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Nikon 105mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor

Review Date: May 9, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated


Site Admins, perhaps this could be moved to the Nikon lens review area?

Canon Speedlite 580EX II

Review Date: May 28, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Excellent build quality. Dust and weather sealing. PC socket.
Same custom functions as the 580EX but in a different order. No 2nd curtain sync function when used to remotely trigger slave flashes. The Compact battery pack CP-E4 not released at the same time as the speedlight.

The 580EX II is certainly a superior build to my 580EX. The more solid battery compartment door, weather sealing, metal hot-shoe, PC terminal and improved on/off switch are vast improvements on the previous unit.

Given the brief explanation it gets in the manual I am still trying to get my head around the flash's external metering and will be curious as to how it works in practical terms.

But overall a vast improvement on an great speedlight.