New flash coming?
I received an email about the possiblity of a new flash being added to the Speedlite lineup. It won't be a replacement of the 580 EX II.

Specs (very few)

  • Higher Guide Number
  • 1.6, 1.3, 1.0 Crop Modes
  • Better Vertical Swivel
  • Metering from 10mm(EF-S)-250mm
  • Weather Sealed
  • New Battery Door

I could see this coming at PMA, There's definately a market for higher end flashes.The p

The previous 1Ds post wasn't supposed to appear, I had it set as a draft. The rumor is old and one of them recycled from here already. Thanks for the heads up Adam, posting from an iPhone can be annoying.


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  1. Yes. New flash. 580 EX is way too slow. Let’s hope this is better build than the old one. There are alot photographers who takes 100 000 pictures every year. That means at least 3 speedligth 580’s.

    Important things for a new high end flash.
    1). Better Turbo plug. The one on 580 EX II breakes easily and can’t be fiksed!!!
    2). Metal shoe is nice but insted of a broken shoe, you get a broken flashbody og camera-top. That’s easily buy a new one or spend $ 500 on camera fikses. The plastic-shoe on Speedlight 580 cost $7 and was took max a 1 min to swich.

  2. C’mon Mr CANON give us a real beast = 150W/S

    interchangeable head with ringflash , barebulb and normal head option and 2 battery port : 1 RCA 6V and 1 turbo port and give us back a motor drive option that set up the power to follow @ 6-8 FPS .
    a very fast duration = 1/10000s @ Full power T5.
    a beaffy screw mount would be lovely…

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