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Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:30:29 AM »

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 02:20:22 PM »
I believe there was a previous thread on this subject, but thanks for the update and link.

I'm anxious to learn more and see a price. At a minimum, these could be nice back ups for the 600 RT and if the past is any indicator, I would not be surprised with the YN-E3-RT actually has better functionality than the Canon version.

I'm still hoping they produce a compatible receiver or transceiver similar to the 622-C that attaches to a 580 EX II. Now that would be a killer product. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 06:31:06 AM »
I'm still hoping they produce a compatible receiver or transceiver similar to the 622-C that attaches to a 580 EX II. Now that would be a killer product.

+1. You took the words right out my mouth. I'm actually looking to get studio lights next year so being able to trigger them through the Canon-RT system would be super handy.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 05:20:27 AM »
I'm anxious to learn more and see a price. At a minimum, these could be nice back ups for the 600 RT and if the past is any indicator, I would not be surprised with the YN-E3-RT actually has better functionality than the Canon version.


It does and it puts Canon and their current marketing strategy to shame, to put it mildly - I wonder if Canon dares to continue selling their ST-E3 at all, releases an improved mk2 or maybe they'll drop the price of their "original" to $100.

http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-e3-rt-features/

* remote 2nd curtain sync (in m mode only, but still!!!)
* full x-sync and even on pre-2012 cameras guaranteed
* af assist light built in to transmitter
* fw upgrade option via usb (we know  Canon, don't we?)
* flashes can fire even if not 100% recycled, but an indicator if each group is recycled
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 05:25:17 AM »
Only 1/2 stop increments........ A bit of a bummer!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 05:27:32 AM »
Only 1/2 stop increments........ A bit of a bummer!!

You seem to have misread (or the flashhavoc site got it wrong) - it's *1/3* stop only which is what I always use anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 05:31:28 AM »
Only 1/2 stop increments........ A bit of a bummer!!

You seem to have misread (or the flashhavoc site got it wrong) - it's *1/3* stop only which is what I always use anyway.

Thanks for that...in that case I will take 2 ;)

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 05:50:46 AM »
Thanks for that...in that case I will take 2 ;)

You just voiced my only fear about this - the specs are so good that the demand might make Yongnuo price this near to Canon's original even though both probably contain only $10 electronics parts... this will be the Yongnuo's equivalent of Tamron's 24-70VC which made them a respectable manufacturer and not just a 3rd party budget option.

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 07:50:33 AM »
If they actually make 5 group mode work on pre 2012 cameras then I am in.

The Canon doesn't lose one stop of sync in radio mode, it is just an advisory, but if Yongnuo make it so that you get zero shutter shadow at closed down apertures with groups at full sync then they have smarter software engineers than Canon and if I were Canon I'd be headhunting them. You can probably employ five Chinese software engineers for one Japanese one and if they had access to the original source code they would be making far better cameras and accessories. If.

P.S. The RT system and my desire to get the best out of it is the single most compelling reason for me to upgrade my 1Ds MkIII's to, well I'm not sure what because Canon haven't given me an upgrade path yet..............

P.P.S. I don't know if the images are just a digital mock up but the Canon ST-E3-RT does not have the zoom control that is  shown in the YN-E3-RT images, they might have used an LCD image from the flash, but if not they might be incorporating remote zoom into the YN-E3-RT as well, another useful feature for creative lighting.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 09:22:32 AM »
No the shown LCD's are definitely from a flash, not a remote, they have too many flash only icons, the flash icon for a start! The previously mentioned zoom, a possibility but not mentioned feature that is not available via Canon; and the icon that shows head position and coverage.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 11:12:23 AM »
Is it weather-sealed?

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 02:18:50 PM »
Is it weather-sealed?

Meaning will they add some cent worth of rubber seals :-> ... probably yes, as Yongnuo doesn't use sealing as a marketing instrument.

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2013, 04:56:59 PM »
Thanks for that...in that case I will take 2 ;)

You just voiced my only fear about this - the specs are so good that the demand might make Yongnuo price this near to Canon's original even though both probably contain only $10 electronics parts... this will be the Yongnuo's equivalent of Tamron's 24-70VC which made them a respectable manufacturer and not just a 3rd party budget option.

I'd happily pay $500 for an RT compatible transmitter that gives me post 2012 functionality on a pre 2012 body, I'll keep my ST-E3-RT and augment it with a YN-E3-RT IF the five groups and Group mode work, I really don't care about the rest, nice additions but not deal breakers.
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2013, 04:56:59 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2013, 05:18:44 PM »
Is it weather-sealed?

Meaning will they add some cent worth of rubber seals :-> ... probably yes, as Yongnuo doesn't use sealing as a marketing instrument.

I never found sealed flashes as a marketing ploy but something I need.

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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 05:38:38 PM »
Is it weather-sealed?

Meaning will they add some cent worth of rubber seals :-> ... probably yes, as Yongnuo doesn't use sealing as a marketing instrument.

I never found sealed flashes as a marketing ploy but something I need.

Au contrarie my friend, surely you don't "need" it, you have told us many times "gear doesn't matter", why should a little thing like a sealing ring stop somebody like yourself?
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 05:38:38 PM »