August 01, 2014, 06:01:31 AM

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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 04:11:07 PM »
People would like to see RT added to the MT-24 replacement, especially since the MR-14 was just replaced with a second optical version.

Count me among those people.

Yeah me too!

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Speaking of which, has there been any talk of a MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite replacement coming soon?
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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 04:11:07 PM »

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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2014, 12:52:29 PM »
id just hate to buy it then already have a product that's a generation behind

If the 600EX-RT does all that you want it to do, what difference does it make if it is 1 or 2 "generations" old?  Pretty much everything in photography will be replaced.  Since companies recognize that novelty has a value in itself, new models will be coming out more often.

Trying to keep up with the current generation of any type of equipment can become expensive and may not really give you any real advantage. 

The best time to buy any photographic equipment is always 2 years from now... but following that "logic", you would never buy anything.   ;D 

If the 600EX-RT does what you need it to do and you feel you need multiple flashes, buy them now if they are at a good price.  Waiting around in case there is a new model coming out (which Canon has not even mentioned) does not make sense.

Now, if the 600EX-RT does not do what you want, and you are willing to gamble that any future models will have the capability you need, then by all means wait.
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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2014, 08:11:50 AM »
I suspect that small flash technology with the 600RT has reached a relative peak and is leveling off. It will be difficult to get more photons out of it as that's fighting physics. The wireless technology isn't going to change, again physics and band regulation. That just leaves firmware and features. At some point they might go to a color touchscreen which wouldn't hurt, of course that would eat more battery too.

Maybe they can make a flash with adjustable light temperature.

That's what the supplied gel holder's for. Mine came with a few gells too.

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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2014, 09:02:27 AM »
hard to imagine what significant improvements would make this systems even a tiny bit obsolete.  I've never had a misfire, great recycle times, 40 full power flashes before you get a heat warning and a high guide number.  I think they are on sale or rebate now.  Stock up!
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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2014, 09:20:13 AM »
I already own 1 canon 600 ex-rt. I plan on getting the bandh bundle that includes 2 600 ex/rt plus the transmitter. Is there any reason to believe that there is an upgrade to the 600 ex/rt or the transmitter coming in the near future or this year. id just hate to buy it then already have a product that's a generation behind
Upgrade or not, the 600EX is still a beast. There might be some slight improvements but the radio wave technology would continue to be used and expanded on.

Unlike Nikon, Canon doesn't release multiple flashes because they couldn't get it right the first time. i.e. overheating.

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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2014, 09:37:02 AM »
I get all my rumors from here, but I haven't heard any thing.  I upgraded my twin 580 ex ii's and I'm pleased with the ease of use of the transmitter and both 600's
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Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2014, 09:37:02 AM »