580EX vs 580EX MkII


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gnudaemon

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

HTCahHTC

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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'. ;)
 

Snoweagle

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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.
 

HTCahHTC

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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.
 

hammie

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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.
 

gnudaemon

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

calebk

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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.
 

HTCahHTC

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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. :D
 

J-Chan

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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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