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Canon Speedlite 580EX II

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Pure Power, with a BRAIN.

johns1947, epinions.com
18 August 2011
  • Summary: You've always heard, you get what you pay for. With the 580 EXII you get that,.. and even MORE.
  • Pros: Awesome Power, Great Functionality, Fast charging, Master/Slave compatible
  • Cons: Expensive, Heavy.
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A Great Upgrade for an Already Great Flash

milogd, epinions.com
15 January 2010
  • Summary: Canon’s top of the line flash, is top of the line for a reason.
  • Pros: No dead or dying battery notification, short batter life. It’s not cheap.
  • Cons: E-TTL is excellent, and sturdy build
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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. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Canon's best flash for your DSLR!!!
  • Cons: A little bit bulky and heavy.
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Canon Speedlite 580EX II - Canon's Crown Jewel

soupcraze, epinions.com
17 February 2008
  • Summary: The Canon Speedlite 580EX II is a superb flash geared towards professionals, yet it would be perfect for any amateur that wants great photos also.
  • Pros: Powerful; Superior Build Quality; Weather-Sealed; Advanced Features
  • Cons: Heavy
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The Best Flash Ever Made by Canon; or Anyone Else for That Matter

mmpickering, epinions.com
10 February 2008
  • Summary: For the money you just can't get any better than the Canon Speedlite 580EX II
  • Pros: Quick Release Hotshoe Mount, A Plethora Of Features, Padded Case Included
  • Cons: Flip Down Diffuser Is Hard To Pull Out, Steep Price Tag
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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. I found that there is a Dvd showing you how to use this flash and I am going to get it. I am sure I can do many special tricks with this flash.
  • Pros: powerful, great for indoor & outdoor shot.
  • Cons: Heavy. Poor documentation, manual.
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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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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. This can make a huge difference in not only indoor photography, but outdoor as well (used as a fill flash). I have pretty "fast" lenses which are capable of doing indoor shots (canon ef-s 17-55 f/2.8 and sigma 30mm f/1.4) and I still decided to buy the 580EX II.
  • 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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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. My pictures have come out great and even the people at the camera store have commented favorably on my pictures as they are processed.
  • Pros: Great Features
  • Cons: Price
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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. the nice thing is it has PC terminal so that you can connect it to pocket wizard easily.
  • Pros: faster recycling time
  • Cons: larger
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