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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #135 on: December 28, 2013, 01:05:36 AM »
Well it looks like I'm going to jump in and pick up 2 of these.

I had an accident with my 7d, flash and tripod falling over on boxing  day and the flash split in three so the 600's were on sale for 445 so I ordered 3 of them...

sell my 430ex II and my 530ex II and ny picket wizards and cables to fund the additional flashes...

I figure two controllers one for each 7d and three flashes should do me good


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« Reply #135 on: December 28, 2013, 01:05:36 AM »

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« Reply #136 on: December 29, 2013, 10:49:51 AM »
http://flashhavoc.com/yn-e3-rt-adds-remote-manual-for-non-canon-cameras/
apparently FW 1.0.7 adds remote manual power control + triggering in conjunction with non-Canon cameras. This starts to get interesting for people wanting to use 600EX-RTs with Canon DSLRs as well as with other manufacturers mirrorless cameras ... but I don't know, whether Sony A7/R have what is considered a "standard iso hot shoe" and whether the YN-E3-RT would work or not.  8)

Also quoted is change-log for Firmware 1.07
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Firmware Version 1.07:
Fixed: When one of the group is set to ETTL mode, if one of the flash is not
recycled, it may make a full output flash due to incorrect light metering. Now
YN-E3-RT won’t trigger a flash in such a situation. Note: if the group is set
to M mode, a flash will be triggered no matter it is recycled or not.

Fixed: improved flash syncing with cameras after 2012.

Added: Legacy flash trigger (for non canon cameras). Now you can use YN-E3-RT
on non canon cameras with standard iso hot shoe. You need to press test the
test button to transfer the M mode parameters.


download at http://yongnuo.com.cn/usermanual/pdf/YN-E3-RT_FW_V1.07.zip
http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detail.php?ID=337

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #137 on: December 30, 2013, 11:37:41 AM »
PbD

did you happen to do these tests with the updated firmware?

thanks

will

Hi there Will,

No, I don't know anybody with a PC that I can use at the moment. I am keen to upgrade the firmware to see what the deal is with the remote triggering. I assume my unit was in the first batch which puts it before 1.05, I certainly don't have 1.06 where you can check the FW version fitted, but will get it loaded ASAP.

Hey, PBD.....I prefer "not to do windows" much either, unless I have to for work, etc.

I'm much more of a Linux guy, and even Macs (I can get to a unix command prompt on it when needed).

Anyway, for my occasional Windows needs, I run it in a VM (Virtual Machine) on  my mac usually. You can buy either VMWare or Parallels, which work great....but if you want to do a free one, VirtualBox from Oracle works quite nicely too:

https://www.virtualbox.org/


Just install this...then, get a windows install CD from someone (I actually bought a Win 7 install CD from newegg that goes on sale periodically)...and install that on Virtualbox.

This way, you can fire up windows to run what you need, and have  it running within your OSX session, no more dual booting, etc...

Anyway, you might give it a chance, it is a very convenient way to get Win stuff when you have to work in that environment from time to time.

HTH,

cayenne

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #138 on: December 30, 2013, 04:29:09 PM »
Thanks cayenne,

My days of running VM machines are long gone, I haven't mounted Windows since I gave up using my last scanner six or so years ago.

This is the only time I have needed Windows since then so it can wait. Besides, it looks like the firmwares updates are going to come quite regularly at the moment so I'd only be redoing it every other day. If I didn't have an ST-E3-RT too then I'd be keener to get it done, the early firmware on the YN-E3-RT doesn't play with the EOS-M at all, but there is nothing I need done yet.
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« Reply #139 on: December 30, 2013, 07:02:25 PM »
Ordered the yn-e3-rt x2 today, and 3 godox pb960's.  Just picked up my package at the post office 3x canon 600's I can't wait to play

I'm going to do a pic a day in 2014, now I am thinking of doing it as a with flash but that be too muc to add the flash in there.

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #140 on: December 30, 2013, 10:27:23 PM »
I got mine 2 days ago, I updated the firmware as soon as I got it. I haven't done extensive testing but I've at least triggered my flash 300+ times and didn't experience a single misfire.
5D Mk. III |5D Mk. II | 24-70 2.8L | 70-200 MkII 2.8L IS | 17-40 4.0L | 85 1.8 | 50 1.4|  40 2.8 pancake | 600EX-RT x2

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #141 on: December 31, 2013, 08:58:48 AM »
Where are ya'll buying these from online?

What's the best going price?  Is there shipping or tax?


Thanx,

cayenne

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« Reply #141 on: December 31, 2013, 08:58:48 AM »

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« Reply #142 on: December 31, 2013, 09:34:05 AM »
Where are ya'll buying these from online?

What's the best going price?  Is there shipping or tax?


Thanx,

cayenne


This is the official Yongnuo US sales site where I bought mine. They can be had elsewhere on ebay for slightly less (and more).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151187915840?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #143 on: December 31, 2013, 10:47:29 AM »
I got mine from each shot, I'm trying to get a discount code now for others

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #144 on: December 31, 2013, 10:58:13 AM »
I got mine from eachshot too, they are here I used the discount code YNE3RT that I got off the Yongnuo official Facebook page here. It was free shipping and no tax and cost $137.
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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #145 on: December 31, 2013, 04:07:36 PM »
http://flashhavoc.com/yn-e3-rt-adds-remote-manual-for-non-canon-cameras/
apparently FW 1.0.7 adds remote manual power control + triggering in conjunction with non-Canon cameras. This starts to get interesting for people wanting to use 600EX-RTs with Canon DSLRs as well as with other manufacturers mirrorless cameras ... but I don't know, whether Sony A7/R have what is considered a "standard iso hot shoe" and whether the YN-E3-RT would work or not.  8)


FWIW, I just tried using it on my Fuji X100S. It will fire the flashes just fine, but the buttons/wheel are basically inoperable while in the hotshoe. I have to slide it out of the hotshoe, make whatever changes I want to make then slide it back in.Very strange to say the least.

That being said, everything still remains to work perfectly on my 5Dmkiii after the update.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 04:12:11 PM by likwidplastik »

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #146 on: January 08, 2014, 11:15:51 AM »
My yongnuo's have arrived incanada, Vancouver I assume a few days and they will be here.

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« Reply #147 on: January 09, 2014, 03:09:07 PM »
My yongnuo's have arrived incanada, Vancouver I assume a few days and they will be here.

Cool, please give a report when you get them in and shoot with them a bit...

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« Reply #148 on: January 10, 2014, 10:30:43 PM »
http://flashhavoc.com/yn-e3-rt-adds-remote-manual-for-non-canon-cameras/
apparently FW 1.0.7 adds remote manual power control + triggering in conjunction with non-Canon cameras. This starts to get interesting for people wanting to use 600EX-RTs with Canon DSLRs as well as with other manufacturers mirrorless cameras ... but I don't know, whether Sony A7/R have what is considered a "standard iso hot shoe" and whether the YN-E3-RT would work or not.  8)

Also quoted is change-log for Firmware 1.07
Quote
Firmware Version 1.07:
Fixed: When one of the group is set to ETTL mode, if one of the flash is not
recycled, it may make a full output flash due to incorrect light metering. Now
YN-E3-RT won’t trigger a flash in such a situation. Note: if the group is set
to M mode, a flash will be triggered no matter it is recycled or not.

Fixed: improved flash syncing with cameras after 2012.

Added: Legacy flash trigger (for non canon cameras). Now you can use YN-E3-RT
on non canon cameras with standard iso hot shoe. You need to press test the
test button to transfer the M mode parameters.


download at http://yongnuo.com.cn/usermanual/pdf/YN-E3-RT_FW_V1.07.zip
http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detail.php?ID=337


mine showed up with 7 already loaded them.

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Re: Yongnuo's 600-exrt compatinle transmitter!
« Reply #149 on: January 14, 2014, 12:26:54 PM »
 YN-E3-RT firmware v1.08 is available now:

Version 1.08:
Fixed: correct ettl2/gr exposure for 1D-X.
Fixed: improved light metering for cameras after 2012.

Download links for Driver and Updater Software at the bottom of the page here -
http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detail.php?ID=337

See more at: http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-e3-rt-available-this-week/#sthash.qkAxqYAi.dpuf

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« Reply #149 on: January 14, 2014, 12:26:54 PM »