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Would this allow you to have the flash in a "bent" position, or only straight up?
TIA.

And that is why I wrote earlier I used black tape to the sides. it even then leaked a little due to the holder isn't flush with the flash head.

I have used my flashes quite hard, and kept a finger on the gel and/or flash head every now and then to make sure it isn't melting, and it's not even kind of warm, so at least for me, melting is a complete non issue. As long as the gel isn't touching the flash head, I'm not worried.

Another option might be a black elastic wristband, like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Gamma-Elite-Single-Wrist-Bands/dp/B002MZZETI/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1389122354&sr=8-13&keywords=black+wristband

That would cover the gap entirely and allow you to use the gel reader.

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I've been using my YN E3-RT very lightly, but I took it out the other day, set my 600EX-RT to slave and it connected right away. I mostly use it for ExpoDisc exposures so I can fire the flash at the camera with minimal hassle.

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I was able to link the YongNuo transmitter to my Canon 600 EX RT mounted on my 6D. But, when pressing the shutter, it would fire twice: once seemingly just after the shutter release, and another time well after the exposure had been taken. Of course, the exposure was extremely underexposed.

I was trying to figure out what I might have done wrong when I figured I'd head over here to see if anyone had mentioned anything. I came across your note about firmware and updated the firmware to .06 and that did the trick, and the transmitter now works! Thanks.

In case this helps anyone: regarding updating the firmware, you have to install the included driver first, as the readme indicates. But the drivers wouldn't install for me before I plugged in the device and even once I did plug it in, I got an Access Denied error from the Windows driver installer. I noticed that the entire extracted archive from YongNuo was NTFS encrypted. Not sure why that would be...So I decrypted that folder (right-click the driver folder, then properties then advanced then uncheck Encrypt then ok  a few times) and then the driver installed as expected and the update proceeded.

It is remarkable how similar this feels to the 600 EX RT, which was, I guess, their goal. It "feels" like a Canon, so far, other than two small points of seemingly no consequence. 1 - There is a little bit of "play", as in you can wiggle it even when locked on to the hotshoe. 2 - the power button on the 600 EX RT has more of a pronounced "click" when going from off to lock to on, etc.

Great job, Yongnuo, so far. Looking forward to their YN-600 EX RT.

Got mine in the mail today.  I played with it for a few minutes.  Successfully linked to my 600EX-RT and fired the flash.  The device seems well made.

I didn't want to do any serious testing with it before upgrading the firmware since the initial release is supposed to have lots of issues.

Grabbed the firmware update from http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detail.php?ID=337
http://yongnuo.com.cn/usermanual/pdf/YN_Trigger_Updater.zip

Note that while the product does include some cables, it does NOT include a mini usb cable needed to connect it to your PC for firmware update.

Tried to update the firmware to v1.05, but the updater program (which is for Windows only) gave me error code 130.  It didn't mess up the device or anything, it just refused to update.  Used Win7 x64 running in VirtualBox on OS X. Emailed yongnuo tech support, waiting to see what they say.

I was running windows in a virtual machine though, so maybe that is the issue.  I'll go to a friend's house tonight and try it on a real windows box.

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Despite this, I say go buy one.  I have confidence that I'll figure out the firmware update soon, and it seems very well made.  One of the best knock-off products I've ever had the pleasure of using.  I almost feel guilty using it.  Sorry, Canon ;p


probably the issue

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: June 19, 2013, 12:50:18 AM »
I am very pleased with the 6D's available-light performance even on my slow Tamron 70-300 VC USD (and on my almost-as-slow 24-105L). My backup camera is a 50D.

I just photographed an event, no flash. The indoor shots ranged from ISO 1,000 up to ISO 10,000.
In my opinion, the pictures are quite usable.

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