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We’re told that the new flash that recently showed up for certification will be geared towards smaller cameras and mirrorless shooters, but give prosumer level features.







The flash was supposed to be announced in the summer of 2017, but has been delayed for unknown reasons. We would expect it is going to be announced alongside the Canon EOS M50 in January or February of 2018.


The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT is quite small, but it may not be small enough for some EOS M shooters.


More to come…



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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 10:26:53 AM »
Might be replacement for 270ex or speedlight 90ex.

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 10:34:57 AM »
I've been using a 270EX II with my M-series bodies, seems to be the right size and offers the ability to bounce the flash (the lack of which is why I skipped the 90EX). 

Maybe a refresh of the 320EX in a smaller package, for dual video/stills use?
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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 12:04:35 PM »
I would love a compact flash like the 270EX that includes a red focus assist beam rather than using flash strobe.

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 12:12:45 PM »
HSS and a massive guide number in a small package is all I need. You can keep it simple as well with only a few buttons.

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 12:19:46 PM »
HSS and a massive guide number in a small package is all I need.

Powered by cold fusion.  And costing under $50. 

Care to wish for any other mutually incompatible features?  how about a tripod that's stable as a rock and light as a feather, and costs pennies?   ;)
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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 12:28:22 PM »
HSS and a massive guide number in a small package is all I need. You can keep it simple as well with only a few buttons.

Something like the Godox AD200?
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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 12:28:22 PM »

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 12:28:42 PM »
I would love a compact flash like the 270EX that includes a red focus assist beam rather than using flash strobe.
This plus a radio chip so it can be slave in the new radio remote control system. But video is a big thing so I suspect instead of a red it will be white LED so it can either be AF assist or general illumination (which is more 3xx size than 2xx).

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 12:47:43 PM »
cool! can't wait for yongnuo to copy it  ;D
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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 02:29:37 PM »
I like this one if you can bounce it well and it's a slim design.
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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 03:14:34 PM »
cool! can't wait for yongnuo to copy it  ;D

I'm fine with Yongnuo's mechanics and electronics (I own a few items) but their plastics, latches and covers leave a lot to be desired.

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 04:29:54 PM »
First off, the built in flash on my M3 is actually very useful.  Using your finger, you can even angle it up to bounce it off something.  It is sufficiently off axis that I rarely get red-eye. 

But I do tend to travel with a 270 EXII for the power.  It would be great if a flash of similar size could pivot side to side (180 degrees) in addition to up.

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 04:42:13 PM »
First off, the built in flash on my M3 is actually very useful.  Using your finger, you can even angle it up to bounce it off something.  It is sufficiently off axis that I rarely get red-eye. 

But I do tend to travel with a 270 EXII for the power.  It would be great if a flash of similar size could pivot side to side (180 degrees) in addition to up.

+1  for a 270EXlll that swivels. Extra credit for RT functionality, though that's stretching it a bit.

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 04:42:13 PM »

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 05:00:19 PM »
First off, the built in flash on my M3 is actually very useful.  Using your finger, you can even angle it up to bounce it off something.  It is sufficiently off axis that I rarely get red-eye. 

But I do tend to travel with a 270 EXII for the power.  It would be great if a flash of similar size could pivot side to side (180 degrees) in addition to up.

+1  for a 270EXlll that swivels. Extra credit for RT functionality, though that's stretching it a bit.

+100 for 270EX III-RT :). I would upgrade my 270EX II which I like for its size and weight for traveling.
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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 05:20:38 PM »
I'll keep my little Nissin.
Works well with my M5 and it tilts and swivels, can be used as a slave, and it only cost me $40!

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Re: New Flash Coming in Early 2018, Aimed at Mirrorless Shooters [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 05:20:38 PM »