Forums > Photography Talk > What happened to the 580 EX II's ?

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Silverlight Images

Posts: 584

San Antonio, Texas, US

I used to see them available everywhere for $250

now that I want to buy one. I can't seem to find one!!

Any leads??

Feb 25 13 08:26 pm Link

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PhotoByWayne

Posts: 1233

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A few years ago they were selling new for 360 at bh or beach camera.  Now the price has gone way up.  If I were to pick up another flash, I would consider the ones from yn.

Feb 25 13 10:02 pm Link

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Raven Photography

Posts: 2547

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Interesting. I have one 580 EX II.

I've been to three sites now and only one site still has them. It looks like the 600EX-RT has taken it's place.

You could always try the 430 EX II. I see them still advertised.

Feb 25 13 10:23 pm Link

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Silverlight Images

Posts: 584

San Antonio, Texas, US

I've been leaning towards the 430, in absence of the 580 ex II, but I'm holding out for now in hopes of maybe finding a 580.. if I can

Feb 25 13 10:28 pm Link

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YZF Jeff

Posts: 255

Statesboro, Georgia, US

Feb 26 13 02:08 am Link

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Ralph Easy

Posts: 6426

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Some stores are out of new stock.

Not much sellers on the used market.

Canon has not officially stopped production of this model.

That means there's a shortage. Demand being greater than supply.

Must be a good product. ninja

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Feb 26 13 02:39 am Link

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vbi

Posts: 65

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

While the 600EX seems like a great deal for someone starting out my investment in PW and 580/430 EX's has locked me in to the older generation. Guess lots of other photographers are in the same position, so they keep buying the 580/430.

Feb 26 13 01:01 pm Link

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Hi_Spade Photography

Posts: 897

Darlington, South Carolina, US

vbi wrote:
While the 600EX seems like a great deal for someone starting out my investment in PW and 580/430 EX's has locked me in to the older generation. Guess lots of other photographers are in the same position, so they keep buying the 580/430.

I have 3 580 EX II's that I use with the PW's and I love them. No plans on me going with the 600EX anytime soon.

Feb 26 13 01:14 pm Link