Canon 580EX II Speedlite: New addition to my EOS 40D
Finally, my wish of owning this has come true. Behold Canon 580EX II Speedlite, a new addition to my Canon EOS 40D camera.
Here’s the flash unit out of the box. Sorry, no unboxing process his time 😉
Let’s do a little experiment here. The following Kiwi Kleen all purpose cleaner has been shot 5 times, each time with different kind.
|EOS 40D built-in flash|
|580EX II flash directly|
|580EX II flash head pointing upwards (bounce flash)|
|580EX II flash head pointing upwards (bounce flash) with white card extended|
So we have a winner here. It looks the best when the flash is bounced.
Fascinated by what I’ve seen at this forum, feeling like doing this too. Here are my humble list of equipment so far. Not much yet, but slowly building 😉
And just check out this guy‘s boxes. It shivers my spine.
Ok. It’s time to test the flash on the living creature. My cats are always an easy target. LOL. Here is the photo of Oyen under bounced flash.
I’m really having a very good first impression of this flash after using it. I got this using my crappy kit lens, with camera set at f/6.3. It’s rather imposible to get a sharp image with no flash fired using the kit lens.
Setting up my camera at ISO 200 really help reducing those noise in the photo. Here is 100% crop of Oyen’s face from the same photo.
And here’s another 100% crop of the same photo showing Oyen’s front leg.
I’m a happy user of Canon 580EX II.