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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2016, 05:17:35 AM »

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2016, 06:32:28 AM »
Wish they add lithium battery with possibility to use AA. But I honestly don't see why they would release a new one already.
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2016, 07:48:35 AM »
Right now I'm looking hard at the godox witstro ad360II-c; if canon were to come out with a bare bulb like that I'd bite for sure.  I doubt this however.

The Godox AD360 II is insanely good! Only the build quality is lackluster but the ETTL, recycle times and the quality of light is absolutely up there with the Canon 600EX and even better.
You can integrate this into your Canon RT rig as well by attaching the Phottix Laso Receivers on them. They really play nice together with the ST-E3 and the 600EX. Highly recommended!

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2016, 11:02:11 AM »
Right now I'm looking hard at the godox witstro ad360II-c; if canon were to come out with a bare bulb like that I'd bite for sure.  I doubt this however.

The Godox AD360 II is insanely good! Only the build quality is lackluster but the ETTL, recycle times and the quality of light is absolutely up there with the Canon 600EX and even better.
You can integrate this into your Canon RT rig as well by attaching the Phottix Laso Receivers on them. They really play nice together with the ST-E3 and the 600EX. Highly recommended!

In my experience, the YN-E3-RT (and YN600RT) will not talk to the Phottix Laso*, just the ST-E3-RT and EX600RT.

*The Yongnou RT system can be linked to the Phottix, but it's a bit of a pain. You have to use a Canon Transmitter (either ST-E3-RT or EX600RT) as a master to link up to the Phottix (with the YN transmitter turned off). Then, once the Canon and Phottix are linked, you turn on the Yongnuo transmitter (as master) and it will see the Phottix. At which point you can turn off the Canon master.

But, even with that, I love the setup. It has changed everything for me. The AD360II is outstanding. I actually find the build quality surprisingly good. I find the AD360II to be better built than my YN600RT's, which are not bad either, but neither is as well built as the canon.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2016, 11:45:15 AM »
Right now I'm looking hard at the godox witstro ad360II-c; if canon were to come out with a bare bulb like that I'd bite for sure.  I doubt this however.

The Godox AD360 II is insanely good! Only the build quality is lackluster but the ETTL, recycle times and the quality of light is absolutely up there with the Canon 600EX and even better.
You can integrate this into your Canon RT rig as well by attaching the Phottix Laso Receivers on them. They really play nice together with the ST-E3 and the 600EX. Highly recommended!

Thanks! Nice to hear from someone who uses it!

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2016, 01:10:13 PM »
The Canon flash system is good, but also one of the priciest solutions in this category.
The Yongnuo set up is less than half the price.
And most of us can do every bit as well with inexpensive manual flashes and a cheap radio trigger. That's what I use, eventhough I would love to have 5 Canon 600's and a controller. It's just too much money

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2016, 02:18:43 PM »
Typical...finally got round to purchasing 3 600EX-RT (2 still unused in their boxes) along with a ST-E3 RT all in the last 12 months and a Mark II version is a week away?

Don't think I'll go for the MKII's but could be tempted by an updated ST-E3 RT if it has focus assist.

Unless of course there is some amazing feature I can't possibly live without...

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2016, 02:18:43 PM »

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2016, 03:58:03 PM »
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.
I wouldnt be caught dead with anything made in China with my photography gear, I don't care how cheap and good they work, and if you give it to me for free ill throw it in the garbage.
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #68 on: May 07, 2016, 04:11:23 PM »
The number one thing...the only thing, really...that I would want to see updated in the speedlight itself is the heat handling.  I'm tired of shooting events and running into the heat slowdown mode. 

There is a very simple solution to the heat slowdown problem, when it happens swap to a second flash.

Yes, there is that technique and I use it when I can.  But I often use 8 of them at a time, 4 each on a four square bracket, outside, in a cross-light situation during running or cycling events.  I don't have time or gear to swap out both sets when the action is hot and heavy.  I have 10 total speedlights.  Yes, my situation is extreme use...but I live on that edge in my sports photography. 

For weddings and portraits I rarely hit the over temp issue.  And when I do...I absolutely do swap positions and lights. 
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2016, 05:39:43 PM »
The number one thing...the only thing, really...that I would want to see updated in the speedlight itself is the heat handling.  I'm tired of shooting events and running into the heat slowdown mode. 

There is a very simple solution to the heat slowdown problem, when it happens swap to a second flash.

Yes, there is that technique and I use it when I can.  But I often use 8 of them at a time, 4 each on a four square bracket, outside, in a cross-light situation during running or cycling events.  I don't have time or gear to swap out both sets when the action is hot and heavy.  I have 10 total speedlights.  Yes, my situation is extreme use...but I live on that edge in my sports photography. 

For weddings and portraits I rarely hit the over temp issue.  And when I do...I absolutely do swap positions and lights.

You just proved how useless advice can be without knowing all the facts ;-)

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2016, 05:55:27 PM »
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.
I wouldnt be caught dead with anything made in China with my photography gear, I don't care how cheap and good they work, and if you give it to me for free ill throw it in the garbage.
Have you used Sandisk memory cards?  They are made in China.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2016, 10:31:30 PM »
I hope they fix the "low battery error" from the current 600s.
Its really annoying having to power cycle the 600s multiple times to get them working again.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2016, 10:51:58 PM »
I hope they fix the "low battery error" from the current 600s.
Its really annoying having to power cycle the 600s multiple times to get them working again.

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I have four, haven't ever seen that.
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2016, 10:51:58 PM »

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2016, 11:27:21 PM »
I hope they fix the "low battery error" from the current 600s.
Its really annoying having to power cycle the 600s multiple times to get them working again.

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I have four, haven't ever seen that.

I think he is referring to the YN600's

I have seen that about 4 or 5 times on mine. I just open the battery door and close it, then the error goes away. I've also only ever had that when I've left my flashes on for more than 4 hours, without any usage.

I've never seen that error on my EX600RT, but I've never left it on and unused for that long.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2016, 11:30:51 PM »
The number one thing...the only thing, really...that I would want to see updated in the speedlight itself is the heat handling.  I'm tired of shooting events and running into the heat slowdown mode. 

There is a very simple solution to the heat slowdown problem, when it happens swap to a second flash.

Yes, there is that technique and I use it when I can.  But I often use 8 of them at a time, 4 each on a four square bracket, outside, in a cross-light situation during running or cycling events.  I don't have time or gear to swap out both sets when the action is hot and heavy.  I have 10 total speedlights.  Yes, my situation is extreme use...but I live on that edge in my sports photography. 

For weddings and portraits I rarely hit the over temp issue.  And when I do...I absolutely do swap positions and lights.

For your situation, where you are using a four-pack of speedlights, have you considered the AD360, or AD360II (if you use eTTL, or need more high power flashes in a row)?

I used to use three speedlights jammed in an umbrella in an attempt to battle the sun, but I find the AD360II works a lot better.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II Coming Soon [CR2]
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2016, 11:30:51 PM »