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Canon Speedlite 580EX II, reviewed by mtbdudex

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Location: SE Michigan
Aug 03, 2015 11:12 |  #1

Bought this back in 2010 for my T1i then, it's served me well so many times and so many situations.

Here's a drag-the-shutter and then flash to freeze the subject, my youngest son back in Aug-2010.
I was just learning and playing with it to get this shot.


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Canon: R5 RF24-105mm F4, 70D lens:70-200 L f2.8 IS II / TC 1.4x 2x / 15-85 / f1.4 50 / UWA 11-16 Tokina
FEISOL tripod CT-3441S + CB-40D Ball Head, iOptron EQ tracker
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Joined Jul 2015
Sep 15, 2015 09:00 |  #2

This is a great flash just missing remote triggering if you need that.

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Joined Nov 2007
Location: Traryd, Sweden
Sep 05, 2022 08:40 |  #3

It did have remote triggering via Canon's optical remote control system.


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Location: So. Cal
Sep 07, 2022 16:03 |  #4

Still a nice unit in this time. I bought a LN one sometime in '21 to accompany the first 580EX which has been a work horse. The optical triggering works well. That said I use RF receivers on mine these days.

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