Who It’s For:
This is Canon’s top of the line professional Speedlight which is for anyone who needs a (comparably) light weight, powerful flash. It’s a little big on top of a camera, but it’s definitely worth the extra heft because this is a very versatile flash. This particular flash has been replaced by the newer 580EX II, but this flash is still useful and can be found for a lot less than the newer model.
What We Like:
Price: It’s an expensive flash, but compared to it’s big brother, its worth the price.
Build Quality: This is one of Canon’s professional flashes and is built very well.
AF-Assist Beam: This really helps to get perfect focus in dark areas.
What We Don’t:
Size: This is a very big flash, you’re going to notice it on top of your camera.
Noise: This may not bother a lot of people, but the high pitched whine from these flashes drives me slightly crazy.
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