Is there a new Canon Speedlite coming down the pipe? CanonRumors just posted about a 680EX to replace the 580EXII. I haven’t heard anything about it, but I’m not surprised.
A lot of people weren’t entirely happy with the 580EXII when it came out. Some even ran out to buy up remaining 580 Speedlites before they were all gone. A Canon 680 EX may be just what the Strobe Doctor ordered.
With the 7D, T2i, 1D MkIV, and coming 1Ds MkIV and 60D, it makes sense that Canon would update their flash technology to match the advances in the new camera line-up. Canon has always taken a backseat to Nikon when it comes to flash technology. Nikon flash just works. Canon flash works sometimes.
Could the 680EX be the answer Canon shooters have been waiting for? Is Canon one step closer to perfecting their flash system? I’m sure there are an awful lot of crossed fingers as wait to see if the 680Ex becomes a reality.