Canon Speedlite 580EX II

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Canon Speedlite 580EX II Speedlight

Further development of Canon's flagship Speedlite has led to the production of the 580 EX II. This is the premier Speedlite for all photographers, including professionals. Newly designed to match with the EOS-1D Mark III in terms of improved dust- and water-resistance, body strength, and the ability to control flash functions and settings from the camera menu (EOS-1D Mark III only). Other features include improved communication reliability through its direct contacts, and recycling time is both 20% shorter than the 580EX and is completely inaudible.

Speedlite 580EX II Flash Highlights

  • Approximately 20 percent faster recycling time compared to 580EX

  • Superior build quality, including a metal foot for higher rigidity

  • Max Guide No. 58 at 105mm setting (GN 190, feet)

  • Auto conversion of flash coverage with compatible digital SLR cameras

  • White Balance info communicated instantly to compatible digital SLR cameras

  • Full swivel, 180 degrees in either direction

  • AF-assist beam, compatible with all AiAF points on every EOS SLR

  • Dust- and water- resistance to match the EOS-1D Mark III


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Specifications
Compatible Cameras E-TTL operation with all EOS digital SLRs; PowerShot G2, G3, G5, G6, and Pro1; and the following EOS film cameras - EOS-1v, EOS-3, Elan 7N series, Elan 7 series, Elan II series, Rebel T2, Ti, K2, GII, G. TTL operation with all other 35mm EOS SLRs, and Canon T90.
Guide Number 190 (at ISO 100, feet) / 58 (meters); flash head at 105mm zoom setting
Number of Flashes Approx. 100 to 700, with fresh AA-size alkaline batteries
Recycling Time Approx. 0.1 to 6 seconds, with fresh AA-size alkaline batteries
Flash Range (At ISO 100, with 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/1.4) - Approx. 1.6 to 98.4 feet / 0.5 to 30m
AF Assist Beam Built-in; covers all focus points in EOS cameras with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, or 45 AF points; Distance range - 2 to 32.8 feet (0.6 to 10m) at center; 2 to 16.4 feet (0.6 to 5m) at periphery
Custom Functions Fourteen Speedlite Custom Functions built-in; set on Speedlite's LCD panel
Power Source Four AA-size batteries - alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable Ni-MH usable
External Power Source External power supply - compatible with Dust- and water- Resistant External Power Pack, Canon battery pack CP-E3 and Transistor Pack E
Dimensions 3.0 x 5.3 x 4.5 inches /76 x 134 x 114mm
Weight 13.2 oz./375g, without batteries (4 AA alkaline batteries add 3.5 oz./100g)

Compatibility

Designed For Use With:

Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 1D Mark II n
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 1Ds
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS 5DS R
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 60Da
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 77D
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS M3
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS R
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Canon EOS Rebel T3
Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS Rebel XTS
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
Canon PowerShot G16
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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Canon Speedlite 580EX II Speedlight Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5