Welcome to Michael’s Blog!

Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist. Disclaimer: Michael is a participant in Bhphoto & Amazon affiliate programs that provides an advertising commission if you purchase through links on this website.


Viewing one post  |  view all recent posts

02.24.09         photography  

Canon 580ii vs 430ii


Ever since I have announced the Canon 580ii / 430ii Speedlite Crash Course DVD, Ive been getting a lot of questions on which is a better buy and what the differences are. If you look around, you can find the 580ii for less than $400. Is the extra $70-100 worth it? In my opinion, ABSOLUTELY. If it means waiting a little longer, do it. Now, if you are someone that already owns a 430ii, let me say its a great little flash, and you are in luck, its completely compatible with the 580ii as a slave unit. If you are going to do any amount of professional work, you will need at minimum 2 flash units, (3 for good measure).

Here is a comparison of their features for your consideration:

Model
Current Price (BH Photo)
Max Range
Top Recycle Time
Built in Transmitter
Built in Receiver
Battery Pack Terminal
PC Terminal (For Pocket Wizards)
Catch Light Panel
External Metering Sensor
Custom Settings
Strobscopic As Single Unit
External Flash Metering
Weight

580ii Speedlite
$420
58m @ 105mm
.1s
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
14 w 32 settings
Yes
Yes
405g

430ii
$330
43m @ 105mm
~3.0s (!!)
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
9 with 20 settings
No
No
320 g

blog stats
posts: 4,655
comments: 12,181
visits:
archive by month
2019:   january
2018:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2017:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2016:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2015:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2014:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2013:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2012:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2011:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2010:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2009:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2008:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2007:   january  july  august  september  october  november  december
Photoshop Crash Course DVD Beginner LessonsMichael Andrew Maui Desktop WallpaperPhotography Lighting Crash CourseBusiness Crash Course For PhotographersMichael Andrew Lollipops | Photoshop Action SetNikon D7100 Crash Course Training Tutorial VideoCanon 5Diii Crash Course Training VideoPaintballer ProMA- Maui Screen Savers 2009Digital Photography Crash Course DVDCanon 600EX-RT Speedlite Crash CourseMaven Adapter - Sky Cam ConnectorCanon 6D Crash Course Tutorial Training VideoAdvanced Photography Techniques Lessons DVDNikon D5300 Crash Course DownloadCanon Speedlite Crash Course DVDBH Photo