Collin85 wrote in post #8634156
I assume you haven't, but have you played around with the wireless flash commander feature yet? I'm curious about the interface, such as how ergonomic the controls are for setting ratios for your wireless flashes. I assume all of this is set via. menus and it would be absolutely awesome if we could shortcut that menu to one of the shortcut buttons, such as the new multi-function button near the shutter.
The whole wireless-control is probably the single biggest thing holding me off from a 5D II and I've been waiting for some more information on it.
Yes, I played with it quite a bit. The range seemed very good (firing a 430 EX II) in a wide open room at about 15 ft. The menu setup is awkward -- for my taste, I wouldn't replace my 580 EX that I use as a controller, unless I had time and needed another light.
The functionality is exactly the same. I was hoping they would program the software to allow you to put in FEC per group, but you are stuck with the ratio controls again. So no change in how it works. But, it offers more on camera control than the ST-E2. So I would definitely buy the 7D before the 50D plus ST E2. That's a no brainer.