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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 07:20:00 AM »
Just wondering how important that is to everyone. When I set my 600's up in soft boxes or umbrellas I already know the zoom length I will need for maximum light dispersion. I just use the STE3 to select the type of mode I want and flash duration. I suppose that when you are trying for effects like narrowing the beam for rim lighting effects or other stuff it makes a difference. I don't do much of that so it does not bother me. I really like the system.       
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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 07:20:00 AM »

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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2013, 12:45:52 AM »
Just wondering how important that is to everyone. When I set my 600's up in there soft boxes or umbrellas I already know the zoom length I will need for maximum light dispersion. I just use the STE3 to select the type of mode I want and flash duration. I suppose that when you are trying for effects like narrowing the beam for rim lighting effects or other stuff it makes a difference. I don't do much of that so it does not bother me. I really like the system.       

+1. Zoom setting for off-camera flash is based on spread of light needed into the light modifier. The modifier distributes light onto the scene. If you're using a naked flash then you'd usually only adjust zoom is when moving your light stand so you'd be at the flash anyway.
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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 07:02:37 AM »
Then there are the other two main complaints. No AF assist on the STE3. Don't need it in the studio and when shooting event photography I have a flash on my camera all the time anyway to bounce when I can even with remote flashes in the corners.   

Lack of off camera 2nd curtain sync. Have not missed it but I am surprised Canon left it out for RT. Looks like Yongnuo will have it with their RT release, in manual only I think. Also their version STE3 will have AF assist. There will be a little pressure on Canon RT sales. 

Overall I'm very happy with Canon RT. The group mode rocks.   

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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2013, 03:42:17 PM »
Then there are the other two main complaints. No AF assist on the STE3. Don't need it in the studio and when shooting event photography I have a flash on my camera all the time anyway to bounce when I can even with remote flashes in the corners.   

Lack of off camera 2nd curtain sync. Have not missed it but I am surprised Canon left it out for RT. Looks like Yongnuo will have it with their RT release, in manual only I think. Also their version STE3 will have AF assist. There will be a little pressure on Canon RT sales. 

Overall I'm very happy with Canon RT. The group mode rocks.

+1. Also keen to get ahold of YN-E3-RT and hope Yongnuo soon release a radio receiver to trigger non-600-RT flashes.
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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2013, 09:47:33 PM »
Not a reply to anyone particular, but rather a coincidence that I see this thread after having just recently watched a video from CanonUSA's Bruce Dorn talking about using the zoom off camera.  At 1:43:  "...the expanded 200mm tele zoom setting is expecially useful for wireless flash when the speedlite is used off-camera."

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT: Creative Lighting with Bruce Dorn -- Introduction (1 of 5)

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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2013, 11:43:53 PM »
Thank you for this post/link

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Not a reply to anyone particular, but rather a coincidence that I see this thread after having just recently watched a video from CanonUSA's Bruce Dorn talking about using the zoom off camera.  At 1:43:  "...the expanded 200mm tele zoom setting is expecially useful for wireless flash when the speedlite is used off-camera."

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT: Creative Lighting with Bruce Dorn -- Introduction (1 of 5)
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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 07:19:59 AM »
Sure!  I thought the video where he lights an entire firetruck, driver cab, and firemen was pretty cool.

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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 07:19:59 AM »

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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 07:55:47 PM »
I don't think anybody mentioned them, but the new Odin Mitros+ flashes have remote zoom and 2nd curtain control, if that's what you are really after.

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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013, 08:08:46 PM »
Ah yes, the Mitros+, a Mitros with an Odin receiver built in.

Now how did we get to the stage of cheap knockoffs and Chinese clones costing $399? You can get Canon refurb 600EX-RT's for $373 two or three times a year or $423 standard price, and non refurbs for between $475 and $499, for that kind of "saving" I am OEM all the way.
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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2013, 08:42:24 PM »
I figured out that there is a remote zoom head control for the 600EX-RT.  Turns out it's the same remote control we had for the TV when I was a kid.

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Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2013, 08:42:24 PM »