Flash question

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  1. Bev_K

    Bev_K TPF Noob!

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    I would like to purchase the Canon 580EX flash and am confused.

    When browsing B&H's site, it lists several different 580's. I take it the one "coming in May" is the new version ? Is it substantially better than the older version? Worth waiting a few more weeks and the price difference?

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  2. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Canon says the Speedlite 580EX II:

    Approx. 20% faster recycling time compared to 580EX
    Superior build quality, including a metal foot for higher rigidity
    Max. Guide No. 58 at 105mm setting (GN 190, feet)
    Auto conversion of flash coverage with compatible digital SLR cameras
    White Balance info communicated instantly to compatible digital SLR cameras
    Full swivel, 180° in either direction
    AF-assist beam, compatible with all AiAF points on every EOS SLR
    Dust and water resistance to match the EOS-1D Mark III
     
  3. Bev_K

    Bev_K TPF Noob!

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    The search I linked to above on B&H isn't showing the same thing I saw yesterday. More than one was labled with the "II", with at least $100 price difference.

    I've been eye-balling these for awhile and the $499 price is new (and much higher) to me, yet I'm pretty certain I've been looking at the units with the "II" in their name. Did anyone else see this?

    Bev
     
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    I have the Mk I and it is Awsome.... Don't know anything about the new Mk II though.
     

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