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G11 and Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash work together?

 
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Sep 03, 2009 19:21 |  #16

Cadenza, would you use the 580ex with an off camera flash cord, or right on top of the camera?


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Sep 03, 2009 23:39 |  #17

pivot and swivel is important than appearance. 580ex or 580exii are excellent choices, but maybe too much flash for such a camera... I might go with the 430 instead. in my opinion, the 270ex is too limited.


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Sep 04, 2009 00:23 as a reply to  @ Nathan's post |  #18

Back when I got my G3, the first add-on I bought was a 550ex. It was basically glued onto the shoe, I liked it so much. I tried a friend's 220ex, and it wasn't even close. The 220ex was lighter, but I figured that if I needed an external flash, I NEEDED it to be at it's best.

I also found red-eye to be much less of an issue with a flash further from the lens.

It's really not hard to handle, you just need to get used to setting the camera down differently (on it's back, on something soft). I also took to carrying the camera by the flash, which seemed easier.

I've used a cord and bracket with the G3 (meh), but more often used bounce and/or Stofen diffuser. Slave flash with wireless TTL is cool too.

You asked the question, so I know you want to go big. You won't regret it.


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Sep 04, 2009 05:19 as a reply to  @ BTNorris's post |  #19

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Just getting into photography and bought this flash.
On auto it is always very much over exposed so I suppose it will always have to be used in the manual modes.

Switched them both off quickly just before the photo was taken as there was a loud buzzing noise coming from the camera.

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Sep 04, 2009 05:40 |  #20

This has turned into a show us your big flash on your little G! I love it! Thank you everyone for the information. This forum is great!


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Sep 04, 2009 08:49 |  #21

ScottCooper wrote in post #8579252 (external link)
Cadenza, would you use the 580ex with an off camera flash cord, or right on top of the camera?

I use it on top of the camera, since I don't have a cord. On my list of things to get, though.




  
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If the G is your primary camera I can see using the 580EX. It takes great shots with good light. The 270EX is definitely limited. It is right in the middle of the onboard flash and the 580EX performance-wise.


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Sep 04, 2009 12:53 |  #23

use the flash off camera. get a ebay trigger for 14 GBP. the results are great.


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Sep 04, 2009 15:49 |  #25

I used the 430EX with my G7 for a few months and the results were great. However I found that it resulted in poor balance.




  
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Sep 05, 2009 09:21 |  #26

ScottCooper wrote in post #8568414 (external link)
I'm considering the G11, but wondered what flash I should be looking into. Is the Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash a good choice, or will it only work with the EOS line?


Any idea release date of the G11?




  
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Sep 05, 2009 16:10 |  #27

Haven't heard - still available for pre-order unlike the eos d7. I am just getting into photography, and of course, want to get all the best, with a disposable camera budget, but the g11 seems like something I could buy, and get a lot of use out of while I decide whether I have the skills and interest in 5dII, or its replacement in the future. That is sort of what was driving the "get the best flash I can afford now" question of this thread. Honestly, the g11 seems to be plenty of camera for now. I'm thinking of staging / shooting real estate, family outings, of course, perhaps portraits, and then some day weddings. I've watched some other folks grow into that, and never took the first step myself. Sorry, rambling.


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Sep 05, 2009 19:24 |  #28

ScottCooper wrote in post #8590027 (external link)
Haven't heard - still available for pre-order unlike the eos d7. I am just getting into photography, and of course, want to get all the best, with a disposable camera budget, but the g11 seems like something I could buy, and get a lot of use out of while I decide whether I have the skills and interest in 5dII, or its replacement in the future. That is sort of what was driving the "get the best flash I can afford now" question of this thread. Honestly, the g11 seems to be plenty of camera for now. I'm thinking of staging / shooting real estate, family outings, of course, perhaps portraits, and then some day weddings. I've watched some other folks grow into that, and never took the first step myself. Sorry, rambling.


Sounds good, and you know what you want.
I am considering the G11 as well.




  
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Sep 06, 2009 06:44 |  #29

sevsuk wrote in post #8583862 (external link)
use the flash off camera. get a ebay trigger for 14 GBP. the results are great.

sevsuk,

What exactly is an "ebay trigger"? Can you provide a link?

Thanks in advance




  
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Sep 07, 2009 14:40 |  #30

I used the 580EXII with my G2. Works beautifully when bouncing off a wall/ceilling.Will try OCF with Cybersync




  
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