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Canon 1Ds Mark IV

Not only is Canon looking to put wireless TTL radio flash sync in future cameras, it is also working on technology to sync remote cameras with your primary camera.

According to a recently published patent application, Canon may be putting wireless camera syncing inside a future 1D/1Ds series body. We saw a hint of this in an earlier patent application, but this more recent application sheds some light on the breadth of the features. [click to continue…]

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Canon Radio TTL Patent Application

Canon has obviously been working on a new TTL flash system that works with radio sync triggering for quite a while now.  We saw a patent application for a Canon radio-triggered flash and camera system in August 2010 and now, almost a year later, another Canon patent application that advances this tech has been revealed by the USPTO.

And maybe (hopefully) this is a sign that it’s getting closer to market. [click to continue…]

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I’ve been more seriously into off-camera lighting for a couple of years now.  However, it was only a few months ago that I picked up a TTL flash-sync cable for my Canon kit.

Prior to this $30 purchase, the majority of my off-camera lighting had been done manually, which is perfectly fine and nearly limitless in creativity.  But it never hurts to add another arrow to your photographic quiver though. [click to continue…]

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Canon may be making that radio trigger flash and DSLR with a built-in transmitter after all.  Recall that I posted the details on Canon’s patent application in August 2010, which covered a radio-signal transmitter and receiver communication between DSLR and Speedlights.

Now Canon Rumors says its been told that Canon has working prototypes of flashes that are triggered via radio communication by an updated version of the ST-E2 transmitter.  Presumably, any new flash from Canon that sports built-in radio TTL communication would unseat the 580 EX II as the flagship Speedlight in Canon’s lineup. [click to continue…]

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PocketWizard FlexTT5

Ahead of CES last week, PocketWizard finally launched the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon DSLRs.  I’ve gotten a couple of emails asking about these, so yes, they should start shipping any day now. I got to play around with them a little at a pre-CES event and I can assure you they are working well with Nikon DSLRs.

Keep tabs on the stock updates at B&H (MiniTT1 and FlexTT5).

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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The Metz Mecablitz 50 AF-1 Digital is a new mid-range TTL hotshoe flash that is compatible with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony TTL systems.  A dedicated model is available for each system.

The 50 AF-1 features a USB interface for future firmware updates.  The 50 AF-1 is capable of being used as a slave in TTL systems and features a guide number 50 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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