Canon Speedlite 580EX II

360 customer reviews

This external flash unit is a good all rounder.

£541 at 1 retailer out of 416 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 360 reviews.
405g, Canon See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Geoffrey, Salcombe Amateur Insect Photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sufficient output power. Can be used in high speed mode to work with faster shutter speeds. Head angle can be adjusted slightly downwards to work with close subjects like insect/flower photography. Flash output compensation easy to adjust. Has a full manual option.
Bad points:
Adjustment options can be a bit complicated.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jul 2012

John, tewkesbury

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
well built.powerfull.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Sep 2012

michael, Holmfirth Amateur photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant flashgun
Bad points:
Expensive
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2012

Eddie, Banbury Event and Wedding Photographer

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
A poor hot shoe conection let this speedlite down, continuely losing its primary function if it wasn't for the fact that I managed to drop the camera out of the boot of my car with the speedlite attached resulting in the speedlite breaking, it would have gone back. My original 580EX11 has been outstanding and still is.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 7.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2012

peter, Tasmania Pro Photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
perfectly matched to my 5d Canon
Bad points:
None that I can find
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Oct 2012

Dawn, Intermediate photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great flash - don't think you would ever need anything more than this - full manual control.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2012

Derek, Near Glasgow Professional photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
powerful a d versatile flash for EOS camera
Bad points:
Expensive
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Jul 2012

Product Features

Weight (g) 405
Compatibility Canon

Also known as: Speedlite 580EX MkII, Canon Speedlite 580EX MKII, Canon Flash Speedlite 580EX II.

 

Manufacturer's Description

Improve your flash photography with this high-powered, portable Speedlite flashgun. A Guide Number of 58 and full E-TTL flash metering ensures enough power and accurate flash exposures.

Features

  • E-TTL II Flash metering
  • Guide Number of 58*
  • Functions as a wireless master or slave flash
  • 24-105mm zoom head with 14mm diffuser
  • Fast and silent recycling
  • White balance communicated to digital SLR
  • Metal mounting foot
  • 180 degree swivel head
  • AF Assist beam

A portable Speedlite for creative flash photography

E-TTL II Flash metering
Portable and compact, the Speedlite 580EX II is high powered with a Guide Number of 58 suitable for bounce flash and telephoto lens shooting. E-TTL II metering ensures accurate and consistent flash exposure in all situations.
For more control or creativity flash power can be set manually in 1/3rd stop increments from 1/1 to 1/128th power.

24-105mm auto zoom head
With a compatible EOS digital SLR, the Speedlite 580EX II automatically detects the sensor size and zooms for optimum coverage. This minimises wasted power and improves recycling times.
The 24-105mm auto zoom head and a 14mm wide-panel diffuser provides flash coverage for a wide range of shooting situations.
The 180degree swivel head and associated tilt settings allow the option of bounce flash for softer lighting.

Wireless Master or Slave
The 580EX II will act as a remote master flash to trigger up to three groups of slave EX-Series Speedlites. With either E-TTL or manual flash exposure control you can create a portable lighting studio for complex lighting setups.

Colour temperature transmission
Combined with a compatible digital SLR, the Speedlite 580EX II will transmit white balance information to the camera to ensure accurate white balance at all times.

Stroboscopic flash
Use stroboscopic flash for creative motion photography. Stroboscopic flash functions with just one 580EX II or in a multiple flash setup of several Speedlites. Set the flash frequency between 1-199Hz for the effect required.

Power source
Powered by 4xAA batteries or external power supplies like the CP-E4, the Speedlite 580EX II is lightweight and powerful. The recycling time with AA batteries is nearly silent and takes less than 2 seconds for a full-power flash.

Weather sealing and durability
Complete weather and dust sealing ensure the flash will continue working in harsh environments. Coupled with a metal mounting foot and quick release latch, the connection between the camera and Speedlite is easy to use and secure.

Flash control
When used with a compatible camera all aspects of flash control, including flash power, wireless flash and all 14 custom functions can be adjusted from the camera menu.

AF Assist
Compatible with all EOS cameras, the Speedlite 580EX II can emit a focusing beam providing contrast for the lens to focus on when shooting in low light.


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