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New Speedlite Coming? [CR2]

New Speedlite Coming? [CR2]

A brief mention that we could see a new Speedlite announced with the EOS 7D replacement in September.

I do not expect an 600EX-RT replacement, but the 430EX II could be the one to get an upgrade.

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Review: Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Review: Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the ST-E3-RT remote for Canon’s 600EX-RT flash system.

From his review:

“If you are a professional or serious amateur photographer and have the ability to choose the Canon’s radio wireless system for your uses, the decision to get one or more ST-E3-RT remote transmitters makes a lot of sense.”

Our reviewer, Justin, didn’t weigh in on the ST-E3-RT but did have high praise for Canon’s 600EX-RT system in our review. The bottom line is that Canon has a real winner with their RT system and all the components of it make for an incredible setup for anyone interested in off-camera flash.

You can purchase the ST-E3-RT from B&H on it’s own, from Adorama or save by buying it as part of a 2 speedlight, 1 ST-E3-RT set.

Source [TDP]

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A New Flash by Years End? [CR2]

A New Flash by Years End? [CR2]

A replacement to the 430EX II?
We’re told a new flash could be announced before years end, though it wasn’t said whether or not it would be replacing an existing flash or being added to the lineup. The lineup does need a less expensive RT capable Speedlite.

We’re also told that the EOS M lineup will also get a new flash above the 90 EX. I think all it needs is the ability to bounce, not sure why they still make flashes that cant be tilted upwards.

More to come I’m sure..

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The Future Speedlites, Not Far Off Now? [CR2]

The Future Speedlites, Not Far Off Now? [CR2]

A new Speedlite or two
We’re told Canon could be announcing two new Speedlites in the first or early second quarter of 2013. Both of the suggested Speedlites could be to replace the current Speedlite 430 EX II. The guide number of the new flashes would be 45. One of them would be compatible with the ST-E3-RT radio transmitter and the other would be a standalone unit without radio capabilities. No mention of whether either would have the af assist light/video light like is found on the EX 320.

There would be no new features to the flash functionality that aren’t found on the Speedlite 600EX-RT. When questioned about the possibility of a Speedlite 600EX without the “RT”, I was told that it was possible, but not in the immediate plans.

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New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]

New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]

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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5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama

5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama

Crazy Kit Deal from Adorama
Adorama has pieced together a crazy 5D Mark III starter kit. All the items are regularly $8450, but can be had for $6699.95 after discounts and rebates. Add it to cart to see all the savings.

  • Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM AF Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
  • Canon Backpack 200EG
  • Mini SoftBox Diffuser
  • 4 AA NiMH Batteries/Charger
  • Tiffen 77mm Filter Kit
  • Canon Pixma Pro9000 MII Printer

5D Mark III Kit at Adorama $6699.95

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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews

The new flash
I finally got my hands on the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT today, and I’m looking forward to playing around with it. I probably won’t do a review, because I am 95% of the time a natural light shooter.

Below are three separate reviews done by Ron Martinsen, he’s pretty positive about the new flash.

Available Now at: B&H Photo | Norman Camera

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5D Mark III Availability Update & Samples

5D Mark III Availability Update & Samples

It’s really true
I have confirmed March 22, 2012 as the for sale date in both Canada and the United States. Cameras will arrive before that date to retailers, but cannot be sold until then.

It’s also rumored Canon will regulate the price of this camera starting in May. Which means, there will be a certain price point that a retailer cannot go below to sell the camera. This sort of regulation will also make such things advertising “free” things to bundle with the camera not allowed. This is good for retailers if true.

Availability in Late March
Below are the items that will be available for purchase in late March.

Availability in Late April
Below are the accessories for the 5D Mark III that will become available in late April.

Keep in mind, it may not be mass availability. However, most preorders should get filled relatively quickly. I’m told stock is quite good for the 5D Mark III.

More ISO Samples
Check out Imaging Resource for ISO samples from the 5D Mark III.

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5D Mark III/X Variation & New Flagship Speedlite? [CR1]

5D Mark III/X Variation & New Flagship Speedlite? [CR1]

5D Mark III/X Specs
A slightly different spec list for the coming 5D3/5Dx. It mentions the camera using the 1D Mark IV AF system and not the 1D X’s 61pt AF. This is the first I’ve heard that. Definitely not a bad thing if true.

Also mentioned is an upgrade in weather sealing to match the 7D. I have heard of leaking 7D’s, so I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.

Replacement of the 580?
A new flagship flash may be coming shortly. No guide number was given, but a suggestion it will use radio to trigger flashes. It may also trigger cameras.

The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More

The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More

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.

LensRentals.com used gear
LR.com has added more used Canon gear for sale, including a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

Visit LensRentals.com

Contest Update
I am still sorting through photos. Getting them down to 10 in each category is taking time. Ones opinion of an image really can change depending on your own personal mood.

The finalists are coming very soon.

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