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Re: Radio Triggering-- 600ex-rt + 430exii + ??????
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2013, 01:56:06 PM »
Wow, thank you all for your comments. After reading all of your comments and insight, I think it would probably be the most simple to sell the 430 and buy another 600. I wish Canon would come out with a 450ex-rt or something of that manner and it actually would not surprise me if they did. I'm going to spend the next few hours looking into the third party gear for ease on my wallet and if I can take advantage of the radio functionality for less $$$ then I definitely will.

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Re: Radio Triggering-- 600ex-rt + 430exii + ??????
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2013, 01:56:06 PM »

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Re: Radio Triggering-- 600ex-rt + 430exii + ??????
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2013, 07:21:16 PM »
What about Pocket Wizards with the AC3 zone controller vs. 600EXs with ST-E3-RT?  Wouldn't those give fairly similar functionality?  I have 3 x 430EX ii + 1 x 600EX-RT which I currently control with a Phottix Strato ii system, but there are times when I am using 2 or 3 lights and would like to make rapid changes from the camera position.  Applying a flex/mini + AC3 system would probably work out cheaper than moving to more 600's but I'm interested to hear people thinking that the Canon system is far superior.

I've found the Phottix Stratos to be very reliable but obviously they don't have the functionality of the higher models and I haven't used them out to 80 feet as the OP was requesting.

It's more convienent not having to carry PWs at all. Plus full control in the menu system and on the back if the flash.

One credit Ill give to the PWs was 2nd curtain sync still worked. Other than that, I'm PCB cybersync + RT system for everything. PWs are pretty much dead to me now.

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Re: Radio Triggering-- 600ex-rt + 430exii + ??????
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2013, 05:58:14 AM »
Wow, thank you all for your comments. After reading all of your comments and insight, I think it would probably be the most simple to sell the 430 and buy another 600.

You might want ot considerb alson buying a ST-E3 radio flash trigger. 1x ST-E3 and 2x 600EX will give you a  system with 2 off-camera flashes, without any need for 3rd party stuff.

I wish Canon would come out with a 450ex-rt or something of that manner and it actually would not surprise me if they did.

Yes, it is a shame Canon is still not offering a less expensive radio-capable flash [450EX-RT] and no cheap little radio receivers for our existing 580 II and 430 II flashes. As long as Canon does not offfer a true radio-flash system [600EX-RT, 450EX-RT, ST-E3-RT and RT-receiver] that allows seamless integration of my fairly new and not inexpensive Speedlites, I will hold off buying.   

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Re: Radio Triggering-- 600ex-rt + 430exii + ??????
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2013, 05:58:14 AM »