Reviews and Problems with Canon Speedlite 580EX II
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Canon 580EX II Speedlite review by nathanielgeorgeweir
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.