Canon 580ex ii compatible with Canon Rebel EOS xti?

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  1. HannahWebb

    HannahWebb TPF Noob!

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    Is the Canon 580ex ii flash compatible with Canon Rebel EOS xti? I'm new at all of this and was told the 580ex ii was the way to go. Thanks!


     
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    Yep - they should work together no problem. I'll have to say that you're really going big with your flash to start off though. Depending on what you're doing the 430 Ex II may be a better fit for you starting out. Or just check Craigslist for used Canon flashses. Just a thought.
     
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    Yes, and yes. I agree--the 580 EX-II is the Canon flash to lust after. It is the one you truly,truly want to own.
     
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    It is mighty nice. I really, really like mine.
     
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    I believe the any Canon flash in the EX series should works with the EOS digital bodies.
     
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    I disagree, I would spend the extra for the 580exII or the 580ex. Its a better unit overall, more power, easier interface, master capability. If you have the money, spend the extra 200.
     
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    That's true, but if someone never needs those features, shouldn't they consider the much less expensive 430EX?

    If the person who told you that the 580 was the way to go...was the same person trying to sell it to you...I'd be weary.
    Sure, it is a great flash and fully compatible that that camera, but it's may also be overkill for what YOU need.
     
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    True, I guess we should ask what the OP plans to use it for or what her asperations are.
     
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    I am starting my photography courses and hope to mainly do wedding photography... Along with portrait, fashion, food and maybe even photojournalism. I'm on my way to Europe in a month and would love to have a decent flash to get some shots there. What filters would suggest?
     
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    My pick for the 580exII stands in that case.

    Filters for the flash? Like diffusers? I would get a fong (or ebay fong) You can get gels for flash as well, I have ones that just velcro on, they work great and they are inexpensive. You may look into flash triggers such as the pocket wizards, or cheaper ones if you want to play around with off camera flash (OCF).
     
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    Not sure what everyone has said above but I went with the 580 and couldn't be happier. Your gonna end up upgrading to one day anyways depending on what you shoot.

    Keep in mind that if you ever want to start messing around with off camera flash, you will need the 580 unless you go off-brand flash.
     
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    Not true, you can use just about any flash for OCF, and even ETTL if you spend a little extra om the flash triggers.
     

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