New Pro Speedlite
I was told today that a new pro flash is in the process of being tested and will greatly benefit users of gels, as well as a “few other surprises” I haven't been told about yet.

Feature List
– Gel info built into unit
– Custom gel accessories from Canon
– A guide number higher than 58. Perhaps as high as 70.
– Some functions of the flash unit are not yet available in EOS cameras, not even the 1D4. Possibly new camera firmware needed.
– Exact announcement date unknown, although 2010 is likely.

That's all for now.


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  1. That’s filters. You put those on a flash to color the light, to make it more warm, or cold….or purple if you prefer :) You can find some interesting materials on what can you achieve with it written by Lee Frost. You can as well find interesting methods by Lee Frost to do lightning without a flash, like flashlight and many other tools and it can be much better than the flash.

  2. I only work with radio slaved flash. either BALCAR, alien bee or 550EX.

    I had a 580 EX and a 580EX II, burn both of them using the idiot QB1+ in the battery tray/Digital camera battery on the HV port. got back on 550EX as i found them ULTRA RELIABLE and pretty idiot proof.

    I dont rely on wireless TTL transmitted via infrared… this is just not usable for a pro.

    things i would love to see =

    A PROPER (same as quantum T2) sequence mode.
    A detachable head to do barebulb

    AND PLEASE GIVE ME THE 1/500s syncroflash back !

  3. Seems to me that you’re just blowing smoke out your butt. I’ve read plenty, and the only notable difference I’ve seen is the CLS stuff, which is irrelevant for anyone who’ll never mess with a multi-flash setup.

  4. I’m dreaming of a built-in LCD panel between the bulb and the diffuser that could be programmed to simulate a gel. A bit like the LCD in a projector, but the image would just be a single colour set by the camera. The resolution could be only a few tens of pixels, as the diffuser would merge the RGB elements together. It would probably kill the light output, though.

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