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Old 15th of September 2007 (Sat)   #1
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Default Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

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?
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Old 15th of September 2007 (Sat)   #2
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Default Re: Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

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

It can be used as both a master and slave flash right? Where the 430 can only be a slave.
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Default Re: Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

The 580 has more features and is bigger than the 430. The 430 is plenty for the XTI.
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Default Re: Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

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It's even cooler if you put an omnibounce on it.. it GLOWS!
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Default Re: Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

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

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=228308
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Default Re: Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

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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.
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Default Re: Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

hahhaha

that is good

man it must be powerful

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

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.
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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....

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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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anyone?>
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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....
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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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Default Re: Can u list the MAIN benefits that the 580 EX (II) has ?

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

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.
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and its water,dust , resistant .
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