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A thing of beauty
on 6 April 2012
I took the plunge on a pair of these without too much hesitation, having been on the verge of buying a set of radio triggers for my earlier Canon flashes. They really are a revelation- gone is the hit or miss triggering in bright sunlight provided by infra red, along with the mind-boggling complexity of the 580ex II control system. 'Press that, then hold it down, then turn that'... all a thing of the past.
These flashes are elegant, durably designed, intuitive and reliable. Although I haven't had them long enough to testify to how long they stand up to prolonged wear and tear, I can say that they represent all of the good points of the Mark I and II and none of the bad.
Niggles would include the new colour filter holder only coming with two gels (one of which is almost pointless) and the lack of remote second curtain sync. A slightly more major point is that the newly designed multiple flash group system does not work with pre 2012 cameras, so unless you have a Mk III or the latest 1D you're out of luck. The old ratio controls are still there of course, but the groups are a major improvement. Shame.
Overall though, highly recommended.