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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« on: May 06, 2016, 12:08:59 AM »

We’re told that Canon will be updating their Speedlite 600EX-RT shortly, likely next week alongside the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM Macro lens.


We have no specifications on the new flash, but as soon as we hear any, we’ll pass them on. I wouldn’t be upset to see a reduction in size.


More to come…


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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 01:46:44 AM »
That's just great! Now my 7 Speedlights are useless and obsolete. Probably the transmitter too!

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 02:25:29 AM »
Surprising. That would be the shortest model cycle for a Speedlight that I can recall. But why not?

I won't be feeling professionally diminished when I turn up to jobs with my ancient 600 EX-RT MkI's... ;D

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 02:29:25 AM »
What about some huge price drop? I didn' expect to say this, but latest chinese flashes are so advanced and reliable I don't see any reason why buy Canon flash anymore.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 02:57:55 AM »
I'm wondering what new tech advancements could be driving the need to update?

If I had a choice which flash to update, I'd go with the MT-24...to go with a new MP-E65 :P
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 03:02:02 AM »
Off camera Second Curtain wirelessly?  ;D
Seriously, get it together canon.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 03:31:47 AM »
That's just great! Now my 7 Speedlights are useless and obsolete. Probably the transmitter too!

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If they worked so far why would they become useless and obsolete? Out of depression or what...
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 03:31:47 AM »

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2016, 03:43:27 AM »
Canon should also update their ST-E3 RT and just add AF assist which would be very useful for field use. Also I was hoping we would see update to 320ex with RT support(slave mode only) before seeing update to 600ex-RT which has been selling quite well.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 03:50:11 AM »
I'm wondering what new tech advancements could be driving the need to update?

If I had a choice which flash to update, I'd go with the MT-24...to go with a new MP-E65 :P

I'd suggest maybe brighter - LED based and with TTL 3?
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 03:51:40 AM »
Canon should also update their ST-E3 RT and just add AF assist which would be very useful for field use. Also I was hoping we would see update to 320ex with RT support(slave mode only) before seeing update to 600ex-RT which has been selling quite well.

I have the YN remote as well as the ST, got it just for the AF assist and second curtain, only problem is the AF assist on the YN is so powerful it vapourises the subject matter into a small pile of dust ;)

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 04:37:54 AM »
How about add a stand alone RT receiver as well to absorb legacy and third party flashes into the Canon RT system

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2016, 04:47:11 AM »
Surprising. That would be the shortest model cycle for a Speedlight that I can recall. But why not?

Hope it's not just to tweak to the transmission protocol to make them incompatible with 3rd party solutions.

Has anybody spotted new flash features support in the 1Dx II manual?

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2016, 04:49:05 AM »
It would be nice to add support for more than just 2 colour gels. This might make it necessary to upgrade the gel-sensors. Or increase head movement, eg. more downward tilt might come in handy alongside a macro lens.

Such small updates might warrant such a short product cycle.

2nd curtain sync probably could be added in firmware, IF precision over radio is good enough.
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2016, 04:49:05 AM »

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2016, 04:55:41 AM »
So far the 600's have been pretty amazing. Canon has the best and most reliable radio flash on the market and this is certainly not something to look over. I know there's Chinese knock offs (I have a Yongnuo trigger as well; AF assist is nice but it sucks batteries harder than a hooker on a working night), but the Canon's are in the end the best choice for professionals (mine have endured rain, impact from drops and virtually no failures in triggering, even in long distance and with walls here and there). More expensive, yes, but with a nice cash back or deal it's not so bad :)

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 06:18:45 AM »
So far the 600's have been pretty amazing. Canon has the best and most reliable radio flash on the market and this is certainly not something to look over. I know there's Chinese knock offs (I have a Yongnuo trigger as well; AF assist is nice but it sucks batteries harder than a hooker on a working night), but the Canon's are in the end the best choice for professionals (mine have endured rain, impact from drops and virtually no failures in triggering, even in long distance and with walls here and there). More expensive, yes, but with a nice cash back or deal it's not so bad :)

Yep I have two my self and I've had them since they were launched and have been faultless and worked amazingly well. The price I paid was eye watering though...
My only real complaint is that the 580 mkI (which I used before) was a lot smaller and easier to lug about. The 600 seemed to be a lot bigger.
I think the synching of the ST-E3 behaves a little quirky some times. The controls could be a LOT more intuitive.
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 06:18:45 AM »