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    Default 580EX vs 580EX MkII

    Hi,
    Is there much difference between these 2 types of flash?

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    Default Re: 580EX vs 580EX MkII

    well...
    main differences are...
    -silent & faster recycling
    -power

    some other positive changes...
    -weather sealing
    -quick lever lock

    but pls note that there are no dedicated Master/Slave switch, and i THINK it is kinda bigger by a lil'.

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    Default Re: 580EX vs 580EX MkII

    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post
    well...
    main differences are...
    -silent & faster recycling
    -power

    some other positive changes...
    -weather sealing
    -quick lever lock

    but pls note that there are no dedicated Master/Slave switch, and i THINK it is kinda bigger by a lil'.
    Power is still the same as 580EX if u're talking abt guide number. In addition, the 580EX II has a sensor at the front and overall built quality is better and feels a little larger.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Power is still the same as 580EX if u're talking abt guide number. In addition, the 580EX II has a sensor at the front and overall built quality is better and feels a little larger.
    okok.
    thanks for correcting.

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    Default Re: 580EX vs 580EX MkII

    Ex II is very silent to the point you only hear the click of the relay. Older model got this whizz which you can roughly deduce the amount of power used.
    EOS 5DMkiii|17-40F4L|24-105f4L|70-200f4L IS|50f1.4|85f1.8|580EX II

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    Thanks guys!
    Btw, the price seems to be around 200 bucks difference, which I should go for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnudaemon View Post
    Thanks guys!
    Btw, the price seems to be around 200 bucks difference, which I should go for?
    But budget allows, go for the II. I used to use the 580EX before switching to the II, no regrets!
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    Default Re: 580EX vs 580EX MkII

    Quote Originally Posted by gnudaemon View Post
    Thanks guys!
    Btw, the price seems to be around 200 bucks difference, which I should go for?
    Whichever fits your budget. Both flashes are quite close in performance, with minor differences that you probably can live without - I can. I'm on the older 580EX and see no need for an upgrade as yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnudaemon View Post
    Hi,
    Is there much difference between these 2 types of flash?
    Not much

    Quote Originally Posted by gnudaemon View Post
    Thanks guys!
    Btw, the price seems to be around 200 bucks difference, which I should go for?
    The one you can afford
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnudaemon View Post
    Thanks guys!
    Btw, the price seems to be around 200 bucks difference, which I should go for?
    hmmmm.
    since both are close in performance, i will go for 580EX.
    $200 can buy other equipments.
    but the decision lies with you eventually.

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    one more thing, the 580EXII has a PC sync port which may or may not be important to you depending on how you shoot..

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    Default Re: 580EX vs 580EX MkII

    Quote Originally Posted by gnudaemon View Post
    Thanks guys!
    Btw, the price seems to be around 200 bucks difference, which I should go for?
    Price got $200 difference? where's the quote from?

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