Canon

SPEEDLITE
SBOEX
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The Canon Speedlite 580EX is an EOS-dedicated, high-output flash unit
automatically compatible with E-TTL II, E-TTL, and TTL autoflash. It can be
used in three different ways: As a normal on-camera flash, the master unit
for a wireless, multi-Speedlite flash system, or a slave unit.
Read this instruction manual while also referring to your camera's
instruction manual.
Before using the Speedlite, read this instruction manual and your camera's
instruction manual to familairize yourself with the Speedlite operations.
The basic operation is the same as with normal AE shooting.
When the 580EX is attached to an EOS camera, almost all automatic
exposure control for flash photography is handled by the camera.
It is almost the same as using the camera's built-in flash if it has one.
You can think of the 580EX as a built-in, high-output flash.
It is automatically compatible with the camera's flash metering mode
(E-TTL II, E-TTL, and TTL).
The camera controls the Speedlite automatically in the following flash metering
modes:
1. E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering with preflash reading/lens
distance information)
2. E-TTL autoflash (evaluative flash metering with preflash reading)
3. TTL autoflash (off-the-film metering for real-time flash metering)
Regarding the camera's available flash metering modes, refer to the
camera's instruction manual. The Speedlite's major specifications are
listed in "External Flash Items."
The camera instruction manual's chapter on flash photography will refer to
cameras having 1 and 2 as a Type-A camera (compatible with E-TIL or
E-TTL II). And cameras having 3 (compatible with only TTL) are called
Type-B cameras.
* This instruction manual assume that you are using the 580EX with a
Type-A camera.
For Type-B cameras, see page 53.
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Contents
1 Getting Started and Basic Operation 7
2 Using Flash 13
3 Wireless Flash 31
4 Reference... 45
Conventions Used in this Manual
The <@> symbol in the text refers to the Select Dial.
The <@> symbol in the text refers to the Select/Set button.
The operation procedures in this instruction manual assume that both the
camera and Speedlite's power switches are ON.
Icons are used in the text to indicate the respective buttons, dials,and settings.
They match the same icons found on the camera and Speedlite.
The (08) / (012) icons indicate that the respective function remains in effect
for 8 sec. or 12 sec.
Reference page numbers are indicated by (p. **).
This instruction manual uses the following alert symbols:
__ : The Caution symbol indicates a warning to prevent shooting problems.
[]] : The Note symbol gives supplemental information.
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Mounting foot (p.9)
Nomenclature
Flash head/
Wireless
transmitter
Wireless sensor
AF-assist beam emitter
(pA7)
I.---H-- External power
source socket
Canon
SPEEDLITE S80EX
_ ~ ~ I ! t ~ t ~ i - - - - Locking ring (p.9)
Case Mini stand
4
LCD panel
Bounce angle
*
LCD panel illumination/
Custom Function setting
button (p.6/27)
<PILOT>
Pilot lampfTest firing/ Wireless
slave auto power off cancel
button (p.1 0/35)
Flash exposure confirmation
lamp (p.11)
<MODE>
Flash model Slave
setting button (p.11,
22, 24/42, 43)
<PUSH>
Bounce lock release
button (p.18)
< / >
High-speed sync (FP flash)/
Shutter curtain synchronization
button (p.17/26)
<@> Select Dial
* <@> Select/Set button
Wireless selector (p.9, 34)
<OFF> : Wireless off (for on-camera flash)
<MASTER> : Master unit
<SLAVE> : Slave unit
[l] Asterisked buttons have a timer that keep the button's function active for
8 sec. (08) after you let go of the button. The illumination lasts for
12 sec.
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LCD Panel
Manual flash output level
Flash exposure compensation amount
FEB compensation amount
Zoom focal length
< > Manual zoom
<'!I> High-speed sync
(FP flash)
Aperture FEB status
Stroboscopic flash count
Stroboscopic flash frequency
Manual flash 1/3-stop increment
indicator
Custom Function No.
Custom Function setting
< > Auto zoom
for image size
<ETTLlTTl>
E-ITL (II)/ITL
autoflash
Indicator (meters)

Custom Function
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compensation Ul1!,. i 31K(. · A:B:c I
lim 1 2 3 4 .. • "'r" T "'r" Slave 10
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5' 7 40 60 Flash ratio
I I Flash range scale/
I I Flash ratio scale
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<M/MulTl>
Manual flash/ Multi
(Stroboscopic) flash
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<liMit.W> Flash ratio
< ..11M- > Slave
--.1
Second-curtain sync
Firing mode
Master flash ON :
Master flash OFF :
Slave flash :
< .. > Flash bounce indicator
(Blinks for 7 down)
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1
,_I_ <_11:_> Channel
Indicator (feet)
@ To illuminate the LCD panel, press the < > button.
s' The items actually displayed depend on the current settings.
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Getting Started and
Basic Operation
Installing Batteries 8
Attaching to the Camera 9
Turn on the Power Switch 10
Fully Automatic Flash Shooting............................ 11
Using E-TTL II and E-TTL Autoflash in the
Shooting Modes 12
(» To avoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head, do not fire rapid
bursts of more than 20 continuous flashes. After 20 continuous flashes,
allow a rest time of at least 10 min.
Installing Batteries
Install four size-AA batteries.
1 Open the cover.
%1 ~ . Slide the battery compartment cover as
shown by the arrow and open it.
Install the batteries.
Make sure the + and - battery contacts are
correctly oriented as shown in the battery
compartment.
Close the cover.
Close the battery compartment cover and
slide it as shown by the arrow.
Flash Count(Approx.)
Quick Flash .... Normal Flash
Recycling Time and Flash Count (with size-AA alkaline batteries)
Recycling Time (Approx.)
0.1 - 3 0.1 - 6 100 - 700
"" Based on new size-AA alkarine batteries and Canon's testing standards.
$ Quick flash enables a flash to be fired before flash-ready (p.1 0).
Since the shape of their contacts is not standardized, using non-alkaline size-AA
batteries may result in faulty battery connection.
!lJ 'iii Use four new batteries of the same brand and type. Do not mix battery types. When
replacing batteries, replace all four batteries at the same time.
@ Size-AA Ni-MH or lithium batteries can also be used.
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Attaching to the Camera
~ t Loosen the locking ring.
~ ~ ~ ~ ' .•.•••••..•.. I .ii] WI Turn the locking ring as shown by the arrow
to loosen it.
Attach it to the camera.
@@ Slip the Speedlite's mounting foot all the
way into the hot shoe.
Tighten.
Turn the locking ring as shown by the
arrow. The locking pin will protrude from
the mounting foot to further secure the
attachment.
@ To detach the Speedlite, loosen the locking
ring until the locking pin disengages. Then
slip the Speedlite out of the hot shoe.
Wireless Selector Settings
The wireless selector is for switching between
normal flash shooting and wireless flash
shooting.
For normal flash shooting, be sure to set the
wireless selector to <OFF>.
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Turn on the Power Switch ttMt Fjd H' liPi
@ E ~ ~ Z 6 O J ~ - ~ ~ 1 Set the power switch to <ON>.
, l> The flash will start recycling.
Check that the flash is ready.
~ The pilot lamp will first turn green (ready for
quick flash), then red (fully recycled or flash
ready).
~ To fire a test flash, press the pilot lamp.
About Quick Flash
Quick flash enables a flash to be fired before flash-ready, when the pilot lamp
is still green.
Although the Guide No. will be 1/6 to 1/2 that of the full output, quick flash is
effective for near subjects and when you want a shorter recycle time.
Set the drive mode to Single. Quick flash cannot be used in the continuous
shooting, FEB, manual flash, and stroboscopic flash modes.
About Auto Power Off
To save battery power, the power will turn off automatically after 90 sec. of
idle use. To turn on the Speedlite again, press the shutter button halfway.
Or press the Speedlite's test firing button.
[l] .;;. A test firing cannot be fired while the camera's operation timer 04 or 06 is active.
1$ The Speedlite's settings will be retained in memory even after the power is turned off.
To retain the Speedlite's settings when you replace the batteries, replace the batteries
within 1 minute after turning off the power.
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Fully Automatic Flash Shooting
When you set the camera's shooting mode to <P> (Program AE) or <0>
(Full Auto), E-TTL II/E-TTL fUlly automatic flash will make it as easy as
normal AE shooting.
Zoom SOmm
1 Set the Speedlite to <ETTl>.
ru. ~ Press the <MODE> button so that
<ETTL> is displayed.
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ETTL Zoom SOmm
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0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m
Focus the subject.
IS}, Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
~ \ } o The shutter speed and aperture will be set
as displayed in the viewfinder.
Check that the < ~ > icon is lit in the
viewfinder.
Take the picture.
~ Check that the subject is within the
effective range displayed on the LCD
panel.
~ A preflash is fired right before the shot is
taken, then the main flash is fired.
~ > If a standard flash exposure was obtained,
the flash exposure confirmation lamp will
light for about 3 sec.
I.lJ 0 <ETTL> will be displayed on the LCD panel even if the camera is compatible with
E-TTL II.
If the flash exposure confirmation lamp does not light, move closer to the subject and
take the picture again. You can also increase the camera's ISO speed.
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Using E-TTL II and E·TTL Autoflash in the Shooting Modes Ii
Just set the camera's shooting mode to <Av> (aperture-priority AE), <Tv>
(shutter-priority AE), or <M> (manual) and you can use E-TTL II/E-TTL
autoflash.
Select this mode when you want to set the shutter speed manually.
The camera will then automatically set the aperture matching the shutter speed to obtain
Tv
a standard exposure.
@ If the aperture display blinks, it means that the background exposure will be
..
underexposed or overexposed. Adjust the shutter speed until the aperture display
stops blinking.
Select this mode when you want to set the aperture manually.
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The camera will then automatically set the shutter speed matching the aperture to obtain
a standard exposure.
If the background is dark like a night scene, a slow sync speed will be used to obtain a
standard exposure of both the main subject and background. Standard exposure of the
Av
main subject is obtained with the flash, while a standard exposure of the background is
obtained with a slow shutter speed.
e Since a slow shutter speed will be used for low-light scenes, using a tripod is
recommended.
$ If the shutter speed display blinks, it means that the background exposure will be
underexposed or overexposed. Adjust the aperture until the shutter speed display
stops blinking.
Select this mode when you want to set both the shutter speed and aperture manually.
M
Standard exposure of the main subject is obtained with the flash. The exposure of the
background is obtained with the shutter speed and aperture combination you set.
$ If you use the <DEP> or <A-DEP >shooting mode, the result will be the same as using the
<P> (Program AE) mode.
Flash Sync Speeds and Apertures Use
Shutter SPE!E!cJ§E!tting Aperture Setting
p
Automatic (1/60 sec. - 1/X sec.) Automatic
Tv
Manual (30 sec. - 1/X sec.) Automatic
Av
Automatic (30 sec. - 1/X sec.) Manual
M Manual (bulb, 30 sec. - 1/X sec.) Manual
o 1/X sec. is the camera's maximum flash sync speed.
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Using Flash
~ Flash Exposure Compensation....................... 14
~ FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)........... 15
FE LFE Lock 16
~ High-Speed Sync (FP Flash) 17
Bounce Flash 18
ZOOM Setting the Flash Coverage and Using
the Wide Panel..................................................... 20
M Manual Flash.................................................. 22
MULTI Stroboscopic Flash................................... 24
~ Second-Curtain Sync..................................... 26
C.Fn Setting Custom Functions 27
Custom Function Settings 28
~ Flash Exposure Compensation
You can adjust the flash output as easily as normal exposure
compensation. Flash exposure compensation can be set up to ± 3 stops in
1/3-stop increments. (If the camera enables only 1/2-stop increments, then
only 1/2-stop increments can be set.)
1 Press the < ~ > button so that the
< ~ > icon and flash exposure
compensation amount blink.
Set the flash exposure
compensation amount.
$f Turn the <€» dial to set the amount.
%# To cancel the flash exposure compensation,
set the amount to +0.
''- Press the < ~ > button.
~
~ The flash exposure compensation amount
will be set.
[l] If flash exposure compensation has been set with both the Speedlite and camera, the
Speedlite's flash exposure compensation amount will override the camera's.
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~ FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)
ii&:W
You can take three flash shots while automatically changing the flash
output for each shot up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (1/2-stop
increments if the camera enables only 1/2-stop increments). This is called
FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing).
1 Press the <®> button so that the
< ~ > icon and flash exposure
bracketing amount blink.
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- ~ - O -
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Set the flash exposure bracketing
amount.
& Turn the <@> dial to set the amount.
3 Press the <@> button.
1>- FEB will be set.
[l] a After all three shots are taken, FEB will be canceled.
@ The shots will be taken in the drive mode set with the camera.
@ For FEB shooting, set the camera's drive mode to Single shooting and be sure the
flash is ready before you shoot.
* You can also combine FEB with flash exposure compensation and FE lock.
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FE L FE Lock
FE (flash exposure) lock enables you to lock the correct flash exposure for
any part of the picture.
With <ETTL> displayed on the LCD panel, you press the camera's
<FE L> button. If the camera does not have the <FE L> button, press the
<*> button.
1 Focus the subject.
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Press the <FE L> button. (816)
lJf: Aim the viewfinder center over the subject
and press the <FE L> button.
A preflash will be fired to obtain a flash
exposure reading for the subject.
"FEL.:' will be displyed on the LCD panel for
0.5 sec.
$I Each time you press the <FE L> button, a
preflash will be fired and a new flash
exposure reading will be locked.
4) '10 If the subject is too far away and underexposure will result, the < > icon will blink in
the viewfinder. Move closer to the subject and try the FE lock again.
(} If <ETTL> is not displayed on the LCD panel, FE lock will not be possible.
@ If the subject is too small, FE lock might not be very
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High-Speed Sync (FP Flash)
With high-speed sync, you can use flash with all shutter speeds. This is
convenient when you want to use aperture priority for fill-flash portraits.
Ell Zoom 50mm
0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m
Press the button so that
is displayed.
Check that the icon is lit in the
viewfinder.
s;} Stroboscopic flash cannot be set.
[i/0 If you set a shutter speed that is the same or slower than the camera's maximum flash
sync speed, < > wi! not be displayed in the viewfinder.
$) With sync, the faster the shutter speed, the shorter the effective flash
range will be. Check the LCD panel for the effective flash range.
To return to normal flash, press the button so that icon turns off.
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Bounce Flash
By pointing the flash head toward a wall or ceiling, the flash will bounce off
the surface before illuminating the subject. This can soften shadows behind
the subject for a more natural-looking shot. This is called bounce flash.
Set the Bounce Direction
Hold down the <PUSH> button and turn the flash head.
If the flash coverage is set automatically, the flash coverage will be set to
50mm.
The LCD panel will also display <- -> mm.
15)1 You can also set the flash coverage manually_
$ If the wall or ceiling is too far away, the bounced flash might be too weak and result in
underexposure.
*' The wall or ceiling should be a plain, white color for high reflectance. If the bounce
surface is not white, a color cast may result in the picture.
<)i After you take the shot, if the flash exposure confirmation lamp does not light, use a
larger aperture opening and try again.
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Creating a Catchlight
With the catchlight panel, you can create a catchlight in the subject's eyes to
add life to the facial expression.
1 Point the flash head upward by 90°.
(I
Pull out the wide panel.
l? The catchlight panel will come out at the
same time.
Push in the wide panel.
#P Push in only the wide panel.
~ Follow the same procedure as for bounce
flash.
U @ Point the flash head straight ahead and then upward by 90
0
• The catchlight will not
work if you swing the flash head left or right.
*' For maximum catchlight effect, stay within 1.5 m/4.9 ft of the SUbject.
Closeup Flash Shooting
If you want to shoot a subject about 0.5 - 2 m (1.6 - 6.6 ft) away, hold down
the <PUSH> button and tilt the flash head downward by 7°.
ETTL Zoom 5Dmm
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0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2"314, , ; \ ~ 1 3 18 m
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ZOOM Setting the Flash Coverage and Using the Wide Panel III
The flash coverage can be set to match the lens focal length from 24mm to
105mm. The flash coverage can be set automatically or manually. Also,
with the built-in wide panel, the flash coverage can be expanded to 14mm
wide-angle lenses.
ETTL mil Zoom 2l.f mm
0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m
Press the < Z O O M / ~ > button.
11&) Turn the <@> dial to change the flash
coverage.
~ When the flash coverage is set
automatically, <1m> is not displayed.
[]] If you set the flash coverage manually, make sure it covers the lens focal length so that
the picture will not have a dark periphery.
Using the Wide Panel
Pull out the wide panel and place it over the
flash head as shown. The flash coverage
will then be extended to 14mm.
The catchlight panel will come out at the
same time. Push the catchlight panel back
in.
~ The < Z O O M / ~ > button will not work.
@ If you use bounce flash with the wide panel in place, the entire display on the LCD
panel will blink as a warning. Since the subject will be illuminated by both the bounce
flash and direct flash, it will look unnatural.
$, Pull out the wide panel gently. Using excessive force may detach the wide panel.
@ If the wide panel is accidentally detached, the
< Z O O M / ~ > button will not work. The zoom
feature will work again when you press the spot
shown by the arrow. The entire display on the
LCD panel will blink, but the Speedlite will work
normally.
[]] The flash coverage will not be compatible with the EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens.
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Automatic Setting of Flash Coverage for the Camera's Image Size
EOS digital cameras have one of three image sizes. The lens' effective focal
length will differ depending on the camera's image size. The Speedlite
automatically recognizes the EOS digital camera's image size and
automatically sets the flash coverage for lens focal lengths from 24mm to
105mm.
When the Speedlite is attached to a compatible camera, <§> will appear
on the Speedlite's LCD panel.
ETTL
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0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m
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M Manual Flash
You can set the flash output from 1/128 power to 1/1 full power in 1/3-stop
increments.
Use a hand-held flash meter to determine the required flash output to obtain
a correct flash exposure.
Zoom SDmm
1/ I
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1 Press the <MODE> button so that
1M
<M> is displayed.
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M
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Set the flash output.
rEt Press the <GJ> button.
ifr· The flash output display will blink.
~ Turn the <@> dial to set the flash output,
then press the <@> button.
Press the shutter button halfway to see the
effective flash range displayed.
Zoom 50mm
I/ll
M
-
0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m
Displayed Flash Output Figures
When you change the flash output during shooting, the table below makes it
easier to see how the stop changes such as 1/2 -0.3 -+ 1/2 -+ 1/2 +0.3. You
can see how the stop changes when you increase or decrease the flash
output.
For example, when you decrease the flash output to 1/2, 1/2 -0.3, or 1/2 -0.7,
and then increase the flash output to more than 1/2, 1/2 +0.3, 1/2 +0.7, and
1/1 will be displayed.
Sample Flash Output Figures
Figures for decreased flash output -+
..........
1/1 -0.3 1/1 -0.7 1/2 -0.3 1/2 -0.7
...........
1/1 1/2 114
1/2 +0.7 1/2 +0.3 1/4 +0.7 1/4 +0.3
+- Figures for increased flash output
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MULTI Stroboscopic Flash
With stroboscopic flash, a rapid series of flashes is fired. It can be used to
capture multiple images of a moving subject in a single photograph for later
study.
You can set the firing frequency (number of flashes per sec. expressed as
Hz), the number of flas"hes, and the flash output.
Zoom SDmm
1/128 - - 1Hz
Press the <MODE> button so that
<MULTI> is displayed.
0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m
Select the item to be set.
0if Press the <@> button to select the item
(blinks).
Set the desired setting.
ftfj Turn the <@> dial to set the setting, then
press the <@> button.
1> The next item to be set will blink.
\bY! After you set the flash output and press the
<@> button, the entire display will turn on.
Calculating the Shutter Speed
During stroboscopic flash, the shutter should remain open until the firing
stops. Use the formula below to calculate the shutter speed and set it with
the camera.
Number of flashes ~ Firing frequency (Hz) = Shutter speed
For example, if the number of flashes is 10 and the firing frequency is 5 Hz,
the shutter speed should be at least 2 sec.
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To avoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head, do not fire more than 10
stroboscopic bursts. Then allow the Speedlite to rest for at least 10 min.
[i] (, Stroboscopic flash is most effective with a highly reflective subject against a dark
background.
® Using a tripod, a remote switch, and external power source is recommended.
* A flash output of 1/1 or 1/2 cannot be set for stroboscopic flash. .
is Stroboscopic flash can be used with "bulb."
* If the number of flashes is displayed as - -, the firing will continue until the shutter is
closed or the battery runs out. The number of flashes will be limited as shown by the
table below.
Max. Stroboscopic Flashes
~
1 2 3 4 5 6-7 8-9
Flash Output
..
..
1/4 7 6 5 4 4 3 3
1/8 14 14 12 10 8 6 5
1/16 30 30 30 20 20 20 10
1/32 60 60 60 50 50 40 30
1/64 90 90 90 80 80 70 60
1/128 100 100 100 100 100 90 80
~
..
Flash Output
10 11 12-14 15 -19 20 - 50 60 -199
1/4 2 2 2 2 2 2
1/8 4 4 4 4 4 4
1/16 8 8 8 8 8 8
1/32 20 20 20 18 16 12
1/64 50 40 40 35 30 20
1/128 70 70 60 50 40 40
6 If the number of flashes is displayed as - -, the maximum number of flashes will be as shown
by the table below regardless of the firing frequency.
Flash Output 1/4 1/8 1/10 1/32 1/64 1/128
Flashes 2 4 8 12 20 40
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~ Second-Curtain Sync
With a slow shutter speed, you can create a light trail following the subject.
The flash fires right before the shutter closes.
ETTl Zoom 5Dmm
Press the < ~ H / ~ > button so that
< ~ > is displayed.
~ I } t Stroboscopic flash cannot be set.
0.5 0.7 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m
[iI Setting the shooting mode to "bulb" will make it easier for second-curtain sync.
<; To return to normal flash, press the < ~ H / ~ > button so that the < ~ > icon turns
off.
With E-TTL II/E-TTL, the flash will fire twice even with a slow sync speed. The first
flash is the preflash.
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C.Fn Setting Custom Functions
You can customize Speedlite features to suit your preferences.
Do it with Custom Functions.
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1 Press the button for 2 sec.
so that <am> is displayed.
Select the Custom Function No.
iJjftJ Turn the <@> dial to set the Custom
Function No.
Change the setting.
GP Press the <@> button.
Wi" The selected setting will blink.
Turn the <@> dial to select "0" or "1", then
press the <@> button.
gP After you set the Custom Function and
press the <MODE> button, the camera will
be ready to shoot.
[lJ Changing Meters or Feet
After step 1 above, press the <@> button for 2 sec. With the distance display blinking,
turn the <@> dial to change the unit to feet or meters.
Press the <@> button.
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Custom Function Settings
Custom
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Automatic cancellation of
0 Enabled
C.Fn-01
FEB
1 Disabled
0
Standard exposure -+ Decreased exposure
C.Fn-02 FEB sequence
-+ Increased exposure
1
Decreased exposure -+ Standard exposure
-+ Increased exposure
0 E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash
C.Fn-03 Flash metering mode
1 TTL autoflash
Slave unit's auto power off
0 Auto power off after 60 min.
C.Fn-04
time
1 Auto power off after 10 min.
Cancellation of slave unit's
0 Cancellable with master unit within 1 hour
C.Fn-05
auto power off ,
1 Cancellable with master unit within 8 hours
I
0 Enabled
C.Fn-06 Modeling Flash
1 Disabled
Flash recycling method
0
Recycle with both the Speedlite and external
C.Fn-07 when external power
power source
source is used
1 Recycle with only the external power source
Quick flash with
0 Disabled
C.Fn-08
continuous shooting
1 Enabled
0 1/32
C.Fn-09 Test firing with autoflash
1 Full output
Modeling flash with test
0 Disabled
C.Fn-10
fi ri ng button
1 Enabled
Auto setting of flash 0 Enabled
C.Fn-11 coverage to match
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camera's image size
1 Disabled
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0 Disabled
C.Fn-12 AF-assist beam OFF
1 Enabled
Flash exposure 0 Set with <@> button and <@> dial.
C.Fn-13 compensation setting
Set directly with <@>.
method
1
0 On
C.Fn-14 Auto Power Off activation
1 Off
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C.Fn-06: Convenient when you want to check the depth of field. (p.41)
C. Fn-07: If both the external power source and the Speedlite's internal
batteries are used to recharge the flash, both power sources will
be used together. However, if the internal batteries become
exhausted, shooting may be disabled. If 1 is set, only the external
power source will be used to recharge the flash and the internal
batteries will be spared. Note that even jf you set it to 1, the
Speedlite will still require internal batteries for flash control.
$ C.Fn-03-1 is a setting for EOS-1 series film cameras only.
Do not use this setting if you have an EOS digital camera or EOS REBEL T2/300X.
With an EOS digital camera or EOS REBEL T2/300X, this setting will cause improper
flash control-the flash might not fire or it may fire only at full output.
@ If you use a Type-A camera and set C.Fn-03-1, wireless autoflash will not work.
@ If "AF-assist beam OFF" is set with the Speedlite or camera, the AF-assist beam will
not be emitted.
[]I If you use a Type-B camera and set C.Fn-03-0, E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash will not work.
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Wireless Flash
About Wireless Flash 32
Fully Automatic Wireless Flash 34
Flash Ratio with E-TTL 11. 38
Wireless Manual Flash with Varied Flash Output 42
Setting Manual Flash and Stroboscopic Flash with
the Slave Unit 43
About Wireless Flash
With multiple Canon Speedlites having the wireless flash feature, you can
create various lighting effects with the same ease as using normal E-TTL II
autoflash.
The settings you input with the 580EX (master unit) attached to the camera are
also transmitted to the slave units which are controlled by the master unit via
wireless. Thus, you need not operate the slave units at all during the shoot.
The basic wireless set-up is illustrated below. Then all you do is set the master
unit to <ETTL> and wireless E-TTL II autoflash will be enabled (p.34). Note
that with Type-A cameras prior to the EOS-1D Mark II and EOS ELAN 7NEI
ELAN 7N/30V/33V, E-TTL autoflash will be used instead.
Basic Wireless Settings & Setup
12m (39.4ft.)
/
-- 10m (32.8ft.)
8m (26.2ft.)
Indoors
\
\
MASTER
MASTER
[ll @ Any flash exposure compensation amount, high-speed sync (FP flash), FE lock, FEB
amount, manual flash, and stroboscopic flash settings set with the master unit will all
be automatically transmitted to the slave units.
c, Even with multiple Speedlies positioned as slave units, all will be controlled by wireless.
;$ A 580EX set as a slave unit can also be controlled by wireless by Speedlite Transmitter
ST-E2 (optional).
Hereinafter, the "master unit" will refer to a 580EX set as the master unit. and a
wirelessly-controlled "slave unit" will be a 580EX set as the slave unit.
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Multi-Speedlite, Wireless Lighting Configurations
You can create two or three slave groups and set the flash ratio for E-TTL II
autoflash shooting (p.38 - 42).
Wireless flash with two slave groups (p.38)
Outdoors
,
,
\
\
+
10m (32.8ft.)
~ B
8m (26.2ft.) 12m (39.4ft.)
Wireless flash with three slave groups (pAO)
10m (32.8ft.)
12m (39.4ft.) 8m (26.2ft.)
,
\
\
\
I
'I'
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Fully Automatic Wireless Flash
This method has all the Speedlites fire at the same flash output with E-TTL II
autoflash controlling the total flash output.
ETTL
L li!iI Zoom 2Ymm
1m Zoom 2"': mm
Set the camera-attached 580EX as
the master unit.
Set the wireless selector to <MASTER>.
Set the slave 580EX Speedlites(s)
as the slave unit(s).
Set the wireless selector to <SLAVE>.
Check the communication channel.
If the master unit and slave unit(s) are set
to a different channel, set them all to the
same channel (p.37).
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Position the camera and Speedlites
as desired.
Position the Speedlites within the range
shown on the next page.
Set the master unit's flash mode to
<ETTl>.
The slave unit(s) will also be automatically
set to <ETTL>.
Check that the flash is ready.
When the slave unit is ready to fire, the AF-
assist beam will blink once each second.
Check the flash operation.
~ Press the master unit's test firing button.
~ The slave unit will fire. If the flash does not
fire, adjust the slave unit's angle toward the
master unit and distance from the master
unit.
Set the camera and shoot.
'ilW Set the camera in the same way as with
normal flash shooting.
/
.. 10m (32.8ft.)
12m (39.4ft.) 8m (26.2ft.)
Outdoors
1:) Use the mini stand (tripod socket provided) to prop up the slave unit.
e Use the bounce feature to SWing the slave unit's flash body so that the wireless
sensor faces the master unit.
(t< Indoors, the wireless signal may also bounce off the wall so there is more leeway
in positioning the slave unit(s).
;;" After positioning the slave unit(s), be sure to test the wireless operation before
shooting.
(it Do not place any obstacles between the master unit and slave unit(s). Obstacles
can block the transmission of wireless signals.
35
!lJ is The Speedlite's zoom setting will be set automatically to 24mm. It is possible to change
the master unit's zoom setting. However, note that the master unit transmits wireless
signals to the slave unit(s) with the preflash. Therefore, the flash coverage must cover the
slave unit's position. If you change the master unit's zoom setting, be sure to test the
wireless operation before shooting.
1!l' If the slave unit enters auto power off, it can be turned on again by pressing the master
unit's test firing button.
;@> A test flash cannot be fired while the camera's operation timer 04 or 06 is active.
Master Unit's Flash ON/OFF
You can disable the master unit from firing during actual exposure so that only
the slave unit(s) will fire in the final picture.
ETTL 1m Zoom ,2Ymm
" '" ,1/ -on-
-::8 I"

i Press the button so
I
that the display blinks as shown on
the left.
Disable the master unit's flash
firing.
iiji Turn the <@> dial to select <0 FF>,
then press the <@> button.
t»> The < ..... 2> icon will blink.
ETTL 1m Zoom 2Ymm

1
--"T'-------
!lJ Even if you disable the master unit's flash firing, it will still fire a preflash to transmit
wireless signals.
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Using Fully Automatic Wireless Flash
Flash exposure compensation and other settings set with the master unit will
also be automatically set in the slave units. Thus, you need not make settings
on the slave unit(s). Wireless flash with the following settings can be done in
the same way as with normal flash shooting.
• Flash exposure compensation
• High-speed sync (FP flash)
• FE lock
• FEB
• Manual flash
• Stroboscopic flash
[J] With FE lock, if even one Speedlite will result in underexposure, the < ~ > icon will blink in
the viewfinder. Open the aperture more or move the slave unit closer to the subject.
Setting Communication Channel
If there is another Canon wireless flash system nearby, you can change the
channel No. to prevent signal confusion. Both the master and slave units must
be set to the same channel No.
Press the < Z O O M / ~ > button so
that < ~ > blinks.
Set the channel No.
Turn the <@> dial to select the channel
number, then press the <(!» button.
mJ Zoom 2
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Flash Ratio with E-TTL II
With one master unit and one or two slave units off-camera, you can adjust the
flash ratio for E-TIL " autoflash shooting.
The example below has two slave units and the master unit disabled from
firing.
Indoors
12m (39.4ft.)
Set the Slave Unit
Multiple slave units can be assigned to different slave groups by setting the
slave 10.
ETTL
38
:::K)
Z.... 1
Set the wireless selector to
<SLAVE>. (p.34)
Press the button so
that blinks.
Set the Master Unit
ETTL
ETTL
Set the slave ID.
1j)j Turn the <@> dial to select <A>, then
press the <@> button.
11 Repeat steps1 to 3 to set < B> for the other
slave unit.
Set the wireless selector to
<MASTER>. (p.34)
Disable the master unit's flash
firing. (p.36)
Press the < Z O O M / ~ > button so
that < ~ > blinks.
Select the flash ratio.
Turn the <@> dial to select <A: B>, then
press the <@> button.
ETTL l1a Zoom 2'-: mm
Set the flash ratio.
Turn the <@> dial to set the flash ratio.
Set the camera and shoot.
Set the camera in the same way as with
normal flash shooting.
[]] With the EOS ELAN II/ELAN II E/50/50E, EOS 500N/REBEL G, EOS IX, EOS IXl/IX Lite,
EOS 300/REBEL 2000, and EOS 3000N/66/REBEL XS N/REBEL G II, the flash ratio
cannot be set with multiple Speedlites.
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Cil 0 The flash ratio range of 8:1 - 1:1 - 1:8 is equivalent to 3:1 - 1:1 - 1:3 in stops (1/2-stop
increments).
t!1 The flash ratio at the - is shown in parentheses below the scale.
8:1 - 4:1 - 2:1 - 1:1 - 1:2 - 1:4 - 1:8
....... _---------_.-
(5.6:1) (2.8:1) (1.4:1) (1 :1.4) (1 :2.8) (1 :5.6)
Wireless Flash with Three Slave Groups
Indoors

15m (49.2ft.)
1
10m

I B
I
I
I
80
0
___ L _
I
I
I
12m (39.4ft.)
You can have slave groups A and B and also add slave group C. You can use
slave groups A and B to obtain the standard flash exposure of the subject, and
slave group C to illuminate the background to eliminate shadows.
Set the slave units.
See "Set the Slave Unit" on page 38 to set
the slave unit's 10 to <A>, <8>, or <C>.
For slave < C>, also set the flash exposure
compensation as necessary.
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Set the master unit and shoot.
%,j See "Set the Master Unit" on page 39.
In step 4, select < A: Be>.
-- e If < ~ A: B> is set, the Speedlite in slave group < C>will not fire.
@ If you point the slave group < C> Speedlite toward the sUbject, the subject will be
overexposed.
Modeling Flash
If the camera has a depth-of-field preview button, press it to fire a 1-sec. burst
of flashes. This is the modeling flash.
You can check the lighting and shadow effects. You can fire the modeling flash
for both wireless and normal flash shooting.
Do not fire the modeling flash more than 10 consecutive times. If you fire the modeling
flash 10 consecutive times, allow the Speedlite to rest for at least 10 min. to avoid
overheating and deteriorating the flash head.
[l] The modeling flash cannot be fired with the EOS 300/REBEL 2000 and Type-B cameras
(p.2).
About Slave Group Control
Slave group A For example, if you have the slave 10 set
to < A > for three Speedlites, all three
Speedlites will be controlled as if they
were one Speedlite in slave group A.
10=A ID=A 10=
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Wireless Manual Flash with Varied Flash Output
With manual flash and multiple Speedlites, you can set a different flash output
for each slave unit (group).
All settings are done with the master unit.
1m Zoom C''-:mm
M
Press the <MODE> button so that
<M> is displayed.
M
M
Press the button so
that <liMitell> blinks.
Select the flash ratio.
Turn the <@> dial to select <A: B> or
<A: B: C>, then press the <@> button.
....:>m C'L: mm
'/ ,_
MAST I I
-
1

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Set the flash output.
r:ill; Press the button.
The slave ID < A > will blink.
Turn the <@> dial to set the flash output
for < A >, then press the <@> button.
The slave 10 < B> will blink. Turn the <@>
dial to set the flash output for < B>, then
press the <0> button.
iw The slave 10 < C> will blink. Turn the <@>
dial to set the flash output for < C>, then
press the <@> button.
9' All the slave IDs will light.
Setting Manual Flash and Stroboscopic Flash with the Slave Unit II
Manual flash or stroboscopic flash can be set manually with the slave unit.
Do this in the following cases:
(1) When you want to set the flash output with the slave units individually for
wireless or manual flash, as with studio flash units.
(2) When you use Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 for wireless or manual flash.
Manual Flash
~ -
I
mJ Zoom 2Ymm
1/ 16
IK) -=-EDa
Z ... 1
1@ Press the <MODE> button for 2 sec.
~ < M> will blink.
@) Set the manual flash output (p.22).
Stroboscopic Flash
mJ Zoom 2'-1mm
.... I... 1/128 :5- 'lDHz
-MULTI- 1K)-=-&m\D
~ , .... Z ... 1
~ Press the <MODE> button for 2 sec.
~ <M> will blink.
i89 Press the <MODE> button again and
<MULTI> will blink.
~ Set the stroboscopic flash (p.24).
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Reference
580EX System 46
Troubleshooting '" 48
Major Specifications 50
Using a Type-B Camera 53
580EX System
crs m co rn
(J)
E t - ' 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 / ~
I
G) CJ-------------------1
®8
2
~
§
§
§
§
®
®
CD Speedlite 580EX (On-camera/Master unit)
® Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
Dedicated transmitter for wireless control of 580EX/420EX set as slave units.
® Compact Battery Pack CP-E3
Compact and lightweight external power source. Accommodates eight size-AA
alkaline or Ni-MH batteries. It can also use size-AA lithium batteries.
@) Speedlite 580EX (Slave unit)
® Speedlite 420EX (Slave unit)
® Mini stand (included with 580EX/420EX)
(J) Off-Camera Shoe Cord 2
Enables the 580EX to be connected to the camera up to 60 cm/2 ft away. All of
the EOS camera's automatic functions can be used.
® Speedlite Bracket SB-E1
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About Color Temperature Information Transmission
When the flash fires, the color temperature information is transmitted to
certain specific EOS digital camera. This feature optimizes the flash picture's
white balance. When the camera's color balance is set to <mw3> or < ~ > , it
will work automatically.
To see if this feature works with your camera, see the white balance
specification in the "Major Specifications" of your camera's instruction
manual.
Reverting to 580EX Default Settings
If your EOS camera has the <CLEAR> button, you can press it to revert the
camera settings (except Custom Functions) to the default.
About the AF-Assist Beam
Under low-light or low-contrast conditions, the built-in AF-assist beam will be
emitted automatically to make it eaasier to autofocus. The AF-assist beam
works with all EOS cameras. The AF-assist beam is compatible with 28mm
and longer lenses. The effective range is shown below.
Position .......
Effective Range(m f ft)
. ..
Center 0.6 - 10 / 2 - 32.8
Periphery 0.6 - 5/2 - 16.4
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Troubleshooting
Have a problem? See the table below.
The Speedlite does not detach from the camera.
The mounting foot's locking pin has not been retracted.
J> Loosen the locking ring all the way before detaching the Speedlite. (p.9)
The Speedlite does not fire.
flj}: The batteries are installed in the wrong orientation.
J> Install the batteries in the correct orientation. (p.8)
4Jjl The Speedlite's internal batteries are exhausted.
l ~ } If the flash recycling time is 30 sec. or longer, replace the batteries. (p.8)
p> Install the Speedlite's internal batteries even when you use an external
power source. (p.8)
Attach the Speedlite securely to the camera.
j> Attach the Speedlite's mounting foot securely to the camera. (p.9)
The electrical contacts of the Speedlite and camera are dirty.
Wr Clean the contacts. (p.9)
The slave unit does not fire.
The slave's wireless selector is not set to <SLAVE>.
lb· Set it to <SLAVE>. (p.34)
The slave unit is not positioned properly.
Place the slave unit within the master unit's transmission range. (p.35)
r> Point the slave unit's sensor toward the master unit. (p.35)
The power turns off by itself.
After 90 sec. of idle operation, auto power off took effect.
iii> Press the shutter button halfway or press the test firing button. (p.10)
The entire LCD panel blinks.
The wide panel has been pulled out for bounce flash.
Retract the wide panel. (p.20)
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The flash range scale bars blink.
1$' The flash head has been tilted down by 7°.
Change the bounce position. (p.i9)
The periphery or bottom of the picture looks dark.
When you set the flash coverage manually, the setting was a higher
number than the lens focal length, resulting in a dark periphery.
Set the flash coverage that is a lower number than the lens focal length or
set it to auto zoom. (p.20)
If only the bottom of the picture looks dark, you were too close to the
subject.
If the subject is closer than 2 m/6.6 ft, tilt the flash head downward by 7°.
(p.i9)
The flash exposure is underexposed or overexposed.
There was a highly reflective object (glass window, etc.) in the picture.
Use FE lock. (p.i6)
The subject has a very dark or light color.
Set flash exposure compensation. For a dark subject, set a decreased flash
exposure. And for a bright subject, set an increased flash exposure. (p.14)
You used high-speed sync.
With high-speed sync, the effective flash range will be shorter. Make sure
the subject is within the effective flash range displayed. (p.i7)
The picture is really blurred.
The shooting mode was set to < Av >, and the scene was dark.
Use a tripod or set the shooting mode to < P >. (p.i2)
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On-camera, E-TTL II/E-TTUTTL autoflash Speedlite
Type-A EOS cameras (E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash),
Type-B EOS cameras (TTL autoflash)
58/190 (at 105mm focal length, ISO 100 in meters/feet)
24 - 105mm (14mm with wide panel)
• Auto zoom (flash coverage set automatically for lens focal
length and image size)
• Manual zoom
• Flash head swing (bounce flash)
Normal flash: 1.2 ms or shorter,
Quick flash: 2.3 ms or shorter
Guide No.:
Flash coverage:
Flash duration:
Major Specifications ....i . . , S i . ~ . _
-Type
Type:
Compatible cameras:
Color temperature
information transmission: Flash color temperature information transmitted to camera
- Exposure Control
Exposure Control Type:
Flash range
(with 50mm fl1.4, ISO 100):
E-TTL II/E-TTL/TTL autoflash, manual flash
Normal flash: 0.5 - 30 m / 1.6 - 98.4 ft
Quick flash: 0.5 - 7.5 m / 1.6 - 24.6 ft (min.)
0.5 - 21 m / 1.6 - 68.9 ft (max.)
High-speed sync: 0.5 - 15 m /1.6 - 49.2 ft (at 1/250 sec.)
Flash exposure
compensation:
FE lock:
High-speed sync:
Stroboscopic flash:
Flash exposure
confi rmation:
Manual, FEB: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
(Manual and FEB can be combined)
With <FE L> button or <*>button
Provided
Provided (1 - 199 Hz)
Pilot lamp lights
- Flash Recycling (with size-AA alkaline batteries)
Recycling timet
Flash-ready indicator: Normal flash: 0.1 to 6 sec. / Red pilot lamp lights
Quick flash: 0.1 to 3 sec. / Green pilot lamp lights
- Wireless Flash
Transmission method:
Channels:
Wireless options:
Optical pUlse
4
OFF, Master, and Slave
50
Transmission range
(Approx.):
Controllable slave groups:
Flash ratio control:
Slave-ready indicator:
Modeling flash:
• Custom Functions:
• AF-Assist Beam
Linkable AF points:
Effective range (Approx.):
• Power Source
Internal power:
Battery life
(Approx. flash count):
Battery life
(Approx. wireless transmissions):
Power saving:
External power sources:
• Dimensions
(W x H x D):
• Weight:
Outdoors: 12 - 15 m / 39.4 - 49.2 ft,
Indoors: 8 - 10m / 26.2 - 32.8 ft
Reception angle: ±40°horizontal, ±30°vertical
3 (A, B, and C)
1:8 - 1:1 - 8:1 in 1/2-stop increments
AF-assist beam blinks
Fired with camera's depth-of-field preview button
14 (28 settings)
1 - 45 AF points (28mm or longer focal length)
At center: 0.6 - 10m /2.0 - 32.8 ft,
Periphery: 0.6 - 5 m /2.0 - 16.4 ft
Four size-AA alkaline
* Size-AA Ni-MH or lithium batteries also possible
100 - 700 flashes (with size-AA alkaline batteries)
1500 transmissions (Master unit firing disabled, size-AA
alkaline batteries)
Power off after 90 sec. or idle operation (60 min. if set as
slave)
Compact Battery Pack CP-E3
76 x 134 x 114 mm / 3.0 x 5.3 x 4.5 in
375 g / 13.2 oz (Speedlite only, excluding batteries)
l1t All specifications are based on Canon's testing criteria.
;}} Product specifications and external appearance are subject to change without
notice.
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Guide No. (GNo.) (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Normal Flash (Full Output) and Quick Flash (GNo.)
Flash Coverage (mm) 14 24 28 35 50 70 80 105
,... ...................... ... . ...
Normal Flash 15/ 28/ 30/ 36/ 42/ 50/ 53/ 58/
(FLIlloutput) 49.2 91.9 98.4 118.1 137.8 164 173.9 190.3
Quick Flash
..
Same as 1/2 to 1/6 manual flash output
Manual Flash (GNo.)
.....
F l a s ~ Coverage (ml11) ••••••.•.•••••••.•.••........••
...............
.. Flash Output
14 24 28 35 50 70 80 105 ...........•......
......................
15/ 28/ 30/ 36/ 42/ 50/ 53/ 58/
1/1
49.2 91.9 98.4 118.1 137.8 164 173.9 190.3
1/2
10.6/ 19.8/ 21.2/ 25.5/ 29.7/ 35.4/ 37.5/ 41/
34.8 65 69.6 83.7 97.4 116.1 123 134.5
. ........
1/4
7.5/ 14/ 15/ 18/ 21/ 25/ 26.5/ 29/
24.6 45.9 49.2 59.1 68.9 82 86.9 95.1
1/8
5.3/ 9.9/ 10.6/ 12.7/ 14.8/ 17.7/ 18.7/ 20.5/
17.4 32.5 34.8 41.7 48.6 58.1 61.4 67.3
.. .. . ..
1/16
3.8/ 7/ 7.5/ 9/ 10.5/ 12.5/ 13.3/ 14.5/
....... . ........
12.5 23 24.6 29.5 34.4 41 43.6 47.6
1/32
2.7/ 4.9/ 5.3/ 6.4/ 7.4/ 8.8/ 9.4/ 10.3/
8.9 16.1 17.4 21 24.3 28.9 30.8 33.8
........
1,9/ 3.5/ 3.8/ 4.5/ 5.3/ 6.3/ 6.6/ 7.3/
1/64
6.2 11.5 12.5 14.8 17.4 20.7 21.7 24
11128
1.3/ 2.5/ 2.7/ 3.2/ 3.7/ 4.4/ 4.7/ 5.1/
4.3 8.2 8.9 10.5 12.1 14.4 15.4 16.7
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Using a Type-B Camera
If you use the 580EX with a Type-B camera (TTL autoflash camera), note the
available features and restrictions below.
When a Type-B camera is used with the 580EX set to autoflash, <TTL>
will be displayed on the Speedlite's LCD panel. (With a Type-A camera,
<ETTl> will be displayed.)
Features Available with All Type-B Cameras
Configuration
............
Available Features
... .. . ..
TTL autoflash
Flash exposure compensation
On-camera
FEB
shooting
Manual flash
Stroboscopic flash
Second-curtain sync
Manual flash
Wireless flash
Stroboscopic flash
Features not Available with Any Type-B Cameras
• E-TTL IIIE-TTL autoflash
• FE lock
• High-speed sync (FP flash)
• Autoflash with wireless flash
• Flash ratio set with multi-Speedlite wireless flash
Features Available with Some Type-B Cameras
• EOS 650/620: FEB
• EOS 750/850: FEB, stroboscopic flash, second-curtain sync,
wireless flash
• EOS 700: FEB in modes except <Tv>
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise
specified in the instructions. If such changes or modifications should be made,
you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing
equipment standard entitled "Digital Apparatus", ICES-003 of the Industry
Canada.
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Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
Dry batteries shall not be subjected to charging.
~ ~ This mark indicates that the product complies with Australia's EMC
" regulations.
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The Canon Speedlite 580EX is an EOS-dedicated, high-output flash unit automatically compatible with E-TTL II, E-TTL, and TTL autoflash. It can be used in three different ways: As a normal on-camera flash, the master unit for a wireless, multi-Speedlite flash system, or a slave unit.

Read this instruction manual while also referring to your camera's instruction manual.
Before using the Speedlite, read this instruction manual and your camera's instruction manual to familairize yourself with the Speedlite operations.

The basic operation is the same as with normal AE shooting.
When the 580EX is attached to an EOS camera, almost all automatic exposure control for flash photography is handled by the camera. It is almost the same as using the camera's built-in flash if it has one. You can think of the 580EX as a built-in, high-output flash.

It is automatically compatible with the camera's flash metering mode (E-TTL II, E-TTL, and TTL).
The camera controls the Speedlite automatically in the following flash metering modes: 1. E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering with preflash reading/lens distance information) 2. E-TTL autoflash (evaluative flash metering with preflash reading) 3. TTL autoflash (off-the-film metering for real-time flash metering)

Regarding the camera's available flash metering modes, refer to the camera's instruction manual. The Speedlite's major specifications are listed in "External Flash Items." The camera instruction manual's chapter on flash photography will refer to cameras having 1 and 2 as a Type-A camera (compatible with E-TIL or E-TTL II). And cameras having 3 (compatible with only TTL) are called Type-B cameras. * This instruction manual assume that you are using the 580EX with a Type-A camera. For Type-B cameras, see page 53.

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Contents

1 Getting Started and Basic Operation

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2 Using Flash
3 Wireless Flash
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Reference...

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Conventions Used in this Manual

The <@> symbol in the text refers to the Select Dial.

The <@> symbol in the text refers to the Select/Set button.

The operation procedures in this instruction manual assume that both the camera and Speedlite's power switches are ON. Icons are used in the text to indicate the respective buttons, dials,and settings. They match the same icons found on the camera and Speed lite. The (08) / (012) icons indicate that the respective function remains in effect for 8 sec. or 12 sec. Reference page numbers are indicated by (p. **). This instruction manual uses the following alert symbols: __ : The Caution symbol indicates a warning to prevent shooting problems. []] : The Note symbol gives supplemental information.

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Nomenclature

Flash head/ Wireless transmitter

Wireless sensor
I.---H--

External power source socket

Canon
SPEEDLITE S80EX

AF-assist beam emitter (pA7)

Mounting foot (p.9)

_~~I!t~t~i----

Locking ring (p.9)

Case

Mini stand

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LCD panel Bounce angle

<PUSH>
Bounce lock release button (p.18)

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.------+-i-7::~- < ~H / ~ >

High-speed sync (FP flash)/ Shutter curtain synchronization button (p.17/26)

* <;.~.:/C.Fn>

LCD panel illumination/ Custom Function setting button (p.6/27)

<PILOT>
Pilot lampfTest firing/ Wireless slave auto power off cancel button (p.1 0/35)

Flash exposure confirmation lamp (p.11)

<MODE>
Flash model Slave setting button (p.11, 22, 24/42, 43)
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<@> Select Dial

<@> Select/Set button

Wireless selector (p.9, 34) <OFF> : Wireless off (for on-camera flash) <MASTER> : Master unit <SLAVE> : Slave unit

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Asterisked buttons have a timer that keep the button's function active for 8 sec. (08) after you let go of the button. The <:,~:-> illumination lasts for 12 sec.

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LCD Panel Manual flash output level Flash exposure compensation amount FEB compensation amount Zoom focal length < ~ > Manual zoom < '!I> High-speed sync (FP flash) Aperture FEB status Stroboscopic flash count Stroboscopic flash frequency Manual flash 1/3-stop increment indicator Custom Function No. Custom Function setting < ~ > Auto zoom for image size <ETTLlTTl> E-ITL (II)/ITL autoflash Flash exposure compensation <~> ----+1-(2 TO :S8 . 6 . 6 . · 1 2 3 4 3 4 .31 4 Ul1!. press the < ~f?:..~.'~'/Z~OI~~~.1 I I Indicator (feet) Second-curtain sync Firing mode Master flash ON : 4.. ~ 2. > Flash bounce indicator I 1 L <liMit.W> Flash ratio < .> Slave .9 • A:B:c "'r" r----'.5 0..-- Slave 10 Slave 10 I T "'r" 0.?~mn§ I M 0 lim ~ "'z.OOT. i 3 1K(.OHz ~TLI .O. s' The items actually displayed depend on the current settings..7 1 1.~ Master flash OFF : *~ Slave flash : ~~ < . > button. 11M._I_ <_11:_> Channel (Blinks for 7 down) @ To illuminate the LCD panel.5 2 <M/MulTl> Manual flash/ Multi (Stroboscopic) flash 5' 7 1C~~m 40 60 f~ 13 18 m ) Flash ratio I I I I I I Flash range scale/ Flash ratio scale Indicator (meters) <~> Custom Function <~> --.

.. .. do not fire rapid bursts of more than 20 continuous flashes....... allow a rest time of at least 10 min. 11 Using E-TTL II and E-TTL Autoflash in the Shooting Modes 12 (» To avoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head............ After 20 continuous flashes...Getting Started and Basic Operation Installing Batteries 8 Attaching to the Camera 9 Turn on the Power Switch 10 Fully Automatic Flash Shooting......

!lJ 8 'iii @ Use four new batteries of the same brand and type. Size-AA Ni-MH or lithium batteries can also be used. Close the cover.. .) 100 .1 .6 Flash Count(Approx. $ Quick flash enables a flash to be fired before flash-ready (p..Installing Batteries Install four size-AA batteries. Slide the battery compartment cover as shown by the arrow and open it. Close the battery compartment cover and slide it as shown by the arrow. Make sure the + and . Install the batteries. replace all four batteries at the same time. Do not mix battery types. Normal Flash 0.3 . Since the shape of their contacts is not standardized. Recycling Time and Flash Count (with size-AA alkaline batteries) Recycling Time (Approx. ~.) Quick Flash 0.battery contacts are correctly oriented as shown in the battery compartment. using non-alkaline size-AA batteries may result in faulty battery connection.1 0).1 . When replacing batteries..700 "" Based on new size-AA alkarine batteries and Canon's testing standards. 1 %1 Open the cover.

be sure to set the wireless selector to <OFF>. Attach it to the camera.•. Tighten.Attaching to the Camera ~~~~' .ii] Loosen the locking ring. @ Wireless Selector Settings The wireless selector is for switching between normal flash shooting and wireless flash shooting. To detach the Speedlite. Turn the locking ring as shown by the arrow. WI Turn the locking ring as shown by the arrow to loosen it. Then slip the Speedlite out of the hot shoe. I ~t . 9 . @@ Slip the Speedlite's mounting foot all the way into the hot shoe.• • •. •. For normal flash shooting. The locking pin will protrude from the mounting foot to further secure the attachment. loosen the locking ring until the locking pin disengages.

Set the drive mode to Single. ~ ~ The pilot lamp will first turn green (ready for quick flash). manual flash. quick flash is effective for near subjects and when you want a shorter recycle time. when the pilot lamp is still green. l> ttMt Fjd H' liPi 1 Set the power switch to <ON>. then red (fully recycled or flash ready). replace the batteries within 1 minute after turning off the power. About Quick Flash Quick flash enables a flash to be fired before flash-ready. . The flash will start recycling. Quick flash cannot be used in the continuous shooting. To turn on the Speedlite again. Although the Guide No. Or press the Speedlite's test firing button. press the pilot lamp. press the shutter button halfway. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. Check that the flash is ready.. of idle use. FEB. To retain the Speedlite's settings when you replace the batteries. and stroboscopic flash modes.Turn on the Power Switch @E~~Z6OJ~-~~ . the power will turn off automatically after 90 sec. [l] . 10 . To fire a test flash. 1$ The Speedlite's settings will be retained in memory even after the power is turned off. will be 1/6 to 1/2 that of the full output. A test firing cannot be fired while the camera's operation timer 04 or 06 is active.

7 1 1.5 0. ~ Press the <MODE> button so that <ETTL> is displayed. ~\}o Press the shutter button halfway to focus.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m Focus the subject. 0. move closer to the subject and take the picture again. Set the Speedlite to <ETTl>.lJ 0 LCD panel even if the camera is compatible with E-TTL II. ETTL Zoom SOmm Take the picture. the flash exposure confirmation lamp will light for about 3 sec. A preflash is fired right before the shot is taken. <ETTL> will be displayed on the 11 . IS}.5 0. If a standard flash exposure was obtained. If the flash exposure confirmation lamp does not light.7 1 1.Fully Automatic Flash Shooting When you set the camera's shooting mode to <P> (Program AE) or <0> (Full Auto). then the main flash is fired. Check that the < ~ > icon is lit in the viewfinder.5 2 ------3 4 6 9 13 18 m ~ ~> I. E-TTL II/E-TTL fUlly automatic flash will make it as easy as normal AE shooting. Zoom SOmm 1 ru. The shutter speed and aperture will be set as displayed in the viewfinder. You can also increase the camera's ISO speed. ~ 0. Check that the subject is within the effective range displayed on the LCD panel.

1/X sec. @ If the aperture display blinks.) Automatic Automatic Manual Manual M o 1/X sec. a slow sync speed will be used to obtain a standard exposure of both the main subject and background. Standard exposure of the main subject is obtained with the flash..Using E-TTL II and E·TTL Autoflash in the Shooting Modes Ii Just set the camera's shooting mode to <Av> (aperture-priority AE). is the camera's maximum flash sync speed. Standard exposure of the main subject is obtained with the flash. Adjust the shutter speed until the aperture display stops blinking. 30 sec. The camera will then automatically set the aperture matching the shutter speed to obtain a standard exposure. $ If the shutter speed display blinks. e Since a slow shutter speed will be used for low-light scenes. Flash Sync Speeds and Apertures Use Shutter SPE!E!cJ§E!tting Aperture Setting p Tv Av Automatic (1/60 sec. Select this mode when you want to set both the shutter speed and aperture manually. 12 . the result will be the same as using the <P> (Program AE) mode. Adjust the aperture until the shutter speed display stops blinking. Tv .) Automatic (30 sec. or <M> (manual) and you can use E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash. I Av M $ If you use the <DEP> or <A-DEP > shooting mode. using a tripod is recommended. The exposure of the background is obtained with the shutter speed and aperture combination you set. . . Select this mode when you want to set the aperture manually.) Manual (bulb. Select this mode when you want to set the shutter speed manually.1/X sec.1/X sec. If the background is dark like a night scene. while a standard exposure of the background is obtained with a slow shutter speed. .) Manual (30 sec. it means that the background exposure will be underexposed or overexposed. <Tv> (shutter-priority AE). it means that the background exposure will be underexposed or overexposed. The camera will then automatically set the shutter speed matching the aperture to obtain a standard exposure.1/X sec. .

. ~ Second-Curtain Sync........ MULTI Stroboscopic Flash.......Fn Setting Custom Functions Custom Function Settings ~ Flash 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 24 26 27 28 ....... FE L FE Lock ~ High-Speed Sync (FP Flash) Bounce Flash ZOOM Setting the Flash Coverage and Using the Wide Panel.................................. C................................... M Manual Flash....Using Flash Exposure Compensation................ ~ FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)...................................................................................................

~ Flash Exposure Compensation You can adjust the flash output as easily as normal exposure compensation. ~ The flash exposure compensation amount will be set. <~> Set the flash exposure compensation amount. ~ ''. %# To cancel the flash exposure compensation. . $f Turn the <€» dial to set the amount. [l] 14 If flash exposure compensation has been set with both the Speedlite and camera. set the amount to +0. Flash exposure compensation can be set up to ± 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. then only 1/2-stop increments can be set.Press the <~> button. (If the camera enables only 1/2-stop increments. the Speedlite's flash exposure compensation amount will override the camera's.) 1 Press the button so that the <~> icon and flash exposure compensation amount blink.

@ For FEB shooting.'''1' Set the flash exposure bracketing amount. This is called FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing). 1 Press the < ® > button so that the <~> icon and flash exposure bracketing amount blink. ZO -~-O- '.FEB will be set. I . & Turn the <@> dial to set the amount. @ The shots will be taken in the drive mode set with the camera. 1>. FEB will be canceled. set the camera's drive mode to Single shooting and be sure the flash is ready before you shoot. E""C1iL. * You can also combine FEB with flash exposure compensation and FE lock. . [l] a After all three shots are taken. 15 . 3 Press the <@> button.~ FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing) ii&:W You can take three flash shots while automatically changing the flash output for each shot up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (1/2-stop increments if the camera enables only 1/2-stop increments).

'10 16 . FE lock will not be possible.FE L FE Lock FE (flash exposure) lock enables you to lock the correct flash exposure for any part of the picture.:' will be displyed on the LCD panel for 0. A preflash will be fired to obtain a flash exposure reading for the subject. a preflash will be fired and a new flash exposure reading will be locked. FE lock might not be very effectiv~. 000 0000000 000 oo 000 000 BODO 0 lJf: ~ ~. press the <*> button. (816) ~. With <ETTL> displayed on the LCD panel. @ If the subject is too small. (} If < ETTL> is not displayed on the LCD panel. Each time you press the <FE L> button.5 sec. the < ~ > icon will blink in the viewfinder. Press the <FE L> button. "FEL. you press the camera's <FE L> button. 4) If the subject is too far away and underexposure will result. 1 Focus the subject. Move closer to the subject and try the FE lock again. 00000 $I Aim the viewfinder center over the subject and press the <FE L> button. If the camera does not have the <FE L> button.

17 . This is convenient when you want to use aperture priority for fill-flash portraits.~ High-Speed Sync (FP Flash) With high-speed sync. [i/0 If you set a shutter speed that is the same or slower than the camera's maximum flash $) sync speed.5 0. press the <~H/~> button so that <~> icon turns off. 0. ~ Check that the <~H> icon is lit in the viewfinder. To return to normal flash. the faster the shutter speed. With hjgh~speed sync. you can use flash with all shutter speeds.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m s. Check the LCD panel for the effective flash range.} Stroboscopic flash cannot be set. < ~H > wi! not be displayed in the viewfinder. the shorter the effective flash range will be. Ell ~ Zoom 50mm Press the <~H/~> button so that <~> is displayed.7 1 1.

If the bounce surface is not white. the bounced flash might be too weak and result in underexposure. The LCD panel will also display <. <)i After you take the shot. 15)1 You can also set the flash coverage manually_ $ If the wall or ceiling is too far away. *' The wall or ceiling should be a plain. if the flash exposure confirmation lamp does not light.-> mm. This can soften shadows behind the subject for a more natural-looking shot. the flash will bounce off the surface before illuminating the subject. use a larger aperture opening and try again. 18 . Set the Bounce Direction Hold down the <PUSH> button and turn the flash head. the flash coverage will be set to 50mm. If the flash coverage is set automatically. This is called bounce flash. white color for high reflectance. a color cast may result in the picture.Bounce Flash By pointing the flash head toward a wall or ceiling.

. - IE) 1- 18 m 19 . l? The catchlight panel will come out at the same time.5 0.b .6 .6 ft) away. Closeup Flash Shooting If you want to shoot a subject about 0. stay within 1.5 ---(-----2"314. Follow the same procedure as for bounce flash. *' For maximum catchlight effect.. #P ~ Push in only the wide panel. Push in the wide panel.\~13 .2 m (1. 5Dmm F.0. U @ Point the flash head straight ahead and then upward by 90 0 • The catchlight will not work if you swing the flash head left or right.9 ft of the SUbject.S. 1 (I Point the flash head upward by 90°.1'..5 m/4.Creating a Catchlight With the catchlight panel.\-\-'7.7 1 1. ETTL Zoom " I .5 .. Pull out the wide panel./ . hold down the <PUSH> button and tilt the flash head downward by 7°.6. you can create a catchlight in the subject's eyes to add life to the facial expression.

Using the Wide Panel Pull out the wide panel and place it over the flash head as shown. Push the catch light panel back in. Using excessive force may detach the wide panel. 20 . Since the subject will be illuminated by both the bounce flash and direct flash. @ $. The catchlight panel will come out at the same time.5 0. the entire display on the LCD panel will blink as a warning. The entire display on the LCD panel will blink. <1m> is not displayed. but the Speedlite will work normally. Also. ~ The <ZOOM/~> button will not work. the <ZOOM/~> button will not work.f mm Press the 11&) <ZOOM/~> button.7 1 1.8 Fisheye lens. make sure it covers the lens focal length so that the picture will not have a dark periphery. @ If you use bounce flash with the wide panel in place. []] The flash coverage will not be compatible with the EF15mm f/2.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m Turn the <@> dial to change the flash coverage.ZOOM Setting the Flash Coverage and Using the Wide Panel III The flash coverage can be set to match the lens focal length from 24mm to 105mm. the flash coverage can be expanded to 14mm wide-angle lenses. ~ 0. The flash coverage can be set automatically or manually. it will look unnatural. []] If you set the flash coverage manually. with the built-in wide panel. The zoom feature will work again when you press the spot shown by the arrow. If the wide panel is accidentally detached. The flash coverage will then be extended to 14mm. When the flash coverage is set automatically. Pull out the wide panel gently. ETTL mil Zoom 2l.

7 1 1.5 2 ------3 4 6 9 13 18 m 21 . The lens' effective focal length will differ depending on the camera's image size.Automatic Setting of Flash Coverage for the Camera's Image Size EOS digital cameras have one of three image sizes. <§> will appear on the Speedlite's LCD panel. When the Speedlite is attached to a compatible camera. The Speedlite automatically recognizes the EOS digital camera's image size and automatically sets the flash coverage for lens focal lengths from 24mm to 105mm.5 0. ETTL 0.

Zoom 50mm M I/ll 0..5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m Set the flash output.. Press the shutter button halfway to see the effective flash range displayed.7 1 1. then press the <@> button. 0.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m 22 .5 0..7 1 1..::>m Press the <GJ> button.M Manual Flash You can set the flash output from 1/128 power to 1/1 full power in 1/3-stop increments. rEt ifr· ~ M -1/ :. I " " l0. Turn the <@> dial to set the flash output. Zoom 1/ I SDmm 1 1M Press the <MODE> button so that <M> is displayed.5 0. The flash output display will blink. Use a hand-held flash meter to determine the required flash output to obtain a correct flash exposure.

..3 114 +.Figures for increased flash output 23 ... and then increase the flash output to more than 1/2..Displayed Flash Output Figures When you change the flash output during shooting..7 1/2 -0. 1/1 1/1 -0.3 1/2 1/2 -0. 1/2 +0..7 1/1 -0. You can see how the stop changes when you increase or decrease the flash output.7 1/4 +0. or 1/2 -0.. when you decrease the flash output to 1/2.7. Sample Flash Output Figures Figures for decreased flash output -+ . the table below makes it easier to see how the stop changes such as 1/2 -0. For example.....3 -+ 1/2 -+ 1/2 +0.. and 1/1 will be displayed.3 1/2 +0. 1/2 +0..7 1/2 +0.. 1/2 -0. ..3 1/4 +0.3.3..7...3.

the number of flas"hes.7 1 1. It can be used to capture multiple images of a moving subject in a single photograph for later study. You can set the firing frequency (number of flashes per sec. a rapid series of flashes is fired. and the flash output. the shutter should remain open until the firing stops. 24 .5 0. Set the desired setting. expressed as Hz). 0if Press the <@> button to select the item (blinks). 1> The next item to be set will blink. ftfj Turn the <@> dial to set the setting. 0. Number of flashes ~ Firing frequency (Hz) = Shutter speed For example.MULTI Stroboscopic Flash With stroboscopic flash. Zoom SDmm 1/128 . \bY! After you set the flash output and press the <@> button. if the number of flashes is 10 and the firing frequency is 5 Hz. then press the <@> button. Use the formula below to calculate the shutter speed and set it with the camera. the entire display will turn on. the shutter speed should be at least 2 sec.1Hz Press the <MODE> button so that <MULTI> is displayed. Calculating the Shutter Speed During stroboscopic flash.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m Select the item to be set.

Stroboscopic flash is most effective with a highly reflective subject against a dark * ® * is background..-. a remote switch. Max. 4 4 10 20 50 80 100 5 4 8 20 50 80 100 ." If the number of flashes is displayed as . 6-7 . [i] (..-. Using a tripod. the firing will continue until the shutter is closed or the battery runs out. Then allow the Speedlite to rest for at least 10 min. A flash output of 1/1 or 1/2 cannot be set for stroboscopic flash. . 8-9 3 5 10 30 60 80 5 12 30 60 90 100 3 6 20 40 70 90 Flash Output ~ 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64 1/128 10 2 4 8 20 50 70 11 2 4 8 20 40 70 12-14 15 -19 20 .50 60 -199 2 4 8 20 40 60 2 4 8 18 35 50 2 4 8 16 30 40 2 4 8 12 20 40 6 If the number of flashes is displayed as . do not fire more than 10 stroboscopic bursts. Flash Output Flashes 1/4 2 1/8 4 1/10 8 1/32 12 1/64 20 1/128 40 25 . the maximum number of flashes will be as shown by the table below regardless of the firing frequency.. The number of flashes will be limited as shown by the table below. Stroboscopic flash can be used with "bulb. and external power source is recommended.To avoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head. Stroboscopic Flashes Flash Output ~ 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64 1/128 1 7 14 30 60 90 100 2 6 14 30 60 90 100 3 .

~ Second-Curtain Sync With a slow shutter speed. With E-TTL II/E-TTL. The first flash is the preflash. 26 . ETTl Zoom 5Dmm Press the <~H/~> button so that <~> is displayed. press the < ~H / ~ > button so that the < ~ > icon turns off. The flash fires right before the shutter closes. Setting the shooting mode to "bulb" will make it easier for second-curtain sync.7 1 1. ~I}t Stroboscopic flash cannot be set. you can create a light trail following the subject. To return to normal flash. the flash will fire twice even with a slow sync speed.5 0.5 2 3 4 6 9 13 18 m [iI <. 0.

the camera will be ready to shoot. GP Press the <@> button. Press the <@> button. then press the <@> button. <. With the distance display blinking. so that <am> is displayed.Fn Setting Custom Functions You can customize Speedlite features to suit your preferences. press the <@> button for 2 sec. Wi" [lJ Changing Meters or Feet After step 1 above. 1 Press the F fJ: n u button for 2 sec. Turn the <@> dial to select "0" or "1".C.. gP After you set the Custom Function and press the <MODE> button. Do it with Custom Functions.Fn> Select the Custom Function No. turn the <@> dial to change the unit to feet or meters. The selected setting will blink.(~OC. iJjftJ Turn the <@> dial to set the Custom Function No. Change the setting. 27 .

. FU(I(:ti()n .....Fn-02 FEB sequence 1 Standard exposure -+ Decreased exposure -+ Increased exposure -+ Decreased exposure -+ Standard exposure Increased exposure C. .·•• ...Fn-12 C.. ... Item ....Fn-09 Full output Disabled Enabled Enabled Disabled Disabled Enabled Set with <@> button and < @ > dial... ..... •••••••• Setting i No: ........Fn-01 Automatic cancellation of FEB 0 1 0 Enabled Disabled C.... •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• .. .i(·... .....Fn-14 28 ...... _I_c _c. ... . • ....Fn-08 C..Fn-06 Modeling Flash Flash recycling method when external power source is used Quick flash with continuous shooting Test firing with autoflash Modeling flash with test fi ri ng button Auto setting of flash coverage to match camera's image size AF-assist beam OFF Flash exposure compensation setting method Auto Power Off activation C... auto power off I 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash TTL autoflash Auto power off after 60 min.. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• C....Custom Function Settings Custom ... On Off I C. . ..•... ..Fn-10 C........._ T ..Fn-13 C..Fn-04 C. ...Fn-03 Flash metering mode Slave unit's auto power off time Cancellation of slave unit's .. . .. ~~. ............ . Auto power off after 10 min..- ...<3 II ... Set directly with <@>.".Fn-07 C...........Fn-11 I I C... .... Cancellable with master unit within 1 hour Cancellable with master unit within 8 hours Enabled Disabled Recycle with both the Speedlite and external power source Recycle with only the external power source Disabled Enabled 1/32 C.... •••···.o...... • N.....Fn-05 C.

the AF-assist beam will not be emitted. this setting will cause improper flash control-the flash might not fire or it may fire only at full output.Fn-06: Convenient when you want to check the depth of field. (p. if the internal batteries become exhausted. If you use a Type-A camera and set C. With an EOS digital camera or EOS REBEL T2/300X. If "AF-assist beam OFF" is set with the Speedlite or camera.C. However. Fn-07: If both the external power source and the Speedlite's internal batteries are used to recharge the flash. shooting may be disabled.Fn-03-1 is a setting for EOS-1 series film cameras only. only the external power source will be used to recharge the flash and the internal batteries will be spared. If 1 is set.Fn-03-0. wireless autoflash will not work. 29 . the Speedlite will still require internal batteries for flash control. Do not use this setting if you have an EOS digital camera or EOS REBEL T2/300X. Note that even jf you set it to 1.41) C. $ @ @ C. E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash will not work.Fn-03-1. []I If you use a Type-B camera and set C. both power sources will be used together.

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Wireless Manual Flash with Varied Flash Output Setting Manual Flash and Stroboscopic Flash with the Slave Unit 32 34 38 42 43 .Wireless Flash About Wireless Flash Fully Automatic Wireless Flash Flash Ratio with E-TTL 11.

About Wireless Flash With multiple Canon Speedlites having the wireless flash feature. Even with multiple Speedlies positioned as slave units. manual flash.8ft.) 12m (39. . c. all will be controlled by wireless. Then all you do is set the master unit to <ETTL> and wireless E-TTL II autoflash will be enabled (p. Basic Wireless Settings & Setup Indoors MASTER -. Note that with Type-A cameras prior to the EOS-1D Mark II and EOS ELAN 7NEI ELAN 7N/30V/33V. The settings you input with the 580EX (master unit) attached to the camera are also transmitted to the slave units which are controlled by the master unit via wireless.34). you need not operate the slave units at all during the shoot.10m (32.2ft. and a wirelessly-controlled "slave unit" will be a 580EX set as the slave unit.4ft. you can create various lighting effects with the same ease as using normal E-TTL II autoflash. FEB amount. the "master unit" will refer to a 580EX set as the master unit. Thus. FE lock. The basic wireless set-up is illustrated below. @ 32 .) MASTER / \ \ 8m (26. Hereinafter. E-TTL autoflash will be used instead.) [ll Any flash exposure compensation amount. and stroboscopic flash settings set with the master unit will all be automatically transmitted to the slave units.$ A 580EX set as a slave unit can also be controlled by wireless by Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 (optional). high-speed sync (FP flash).

\ \ ~B + 8m (26.) Wireless flash with three slave groups (pAO) 10m (32.38 .) .4ft.) 12m (39.42).4ft.38) Outdoors 10m (32.8ft.2ft.) ..Multi-Speedlite.2ft. Wireless flash with two slave groups (p.) 12m (39. Wireless Lighting Configurations You can create two or three slave groups and set the flash ratio for E-TTL II autoflash shooting (p.) 33 .8ft. \ \ \ 'I' I 8m (26.

Position the Speedlites within the range shown on the next page. Set the wireless selector to <MASTER>.Fully Automatic Wireless Flash This method has all the Speedlites fire at the same flash output with E-TTL II autoflash controlling the total flash output. The slave unit(s) will also be automatically set to <ETTL>. Set the slave 580EX Speedlites(s) as the slave unit(s). Set the camera-attached 580EX as the master unit. set them all to the same channel (p. 34 . Set the master unit's flash mode to <ETTl>. the AFassist beam will blink once each second. Check that the flash is ready.37). Position the camera and Speedlites as desired. If the master unit and slave unit(s) are set to a different channel. When the slave unit is ready to fire. L li!iI Zoom 2Ymm ETTL 1m Zoom 2"': mm Check the communication channel. Set the wireless selector to <SLAVE>.

If the flash does not fire. Outdoors ..8ft.. be sure to test the wireless operation before shooting. Obstacles can block the transmission of wireless signals. e Use the bounce feature to SWing the slave unit's flash body so that the wireless sensor faces the master unit. (t< Indoors. the wireless signal may also bounce off the wall so there is more leeway in positioning the slave unit(s). (it Do not place any obstacles between the master unit and slave unit(s). 'ilW Set the camera in the same way as with normal flash shooting.4ft.2ft. 35 . Set the camera and shoot. . adjust the slave unit's angle toward the master unit and distance from the master unit. The slave unit will fire.) / 8m (26." After positioning the slave unit(s).) 1:) 12m (39. 10m (32.Check the flash operation.) Use the mini stand (tripod socket provided) to prop up the slave unit. ~ ~ Press the master unit's test firing button.

. A test flash cannot be fired while the camera's operation timer 04 or 06 is active. If the slave unit enters auto power off.2Ymm i -::8 . be sure to test the wireless operation before shooting. it can be turned on again by pressing the master unit's test firing button.. However. Master Unit's Flash ON/OFF You can disable the master unit from firing during actual exposure so that only the slave unit(s) will fire in the final picture.-~ . 2> icon will blink.I~-­ 1 --"T'------- !lJ 36 Even if you disable the master unit's flash firing. Disable the master unit's flash firing. If you change the master unit's zoom setting. iiji Turn the <@> dial to select <0 FF>. the flash coverage must cover the slave unit's position. ETTL 1m Zoom 2Ymm -"z. . The < . It is possible to change the master unit's zoom setting. note that the master unit transmits wireless signals to the slave unit(s) with the preflash... Therefore.!lJ is 1!l' . it will still fire a preflash to transmit wireless signals.@> The Speedlite's zoom setting will be set automatically to 24mm. t»> then press the <@> button. ETTL 1m Zoom .1/ ~ /"1~'11 -on" '" I I" Press the <ZOOM/~> button so that the display blinks as shown on the left.

you can change the channel No. Setting Communication Channel If there is another Canon wireless flash system nearby. then press the <(!» button. Wireless flash with the following settings can be done in the same way as with normal flash shooting. Open the aperture more or move the slave unit closer to the subject. Press the <ZOOM/~> button so that <~> blinks.Using Fully Automatic Wireless Flash Flash exposure compensation and other settings set with the master unit will also be automatically set in the slave units. • Flash exposure compensation • High-speed sync (FP flash) • FE lock • FEB • Manual flash • Stroboscopic flash [J] With FE lock. if even one Speedlite will result in underexposure. you need not make settings on the slave unit(s). Thus. Set the channel No. Turn the <@> dial to select the channel number. Both the master and slave units must be set to the same channel No. mJ Zoom 2 37 . the <~ > icon will blink in the viewfinder. to prevent signal confusion.

Indoors A~ 12m (39.) Set the Slave Unit Multiple slave units can be assigned to different slave groups by setting the slave 10.. 38 .4ft. ~r= 1 Press the <ZOOM/~> button so that <~> blinks. The example below has two slave units and the master unit disabled from firing..34) ETTL :::K) Z. Set the wireless selector to <SLAVE>.Flash Ratio with E-TTL II With one master unit and one or two slave units off-camera. you can adjust the flash ratio for E-TIL " autoflash shooting. (p..

ETTL Select the flash ratio. EOS IX. (p.34) Disable the master unit's flash firing. Turn the <@> dial to select <A: B>. Set the camera in the same way as with normal flash shooting. Set the camera and shoot. EOS IXl/IX Lite. []] With the EOS ELAN II/ELAN II E/50/50E.Set the slave ID. 1j)j 11 Turn the <@> dial to select <A>. then press the <@> button. ETTL l1a Zoom 2'-: mm Set the flash ratio. Repeat steps1 to 3 to set < B> for the other slave unit. 39 . (p.36) ETTL Press the <ZOOM/~> button so that < ~ > blinks. EOS 300/REBEL 2000. EOS 500N/REBEL G. and EOS 3000N/66/REBEL XS N/REBEL G II. Turn the <@> dial to set the flash ratio. then press the <@> button. the flash ratio cannot be set with multiple Speedlites. Set the Master Unit Set the wireless selector to <MASTER>.

.8ft. or <C>.. .1:4 .15m (49.8:1) (1.1:2 .) Wireless Flash with Three Slave Groups Indoors A~ 1 10m (32.) I I I I 0 ___ L80 _ I I I You can have slave groups A and B and also add slave group C.. You can use slave groups A and B to obtain the standard flash exposure of the subject. . also set the flash exposure compensation as necessary.4) (1 :2..2:1 .~ ~ See "Set the Slave Unit" on page 38 to set the slave unit's 10 to <A>.is shown in parentheses below the scale.4:1) (1 :1.6) _---------_. For slave < C >.1:1 .1:1 . <8>. The flash ratio at the .1:1 .1:8 is equivalent to 3:1 .4ft. and slave group C to illuminate the background to eliminate shadows.(5.4:1 .1:3 in stops (1/2-stop increments)... Set the slave units.2ft.1:8 (2.8) (1 :5.6:1) 8:1 .Cil 0 t!1 The flash ratio range of 8:1 . 40 .)~ B 12m (39.

Do not fire the modeling flash more than 10 consecutive times. 10=A ID=A 10= 41 . if you have the slave 10 set to < A > for three Speedlites. . You can fire the modeling flash for both wireless and normal flash shooting. About Slave Group Control Slave group A For example.2). all three Speedlites will be controlled as if they were one Speedlite in slave group A. select < A: Be>. If you fire the modeling flash 10 consecutive times. You can check the lighting and shadow effects.j See "Set the Master Unit" on page 39. In step 4. This is the modeling flash.e If < ~ A: B> is set. allow the Speedlite to rest for at least 10 min.Set the master unit and shoot. burst of flashes. press it to fire a 1-sec. @ If you point the slave group < C > Speedlite toward the sUbject. to avoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head. the subject will be overexposed.. [l] The modeling flash cannot be fired with the EOS 300/REBEL 2000 and Type-B cameras (p. the Speedlite in slave group < C> will not fire. %. Modeling Flash If the camera has a depth-of-field preview button.

_ MAST I r06l~ ~-~. Turn the <@> dial to set the flash output for < A >.. Turn the <@> dial to set the flash output for < B >. you can set a different flash output for each slave unit (group).:>m OFF~S ' / I. "'A~"'C ~z 1 C'L: mm ~-----=='-I-- iw 9' Press the <~> button. r:ill. The slave 10 < C > will blink. Select the flash ratio. The slave ID < A > will blink. then press the <@> button. Turn the <@> dial to set the flash output for < C >. then press the <0> button. All settings are done with the master unit.. then press the <@> button. 1m Zoom C''-:mm M Press the <MODE> button so that < M > is displayed. Set the flash output. All the slave IDs will light. 42 .Wireless Manual Flash with Varied Flash Output With manual flash and multiple Speedlites. then press the <@> button.. .~ Turn the <@> dial to select <A: B> or <A: B: C>. The slave 10 < B > will blink. M {. M Press the <ZOOM/~> button so that <liMitell> blinks.

mJ Zoom 2'-1mm 1/128 Z .. II Manual Flash mJ Zoom 2Ymm 1@ ~I 1/ 16 IK) ~ @) -=-EDa Press the <MODE> button for 2 sec.. <M> will blink.22). 1 -MULTI. I.Setting Manual Flash and Stroboscopic Flash with the Slave Unit Manual flash or stroboscopic flash can be set manually with the slave unit. Set the manual flash output (p.. .. Do this in the following cases: (1) When you want to set the flash output with the slave units individually for wireless or manual flash.. Set the stroboscopic flash (p. 1 Stroboscopic Flash . 43 . as with studio flash units.'lDHz ~ ~ i89 ~ Press the <MODE> button for 2 sec.. Press the <MODE> button again and <MULTI> will blink...24).1K)-=-&m\D ~. .. Z . :5. < M> will blink. (2) When you use Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 for wireless or manual flash.

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Reference 580EX System Troubleshooting Major Specifications Using a Type-B Camera 46 48 50 53 '" .

Compact Battery Pack CP-E3 Compact and lightweight external power source. ® ® ® Speedlite Bracket SB-E1 46 . @) Speedlite 580EX (Slave unit) Speedlite 420EX (Slave unit) Mini stand (included with 580EX/420EX) (J) Off-Camera Shoe Cord 2 Enables the 580EX to be connected to the camera up to 60 cm/2 ft away. It can also use size-AA lithium batteries. All of the EOS camera's automatic functions can be used.580EX System G) CJ -------------------1 (J) Et-'1I111111111/~ I ®8 2 ® § § § § ~ crs m co rn ® CD ® ® Speedlite 580EX (On-camera/Master unit) Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 Dedicated transmitter for wireless control of 580EX/420EX set as slave units. Accommodates eight size-AA alkaline or Ni-MH batteries.

5/2 . The AF-assist beam works with all EOS cameras. .8 0. Reverting to 580EX Default Settings If your EOS camera has the <CLEAR> button. When the camera's color balance is set to <mw3> or <~>. . Effective Range(m f ft) 0. The AF-assist beam is compatible with 28mm and longer lenses. the built-in AF-assist beam will be emitted automatically to make it eaasier to autofocus.10 / 2 . About the AF-Assist Beam Under low-light or low-contrast conditions.16. The effective range is shown below. .. . Position .6 . it will work automatically. . see the white balance specification in the "Major Specifications" of your camera's instruction manual.About Color Temperature Information Transmission When the flash fires. To see if this feature works with your camera.32. you can press it to revert the camera settings (except Custom Functions) to the default. the color temperature information is transmitted to certain specific EOS digital camera.4 Center Periphery 47 .6 . This feature optimizes the flash picture's white balance.

Press the shutter button halfway or press the test firing button. l~} If the flash recycling time is 30 sec. The wide panel has been pulled out for bounce flash.Troubleshooting Have a problem? See the table below. (p.9) The Speedlite does not fire. Loosen the locking ring all the way before detaching the Speedlite.35) The power turns off by itself. (p. (p.10) The entire LCD panel blinks. auto power off took effect.8) Attach the Speedlite securely to the camera.8) p> Install the Speedlite's internal batteries even when you use an external power source.8) 4Jjl The Speedlite's internal batteries are exhausted. j> Attach the Speedlite's mounting foot securely to the camera. iii> After 90 sec. or longer.20) 48 . Retract the wide panel. (p.34) The slave unit is not positioned properly.35) r> Point the slave unit's sensor toward the master unit. lb· Set it to <SLAVE>. replace the batteries. (p.9) flj}: The slave unit does not fire. Place the slave unit within the master unit's transmission range. The Speedlite does not detach from the camera. (p. J> Install the batteries in the correct orientation.9) The electrical contacts of the Speedlite and camera are dirty. J> The mounting foot's locking pin has not been retracted. Wr Clean the contacts. (p. (p. (p. (p. (p. The slave's wireless selector is not set to <SLAVE >. of idle operation. The batteries are installed in the wrong orientation.

Use FE lock. set a decreased flash exposure.i9) The periphery or bottom of the picture looks dark. And for a bright subject. (p. Set flash exposure compensation.The flash range scale bars blink. The shooting mode was set to < Av >. (p.i9) The flash exposure is underexposed or overexposed. (p. (p. With high-speed sync.i6) The subject has a very dark or light color.i2) 49 . (p. etc.20) If only the bottom of the picture looks dark. Change the bounce position. Set the flash coverage that is a lower number than the lens focal length or set it to auto zoom.) in the picture. Make sure the subject is within the effective flash range displayed.6 ft. set an increased flash exposure. Use a tripod or set the shooting mode to < P >. When you set the flash coverage manually. the setting was a higher number than the lens focal length. There was a highly reflective object (glass window. and the scene was dark. (p. (p. If the subject is closer than 2 m/6. you were too close to the subject.i7) The picture is really blurred. For a dark subject. tilt the flash head downward by 7°. 1$' The flash head has been tilted down by 7°.14) You used high-speed sync. resulting in a dark periphery. the effective flash range will be shorter.

Flash Recycling Recycling timet Flash-ready indicator: .68.5 m / 1. FEB: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Manual and FEB can be combined) With < FE L> button or < > button Provided Provided (1 .~.Si.4.98. .199 Hz) Flash exposure compensation: FE lock: High-speed sync: Stroboscopic flash: Flash exposure confi rmation: * Pilot lamp lights (with size-AA alkaline batteries) Normal flash: 0.30 m / 1. .5 .6 .1 to 6 sec.6 . and Slave 50 . / Red pilot lamp lights Quick flash: 0.) 0.2 ft (at 1/250 sec.3 ms or shorter Flash color temperature information transmitted to camera Flash duration: Color temperature information transmission: .49._ -Type Type: Compatible cameras: Guide No.i..2 ms or shorter.105mm (14mm with wide panel) • Auto zoom (flash coverage set automatically for lens focal length and image size) • Manual zoom • Flash head swing (bounce flash) Normal flash: 1.. Master.5 .) High-speed sync: 0.Exposu re Control Exposure Control Type: Flash range (with 50mm fl1. ISO 100): E-TTL II/E-TTL/TTL autoflash.21 m / 1.Major Specifications .9 ft (max.6 .5 .5 .: Flash coverage: On-camera.7. Quick flash: 2. E-TTL II/E-TTUTTL autoflash Speedlite Type-A EOS cameras (E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash). . Type-B EOS cameras (TTL autoflash) 58/190 (at 105mm focal length.Wireless Flash Transmission method: Channels: Wireless options: Optical pUlse 4 OFF.1 to 3 sec. ISO 100 in meters/feet) 24 .6 .) Manual.24. manual flash Normal flash: 0.6 ft (min.4 ft Quick flash: 0.15 m /1. / Green pilot lamp lights .

or idle operation (60 min. .8:1 in 1/2-stop increments AF-assist beam blinks Fired with camera's depth-of-field preview button 14 (28 settings) • Custom Functions: • AF-Assist Beam Linkable AF points: Effective range (Approx.6 .10m /2.0 . B.4 ft • Power Sou rce Internal power: Battery life (Approx.4 .6 . if set as slave) Compact Battery Pack CP-E3 • Dimensions (W x H x D): • Weight: l1t 76 x 134 x 114 mm / 3. excluding batteries) All specifications are based on Canon's testing criteria.2 . ±30° vertical 3 (A. 51 .15 m / 39.32. size-AA alkaline batteries) Power off after 90 sec.2 ft. flash count): Battery life (Approx.5 in 375 g / 13.}} Product specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice.10m / 26.49. and C) 1:8 .2 oz (Speedlite only.5 m /2.32.): Controllable slave groups: Flash ratio control: Slave-ready indicator: Modeling flash: Outdoors: 12 . wireless transmissions): Power saving: External power sources: Four size-AA alkaline * Size-AA Ni-MH or lithium batteries also possible 100 .16.0 x 5.8 ft.3 x 4.1:1 . Periphery: 0.Transmission range (Approx.): 1 . Indoors: 8 .700 flashes (with size-AA alkaline batteries) 1500 transmissions (Master unit firing disabled.0 .45 AF points (28mm or longer focal length) At center: 0.8 ft Reception angle: ±40° horizontal.

...7/ 61.5/ 11..5/ 14....3/ 17..5/ 67.8 6..6 10..3 41/ 134...9 1.4/ 116...9 105 58/ 190.8 7.3/ 4.5/ 47.8 70 50/ 164 80 53/ 173..4/ 21 4.9 19. .4 35 36/ 118. .3/ 17..... 1/4 1/8 ..5/ 8....) (ISO 100..1 12..2/ 69.6 10..9 35 36/ 118. 24 28/ 91.9/ 16... ...5/ 41 8...• • • •...7/ 58..1 3.3 Normal Flash (FLIlloutput) Quick Flash Same as 1/2 to 1/6 manual flash output Manual Flash (GNo.6 5. Flash Output ...8 29.. .. • 50 42/ 137...5/ 123 26. (GNo.Guide No.7/ 41.5 80 53/ 173.5 2. 14 15/ 49..2 28 30/ 98.....) Flash Coverage .1 50 42/ 137.3 1/32 .. ...6 5..1/ 16..9 14.5/ 34.3 14..7 1/1 1/2 . ..7 18/ 59..4 13.8/ 12.6/ 34..6/ 34..8 7..) .8 7...2 10..1 25.. ...5 6.•..5/ 24.6 15/ 49.4 3... .7/ 97.8/ 28.......7/ 15.4/ 30. in meters/feet) Normal Flash (Full Output) and Quick Flash (GNo.5/ 83.2 1...6 9..8/ 48...(mm) .3/ 43..5 7/ 23 4..7/ 8.4 24 28/ 91.9 18.4 7.8/ 65 14/ 45.•.. 3..3/ 24 5.... 1/64 11128 52 ..2 .3 5.7 9/ 29.2 10..5 2.4/ 24. .5/ 86. .• .1 25/ 82 17.7/ 8.6/ 21. .7 4......1 12.2/ 10.4 21/ 68..3/ 17..9 6..•.8/ 12. 1/16 .. ......9/ 32.9 28 30/ 98.. ...5 2.8 3...9/ 6.4/ 14.4 3.3/ 20. .3/ 33.4 21..7 4..9 37.4 .1 20. Flas~ Coverage (ml11) • • • .4 105 58/ 190....5 29/ 95.5/ 24..1 70 50/ 164 35.9 9...7/ 12. 14 15/ 49..

... .... stroboscopic flash. second-curtain sync.. <ETTl> will be displayed. . TTL autoflash Flash exposure compensation On-camera shooting FEB Manual flash Stroboscopic flash Second-curtain sync Manual flash Stroboscopic flash Wireless flash Features not Available with Any Type-B Cameras • • • • • E-TTL IIIE-TTL autoflash FE lock High-speed sync (FP flash) Autoflash with wireless flash Flash ratio set with multi-Speedlite wireless flash Features Available with Some Type-B Cameras • EOS 650/620: FEB • EOS 750/850: FEB. note the available features and restrictions below... (With a Type-A camera.Using a Type-B Camera "-~'Jt~d1lllll1llL. .. wireless flash • EOS 700: FEB in modes except <Tv> 53 . .. <TTL> will be displayed on the Speedlite's LCD panel. .. When a Type-B camera is used with the 580EX set to autoflash.) Features Available with All Type-B Cameras Configuration .. Available Features . If you use the 580EX with a Type-B camera (TTL autoflash camera).

which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. 54 . the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. This equipment generates. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the instructions. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device.This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. ICES-003 of the Industry Canada. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. However. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. including interference that may cause undesired operation. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled "Digital Apparatus". If such changes or modifications should be made.

fire or the like. 55 . Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine. Dry batteries shall not be subjected to charging. ~~ This mark indicates that the product complies with Australia's EMC " regulations.The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.

For information on the camera's compatibility with system accessories marketed after this date. . contact your nearest Canon Service Center.Canon This Instructions booklet is dated JUly 2004.

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except for insurance. (b) II equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries or liquid damage.) When returning equipment for warranty service. transportation and handling charges. Australia the United Kingdom.Call0ll LIMITED WARRANTY The Limited Warranty set forth below is given by CANON COMPAN'. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY SUCH EXCLUSION WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE THIS TERM TO BE VOID. except for insurance. WARRANTIES. attachments. Australia. (Claim must be presented and examined by the shipper. DAMAGE. parts or devices (inclUding. WITHOUT CHARGE. New Zealand. This Limited International Warranty is only effective upon presentation 01 the warranty card and proof of purchase. THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT. Repairs will be made and the equipment will be returned. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. (List of Canon International Warranly Members included with the equipment. (e) Damage resulting during shipment.) Equipment covered by this Warranty will be repaired by Canon Internationat Warranty Members WITHOUT CHARGE. the United Kingdom. WITHOUT CHARGE. mishandling. TORTIOUS. ~Limited Warranty means that the contents of this warranty afB limited to the above-mentioned terms and conditions. flash attachments and other accessories) with this Canon photographic equipment that do not conform to Canon specifications. ANY LOSS OF FILM) IN RELATION TO THE EQUIPMENT OR ANY SERVICES SUPPLIED BY CANON COMPANY IN RELATION TO THE EQUIPMENT.) CANON COMPANY EXCLUDES ALL REPRESENTATIONS. film samples. . adjustment and/or replacement of defective parts. Canada. Canada. IF LOST IT WILL NOT BE RE·ISSUED. Mexico or Japan. New Zealand. CANON COMPANY EXCLUDES ALL LIABILITY TO THE PURCHASER IN RESPECT OF ANY CLAIM (WHETHER CONTRACTUAL. CONDITIONS OR LIABILITIES (WHETHER EXPRESS OR fMPLlED. New Zealand.' listed below with respect to Canon Photographic Products purchased in the United States. This Canon equipment is warranted against defective materials or workmanship for one (1) year from the date of original purchase and is limited to repair. SPECIAL. transportation and handling charges. without limitation. shipped at NO CHARGE within the country of repair. the shipping charges must be prepaid and the equipmenf should be shipped in its original carton or box. batteries. Mexico and Japan. (Worldwide list of Canon International Warranty Members included with equipment. This warranly gives you specific legal rights. STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY GENERAL. Canada. lenses. the United Kingdom. film. (See list of Canon International Warranty Members included with the equipment. (d) Malfunclion resulling from the use 01 accessories. accident or failure to follow operating instructions. WITHOUT LIMITATION. etc. IT IS YOUR PERMANENT RECORD OF WARRANTY. Equipment ccvered by this Warranly will be repaired by Canon International Warranty Members located in the United Slates. EXCEPT THOSE WHICH ARE SET FORTH ABOVE AND/OR EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY SUCH EXCLUSION WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE THIS TERM TO BE VOID. INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTfCULAR PURPOSE) IN RELATION TO THE EQUIPMENT. COST OR EXPENSE (INCLUDING. This warranty only covers defective materials or workmanship encountered in normal use of the equipment and does not apply in the lollowing cases: (a) Loss or damage to the equipment due 10 abuse causing deterioration. (c) Defective materials or workmanship where the detect is due to the equipment having been serviced or modified by other than Canon Infernationat Warranty Members or other authorized service facilities around the world. KEEP THIS WARRANTY CARD. province to province and country to country. Australia. product supplies. or an equivalent. INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS.) Equipment ccvered by this warranly may be repaired by Canon Inlernational Warranty Members located outside the United States. A copy of this warranty card and proof of purchase should be enclosed. as well as a description of the problem. Mexico and Japan. properly packed fa withstand the hazards 01 shipment and be fully insured.

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