It looks like the long-rumored new Speedlite from Canon is finally on the horizon. It has the internal model number DS401231, which Nokishita has found through the Russian certification agency.
This means that we should expect an announcement quite soon.
With big lenses such as the 28-70 you really don't want anything shorter than the current ones.
I didn't say shorter, I think we can get a nice powerful flash that takes up less space or at least isn't heavier than the body. A big part of the space taken up is the four AA batteries. Surely it isn't unthinkable to have a smaller design that gives the same reach and power of the big flashes?
Replaced all my 430 II with the III as I think the upgrade was worth it, but not my 600. They are still useable and reliable. 470 AI wasn’t attractive enough, if it was meant to be a replacement for 430.
Let’s see what the new model will offer.
I'd never considered that possibility, but I like the sound of it. I often carry a speedlite, but only use it sparingly. For my needs, the battery in the flash could serve double duty at the backup battery for my camera.
would love to see a flash that has a working af infrared assist beam that works on ML... if such a thing is possible