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Mar 01, 2010 12:26 |  #1

I can hear when my 550 has recycled, but my 580 is silent. I know nikon offers a option on they're flashes for them to beep when recycled, does canon offer the same thing?



  
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Mar 01, 2010 13:04 |  #2

I just check the green/red light on the back. And I know that my flash centainly is recycled after 5 seconds. Keep that in mind and you rarely have a missfire


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Mar 01, 2010 13:21 |  #3

Nick Pro wrote in post #9707156 (external link)
I can hear when my 550 has recycled, but my 580 is silent. I know nikon offers a option on they're flashes for them to beep when recycled, does canon offer the same thing?

I don't think any of the Canon speedlites have a beep option to alert you when they have recycled. It would be a nice thing to have.

You are able to see if your flash is recycled and ready to fire though with the flash indicator in the viewfinder and the red pilot light on the back of the flash.


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Mar 01, 2010 13:49 as a reply to  @ tfd888's post |  #4

I rarely use the flash on camera though, so I can't normally see the light.



  
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Mar 01, 2010 14:17 as a reply to  @ Nick Pro's post |  #5

Nope. Canon does not have the beep function, but Metz 58 AF-1 does (if you're ever to buy another flashgun :)):

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Mar 02, 2010 01:05 |  #6

the reason why people pay for the 580ex ii was to get rid of that audible recharging sound. (it uses a higher frequency so that we don't hear it)


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May 16, 2010 15:19 as a reply to  @ c2thew's post |  #7

I think its a shame that canon speedlights don't offer the recycle beep function and see it as a real disadvantage over the Nikon system. Perhaps they will offer this in the future, I guess only time will tell.


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May 16, 2010 15:28 |  #8

nikon's speedlight system is much more useful than canon's. However, in terms of ease of adjusting flash output, the speed goes to canon thanks to the wheel


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May 16, 2010 17:27 |  #9

c2thew wrote in post #10191338 (external link)
nikon's speedlight system is much more useful than canon's.

Care to elaborate? Just curious.

I helped a friend shoot a wedding last year and he uses Nikon. While using two off camera flashes with umbrellas I thought that the recycle beep was pretty useful, but not essential. Other than that...


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May 16, 2010 19:08 |  #10

puzzle wrote in post #10191289 (external link)
I think its a shame that canon speedlights don't offer the recycle beep function and see it as a real disadvantage over the Nikon system. Perhaps they will offer this in the future, I guess only time will tell.

Maybe 5% of people would use this feature, perhaps 5% of the time. Products are generally built for the most common uses.

Solution1: get a battery pack, the flash is pretty much always ready.
Solution2: hire a student to say "beep" when the light changes from green to red ;)


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May 16, 2010 21:41 |  #11

tim wrote in post #10192253 (external link)
Maybe 5% of people would use this feature, perhaps 5% of the time. Products are generally built for the most common uses.

Solution1: get a battery pack, the flash is pretty much always ready.
Solution2: hire a student to say "beep" when the light changes from green to red ;)

Use a good Li-Io battery in your flash and it will take less than half a second if it has not fired a 100% bang.

EDIT: Oops! Getting too late for me to post. I meant NiMh batteries.


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May 16, 2010 22:10 |  #12

Sikor7 wrote in post #10193000 (external link)
Use a good Li-Io battery in your flash and it will take less than half a second if it has not fired a 100% bang.

I'm not aware of an Lithium Ion battery pack for a speedlite. I use a CP-E3 battery pack with NiMH AA cells, I have one for each flash.


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May 16, 2010 22:15 |  #13

You do get a little ready light in the viewfinder, don't you?


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May 16, 2010 22:59 |  #14

tkbslc wrote in post #10193145 (external link)
You do get a little ready light in the viewfinder, don't you?

No, not with 50D and 580EXII. Do you?


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May 16, 2010 23:38 |  #15

You should get a little lighting bolt when the flash is ready if the flash is on the hotshoe or connected via ettl cable.

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