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New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« on: August 01, 2012, 07:52:55 AM »
A new radio ready flash
A new flash is in the works to replace the Speedlite 430EX II and could come as early as this fall. The new flash will be ready to work with the ST-E3-RT transmitter. The current 430 would be discontinued like the 580 was.

No word if we’ll see a flash smaller than the 430 replacement with RT capabilities. I personally don’t think we’ll see the 3xx series updated to RT.

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New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 08:35:45 AM »
This would destroy Nikon if the price is right. Around 350$ a pop would be a sweet spot.

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 08:40:12 AM »
...if the price is right. Around 350$ a pop would be a sweet spot.

Thanks, I needed a good laugh this morning.   :P  I'm guessing Canon will maintain the ~$200 gap between the top and second-place flashes, and we'll see a price over $400.  Hope not, sure...but not holding my breath.
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 09:39:30 AM »
Why does it only mention working with the ST-E3? Is the 600EX-RT assumed or is there something I'm missing?

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 10:00:36 AM »
I still can't believe Canon hasn't produced a receiver for the previous generation of strobes. Are you supposed to just throw away any 580s you have? I don't think so.

At least they did make the new model compatible with the existing battery pack. I suppose we should be thankful for small favors.
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 11:11:46 AM »
Canon is so stupidly shortsighted!

[X] No, I will not throw away my 580EX II and 430EX/IIs!
[X] No, I will not buy a single 600EX-RT or ST-E3-RT until such RT-receivers are available.

If they wait any longer, Canon will get burnt by the Chinese rip-off manufacturers who are undoubtedly already reverse-engineering the RT-protocol and will bring out those damn RT-receivers and RT-master units any time soon.

[X] Yes, if they deliver the goods before Canon does, I will happily buy a Yongnuo or Phottix ["Odin RT"] master controller unit plus matching RT-receivers.

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 11:18:27 AM »
Canon is so stupidly shortsighted!

[X] No, I will not throw away my 580EX II and 430EX/IIs!
[X] No, I will not buy a single 600EX-RT or ST-E3-RT until such RT-receivers are available.

If they wait any longer, Canon will get burnt by the Chinese rip-off manufacturers who are undoubtedly already reverse-engineering the RT-protocol and will bring out those damn RT-receivers and RT-master units any time soon.

[X] Yes, if they deliver the goods before Canon does, I will happily buy a Yongnuo or Phottix ["Odin RT"] master controller unit plus matching RT-receivers.

+10 on that.

But...IF such product comes from Canon it will be pricy. Maybe around 150-200 USD to compensate the difference from current models to new RT models.

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 12:19:19 PM »
Great, my 600EX-RT needs a friend and someone to talk to.    Don't kill us on the price Canon.

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 12:23:06 PM »
Great, my 600EX-RT needs a friend and someone to talk to.    Don't kill us on the price Canon.

Dont kill us on the price Canon. - Right ! If the price is too hefty I wont bother and get another 430 EX II when its still available.
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 01:45:16 PM »
and it will sell for the old 580 EX II price....   ::)

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 02:32:21 PM »
And the ST-E3-RT is in stock everywhere ::)...still waiting for my original order on this since April. I have 3 600's, and really don't want to buy a 4th just for a trigger.

Why does it only mention working with the ST-E3? Is the 600EX-RT assumed or is there something I'm missing?

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 02:53:01 PM »
Will they put a battery life monitor on this one?

I would like a built-in wireless receiver also.  And make it work with the 580 EXII.  :)
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 05:21:56 PM »
Will they put a battery life monitor on this one?

Battery monitor/meter would be very welcome  ;)
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 02:13:43 PM »
I still can't believe Canon hasn't produced a receiver for the previous generation of strobes. Are you supposed to just throw away any 580s you have? I don't think so.

At least they did make the new model compatible with the existing battery pack. I suppose we should be thankful for small favors.
The pricing is just insane. Sorry, but I will get the 580EX II and get superior 3rd party triggers and receivers.
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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 11:43:42 AM »

No word if we’ll see a flash smaller than the 430 replacement with RT capabilities. I personally don’t think we’ll see the 3xx series updated to RT.

Something 430-sized would be handy for transport in the camera bag - from a functional approach I'd like to see an RT-ringflash, easy contrast control without having to manually adjust power every time you change composition.

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Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 11:43:42 AM »