Canon Speedlite Flashes 580EX

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As the Canon top-of-the-line professional flash for the EOS-system, the Speedlite 580EX takes the best features from existing models and adds functionality that enhances digital photography. A more pow

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Speedlite Flashes 580EX

Reviews (47)

Average 5.0 Stars

Ward was incredibly responsive, answered every question I had, lovely, and a brilliant photographer. He went so above and beyond to make sure I got the most out of the camera (and I did!) Would be a privilege to rent from him again

Excellent camera and good communication. Would rent again!

Ward was great. Very helpful and willing to show me how to use the equipment properly. I would definitely rent from his again and encourage others to do so.

Knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend @Ward R. Will rent again.

Easy, flexible rental thanks!

Camera was in great condition on return and Ward was a nice guy to boot! Great rental experience.

Professional and Smooth. Would rent from again!

Equipment worked great, and Ward was very accommodating with scheduling

Smooth process.

Ward was great and the projector worked like a dream. Thanks!

June 2018

Great person. Equipment is well taken care of and he is very accommodating. I'll return again.

Very Accommodating and helpful. Equipment well taken care of.

Great experience! Would recommend.

Nice guy and very Accomodating.

Quick response, easy pickup, and reliable equipment. Ward was very friendly and had great communication. Thanks Ward :)

Great communication and pristine gear. Will rent from again. Thank you, Ward!!

Super accommodating and lovely to rent gear from.

A+ Great camera, great service. Very professional and patient. Will rent from again. Thanks!

September 2018

Ward is always so lovely to rent from. A++ experience always.

Thanks again, Ward! Great gear.

Ward has great gear, and great hair!

Ward was a pleasure to rent from, and he made sure I was set up for success with the camera - thanks Ward!

Great person to rent from. Very helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend.

November 2018

Great guy and great gear

Great guy and great gear

Thumbs up!

Flexible, reponsive, solid gear.

Ward was so sweet and was very friendly. Definitely will rent again !

Always awesome.

Great service! Super accessible and quality gear.

April 2019

Great equipment and great renter!!

Great! Easy!

Great communicator and super reliable. Had an event and needed an extra flash at the very last minute. I recieved a response right away to set up pick up and was able to drop off without a hitch on the same day. First transaction on Kitsplit and I'm happy I chose @ward R

Great experience, very nice guy

Awesome guy! Thanks for understanding!

December 2019

Ward was very helpful and the Ronin came in clutch!

great renter

Seamless rental, thanks!

Spectacular customer service, impeccable equipment, and an attitude that makes you say "I wish i could rent from Ward R every day.

Ward was awesome to rent from!

was helpful , great cam

Great guy!

August 2022

My schedule became more complicated than expected, and Ward could not have been more accommodating and understanding. Thanks again!

Thank you very much to Ward for the service provided. He really helped us out as we were looking for equipment at the last minute. I am glad to use its rental services and recommend it to everyone as a reliable and welcome vendor.


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Equipment Replacement Value: $150

As the Canon top-of-the-line professional flash for the EOS-system, the Speedlite 580EX takes the best features from existing models and adds functionality that enhances digital photography. A more powerful flash with a maximum guide number of 58/191 at ISO 100 in meters/feet (at 105mm focal length), faster recycling, more consistent color and enhanced controls are among the improvements that all photographers, especially those who shoot digital, will find useful.

The Speedlite 580EX flash is compatible with Canon's E-TTL II (Evaluative Through The Lens) auto exposure technology. When combined with a compatible Canon camera (EOS-1D/s Mark II, D-20, Elan 7N/E) and compatible lens, E-TTL II utilizes subject distance and other information that automatically modifies flash power, resulting in accurate flash exposure regardless of subject size, reflectance, or photographic composition. This is great for photographers that shoot high contrast or reflective subjects, like those encountered in wedding photography. Photographers can now capture every detail from the black of tuxedos to the white of wide smiles and wedding dresses.

In addition, when color temperature data is automatically transmitted from the 580EX, the camera sets the color balance for the optimal flash shot.

Multiple Flash Exposure Modes
E-TTL II, E-TTl, TTL & Manual
Faster Recycling Time
Improved power supply design provides up to 25% improvement in flash recycle time
Built-in AF-assist beam compatible with EOS multi-point AF systems including 45-point Area AF types
Built-in catchlight reflector allows a catchlight to be added quickly and conveniently to portraits
Professional Modes
FE Lock Flash exposure lock
FP Mode, or high-speed sync, allows the camera to sync with flash at higher shutter speeds
Second-curtain sync fires the flash at the end of the exposure, allowing streak of light to flow naturally behind the movement of the subject
Wireless TTL flash when combined with ST-E2 Transmitter & multiple 550 EX's
Stroboscopic mode shows several minute flashes continuously to easily view flash effect
FEB Flash Exposure Bracketing
14 Custom Functions that provide maximum control over various flash functions
Ratio flash lighting of up to 8:1 when used with ST-E2 Transmitter & multiple 550 or 580EX's

Speedlite Flashes 580EX

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