Reviews :: Hot shoe flashes (Speedlights)

Jul 10 2009
Releasing Speedlite 430EX II, Canon engineers took the same road as they did coming from Canon 580EX to 580EX II. The new features of Canon 430EX II are a subset of Canon 580EX II improvements...
Feb 26 2009
Canon Speedlite 430EX II and Canon Speedlite 580EX II flashes are the two best flash units Canon created so far. The 430EX II flash is a little brother of the Speedlite 580EX II. It lacks several features but delivers a very good package in a compact body at a lower price... If you want to get the most powerful flashgun, which is also loaded with everything or almost everything invented so far...
Jan 26 2009
Canon Speedlite 430EX II is a consumer level flash that is also widely used by many professionals. Canon obviously tried to limit its functionality to make it cheaper but 430EX II still has a good set features. Also the quality of materials and build is very high...
Dec 30 2008
Canon Speedlite 580EX is a former flagship of Canon's flash line. It has been replaced by Canon Speedlite 580EX II...
Jun 28 2008
The Canon Speedlite 580EX II flashgun is a professional quality device. It is solid and sturdy. Quality of the materials is very good. The unit is weather sealed, which adds to the appeal as well. The unit is huge. It's quite of a load in one's gear bag and it does take space...
Jan 03 2008
The Mark I and the Mark II have the same main characteristics: guide number, angle of coverage, E-TTL compatibility, etc. But there are several things that make the Mark II a Mark II. In general all the changes are good except probably one...
Dec 19 2007
The Metz 48 AF-1 flashgun has excellent build quality. It is a very nice looking piece of equipment and doesn't feel cheap at all despite the fair price (currently around $220). It is compact, which can be a plus. And it proudly wears "Made in Germany" sign right above LCD display...

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