Please Note: This model is now discontinued and a new version is now available: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flashgun.The Canon 580 EX II Speedlite improves upon the design of the renowned Speedlite 580EX. New features include dustproof, water-resistant performance on a par with Canon EOS-1D/1Ds series SLR cameras, the ability to change flash unit settings on the connected EOS camera, and a metal contact area for more reliable conduction. While the illumination and bounce angles are similar to the previous Speedlite 580EX, performance has been improved to better meet professional needs through a shorter and silent recycling, and an external flash metering function.
E-TTL II evaluative flash metering for critically accurate exposure.
High output with maximum guide number 58 at 105mm setting (ISO 100, metres).
Autozoom and colour temperature information for improved flash with selected digital SLR cameras.
Fully featured wireless flash capability, with built-in slave and transmitter, using multiple Speedlites.
Dust and water resistance improves reliability under harsh conditions.
Metal mounting foot with new locking mechanism improves connection and communication reliability.
580EXII Powerful and Efficient
E-TTL II flash metering utilising lens distance information with pre-flash to balances flash with ambient light for more evenly lit and natural looking photos even if the subject includes highly reflective objects
High power flash output with maximum guide number of 58 at 105mm setting (ISO 100, metres)
Highly efficient power supply design providing up to 20% improvement in flash recycle time
Autozoom control with selected digital SLR cameras to automatically match the flash head to the effective focal length of the camera ensuring greater accuracy and optimal output
Colour temperature information transmission with selected digital SLR cameras ensuring optimal colour balance setting for flash output
Built-in transmitter and receiver offering fully wireless automatic flash with up to three groups of multiple Speedlites that can be controlled from the 580EX II or optional Wireless Transmitter ST-E2.
Manual flash output between 1/1 to 1/128 in 1/3 stop increments.
Stroboscopic flash output between ¼ to 1/128 with frequency range of 1 to 199Hz.
14 Custom Functions with 32 settings permitting customisation of operation to personal preferences.
Dust and water resistant system - Exterior seams and joints, window edges, moving parts and the control panel are sealed against dust and water.
Silent recycling oscillation frequency is beyond the hearing ability of humans.
External metering system work with the flash reflecting off the subject measured by the external metering system.
580 EXII Advanced Design
Autozoom head covering a range of 24-105mm or as wide as 14mm with built-in wide panel engaged.
Built-in AF-assist beam compatible with EOS multi-point AF systems including 45-point Area AF types.
Fully swivelling head with stops at 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180 degrees.
Flexible bounce head with stops at 7 (down), 45, 60, 75 and 90 degrees.
Built-in catchlight reflector allowing a catchlight to be added quickly and conveniently to portraits.
Improved reliability with direct contacts with the new metal quick lock and quick release mounting foot, which improves connection and communication reliability.
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
Item Value (Cash Price)
Total Amount Credit
35 x £14.68
Total Amount Payable
Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
Aged 18 years or older from the application date
In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
In regular, permanent employment.
Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
To apply for finance, follow these three easy steps
1. Add items to your basket, and click 'Checkout'.
2. When selecting your Payment Option, choose ‘Apply for Finance’, and select your offer and terms.
3. Complete the Barclays Online Application form.† Make sure you have your bank details at hand.
† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.