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The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
« on: November 29, 2011, 11:50:49 AM »
3 New Speedlites? Received a bit of a random email saying Canon is currently testing 3 separate Speedlite models. 430 and a 580 replacement, as well as an all new flash line.

A replacement of the ST-E2 was also mentioned, though it wasn’t said whether or not it would be radio based..

1 new Macro flash is also a possibility, there is a small stature Macro flash being tested I’m told. It may be launched with a new EF-S macro lens.

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The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
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Re: The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 12:11:49 PM »
LR.com has added more used Canon gear for sale, including a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

Hmmmm...$1920 for a used one, or a new one for $54 more from B&H.  Tough choice...   :P
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Re: The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 05:01:43 PM »
A replacement of the ST-E2 was also mentioned, though it wasn’t said whether or not it would be radio based..
This makes sense to me.
Now that the 7D and everything since have the optical-based wireless flash trigger, there's no point in buying an ST-E2. But if every flash from now on includes a radio receiver, and the new top-model has the radio transmitter, we've got a new reason to upgrade everything all over again.
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Re: The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 07:52:05 PM »
A replacement of the ST-E2 was also mentioned, though it wasn’t said whether or not it would be radio based..
This makes sense to me.
Now that the 7D and everything since have the optical-based wireless flash trigger, there's no point in buying an ST-E2. But if every flash from now on includes a radio receiver, and the new top-model has the radio transmitter, we've got a new reason to upgrade everything all over again.
Good marketing.

Agree 100%. Radio is the way to go, the ST-E2 is great when it works....but when it doesn't work it's a nightmare.

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Re: The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 09:51:46 PM »
A replacement of the ST-E2 was also mentioned, though it wasn’t said whether or not it would be radio based..
This makes sense to me.
Now that the 7D and everything since have the optical-based wireless flash trigger, there's no point in buying an ST-E2. But if every flash from now on includes a radio receiver, and the new top-model has the radio transmitter, we've got a new reason to upgrade everything all over again.
Good marketing.

That would be nice but I really don't see how Canon could do that and still have products that they could market worldwide and customers could -fully legally- travel with and use around the world. There are lots of weird regulations and differing standards in different places.
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Re: The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 11:34:09 PM »
Radio trigger features would be nice, since Nikon's already done that, but I'd give that up any day of the week for a more predictable and consistent ETTL. If they solve that, I'll upgrade at the soonest opportunity. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 09:03:40 AM »
A replacement of the ST-E2 was also mentioned, though it wasn’t said whether or not it would be radio based..
This makes sense to me.
Now that the 7D and everything since have the optical-based wireless flash trigger, there's no point in buying an ST-E2. But if every flash from now on includes a radio receiver, and the new top-model has the radio transmitter, we've got a new reason to upgrade everything all over again.
Good marketing.

That would be nice but I really don't see how Canon could do that and still have products that they could market worldwide and customers could -fully legally- travel with and use around the world. There are lots of weird regulations and differing standards in different places.

My Sekonic light meter has the radio trigger functionality on a little card that can be slotted into the main body of the device.  They sell different radio cards for the different frequencies/protocols around the world.

http://www.sekonic.com/Products/L-758DR/Accessories/Transmitter-Module-for-L-358-and-L-758.aspx

It would be nice to see Canon doing something similar.

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 09:03:40 AM »