Is Canon out of touch ?

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
Lemming51 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,896
All current EOS lines have 2nd curtain flash sync available.

sixgun wrote:

I am a shooting professional,  we switched to Canon gear a decade or more ago - mainly for the fast AF and better lens lineup -  and for the most part we  have been happy with that decision  however the past two years it is apparent to me that Canon is not listening to its pro customer base "AT ALL".

We are severely disappointed with the Canon 5D Mark II / III cameras.   Image quality is good but Canon has nearly completely crippled the custom functions on this body.     A good part of the user base for the 5D series is event and wedding photography -  and one of the most useful features of any body for this type of shooting is 2nd curtain sync.

Canon removed it on the 5D / 7D series.    WHY ?      Even the cheapest Nikons can do this.

???  2nd curtain sync is available on both 5D and 7D.  5D does not have built-in flash, but it can be set in the camera's flash menu when used with compatible speedlites.  But with any EX speedlites, it is faster/easier to set 2nd curtain sync directly on the speedlite.

Yes, in the particular circumstance of using an old 200E or 380EX, you won't be able to set 2nd curtain sync because those speedlites do not communicate through the Flash menu and they do not have a button for setting 2nd curtain sync.

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