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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2012, 03:24:56 AM »


these are even better
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/YONGNUO-Speedlite-Transmitter-ST-E2-Canon-580EXII-F178-/400188007358?pt=AU_Flashes&hash=item5d2d1063be

they take AA batteries
the head rotates so you can point it at the flashes and get better reliability
its half the price

I always buy used - mine was £60 - and there are plenty around.

Contrary to street rumours the batteries last some time, so the battery cost is negligable

its not cost of the batteries its just nice having stuff that uses AA batts when you already have piles in your bag for flashes so if they die you have them at hand rather than having to carry extra types around, more a lazy and convenient thing really :P I havent even used mine though since i got the odins

I carry 1 set of full rechargables for each flash I have. Each flash has a new set when leving home - as do the PW Flexes. The battery for the ST-e2 is small, so carrying a spare is not a problem. I very, very rarely get to the second set on the flashes.

My biggest issue is the 2 bodies plus the glass. I usually have 17-40, 24-105, 135, 70-200 f/2.8II, 200/f2 and 400 f/2.8. Still I dont have to go to the gym though :)

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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2012, 03:24:56 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2012, 02:17:43 PM »
Of the 14 lenses Canon released in the first year of EOS (1987, the 28mm f2.8 was one of them), only 3 are still being made.  All the lenses released in 1988 (8 totel, 24mm f/2.8 was one of them) have been discontinued.  Here's a list of the oldest lenses Canon still makes (all designs from 20+ years ago):

15mm f/2.8 Fisheye (1987)
50mm f/2.5 Macro (1987)
135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus (1987)
35mm f/2.0 (1990)
50mm f/1.8 II (1990)
TS-E 45mm f/2.8 (1991)
TS-E 90mm f/2.8 (1991)
100mm f/2.0 USM (1991)
20mm f/2.8 USM (1992)
85mm f/1.8 USM (1992)
Canon EOS 5D | Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 | 24-105mm f/4L IS USM | 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
15mm f/2.8 Fisheye | 28mm f/1.8 USM | 50mm f/1.4 USM | 85mm f/1.8 USM | 3x 420EX | ST-E2 | Canon S90 | SD600 w/ WP-DC4

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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2012, 08:09:26 PM »
Why does the canonusa.com site still list the 580 EX II if it is discontinued?

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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2012, 04:24:34 AM »
Why does the canonusa.com site still list the 580 EX II if it is discontinued?

I guess it's meant to be nice to Canon retailers and let them sell their 580ex2 stock at higher price than they could for an "old" product. But of course the writing was on the wall when the 600rt was released, though the 5d2 is produced along the 5d3 for a longer while.

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Re: Official Discontinued List
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2012, 04:24:34 AM »