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 ...
Excerpt: I bought this flash based on recomendations. I had hoped it would meet my need but it is under powered, the light out put is at best not consistent in the manual mode and in the prgram mode it only want to user the lens wide open.
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