Deal: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Price Drop, Now At $249

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI at s glance:

  • Auto Intelligent Bounce Head
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 154′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 120°, +/- 180° Rotation
  • AI.B Full-Auto and AI.B Semi-Auto Modes
  • Optical Receiver Mode
  • LCD Panel
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Runs on 4x AA Batteries

The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI got a price drop and now sells at $249: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon Store | Amazon. Adorama packs some bonus items along with the Speedlite.

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Elinchrom announces ELB 500 TTL – “The Most Powerful Portable TTL Light Ever”

ELB 500 TTL

Elinchrom announced the new ELB 500 TTL, which they call “the most powerful portable TTL Light ever”.

The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL is available for pre-order: B&H Photo | Adorama

Press release:

Elinchrom introduces the ELB 500 TTL

The most powerful portable TTL light ever!

The new ELB 500 TTL is the most powerful and portable TTL light ever designed for adventurous portrait photographers shooting both in studio and on location.

Today, Elinchrom introduces the ELB 500 TTL, an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack combining 500Ws of power with a feature set including TTL, High Speed Sync, Active Charging, Full Asymmetry with built-in Skyport designed to empower the workflow of portrait photographers both in studio and on location.

Speed & Simplicity with TTL

The ELB 500 TTL is ideal for photographers who find themselves in time sensitive shooting environments where the inherent speed of TTL lets them capture images at the speed of life or for those who simply prefer the convenience of TTL.

The “Manual Lock” functionality allows photographers to get an initial “lock” on their exposure in TTL and then switch to manual mode to further adjust their exposure as they need or to explore different creative effects.

500 Ws Power in an Incredibly Portable Package

The ELB 500 TTL is powerful enough to overpower the sun, delivers 400 full power flashes on a single charge and has a fast recycling time of 2 seconds at max power, ensuring you won’t miss an important moment.

The ELB 500 TTL head is smaller than speedlites yet delivers 10 times more power. It is lightweight enough to be mounted on a camera bracket or boom arm while on location.

The Versatility of HSS, Asymmetry & Active Charging

High Speed Sync lets photographers freeze motion with incredible sharpness, create a narrow depth of field, or darken overly bright backgrounds using a high shutter speed (up to 1/8000sec).

With the new ELB 500 TTL, not having to worry about flash sync limitations or the time of day makes for a very liberating creative experience.

Ease & Intuitiveness of a Brilliant User Interface

When the pressure is on to get the shot, no one ever wants to fumble with controls.

The large OLED display and intuitive controls of the ELB 500 TTL makes using the pack a pleasure.

The Heritage, Quality & Value of Elinchrom

The ELB 500 TTL is the newest compact flash solution in a long line of innovative and ultra-reliable Elinchrom products that represent a decades-long commitment to crafting the highest quality lighting tools while providing superb value to their customers.

The ELB 500 TTL represents an optimal feature set for portrait photographers and is ideal for those looking to trade up to a more powerful option to their speedlights, trading over from less full-featured options or searching for the very best value in the category.

[via Fstoppers]

Canon set to announce a flash for mirrorless shooters in 2018?

Mirrorless

A few weeks ago some new and unreleased Canon gear was spotted through the registration at a certification authority. Among these gear was a flash. A new rumor states this new Speedlite is

[…] geared towards smaller cameras and mirrorless shooters, but give prosumer level features

I assume a flash geared towards MILCs means a flash with a small form factor.

Apparently this flash was already scheduled to get announced Summer 2017. For unknown reasons it has been delayed. The announcement may happen in January or February 2018, along with the also recently spotted EOS M50, Canon’s upcoming new entry in the EOS M family, and a camera we know nothing about (so far).

Stay tuned.

Source

You can get an AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for Canon DSLRs for just $28

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash at a glance:

  • External flash for taking professional-looking photos in low-light conditions; compatible with Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras
  • 3 flash modes for versatility: M, S1, S2 (Manual mode, Slave mode 1, and Slave mode 2)
  • Standard PC synchronous port (input) for off-camera connecting; wireless sensor for triggering flash from a distance
  • Tilts up to 90 degrees; rotates up to 270 degrees
  • 8 levels of flash-brightness control; automatic saving function retains current flash settings; hot shoe stand and carrying bag included

Well, this may appear to a lot of photographers on a budget. Amazon sells a very inexpensive flash for Canon and Nikon DSLRs under their AmazonBasics brand, the AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras, and it’s yours for just $27.99.

The AmazonBasics Electronic Flash has three modes, M, S1, and S2, respectively Manual, Slave mode 1, Slave mode 2. A standard PC synchronous port is also provided, so you can connect the flash off-camera using a cable.

Reviews are mostly positive with an average of 3.9/5. The AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR cameras appears to be a pretty good deal, as one reviewer puts it: “[…] no flash at this price point has those features. This is unbeatable for the money.

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash

[via PetaPixel]

Photoflex StarFire Digital Flash deal – $40 (reg. $136, today only)

Photoflex
At a glance:

  • Guide Number: 114′ at ISO 100 and 35mm
  • Coverage: 35mm & 18mm (Full Frame)
  • Tilts from -7 to 90°
  • Rotates 270°
  • Wireless Slave Functionality
  • Recycle Time: 4 Seconds
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries

B&H Photo DealZone deal of today. Photoflex StarFire Digital Flash on sale at $39.95. Compare at $135.95. Today only.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

EOS M External Flash Picture Leaked (Canon Mirrorless Camera)

Thanks to an anonymous reader who sent me this image via email. After the images of the EOS M, the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens and the also new, Image Stabilized EF-M 18-55mm lens, we are able to provide an image of the external flash for Canon’s soon-to-be-announced (Monday, July 23rd) mirrorless system camera.

Stay tuned on Monday: I will cover the announcement, expected for 6-7 AM London time, providing all the new and information.