Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: What does an ST-E3-RT transmitter in a hotshoe do, that a master EX600-RT can't« on: September 03, 2012, 08:10:30 PM »
Nice try assuming ... But I do have 622 triggers and they are no match to Canon's 600EX-RT in power, performance & convenience.I have three Yongnuos and four yongnuo radio transmitters ... They are no match to Canon 600EX-RT. Yongnuos are good for hobbyists who don't want to spend a lot of money but when it comes serious photography one has to shell out good money for performance and quality equipment like Canon 600-EX RT
But going back to the original question about ST-E3-RT vs 600EX-RT ... I chose 3 600EX-RTs and skipped the ST-E3-RT ... I think for an extra $200 I got a better unit (600EX-RT) that also has AF assist and it gives me peace of mind that incase something happens to one my 600EX-RTs I still have a good backup.
The Yongnuo triggers you have are probably the dumb ones (602, 603). Used with 580EXIIs or 430EXIIs, the new 622s offer equivalent functionality to Canon's RT system. I don't see how they can be dismissed as only for hobbyists when they match or better the radio systems that until six months ago were the systems of choice for pros (PW, Phottix, etc.).
But if your opinion of Yongnuo is that "they are probably dumb" I won't argue with you
I never used the word "only" in my good for hobbyists comment ... so do not twist and add words to my comments.
I don't twist people's words. You said the 622s "are good for hobbyists who don't want to spend a lot of money but when it comes serious photography one has to shell out good money for performance and quality equipment like Canon 600-EX RT." Who else are you saying the 622s are good for - non-serious pros? How did I change the meaning of your statement by using the word "only"?
In any case, I disagree with you. I think I do "serious photography" and I wouldn't find anything lacking in three 565EXs and four 622s, total cost £402 in the UK. Back-up? Think how many extra units I could buy and still be better off, compared with buying three 600EX-RTs and an ST-E3-RT for £2,046. Futureproofing? Who cares, given the price difference.
Whether intentional or not, your comment struck me as rather condescending to off-brands and those of us who use them as our primary gear.