwang2k, PriceGrabber
6 January 2008
  • Summary: Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a powerful flash for their Canon DLSR, even for the small size xt and xti. With 580ex II in hand, you will never use the integrated flash any more.
  • Pros: very faster recycling time. powerfull light. ETTL-II. 4 AA battery.
  • Cons: bulkier, feel heavy and hard to balance on my 350D
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Overall 10
10

My first external flash unit - great product!

joysmahal, PriceGrabber
1 January 2008
  • Summary: I am not a pro, but I am an enthusiast and have been using a film SLR since the mid 90's. This is my first external flash unit and I can say that if you have the budget for it - it is worth the purchase.
  • Pros: Quick recycling time, flash power, weather sealed...
  • Cons: Big/heavy, expensive, there is a learning curve to take nice flash pictures
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Canon 580EX II Speedlite review by JayceOoi

JayceOoi, slrgear.com
31 December 2007
  • Summary: It is heavy with 400D. However, it does performing very well. I use it with WhaleTail Flash Diffuser (clone). The result is great. Check out photo samples taken during Christmas Caroling.
  • Pros: Powerful, quick recycle, build quality
  • Cons: Heavy on 400D
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Overall 6
6.0

Still exploring it

sighman, PriceGrabber
31 December 2007
  • Summary: It's really bulky but manageable. It can shoot as fast as my camera can shoot. The flexible angling is quite useful. Also, it's using AA battery which is cheaper but may be heavier.
  • Pros: Very flexible flash angling and output, Outstanding battery life fast recycling time
  • Cons: Haven't discovered any yet
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Flash

gladiatorbk, PriceGrabber
20 December 2007
  • Summary: This is a fantastic flash. It is pricey but I was able to get mine on sale for $100 less than regular price so it was a no brainer for me. This flash delivers tremendous lighting for my Canon EOS 40D. I love the fact that I can bounce the flash off the ceilings from every angle.
  • Pros: Great Features
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 10
10

better than 580ex

huipengsc, PriceGrabber
12 December 2007
  • Summary: I have both canon 580ex and 580ex II. This latter version has faster recycling time, about 25% faster. one thing I noticed is the size of it is a little bit larger, my omi bounce hood can fit in 580ex properly but can hardly fit in ex II.
  • Pros: faster recycling time
  • Cons: larger
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