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I just got a Speedlite 580ex

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigMike, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    This thing is awesome! I don't even know what to do with it, it has soooooooo many features.

    Right now its mated to my Canon 10d. I figure, if I keep with the same manufacturer, I can upgrade my body later. Now all I need are some really nice lenses.............................:devil:
     

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  2. stiksandstones

    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    Nice, I got one a couple months ago and I really need to find an expert to tell me how to use it-to its capability...currently its 'just a flash'. Got a wicked deal on it so I got one.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i have a 420EX...i install and turn it on, and when i take a picture, light flashes.

    you mean there's more that's supposed to happen?
     
  4. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    one thing the 5xx flashes can do that the 420ex (which i have as well) can't is drive wireless slaves.
     
  5. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    yeah, and be strobascopic (and be fully compatible with my camera)
     
  6. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    strobascopic? you mean high speed sync? even a 220ex can do that i think :) . and any of the EX series will be "fully compatible" whatever that means hehe
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    You can set it to flash a certain number of times per shot. If I wanted to take a 15 second exposure, and have the flash go off twice a second, I could do that.
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    And I mainly got the nicer flash because I'm shooting a friends wedding this weekend, and scared sh!tless. I've never done for real photography before, always just been a hobby.
     
  9. merrrrjig

    merrrrjig Turbo Monkey

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    Your lucky! I have the 420EX and want the 580 super bad! But im saving for a 70-200 f/2.8L right now! I hope to have it before mammoth nats. but I dont think it will happen!