Fujica: The RX600 had a short lifetime.About 2 years and now already a mark 2 version
for quality and consistency, YESfor recycle time, you need to modify or using external powerBut, still, for speedlite models is still a speedlite
ozturert: Someone should introduce color touch screens. I'm fed up with cryptic menus and screens that date back to Christ...
Forget it, I don't like this debate
_sem_: Is the CP-E4N Li-ion, finally?
Your statement shows 2 things, you are not a HEAVY flash users or you had no knowledge about batteryGo ask your friend who play RC, ask why they did not use AA
Btw, Pro's never bring single ammo, they do well prepared
I don't think you ever touch a very hot AA came out of speedlite or dead tube from overheating speedlite
Technically, we can always push AA to the limit to release the energy higher and faster but AA do have limitations and it is the fact
New technology battery measured by their capacity and instant output indicates by "C", that's other reasons why electric car battery very expensive, this is special made battery with high capacity, fast recharging time and very fast power release for instant HUGE energy
You don't think you gonna use AA batteries for electric vehicle, right ? For easy to get on home depot reasons, like you said earlier
I open to new development, but Canon speedlite E-TTL very stupid, always under expose and always tend to use full powerQuantum Q-TTL is different with more accurate results, but anyway, using Manual is the option to save power for burst shots
@ozturert, from what you were saying about "you don't setup flash all day" that define you know nothing about flash, I bet you use E-TTL ALL DAY
It is not, still the same stupid AA's,Holds 8 AA BatteriesImproved Heat Control for Longer Bursts
That statement of improved heat control looks stupid, overheat is the problems of AA battery itself, it is not the casing, do they put mini fan inside new CP-E4N ???
User3787089555: Godox/Cheetahstand has a series of Li-ion powered speedlights, the latest model also has built in 2.4G transceiver. Really disappointed to see Canon still using AA.
I COULD NOT AGREE ANYMORE,HOW DUMB CANON STILL USING AA'S
* sorry no stupid speedlite from Canon
They got pushed from bottom by Yongnuo that are very cheap and same level with performance recycle from Godox V850/V860 and some people already move on to bare bulbs like Quantum and Godox AD-180/AD-360Some brand minded still using Canon speedlite that has no innovations and getting more expensives with NOTHINGFor that reason, Metz flash is definitely better quality than Canon speedlite
Holscen: Canon say 1.1 to 1.5 times faster and 'up to' 2x faster with their new battery pack.That's vague - is it 1.1 times faster on full power and 1.5 times faster on lower powers?
'Up to' 2 x faster is still only 'up' to that speed - perhaps the 2x speed is not also not guaranteed on all power settings.
Better overheat shutdown delay sounds very good. Easier variable manual power adjustment is an improvement if it means you don't have to press the +/- button first before turning the dial ( even with custom function set on the 600ex it only worked in non manual settings which was annoying)
180° swivel in both directions should have always been the case
All in all though I don't see much need to upgrade
better overheat shutdown delay is totally B*LLSH*T !Small tube inside small casing and closed casing won't do NOTHING for the HEAT DISSIPATION itselfFor the specs 1,1x and 2x, it is common that 8 AA with higher Amps delivered directly to the capacitors but overheat issues still the sameDid you see any airflow design or fan inside the new 600EX II ?
johnblue3: This sounds peculiar to me. The only way I know to increase the recycle rate is to deploy a larger xenon tube. Those who know a tiny bit about tube physics, know that the only way to do that is to increase the ratio of tube length to bore inner diameter.Too, such a physical change should show up in terms of increased energy, hence guide number. It is a simple fact that these 4mm OD linear tubes with 30mm arc length can only be driven with average power <= 5Watts. That's 75 Watt seconds/(1/15 seconds), continuously. Beyond that, such a small tube would be expected to over heat, crack and fail catastrophically.If indeed, they upgraded the tube, itself, they should tell us that for credibility on this upgrade. Just saying.
Godox V850 with Lithium powered already broken capacitors for many because a speedlite can't handle that much recycle time powerThere are reasons why Quantum build bare bulb flash and Godox also playing the same game with AD-180 and AD-360I know this new 600EX II can do firing burst better but the small tubes which I already knows Canon s*cks on this one, it will be replaced many times soon and small capacitors inside small speedlite body won't last long as 580EX and 580EXII that I used in the past only last for 6 months of heavy use and got to sell it and buy a new one to get "normal" recycle time, people on Canon SC don't know how to replace capacitors even I ask many times about it
GaryJP: This is optimistic.
I'm using both Canon and Sony these days. I still prefer the colour of Canon. Too many Sony users are producing horrible fudgy looking low contrast pictures that look like they are shot on expired film. I can often spot a Sony image also by the predilection for green tinged faces and horrible over-modulation of blues, particularly from LED light sources (which DPReview never seems to want to own up to). And it is an aesthetic I try hard not to let creep into my work.
If the new 5D has better dynamic range and usable 4K, my A7RII and A7SII will be for sale. I get tired of struggling with the colours.
The point is, he took the path to edit photos where I choose NOT TO edit photosI am not saying we don't edit photos, we do edit, but we did not put efforts on editing because we want our work already perfect not to be editedfor us, that's what SKILLS are for, not editing skillsBecause we are photographers not photoshopers
ever use flash where you can control the lights ? Btw, I use Quantum flash and it is known as the best for skin tone, ugh, sorry, probably YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THAT
@MarcLee, I was going to say that we ussually handles thousand of images and we have no time for errors or RAW editingAlso worst battery performance of Sony is something that can not easy to accept for most of our task
Joed700: Canon, just buy sensors from Sony...
@ttran88, I don't know yet, maybe using laptop webcam for instance ?As long as it is not Sony, I hate it when I pushed to use Sony A900 and results is crap !I can see Zeiss power on their lenses and it is sharp but for DSLR ? Sony ?
OMG, that's a printed image and taken photo again, that's meaningless !It's like converting MP3 into FLAC !
@Ethan, show it full profile, I don't like seeing details, we need BALANCE, a good photographer knows how to balance thing, not focus in details, it's a CHILD TOY, I can ask anyone to shoot using 70-200mm on people face and easily get good results
No way ! I'll switch to others if Canon use Sony sensors !
You buy Sony when you want TV, Walkman, Stereo, other than that don't do that, it's a crap, LOL
Now we know,Canon used to photograph people for skin tone
Nikon are great to photograph aliens, then