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The Future of the Flash? [CR1]

The Future of the Flash? [CR1]

New Flash system in late 2011/early 2012
Canon going radio trigger wireless?

That’s the latest bit of info sent this weekend.

Canon will release a new flagship flash, as well as a replacement to the 580 EX II.

The flagship flash will have new features unseen in a Canon Speedlite before. No word on whether or not it would have some video features.

The ST-E2 will remain current, however a new radio trigger will be launched alongside the flashes.

First time submission, so take it with a grain of salt.



Radio in New Canon Flashes? [CR2]

Radio in New Canon Flashes? [CR2]

The new feature?
I’m told Canon has prototype flashes with radio receivers built in. They’ll be triggered by an updated ST-E2. Yes, wireless radio Canon flashes, by Canon.

I had been told previously that Canon’s next flagship flash would have new and innovative technology built in, this could be that.

No ETA on an announcement.

5D Mark II/III
Lots of stock shortage reports of the 5D Mark II. No, it’s not being replaced anytime soon. Canon cannot provide enough stock at the current moment. Adorama does have 5D Mark II’s in stock for $2699.

There were some rumors floating around about a May announcement of a 5D Mark III. I’ll say “not likely”.

1D Mark IV stock.
1D Mark IV’s, don’t expect to see many of them well into the summer.

I’ve been busy
I’ve been busy with other ventures recently. Mainly moving Lens Rentals Canada to new digs and ramping up for the wedding season rentals.

Most of what is coming my way is about stock levels.

I’m told from a good source that Canon is discussing the delaying of new product announcements until they can at least deliver what was announced last year. Everything is still up in the air as companies still don’t have a firm grasp on what will happen with their ability to manufacture in the coming months.