I have two Canon 600 flashes and the Canon ST-E3-RT. Awesome set-up for me, but the ST-E3-RT lacks an AF assist beam, so in very low light (single 60w bulb in a bathroom for example) it gets dodgy, but outside as a fill in set-up it's fabulous, fast, works, and is very portable.The ST-E3-RT is awesome. I love using it.
July 22, 2014, 08:21:20 AM
Topic: Best flash for 5Dmk3? (Read 9604 times)
Agree with most here. The 600ex-rt has given me sensational results and is very easy to use with the new LCD screen and menu system.
I vote for the Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital. Works very well, even the custom functions can be set in camera.
Basically it's a 580 clone, with a bit extra. It has a USB port for future firmware upgrades, and a small secondary flash at the front for fills, I like that very much. Oh, and you don't have to study the manual to get it working, the menu is very straight-forward
If you only have one flash, this also has the useful feature of a smaller secondary on the flash which can be used for front fill when you're bouncing the main unit. I have the AF-1 (bought it 3 weeks before the AF-2 came out and 1 week before the related AF-1 prie drop, teach me not to hit the internet before a purchase).
Like it quite a bit, has all the functions of a 580EX, plus the above and some strobing capabilities.