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.

  No flash
  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.


Technical Manager at one of the market researcher company in KL who does blogging on his free time. Love cats very much. Always fascinated with new technology (as well as spending money on it)

5 Responses

  1. amirahsyuhada says:

    Ya Salam, comey giler oyen ni..gerammnyyaaa

  2. Imran says:

    hehe.. tu mengumpan dia tu nak ambik gambar. dah get ready depan pintu ngan camera. panggil nama dia, dia berjalan kuar je, terus snap.

  3. Najib Hassan says:

    yo bro! skrg camne still happy lagi ke dgn flash tu 😀 just nak tau sebab nak beli gak ni highiih

  4. Imran says:

    uiks. yeap. still happy sgt2 ngan flash tu. very fine piece of equipment. memang must have accessories utk Canon EOS nyer camera 😉

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