Canon Speedlite Flashes
Media Loan offers two stand-alone speedlite flashes, the 430EX II and 580EX II. These do not require a proficiency and are checked out separately, unlike the Speedlite Kit offered at Media Loan, and work with all Canon Rebel cameras. These are multi-feature flash units for Canon EOS cameras and work automatically with E-TTL II, E-TTL, and TTL autoflash systems. They both can be used as on-camera flashes and as part of a wireless, multi-Speedlite flash systems.
- Attach the flash to the camera by inserting it into the hot shoe mount on top.
- On the mounting foot, slide the lock lever to the right until it clicks into place.
- Flip the switch to "on". The "pilot" indicator should light up red.
Flashes normally automatically sync up with Rebels. If not, you can adjust the mode on the flash itself as well as on the camera's menu under "flash control". Here you can enable/disable flash firing as well as set up which type of flash mode you want to use (E-TTL II, Manual, Multi).
Custom functions can be set up on these speedlites. Exposure compensation can also be adjusted on the flash itself by pressing the "SET/SEL" button and turning the wheel to the dial to the desired setting.