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600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:38:54 AM »
Hey guys... sold my 430EX II setup and looking for a deal on a couple of 600EX-RTs... The current price of $499 is pretty great, but I'd take the refurbs from Canon direct for $380 if they would get them back in stock (not likely).

Are there any other deals on the 600EX-RT? I saw some of the ebay ones going for $480ish a while back but they've disappeared!

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600EX-RT speedlite deals?
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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 06:53:12 PM »
Buy what you need at 499 and be happy. I got it at 599 and I don't regret one bit.
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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 08:06:41 PM »
I missed out on the first day the referbished ones went down to $380. I check everyday since and havent seen any in stock. I even try to see what time they stock other items. I see that they replenish around 9:00 am pst. But that's just a guess.

Hope they stock them soon cause I would like to score one at a good price.

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 10:07:17 PM »
499 USD is really really cheap. In Europe we we pay 590 USD no tax included for the flash. With taxes it is 714 USD.

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 10:59:29 PM »
499 USD is really really cheap. In Europe we we pay 590 USD no tax included for the flash. With taxes it is 714 USD.

i almost bought one today on amazon here in uk for £479 which is as u say about 720 dollars, but couldn't pull the trigger and proceed to checkout cos' its just too pricey here...will wait till used ones start to appear for sale

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 10:59:44 PM »
I'm toying with the idea of one 600.

But thinking for multiple lights...getting them to work with cheaper ones.

I saw a GREAT set of classes on Creative Live, about flash, and doing it manual and how that with some rules of thumb, it wasn't that much harder to figure things out, especially for environments you have control over.

With a few charts/cards to look at...you could do a LOT manual with multiple flashes/strobes on the cheap for great results.
I'm looking to go that way to start out maybe.

Thoughts?

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 03:07:59 PM »
I'm toying with the idea of one 600.

But thinking for multiple lights...getting them to work with cheaper ones.

I saw a GREAT set of classes on Creative Live, about flash, and doing it manual and how that with some rules of thumb, it wasn't that much harder to figure things out, especially for environments you have control over.

With a few charts/cards to look at...you could do a LOT manual with multiple flashes/strobes on the cheap for great results.
I'm looking to go that way to start out maybe.

Thoughts?

All manual flash is definitely the way to start!

I've been using a 430EX II (bought used for $170), three YN560s ($60 each), and Phottix Stratos triggers ($90 for the transmitter/receiver kit). A four-light kit with on-camera ETTL capability if needed and manual radio triggering all the for the price of just one 600EX-RT. Definitely a lot of bang for the buck and this setup can take amazing photographs.

Don't hesitate to pick up a couple YN560s and get started with manual flash. Make sure you go through strobist.com.

However, I've been doing a lot more paid shoots lately and troubleshooting issues with radios, batteries, and optical slaves in front of clients (who are often in a hurry) is just not going to work for me. That's why I've decided to go with the Canon RT system.

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 03:07:59 PM »

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 03:19:11 PM »
The canon Refurb store has them for 375$, I'm currently selling off my old speedlites to pickup a set of refurb 600's.

I'm on notice.

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 03:27:55 PM »
The canon Refurb store has them for 375$, I'm currently selling off my old speedlites to pickup a set of refurb 600's.

I'm on notice.

Dang.....says out of stock now.
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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 04:38:33 PM »
I missed out on the first day the referbished ones went down to $380. I check everyday since and havent seen any in stock. I even try to see what time they stock other items. I see that they replenish around 9:00 am pst. But that's just a guess.

Hope they stock them soon cause I would like to score one at a good price.

They add stock at different times of the day, sometimes multiple times per day - late at night, weekends, etc. I picked up 2x 600's from the sale right when it started - hope you guys are able to get them next time they show up.

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 02:35:29 PM »
600 refurb is back in stock - hurry if you want one.

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2013, 02:49:44 PM »
600 refurb is back in stock - hurry if you want one.

Thanks for the update!  Snagged one!

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013, 02:53:15 PM »
I snagged Three!  :o

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 02:55:15 PM »
600 refurb is back in stock - hurry if you want one.

Thanks man, I got one!!

I'm wondering though...Why the heck are they charging me sales tax for?!?!?!?

Does Canon have facilities in Lousiana or something?!?!

That kinda blows...had to do like $60+ in freaking taxes.....not used to that buying online. Still, total was like $406, better than anything else I've found so far but still....WTF?

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Re: 600EX-RT speedlite deals?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 02:58:18 PM »
Thanks for the update! I was able to grab one!
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 02:58:18 PM »