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Speedlite 600 EX-RT with Canon 5D Mk 4?
« on: November 16, 2015, 09:31:24 PM »
So, I just updated (added to) my 3 Speedlite 500 EX's with 2 600EX-RT's and the on camera controller, since the price seems to be dropping. But, why is the price dropping? I'm planning on getting a 5D MK4 or new 1dx when they come out, and, I now wondering if the new bodies will add something cool that will obsolete the 600 EX-RT's.   :-[
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Speedlite 600 EX-RT with Canon 5D Mk 4?
« on: November 16, 2015, 09:31:24 PM »

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Re: Speedlite 600 EX-RT with Canon 5D Mk 4?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 03:12:13 AM »
So, I just updated (added to) my 3 Speedlite 500 EX's with 2 600EX-RT's and the on camera controller, since the price seems to be dropping. But, why is the price dropping? I'm planning on getting a 5D MK4 or new 1dx when they come out, and, I now wondering if the new bodies will add something cool that will obsolete the 600 EX-RT's.   :-[
Thoughts?   ???

I don't think there could be anything added to the bodies that will obsolete the 600EX-RT. Its main strength is the ability to use it off camera.

On the other hand, they may add an integrated trigger that would send the ST-E3-RT to the bone yard. That would be fine by me. Especially if they add an onboard focus assist beam too.

I've got seven 600EX-RTs. I think they will work just fine for several years.
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Re: Speedlite 600 EX-RT with Canon 5D Mk 4?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 01:24:24 PM »
So, I just updated (added to) my 3 Speedlite 500 EX's with 2 600EX-RT's and the on camera controller, since the price seems to be dropping. But, why is the price dropping? I'm planning on getting a 5D MK4 or new 1dx when they come out, and, I now wondering if the new bodies will add something cool that will obsolete the 600 EX-RT's.   :-[
Thoughts?   ???

I don't think there could be anything added to the bodies that will obsolete the 600EX-RT. Its main strength is the ability to use it off camera.

On the other hand, they may add an integrated trigger that would send the ST-E3-RT to the bone yard. That would be fine by me. Especially if they add an onboard focus assist beam too.

I've got seven 600EX-RTs. I think they will work just fine for several years.

Would a new metering system in the new camera body "E-TTL 3", or whatever, be able to work with the 600 EX-RT?

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Re: Speedlite 600 EX-RT with Canon 5D Mk 4?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 02:35:26 PM »
So, I just updated (added to) my 3 Speedlite 500 EX's with 2 600EX-RT's and the on camera controller, since the price seems to be dropping. But, why is the price dropping? I'm planning on getting a 5D MK4 or new 1dx when they come out, and, I now wondering if the new bodies will add something cool that will obsolete the 600 EX-RT's.   :-[
Thoughts?   ???

I don't think there could be anything added to the bodies that will obsolete the 600EX-RT. Its main strength is the ability to use it off camera.

On the other hand, they may add an integrated trigger that would send the ST-E3-RT to the bone yard. That would be fine by me. Especially if they add an onboard focus assist beam too.

I've got seven 600EX-RTs. I think they will work just fine for several years.

Would a new metering system in the new camera body "E-TTL 3", or whatever, be able to work with the 600 EX-RT?

I have no way of predicting the future.  :D But I would think the tech would be backwards compatible.
Canon 5D Mark III, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, Canon 135mm f/2L, Canon 2X III, Canon 600EX-RT (x7), Canon ST-E3-RT, Flashpoint Streaklight 360ws. Mirror-less Voigtlander VITO CL with a LANTHAR 50mm f/2.8 PRONTO-LK lens.

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Re: Speedlite 600 EX-RT with Canon 5D Mk 4?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 02:35:26 PM »