580EX ii manual in English

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by pjmeade, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Hello, I've just picked up a 580EX ii from fleabay. It turned out to a Japanese market model with the Japanese instruction manual. Can someone direct me to a (free) download of the manual in English please? Many thanks. Pete
     
  2. The Canon site shows NO download Manuals available for this product http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=141&modelid=14998
     
  3. I also tried looking for one but couldn't find one. Try learning katakana, and looking at the pictures and you might figure some stuff out;)
     
  4. Try clicking here which should start downloading the manual from www.eosdoc.com in .pdf format.
     
  5. The link refers to the manual for the 580EX, not the 580EX II :( I often wonder why Canon don't do us all a favour and make these things available - surely if must already exist in an electronic format (written that way) - and it's not like it contains anything they'd like to secret (I'm sure the opposition were the first to buy a copy of the new unit, complete with manual) - so why wouldn't they make it available? On that note, I own both versions of the flash - and they are - for the most part - pretty much the same. Biggest difference being the external metering and the fact that the OFF-MASTER-SLAVE switch has been replaced by a software selection.
     
  6. CS: "On that note, I own both versions of the flash - and they are - for the most part - pretty much the same. Biggest difference being the external metering and the fact that the OFF-MASTER-SLAVE switch has been replaced by a software selection."
    Care to expound? I'm thinking of buying a 580 this week (not sure whether MkI or MkII) and would like to make as informed a decision as possible. I've been reading a few posts from people having trouble with their 580MkIIs (e-TTL not working, etc etc).
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  7. Please disregard previous message. I've just read a detailed review of the 580EX II, plus I ordered one yesterday, so now I guess I can find our firsthand ;)
     
  8. Pete, this is the link for the manual http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-580EX-E-TTL-2-Speedlite-Flash-Manual.pdf but I would love to get that Japanese version of the manual for the wife. what do ya think?
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  9. still the link to version 1 of the 580EX-manual!? whtf.
     
  10. Try here: http://files.aoaforums.com/I3705-580EXii.PDF.html
     
  11. i dont know if this has been resolved but ive found the manual on the canon website ands am printing it at this very moment.
    here's the link for the flash unit.
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=141&modelid=14998#DownloadDetailAct
    the link features the following: product overview, features, specifications, supplies & accessories, support &serrvice, and drivers & downloads.
    If you click the drivers and downloads there will be a link to a pdf version of the manual where you can print the document.
    cheers.
     
  12. i dont know if this has been resolved but ive found the manual on the canon website ands am printing it at this very moment.
    here's the link for the flash unit.
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=141&modelid=14998#DownloadDetailAct
    the link features the following: product overview, features, specifications, supplies & accessories, support &serrvice, and drivers & downloads.
    If you click the drivers and downloads there will be a link to a pdf version of the manual where you can print the document.
    cheers.
     
  13. i dont know if this has been resolved but ive found the manual on the canon website ands am printing it at this very moment.
    here's the link for the flash unit.
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=141&modelid=14998#DownloadDetailAct
    the link features the following: product overview, features, specifications, supplies & accessories, support &serrvice, and drivers & downloads.
    If you click the drivers and downloads there will be a link to a pdf version of the manual where you can print the document.
    cheers.
     

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