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A new Canon Speedlite has appeared for certification

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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.

speedlitecert 728x197 - A new Canon Speedlite has appeared for certification

jolyonralph

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Hopefully finally throws out AA batteries and goes to Li Ion rechargeable. Maybe even LP-E6NH? Or better still something like on the Godox V1-C where the Li Ion battery clicks straight into a slot without needing a fragile door assembly. Weird how I've never broken the door on a camera body changing the battery but I've broken at least 4 flashes from various manufacturers because their AA battery doors are just far too fragile.
 
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melbournite

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Don't think I have been so excited by a rumour since the Canon 5D... (all of them)! Seriously, would love to see more power, improved remote menu, and quicker recycling. The idea of being able to use an LP-E6 battery in the flash would be brilliant.
 
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Feb 6, 2020
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After looking at the prices of the R5 & R6 accessories, it will probably be 50% dearer than what it replaces !
 
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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?
 

leadin2

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But I can buy plenty of AA batteries as spares for the price of just one LP-E6, too pricey for multiple flash setup.
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.
 

StandardLumen

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Jul 20, 2020
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Hopefully finally throws out AA batteries and goes to Li Ion rechargeable. Maybe even LP-E6NH?

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.
 

jdavidse

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Sep 13, 2012
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Hopefully it has a Li-on battery. I switched to flashpoint for this feature.
 
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sanj

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I do not care much about the battery type. More power and shorter recycle time improvement is my priority.
 

VegasCameraGuy

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I use the Godox/Flashpoint external batteries to power the flash and give you around 800 to 1,000 flashes at full power with almost instant recycling. I would love to see a potato masher flash with the capacitor in the battery pack so you're not juggling a heavy flash unit. Something like a modern version of the Metz 202 would be sweet.
 

JustMeOregon

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Sep 10, 2013
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Auto-ETTL-settings that can be saved to manual-settings please... Oh, and backward compatibility with all my other RT speedlites!
 

jdavidse

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Sep 13, 2012
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I do not care much about the battery type. More power and shorter recycle time improvement is my priority.
That’s exactly what Li-on batteries give you. One battery lasts an entire wedding and recycle time is much shorter. Also I’ve had no overheating
 
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Oct 14, 2018
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I’m surprised no one has mentioned this already. My number 1 selling point would be built in wifi (talks directly to R5 and R6 wirelessly without transmitter)
 
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jvillain

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I noticd AI at the end of the name. Does that mean it will be another one of those auto rotating flashes for people that don't understand lighting or is it just the new marketing buzz for TTL?
 
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