A replacement for the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT has been rumored since the big January price drop.
A good source tells us that it has been delayed along with the EOS R5 and EOS R6 announcements, but we should see it announced alongside one of those cameras in the next couple of months.
I don't have anything I can publish about new features included with the new flagship Speedlite, but the source did say that the new Speedlite will be a “big step forward”.
But then I almost always use them on manual.
But a "big step forward"?
It has bothered me that Canon never talks about 3d analysis or reconstruction when DPAF is giving you that information pretty much for free.
The 90D has an "group photo" mode where it figures out the aperture needed to get everyone in focus, but that only works in OVF mode, the M6II completely lacks that feature. I would've thought that doing that mode with DPAF would be easier than with the tiny AF sensor.
2: LP-E6N batteries.
3: Much bigger and better resolution screen that shows all Groups at the same time.
4: Much more intuitive menus.
5: Wider zoom without needing the diffusion panel.
6: Faster recycle time.
7: Cost realignment, flashes shouldn’t cost $500 and more considering the competition, choices and options.
8: Remote changing of functions, most other systems you can change the power, Groups, sync mode etc from an app or another controller or the remote flashes themselves.
9: Second curtain sync, others can do it even within the Canon RT system!
So why so quick for replacement to 600ex II, where is the replacement to 320ex?
Hopefully a fan system for even more reliability.
Integrated magnetic grid/gel system.