Canon ST-E2 vs Phottix Strato II (...and what is E-TTL?)
Hi, You may not find a comparison because they are a little chalk & cheese.
The ST-E2 uses Light/IR to communicate & offers HSS.
Whereas the Strato II uses Radio to communicate but is Simple M flash only - but good quality reliable kit. Offers a Group function too.
I'm not going to oversell ETTL II (I use Odins). It offers a form of automatic flash exposure control. With simple M flash, you the photographer determine what power fraction output to set on the Speedlite. ETTL works it out and adjusts the output automatically. But like all reflected like metering tech it cannot tell what within the frame is your priority subject - nor does it know whether those surfaces are dark tone or light tone. ETTL is usually bound together with HSS and the ability to remotely set M flash power fractions too - which for me, is roughly half the motive for wanting ETTL II functionality.
Sections 2 & 3 here explain ETTL II pretty well:
OTOH, simple M flash eg via Stratos II triggers is great for learning because it forces a more deliberate approach. You determine the exact settings and the see the precise outcome. And with digital the feedback is instant, so if you observe closely you can learn really quickly. If the flash/diffusion-to-subject distance is predictable, then the outcome is predictable too.
Maybe down load the Stratos II instruction manual from Phottix's site & visit Strobist too. Cheers
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