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G12 + 580exII?

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Jan 19, 2011 02:58 |  #1

Just curious, I have a 580exII and I'm contemplating on getting the G12. I really enjoy using a flash indoors. I don't think this setup will occur very often, but if someone can entertain me with a picture.

How ridiculous does a G12 look with a 580ex attached to it? Can someone share a pic?


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Jan 19, 2011 04:58 |  #2

A 580 on a G does make a rather top heavy combination, however those of us who use that combination a lot, use other solutions. Simplest is an ST-E2, restricts you to only group A + B (e.g. left and right), but you can have multiple guns in each group and vary the ratio between the groups. Of course you can do all the fun stuff of having brollies, boxes, etc. Using a large EX gun is very easy, a simple flash bracket gets the weight off the top, I use the Custom Bracket Mini RC, but there are plenty of others, control is maintained with an off-camera cord. I can then use the full master facilities of pro gun (be it 550/580/580II - they all work the same!), that gives you access to all the groups, A, B and C.

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Jan 19, 2011 18:42 |  #3

The 580 on the G12 works just fine for indoor flash shots. It may give you a top heavy combo but you have a real good handle for the camera!

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Jan 20, 2011 10:07 |  #4

Here's the G9 with 580EXII: http://lightdescriptio​ …canon-external-flash.html (external link)

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My 10 Best Photos: http://hornerbuck.smug​ …187_MdCXA#56343​6691_UdXpt (external link)

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