Canon Speedlite 580EX Flash

Canon Updated: 2007-07-23
Canon Speedlite 580EX Flash

Canon's top-of-the-line Speedlite has been thoroughly revised. It's smaller and lighter than ever, yet provides a bit more power and significantly faster recycling. A new Select Dial makes changes, like exposure compensation, a breeze. It now covers lenses as wide as 14mm, and has new features for digital SLRs - including the ability to transmit precise flash color temperature information, and vary the zoom setting to match the imaging sensor.


Compatible Cameras: E-TTL operation with all EOS digital SLRs; PowerShot G2, G3, G5, G6, and Pro1; and the following EOS film cameras -- EOS-1v, EOS-3, Elan 7N series, Elan 7 series, Elan II series, Rebel T2, Ti, K2, GII, G.TTL operation with all other 35mm EOS SLRs, and Canon T90

Guide Number: 190 (at ISO 100, feet) / 58 (meters); flash head at 105mm zoom setting

Flash Coverage: Flash head zooms automatically to cover 24mm to 105mm lenses (with a full-frame 35mm camera); Automatic adjustment for lens conversion factor with EOS-1D Mark II and EOS 20D (camera requires firmware upgrade) Wide-angle pull-down panel allows coverage with lenses as wide as 14mm (on a full-frame camera) -- full coverage not possible on EF15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens.

Number of Flashes: Approx. 100 to 700, with fresh AA-size alkaline batteries.

Recycling Time: Approx. 0.1 to 6 seconds, with fresh AA-size alkaline batteries

Flash Range: (At ISO 100, with 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/1.4) -- Approx. 1.6 to 98 feet / 0.5 to 30m

AF Assist Beam: Built-in; covers all focus points in EOS cameras with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, or 45 AF points; Distance range -- 2 to 32.8 feet (0.6 to 10m) at center; 2 to 16.4 feet (0.6 to 5m) at periphery

Custom Functions: Fourteen speedlite Custom Functions built-in; set on speedlite's LCD panel

Power Source: Four AA-size batteries -- alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable Ni-MH usable

External Power Source: External power supply -- compatible with Canon battery pack CP-E3, CP-E2, and Transistor Pack E

Dimensions: 3.0 x 5.3 x 4.5inches /76 x 134 x 114mm

Weight: 13.2 oz / 375g, without batteries (4 AA alkaline batteries add 3.5 oz. / 100g)