580EX II continuous light

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tvstaff Senior Member • Posts: 2,556
Re: 580EX II continuous light

davidoto wrote:

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to use the Canon 580EX II flash unit as a continuous light source on a light stand??

Great question, a lot of people ask.

The 580EX does not offer continuous lighting nor a modeling light that could be used as such.

You will need a separate light source or use a portable strobe with battery pack that has a built in modeling light that can be used for video.

Ring lights, and LED cubes are inexpensive and will fit on your tripod.  LUMECUBE offers solutions well under $100.

The great thing about DPreview is that people come here to learn and share.

Good luck!

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