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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2013, 01:13:25 PM »
All the photogs I know who have the 600EX-RTs have been waiting for f***king ages for Canon to release a 430ex-RT. I would much rather have a Canon Speedlight than a 3rd-party option, but since they seem not to have any interest in releasing a mid-range RT-flash they left the door wide open for 3rd-parties...

The flashes are a blatant copy but at least the YN-E3-RT will have a built in AF-assist beam, which is a big plus for dark environments.

I already have three 600's and I'm not willing to fork out another $1,300 for two more, that don't need to be that powerful.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2013, 01:13:25 PM »

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2013, 02:44:30 PM »
All the photogs I know who have the 600EX-RTs have been waiting for f***king ages for Canon to release a 430ex-RT. I would much rather have a Canon Speedlight than a 3rd-party option, but since they seem not to have any interest in releasing a mid-range RT-flash they left the door wide open for 3rd-parties...

I already have three 600's and I'm not willing to fork out another $1,300 for two more, that don't need to be that powerful.

I have three 600s as well (and an ST-E3-RT), and I find the extra power over the 430s I previously had useful with modifiers.  It's also nice to have the same power level on all the slave units. 
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2013, 04:34:10 PM »
All the photogs I know who have the 600EX-RTs have been waiting for f***king ages for Canon to release a 430ex-RT. I would much rather have a Canon Speedlight than a 3rd-party option, but since they seem not to have any interest in releasing a mid-range RT-flash they left the door wide open for 3rd-parties...

The flashes are a blatant copy but at least the YN-E3-RT will have a built in AF-assist beam, which is a big plus for dark environments.

I already have three 600's and I'm not willing to fork out another $1,300 for two more, that don't need to be that powerful.

I got 5 of them at the 373$ refurbished pricing and it's still cheaper than previous gen 580exII + TTL Pocket wizards.

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2013, 10:01:48 AM »
All the photogs I know who have the 600EX-RTs have been waiting for f***king ages for Canon to release a 430ex-RT. I would much rather have a Canon Speedlight than a 3rd-party option, but since they seem not to have any interest in releasing a mid-range RT-flash they left the door wide open for 3rd-parties...

I already have three 600's and I'm not willing to fork out another $1,300 for two more, that don't need to be that powerful.

I have three 600s as well (and an ST-E3-RT), and I find the extra power over the 430s I previously had useful with modifiers.  It's also nice to have the same power level on all the slave units.

How often do you use all your speedlights at max power at the same time? I can see the need to do that sometimes but for me not that often. I can't speak to others needs but I can get by with having 3x 600s and two less powerful flashes. I can always use an assistant with a reflector to bounce light back into the scene, but that's just me. I'd rather see my money go towrads getting a couple of monolights instead of two more 600s.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2013, 10:16:41 AM »
All the photogs I know who have the 600EX-RTs have been waiting for f***king ages for Canon to release a 430ex-RT. I would much rather have a Canon Speedlight than a 3rd-party option, but since they seem not to have any interest in releasing a mid-range RT-flash they left the door wide open for 3rd-parties...

The flashes are a blatant copy but at least the YN-E3-RT will have a built in AF-assist beam, which is a big plus for dark environments.

I already have three 600's and I'm not willing to fork out another $1,300 for two more, that don't need to be that powerful.

I got 5 of them at the 373$ refurbished pricing and it's still cheaper than previous gen 580exII + TTL Pocket wizards.

I agree the 600ex flash is a better value proposition than 580 with pocket wizards. But pocket wizards can be used in conjuction with other flashes as well. That said, the 600ex flash radio system is incredibly reliable. The only time it didn't fire was when I was over-zealous and didn't wait for the flash to recycle.

Also the build quality is great. An assistant dropped one of mine into water a couple of weeks ago (fully submerged for a few seconds before we could fish it out) and it's still working fine, no issues.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2013, 11:19:26 AM »
How often do you use all your speedlights at max power at the same time? I can see the need to do that sometimes but for me not that often. I can't speak to others needs but I can get by with having 3x 600s and two less powerful flashes. I can always use an assistant with a reflector to bounce light back into the scene, but that's just me. I'd rather see my money go towrads getting a couple of monolights instead of two more 600s.

Pretty often. I use decently-sized modifiers (24" softboxes, 12x48" stripbox), and with a backdrop I'm often using f/9-10, ISO 200.  In a smaller space, 2-3 can go behind a white backdrop to blow it out.

I do have an Einstein for larger modifiers, sort of debating whether to get another Einstein or 600.  I just picked up a set of Honl modifiers for the Speedlites to play with.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2013, 08:18:26 PM »
Just got myself a cheetah 360.   :)

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2013, 03:37:13 PM »
All the photogs I know who have the 600EX-RTs have been waiting for f***king ages for Canon to release a 430ex-RT. I would much rather have a Canon Speedlight than a 3rd-party option, but since they seem not to have any interest in releasing a mid-range RT-flash they left the door wide open for 3rd-parties...

I already have three 600's and I'm not willing to fork out another $1,300 for two more, that don't need to be that powerful.

I have three 600s as well (and an ST-E3-RT), and I find the extra power over the 430s I previously had useful with modifiers.  It's also nice to have the same power level on all the slave units.

How often do you use all your speedlights at max power at the same time? I can see the need to do that sometimes but for me not that often. I can't speak to others needs but I can get by with having 3x 600s and two less powerful flashes. I can always use an assistant with a reflector to bounce light back into the scene, but that's just me. I'd rather see my money go towrads getting a couple of monolights instead of two more 600s.

Some of us can't afford assistants!!!

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Those tend to run more than flashes (purchase vs salary).

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2013, 05:32:10 PM »
For those interested, I saw this in another forum saying that the Yongnuo transmitter will be out in a couple of days.

http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-e3-rt-available-this-week/

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2013, 11:58:08 AM »
For those interested, I saw this in another forum saying that the Yongnuo transmitter will be out in a couple of days.

http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-e3-rt-available-this-week/


Interesting.

I'm wondering if this unit, will be fully compatible with making changes from the back of the camera, rather than having to make changes on the unit itself??  That's the big one for me....if that all works, I'm in  this game!!

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2013, 12:19:32 PM »
I'm wondering if this unit, will be fully compatible with making changes from the back of the camera, rather than having to make changes on the unit itself??

I very much suppose so, the older triggers simulate a 580ex flash, the new one will simply simulate a 600rt flash to the camera. The 2nd curtain sync has to have a dedicated setting on the trigger though.

What I'm interested in: What does the trigger look like at all? All the images on the site linked are make ups with the label exchanged from the st-e3... and I'm really keen to know the price of course.

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2013, 10:36:02 PM »

What I'm interested in: What does the trigger look like at all? All the images on the site linked are make ups with the label exchanged from the st-e3... and I'm really keen to know the price of course.

These are the images Yongnuo themselves put out months ago, your guess is as good as anybodies as to whether they are genuine, a mockup, vapourware etc.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2013, 01:03:22 AM »
Fake ????

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