Wow if this new flash were to be compatible with both the odin and pw systems. I kind of doubt it, but i guess its time to wait and see!
Why do anything with the Odin. While some people may like them, the install basis is tiny. PW to Odins out there are what 100 - 1? 200 - 1? (i.e. for every Odin out there, there are 100 to 200 PWs, as well as Strobe, Light Meters, and other equipment with PW BUILT IN.
And for the folks that further don't see the advantage of this... All of the sudden it allows CANON to sell SPEEDLIGHTS to NIKON users.
It also allows CANON to sell Speedlights to PENTAX or who ever else has an EXTERNAL SHOE and can fit the PW. Let PW do the ETTL work and branch out into SONY etc all... Long and short which does Canon make more money, selling a SPEEDLIGHT that can be used with almost any camera, and with many systems, is ETTL, or only sell to Canon Users and try to convince an imbeded base do sell out their own gear.
Will Canon do it? Doubt it. But they would double their sales of the 590 EX if they did. Guaranteed. And frankly I would rather sell twice as many speedlights than half as many triggers
Just out of curiousity, would you recommend PW over Odin. I only ask because I seriously haven't heard one bad thing about odin, but, have heard many complaints with PW's....
I chose the odins because
1) never heard bad reports
2) much cheaper
3) the controls on the back of the transmitter are awesome it makes on the fly ettl controls super quick