Canon Speedlite 580EX II Shoe Mount Flash for  Canon
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Canon Speedlite 580EX II Shoe Mount Flash for Canon

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  • Compatible Brand: For Canon
  • Lens Coverage: 24mm - 105mm
  • Supported Exposure Control: FP Flash E-TTL
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Canon Speedlite 580EX II Shoe Mount Flash for Canon

The Canon Speedlite 580EX II is a slim and stylish shoe-mount flash that is designed to work with Canon EOS and PowerShot G series cameras. The Canon shoe-mount flash lets you capture decent photographs even in poor light conditions. The EOS & PowerShot G series flash mount has a faster recycle time, allowing you to click more photographs continuously using the flash. The flash head of this EOS & PowerShot G series flash mount can be swiveled up, right, and left to capture pictures from different angles. The Canon Speedlite 580EX II can be controlled through the camera's LCD screen. Guide number (190 ft/ 58 m at ISO 100) of the Canon Speedlite 580EX II offers powerful flash. Auto-conversion of flash coverage and white balance information automatically pass from the Canon shoe-mount flash to the camera and back, letting you take excellent pictures.

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 user reviews
83% recommend this product
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  • Variable Power (1)
  • Difficult to Use (1)
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  • Travel (1)

Consumer Reviews


Pure Power,? with a BRAIN.

byjohns1947 Aug 17, 2011
21 Helpfuls 22 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Awesome Power, Great Functionality, Fast charging, Master/Slave compatible
Cons Expensive, Heavy.
Recommended it? Yes

This is a review of the Canon 580 EX-II off camera flash unit.

It's also linked to my Review of the Canon EOS 50D.

For those of you who don't have a deep background in Photography, I'm going to share a few basic facts:

1    Cameras record images created by... Read full review »


Does what it is supposed to

byredtripp Mar 26, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Variable Power
Cons Difficult to Use
Recommended it? Yes

This flash does what it's supposed to and I get great results with it. If you want to move beyond the auto settings it can be difficult to use for beginners. Also, the light is too harsh without a good diffuser (I expected this when I purchased it and bought a diffuser to go with it.) Works well,... Read full review »


A Great Upgrade for an Already Great Flash

bymilogd Jan 15, 2010
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros No dead or dying battery notification, short batter life. It’s not cheap.
Cons E-TTL is excellent, and sturdy build
Recommended it? Yes

I broke by old 580EX, which was not a cheap flash to break, and decided to upgrade to the new one when replacing it. The first thing I noticed out of the box was the build. This flash is made to stay attached to the camera, and hold together. This flash was obviously made with the digital... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

Other Features

Brand Canon
Additional Features Flash exposure bracketing • Wireless off-camera control • Slave function • AF illuminator
Manual Power Control Levels 1/32 • 1/64 • 1/8 • 1/128 • 1/4 • 1/2 • 1/1 • 1/16
Required Battery 4 x battery - AA type
Zoom Automatic and Manual


Vertical Rotation Angle +90 / -7
Horizontal Rotation Angle +180 / -180

Key Features

Compatible Brand For Canon
Lens Coverage 24mm - 105mm
Supported Exposure Control FP Flash • E-TTL

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