Breaking News: Canon Flash Reaches Puberty

Well, knock me down with a feather.

As of, well, sometime soon, you will finally be able to buy a Canon flash with an external PC jack. (Scroll down in the new camera PR for the flash info.)

I'd love to think we had something to do with this. Was it was the constant harping on the site? The drunken 3:00 a.m. phone calls? The "plus-sized" Strip-o-Gram we sent to Canon HQ on Valentine's Day?

Whatever the reason, no matter. Thank you Canon.

From the PR:
Speedlite 580EX II Flash

The popular Speedlite 580EX Flash is being replaced by the new Speedlite 580EX II Flash, which features a host of improvements, including a metal hot shoe with an improved locking mechanism for added durability, an external metering sensor for non-TTL automatic flash exposure control and a PC socket for use with non-dedicated slave triggers. Fully compatible with all EOS SLRs, the new Speedlite 580EX II is gasketed for dust and moisture resistance, making it possible for users of EOS-1 class digital SLRs and many L-series EF lenses to use flash safely when shooting in dusty or wet environments.

In a separate PR, Canon announced that all of its North American offices will be equipped with indoor plumbing by the end of the year.

Thanks to W.o.L. for the tip.


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