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Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

 
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BASED ON SOMEONE who has the CANON 400D (XTI REBEL)

Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

over the 430

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Forget about price, just think of the pure benefits that it potentially has.

i mean the real noticable benefits in terms of flash covergae, technical specs, and power?

Sep 15, 2007 07:46

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you can temporarily blind more people at a faster refresh rate :)

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It can be used as both a master and slave flash right? Where the 430 can only be a slave.

Sep 15, 2007 11:52

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The 580 has more features and is bigger than the 430. The 430 is plenty for the XTI.

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scokar wrote in post #3935014external link
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It's even cooler if you put an omnibounce on it.. it GLOWS!

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Here's a great place to look for the differences.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=228308

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Space wrote in post #3937314external link
The 580 has more features and is bigger than the 430. The 430 is plenty for the XTI.

Saying the 430 is plenty for the XTi is misleading. The 580 puts out more light and if you need that amount of light to illuminate your subject it makes no difference if you are shooting with an XTi or a 1D series camera.

Sep 16, 2007 01:25

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hahhaha

that is good

man it must be powerful

scokar wrote in post #3935014external link
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Sep 16, 2007 04:13

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interesting point,

i read the manual today,

its is clearly more powerful than the 430 and its reach distance is stronger
and it has some cool features that im yet to understand. ha.

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Saying the 430 is plenty for the XTi is misleading. The 580 puts out more light and if you need that amount of light to illuminate your subject it makes no difference if you are shooting with an XTi or a 1D series camera.

Sep 16, 2007 04:15

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anyon ehere happen to have an sample images thay have taken
from using the "stobe" feature?

im dying to see whats its all about....

AussieCat wrote in post #3939676external link
interesting point,

i read the manual today,

its is clearly more powerful than the 430 and its reach distance is stronger
and it has some cool features that im yet to understand. ha.

Sep 16, 2007 04:16

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anyone?>

AussieCat wrote in post #3939678external link
anyon ehere happen to have an sample images thay have taken
from using the "stobe" feature?

im dying to see whats its all about....

Sep 21, 2007 06:26

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The 580ex II has a pc connection, a metal foot, external metering and "More Power". It also keeps your bank account from getting too big.

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hahha

well im pretty lucky as canon replaced my 430 with a new 580 ex series 2 model 2 weeks ago

as i had as falut with the 430 and the upgraded me to due to some error

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The 580ex II has a pc connection, a metal foot, external metering and "More Power". It also keeps your bank account from getting too big.

Jack

Sep 21, 2007 06:53

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The big one for me was the built in PC connection - much easier than a shoe PC connection or modifying the 580EX I to have a PC connection by taking it apart. I use mine quite often with pocketwizards.

Sep 21, 2007 14:35

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and its water,dust , resistant .

Sep 21, 2007 19:07 as a reply to post 3980292


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