Canon Speedlite 550EX Flash

Canon Speedlite 550EX Flash

Rental Rate (First Day) $20
Guide number (flash power) 55 (ISO 100, metre)

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Canon Speedlite 550EX is the main component of a flash system designed together with the EOS-3 SLR camera. It provides full compatibility with the area AF technology employed by the EOS-3 and refined E-TTL autoflash for improved performance. Other main features include an impressive maximum Guide Number of 180 (ISO 100, ft.), an AF-assist beam which links to the EOS-3’s 45-point area AF, FP Flash (high speed sync), FE lock (a flash version of AE lock), and FEB (Flash Exposure… Bracketing).


The Speedlite 550EX also incorporates a built-in wireless transmitter, which can control other Speedlite 550EX units set up as slave units. Flash coverage is set automatically from 24mm to 105mm, and a wide-angle panel extends the coverage to 17mm. The Speedlite runs on 4 AA-size batteries, and can also be used with optional external power supplies such as Compact Battery Pack E and Transistor Pack E. Recycling times are faster than those experienced with the Speedlite 540EZ. Speedlite 550EX is compatible with all EOS models.


Consider getting both this flash and the CP-E3  battery pack for a much faster improved recycling time that allows you to fire off bursts and last through an extended shoot without the need to change any batteries.


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