Reviews and Problems with Canon Speedlite 580EX II
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Ametuer flash masquerading as a pro unit
6 November 2009
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: I shoot photos in a night club for over 2 years with my EOS 30D, 24-105mm F4. and 580Ex. In environment where is totally dark, lots of smoke and people constantly moving, and I believe my older 580ex perform very well on focusing than 580ex II.
Pros: *Powerful *Direct flash on people shows better result than older 580ex (nice skin tone, no over expose) *Better built for battery door
Cons: *AF-Assist beam somewhat lower (dimmer) than older 580ex that I have, this is major problem when I try to focus in total darkness *Hot shoe lock new design wont let me "over-tight" the flash to the camera, the flash is not tight enough to my EOS 30D camera (it may work perfect for newer cameras i...
Summary: Ich benutze den Speedlite professionell und war bisher sehr zufrieden mit dem Gerät. Jetzt nach 25 Monaten, also ein Monat nach Garantieende blitzt der Speedlite nur noch im TTL Modus, wird von meiner 5DIII nicht mehr erkannt. Der Zoommotor funktioniert nur noch manuell.