« on: June 18, 2014, 12:53:50 PM »
Seems like a stupid limitation
Depends on your point of view, from Canon's perspective it's a very smart limitation :-> as it isn't immediately recognizable but becomes more important the more you use flashes ... so they sell two flashes instead of one, one basic and one upgrade (the latter also as a master flash)I have to admit the 430 exii is looking a bit dated in comparison to my YN 560III flashes with their built in radio trigger. Damn those are some nifty flashes!
Well, after my very mixed experience with the Yn rt trigger (I don't know about their other gear) I have found new enthusiasm about original Canon flash equipment ... whatever you say about money-grabbing Canon, they certainly have a very high reliability and "just works" factor.
Pity the 430ex isn't sealed though, that stopped me shooting even in light rain a couple of times as high charge electricity and water don't square :-o
Sorry to hear about the YN RT failure, perhaps Yongnuo are better at making the simpler dumb triggers as mine have been very reliable so far. I've got the new RF 603 II triggers with the on off switch on the side and a locking wheel for the foot. The price is so cheap that I almost consider them to be disposable. Quite excited about their upcoming YN 560 TX that will allow remote power control.
I'm a manual flash guy so 600 EX RT doesn't appeal to me much. I agree about the quality and just works comment but I'm just not earning enough from photography to justify the extra cost.