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New ST-E2???

 
thompo
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Jul 06, 2009 06:56 |  #1

Anyone heard anything??

I dont see why you have to buy a 580ex II to access the new flash menu's on the 40/50/5dmkii etc.

Why spend a lot of money on a flash, to access a brilliant control menu then 9 times out of 10 tell the flash on camera not to fire!

I want to see a master unit that gives the 580exII control but without the flash head, oh and about £150 off the price :D

Or will they be building the control of off camera flash into the bodies, same Nikon's CLS system??




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Jul 06, 2009 07:34 |  #2

we can only hope. =/


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Aug 19, 2009 11:41 |  #3

Personally I prefer to have the off camera flash control in a separate module, not built into the camera.

ST-E2 really needs to be replaced with a radio controller, instead of IR. Right now we're limited to line-of-sight only.

Of course, that ain't gonna happen because all the flashes would need to be changed to RF communication, too.

Has anyone tried any of the third party RF controllers/triggers that supposedly relay all or most of the functions of ETTL?

I'd bet that if and when we see an ST-E2"N", it mostly just adds the "improved weather sealing" around the foot and an "improved dust seal" on the battery door... Oh and a 30% higher list price.

Damn, there I go getting cynical again!


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Aug 28, 2009 01:29 |  #4
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thompo wrote in post #8231602external link
Or will they be building the control of off camera flash into the bodies, same Nikon's CLS system??

Nikon has both (SU-800) naturally since their pro bodies like Canon dont have a onboard flash.

The Canon ST-E2 is a toy compared to the SU-800, so if they want to keep trying catching up to Nikons CLS they better get something that works and dont limit the photographer.


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Aug 28, 2009 01:38 |  #5

The ST-E2 falls behind the 580EX II in several areas.

The 580 has a swivel/tilt head, so you can get a slave to fire anywhere, even behind you.

The 580 also controls Group C, the ST-E2 doesn't.

The 580 allows manual control of the slaves from the camera, the ST-E2 doesn't.

And as you said, the ST-E2 doesn't allow any fill flash from the camera position.

So as long as you only want two groups, no manual control, no on camera fill flash and the position of the salves limited to in front of the camera, then an ST-E2 is fine.


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Aug 31, 2009 21:53 |  #6

It looks like the new 7D might have wireless E-TTL through its built-in flash (a la Nikon). The ST-E2 may be getting phased out completely rather than updated.


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Aug 31, 2009 21:56 |  #7
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lazer-jock wrote in post #8558514external link
It looks like the new 7D might have wireless E-TTL through its built-in flash (a la Nikon). The ST-E2 may be getting phased out completely rather than updated.

Wich would cripple Canons flash system even more.


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