Chapter 6. Meet the Speedlites

DISSECTING A BURST OF FLASH 71

SPEEDLITE 580EX II 72

SPEEDLITE 430EX II 74

SPEEDLITE 270EX 76

MACRO RING LITE MR-14EX 77

MACRO TWIN LITE MT-24EX 77

SPEEDLITE TRANSMITTER ST-E2 78

Figure 6.1. Canon’s current family of Speedlites includes (left to right) the 580EX II, the 270EX, and the 430EX II.

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The Short Version

The current members of the Canon Speedlite family are the 580EX II, the 430EX II, and the 270EX. Other Speedlites still in wide use include the 580EX, the 430EX, and the 220EX. Occasionally, a 550EX will pop up in someone’s camera bag.

Although not officially labeled “Speedlites,” Canon currently offers ...

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