« on: December 06, 2012, 06:40:53 PM »
I wish instead of bringing out new flashguns they would bring out a receiver unit for the ST-E3-RT to make the 580's compatible...
That would be an ST-E2!
I really don't understand the dissatisfaction here, Canon did a very good job of making the new flash compatible with 100% functionality of the legacy gear going all the way back to the first EX's. They didn't have to include optical triggering reverse compatibility, it wouldn't have altered my decision to buy three 600's and an ST-E3-RT and having used them for a few weeks I know I will be buying more, but give credit where it is due, Canon did include it. You can buy one 600EX-RT and if you already own older EX Speedlites or a camera with a commander built in you are good to go.
Yes that's all and great but canon are/have fazed out the ST-E2 with its replacement the grand ST-E3-RT which is meant to be an upgrade?? What im saying is instead of upgrading flashguns that already work fine why not make a ST-E3-RT with optical as well then it will be back compatible.. The new 600EX-RT flashguns are great im buying two with the ST-E3-RT, but it just makes my 580II's ( which aren't 6 months old ) a little redundant.. Vent over