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Re: CANON 600 EX FLASH (O.E.M)
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2017, 02:17:46 PM »
I believe part of the reason for the 600EX was for sale in jurisdictions where it wasn't possible to get approval for the radio frequencies used or radio triggering is otherwise forbidden. Different regulatory standards in different markets, etc.

This is the truth.

The 600-EX and 600-EX-RT were released at the same time, the 600-EX was released in countries that don't allow the frequency use the 600-EX-RT was released everywhere else.

So for the pedants amongst us, and I don't claim to not be one of them:-
The top end progression was 580EX II, 600EX/600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT. Of minor interest to us geeks, I haven't seen any mention of a 600EX II.

Ah, interesting.  So did the US ever see the 600EX from authorized resellers?

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No.

The 600EX-RT manual also covers the 600EX and mentions it several times ( http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300007510/04/600ex-600exrt-im5-en-es-fr.pdf ), the 600EX II-RT manual doesn't mention a 600EX II that I have seen.

Here is a list of limitations to use that Canon gave out. Obviously ignored in many of the listed places.

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/8/0300007528/01/600ex-st-e3-rt-c-cpx-004-en.pdf


There was a 600 EX without RT?  Don't think so.  I thought the flagship progression was 580EX II --> 600 EX RT --> 600 EX RT II

There was, for a short time.


No, the 600EX and 600EX-RT were concurrent models that were released at exactly the same time.

Yup. And if I remember correctly the 600EX could be purchased through Adorama here in the U.S. for a very short time. Seems I remember making sure I ordered the RT model when I bought my seven. Funny, but wiki does not even mention the 600EX, but I remember it.
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Re: CANON 600 EX FLASH (O.E.M)
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2017, 02:17:46 PM »

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Re: CANON 600 EX FLASH (O.E.M)
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 02:26:05 PM »
I believe part of the reason for the 600EX was for sale in jurisdictions where it wasn't possible to get approval for the radio frequencies used or radio triggering is otherwise forbidden. Different regulatory standards in different markets, etc.

True.  That's the same reason there are, to give one other example, a 6D (WG) and a 6D (N), where the (WG) indicates WiFi and GPS, and the (N) has neither. 
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Re: CANON 600 EX FLASH (O.E.M)
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 02:26:05 PM »