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Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

Review Date: May 24, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $199.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Lightweight and small, easy to setup and use, better connection to the hot shoe than the Canon flashes, battery lasts very long
batteries are very expensive

I used it a lot in my D30 times to help the autofocus function properly, today I'm back to its originally function, the wireless control of Canon flashes for which it is an excellent unit. It controls my 550's for indirect lighting and I use it for operating two 420's as a macro setup (as bypass for the wonderful but &$%" expensive MT-24).

The ST-E2 works with 2 CR 5 -S 6V Lithium batteries which are relatively expensive to replace. I'd love to use NiMH Accus like in my other Canon flashes.

Canon are you listening? It shouldn't be a big deal to have this one build in in a future ??D or ?D? body. :-)

One other thing: it works nicely with Sigma's 500 line of flashes.