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 Post subject: Canon 580EX II Flash
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:30 am 
Has anyone had experience with this flash, and if so, how has your experience been so far?


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Yep, I've tried one out and it's very good - obviously it's pretty big and heavy, but if you want the most powerful flash in Canon's range, it's the one to go for. The mounting is also quite neat compared to the screw fitting of conventional flashguns - one twist and it's on or off. Also mates really well with the 40D and 1D Mark III for better sealing.

As Thomas says, you buy a flash because you don't have enough light, so it makes sense to go for the biggest one if you can afford it and don't mind the size.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:54 am 
I found the mounting quite unique as well. The size doesn't concern me as of yet, however, after photographing a few weddings or special events I may notice the weight more. And by the way, the battery compartment is much easier to get to than on some modes I've had in the past.


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If you're photographing weddings or events, I'd definitely go for the bigger one.


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 Post subject: recharge time
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:33 pm 
Hey Gordon, have you noticed how fast the recycling time was when testing this flash? I find its amazingly fast, however, a bit hard on batteries. I'm testing the flash with NiMH 2500 mAh batteries for now, but so far am quite impressed with the results.


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It is quick, but how about the lack of whistling noise as it recharges?! Actually I kinda miss that...!


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