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Old Nov 15, 2006, 8:26 PM   #1
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I just received and started using my 580EX. When I opened the cover to install the four AA batteries, I noticed the cover opens strangely. It slides back (step 1) okay but the hinged portion feels not only stiff but as if it wants to break. How does this compare with other users of this Speedlite?
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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Mine has always done this. I was warned of this design issue by the salesperson, he has seen it in all of them...assured me that it would feel like i would break it but his personal one has held up nicely.
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 1:11 AM   #3
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my 550 is the same way. first time i opened it i was shure i was doing something wrong.:|
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 7:46 PM   #4
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yup, mine too. Its odd but I havent broken it yet. Im just very carefull with it.
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Old Mar 1, 2007, 7:05 AM   #5
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While we're talking about the 580EX, I find I have to compensate by up to +1 stop or find my shots are underexposed. This happens in all modes and sometimes I wonder if either my 20D or the flash is not set right so to speak, anyone else have this problem please?
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so far ive found my 550 to be right on the money. :|
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Old Mar 1, 2007, 7:08 PM   #7
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Tooka few shots in raw tonight and they were absolutely bang on, and didn't need touching at all, so it'smore memory tomorrow.
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Old Mar 1, 2007, 7:28 PM   #8
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Tooka few shots in raw tonight and they were absolutely bang on, and didn't need touching at all, so it'smore memory tomorrow.
good idea, i shoot in raw alot, especially in tricky lighting.
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Old Mar 10, 2007, 7:39 PM   #9
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It's a great flash, with an awfull battery door. I got used to it though, and it's still working. The 430 EX has a great door. I hope the soon to ship 580EX II has an updated door like the 430, but the current 580EX is still a keeper, even with the funky door hinge.

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Old Mar 10, 2007, 8:15 PM   #10
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Yes. It is a great flash. After posting and then reading the responses, my mind was put at ease. I use a couple of the Gary Fong Spheres with it most of the time and have been very pleased.
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