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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 06:16:12 AM »
I'd Skip the PW.  Too many issues with a third party unit.  With the Canon 580EXII, for example, it has a range of 40 ft max, unless you put the weird RF sock on it or pay to have the flash modified.

If you've heard of an issue with PW transceivers, especially one that outweighs the AF assist problems that Canon's top-of-the-line, ridiculously overpriced system has... Id like to know.

he is talking bull.

if there where "too many issues" ... not a single pro would use them.

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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 06:16:12 AM »

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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2013, 07:41:02 AM »
The only way I see canon getting around that is making this hypothetical flash only capable of being a radio slave, which I have a hard time seeing happen. Thoughts?

I have no problem thinking that's exactly what will happen.  The 430EX II is only capable of being an optical slave (and since an optical master transmits the signal with the main flash tube, there's no hardware limitation on the 430 being an optical master).
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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 12:04:08 AM »
Figured I'd bump this thread. Given there's an announcement on the 23rd, anyone think a cheaper RT flash might sneak its way in? My suspicion is that a $400 RT flash will never exist, at least while the ST-E3 is around. People have been complaining that that triggering unit doesn't have AF assist, so a 440-EX RT would basically be a slightly more expensive AF assisting radio trigger. The only way I see canon getting around that is making this hypothetical flash only capable of being a radio slave, which I have a hard time seeing happen. Thoughts?
I'm with Neuro on this one.

A 400 RT flash is definitely possible, and if it does come out it will be a slave-only unit, just like the 430EX flashes are slave-only units to the 580EX.

Of course, Canon doesn't really seem to want to release a cheaper RT flash right now because it would steal sales of the 600EX. :(

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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2013, 12:36:00 AM »
Got a couple of 600s but it sure would be nice to have a smaller RT unit for travel and walk-around.

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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2013, 02:16:36 AM »
Canon's top-of-the-line, ridiculously overpriced system
Currently:
Canon's top-of-the-line 600 EX-RT with a built in Radio trigger is selling for $499
(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847537-REG/Canon_5296B002_Speedlite_600EX.html)

Nikon top-of-the-line SB 910 without a built in Radio trigger is selling for $546.95
(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/832699-USA/Nikon_4809_SB_910_AF_Speedlight_i_TTL.html)

So how on earth is "Canon's top-of-the-line, ridiculously overpriced"? ::)
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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2013, 01:52:14 AM »
I wish Canon would just include the master functionality into the new 450EX (or 430EX III) and make the price close to the 600EX if they were afraid the lesser model would eat away at the larger flash sales.  Regardless of whether the price is close or much cheaper than the 600EX, I'm going to go with the smaller one due to size and portability factors alone, since I usually carry around two of them and don't really need the extra power.

If Canon doesn't include master functionality, I'll probably end up getting two of these + ST-E3 (which btw doesn't include the focus assist and legacy optical triggering, facepalm).
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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2013, 04:48:12 AM »
I wish Canon would just include the master functionality into the new 450EX (or 430EX III) and make the price close to the 600EX if they were afraid the lesser model would eat away at the larger flash sales.

Won't happen, because except for people who really need max portability the 580ex-style flashes have so many other advantages that the smaller, but overpriced model would stall. But maybe Canon cannot decide themselves what to do next and that's part of the reason the 430ex2 successor isn't here...

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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2013, 06:40:24 AM »
I'd Skip the PW.  Too many issues with a third party unit.  ...  Some have been waiting 7 years for a new 100-400L.  However, it currently had no real competition, its the best of its kind.

Agree with the 3rd party flash. I waited a few years hoping for the RT's and they did deliver, so I plunked down for three units plus the ST.

I'm one of those still waiting for the 100-400 though :) It's OK, no rush.

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Re: Where is this new flash?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2013, 06:40:24 AM »