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Canon Speedlite 580EX Hot-shoe clip-on flash

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Overview -------------- Canon's premium EOS series dedicated flash gun with a guide number of 58 for powerful lighting and remote control of up to two sets of other 580EX or 430EX guns. Features -------------- As the most powerful flash gun I have ever owned, the 580EX is a formidable ... Read review

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buyer991

Blinding performance

AdvantagesVery powerful and flexible advanced users flash gun, easy full-auto use.

DisadvantagesExpensive, complicated parameters setting, can cause subjects to blink.

"...the build quality of the Canon guns are very good, plastic but much better than the sometimes cheap mouldings of the others. The 580EX II improves on this further by including a metal hot shoe foot and weather sealing for use in the rain (when used with a suitably weather-proofed body). Conclusion ---------------- Great performance at a premium price - good if you've got deep pockets and want to use the built-in wireless slave features with other ..." Read review
03.01.2008

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Community Level 1Yoguko

Yoguko

The closest thing to a studio flash!

AdvantagesExcellent range, ease of use, full integration with EOS digital cameras

DisadvantagesBattery compartment hard to open and close.

"...can get these from the Canon website, but if your camera supports it, the best one is the E-TTL II metering system, which uses distance info from your lenses. The result is an extremely accurate exposure, be it with mixed light (ambient and flash) or just flash. The ability to light up the LCD is one I didn't really pay any attention until I had to cover a Halloween party... It was pitch black and I wanted to change the flash exposure compensation ..." Read review
30.10.2005

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Community Level 1Silent_freak

Silent_freak

Lightning strikes

AdvantagesFast recharge time, handy in use, plenty of light.

DisadvantagesPrice, battery insert.

"The Canon speedlite 580ex is the best flash unit i have worked with until this date. I photograph a lot of weddings, children and birthdays, so it's important that i relay on a good flash. You can turn the flashhead 360 degrees sideways, 90 degrees up and a few degrees down (mostly for macro photo). The guidenumber on 105 mm. is 58 and on 50 mm. it's 42, so compared to the older 550ex it is a good improvement and gives you lot's of light. The 580ex ..." Read review
31.10.2005

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Manufacturer's product description

Combining the strengths of its predecessor 550EX while providing additional functions at higher speeds, the SPEEDLITE 580EX is Canon's new flagship flash unit featuring a higher maximum guide number, shorter recycle time, autozoom control for image sensor size, and design improvements for easier handling by digital SLR users ranging from professional to advanced amateur.

General

MPN 9445A003, SL-580EX
Width 7.5 cm
Depth 11.4 cm
Height 13.4 cm
Weight 375 g

Camera flash

Type Hot-shoe clip-on flash
Guide Number (m / ISO 100) 58
Lens Coverage 24mm - 105mm
Supported Exposure Control FP Flash, TTL, E-TTL, E-TTL II
Shooting Distance 0.5 m - 30 m
Vertical Rotation Angle +90 / -7
Horizontal Rotation Angle +180 / -180
Zoom Automatic, manual
Manual Power Control Levels 1/1, 1/64, 1/128, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
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Auto Shut-Off Yes
Features AF illuminator, illuminated LCD display, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control, modelling flash capability, flash exposure bracketing

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories Carrying case

Power

Required Battery 4 x battery - AA type

Compatibility information

Designed For Canon EOS 1000D, 100D, 10D, 1100D, 1200D, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark II N, 1Ds Mark III, 1V, 1V HS, 1V HS HUS, 1V HUS, 20D, 20Da, 3, 3 HUS, 30, 30 Date, 300, 3000, 3000N, 3000N QD, 3000N/Date, 3000V, 300D, 300V, 300V D, 300V QD, 300X, 30D, 30V, 30V Date, 33, 33V, 350D, 400D, 40D, 450D, 50, 500D, 500N, 50D, 50E, 550D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 600D, 60D, 650D, 7, 70D, 7D, D30, D60, Digital Rebel, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, ELAN 7, ELAN 7E, ELAN 7N, ELAN 7NE, Elan II, Elan IIe, Elan IIe QD, IX, IX 7, Kiss Digital, Kiss Digital N, Kiss Digital X, Kiss F, Kiss X2, Kiss X3, Kiss X4, Kiss X5, Kiss X50, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T3, Rebel T3i, Rebel T4i, Rebel T5, Rebel XS, Rebel XSi ¦ Canon New EOS 300V Date ¦ Canon PowerShot G1, G10, G11, G12, G2, G2 Pro, G3, G5, G5 Pro, G6, G7, G9, Pro1, Pro90 IS, SX1 IS, SX10 IS, SX20 IS, SX30 IS
Designed For Canon EOS 1000D, 100D, 10D, 1100D, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark II N, 1Ds Mark III, 1V, 1V HS, 1V HS HUS, 1V HUS, 20D, 20Da, 3, 3 HUS, 30, 30 Date, 300, 3000, 3000N, 3000N QD, 3000N/Date, 3000V, 300D, 300V, 300V D, 300V QD, 300X, 30D, 30V, 30V Date, 33, 33V, 350D, 400D, 40D, 450D, 50, 500D, 500N, 50D, 50E, 550D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 600D, 60D, 650D, 7, 7D, D30, D60, Digital Rebel, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, ELAN 7, ELAN 7E, ELAN 7N, ELAN 7NE, Elan II, Elan IIe, Elan IIe QD, IX, IX 7, Kiss Digital, Kiss Digital N, Kiss Digital X, Kiss F, Kiss X2, Kiss X3, Kiss X4, Kiss X5, Kiss X50, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T3, Rebel T3i, Rebel T4i, Rebel XS, Rebel XSi ¦ Canon New EOS 300V Date ¦ Canon PowerShot G1, G10, G11, G12, G2, G2 Pro, G3, G5, G5 Pro, G6, G7, G9, Pro1, Pro90 IS, SX1 IS, SX10 IS, SX20 IS, SX30 IS

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