Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

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    • Canon Speedlite 580EXII

    • $549.96
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  • 5 / 5
    • The good:
      Its features and performance set it a step above the competition
    • The bad:
      Expensive; Confusing at first

    The Canon Speedlite 580EX II has the blessing of its predecessor, the 580EX. It has a better-quality including its superior stringency derived from the metal foot feature it has. The flash coverage’s auto conversion is also give attention by the digital SLR camera.


    This standalone flash has an improved mechanism for the lock which adds to its durability. Resisting moisture and dust is also not a problem with this improvisation as it gives everyone the intended care while handling the flash. The 580EX II does not totally look like a different invention because it still has the looks and the style of its predecessor, but just added the right amount of innovation which makes it a complete and utter leap of faith and a breath of fresh air. No matter how perfect this flash is for the expert photographers, it also does not disclaim those who are just starting out as they can also use this without being intimidated. This is very easy to use and does not have those complicated functionalities and complexities. More importantly, as it comes with a manual and all those additions that will surely make you smile.


    The flash is actually great as long as you have passed the pace where you encounter all the nuances imaginable with regards to configuring it and all that you do with a brand new product. Because just like other flash lenses, it takes some time to get the hang of it. The only disadvantage is that it demands a separate cable for you to be able to use it dissociated from the camera. The exposure’s compensation is somehow confusing and can very well test a customer’s patience due to the fact that it takes quite some time before what you entered start manifesting. For example, if you dial one setting, the number tends to flash for like every second leaving you constantly overrunning, dialing one way, redialing the other way, and waiting for a couple of seconds just to get it to set as you preferred. You should also know by now that when it loses its battery life, the default setting is automatically programmed. So basically, when you power it up again, you are left with no choice but to reconfigure every single thing according to your desire.


    That is something that could be taken in a good way. Because if something is always set to default, you may not need to worry about all the wrong features and settings you have entered into the system. That way you can always start with a clean slate every time you open it. In comparison to other flashes like the 430EX or the 40D, it is pretty obvious that the 580EX II is the leader of the game. But then again, the price also comes as a leader. Nonetheless, it is commendable how they do not try to impress people with a low price but a petty performance. They give you the price, and they guarantee you the performance it comes with. Now that is what makes it stand-out.