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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2012, 08:45:33 PM »
since the yongnuo 565 dont have high speed sync but have ettl and the odins let you shoot right out to 1/8000 anyway it makes it such a cheap setup
Wombat... One of the features that intrigues me about the Odins is the ability to mix ETTL and non ETTL groups. So, say you want to expose a subject properly and use and adjust ratios for that, but say you want to use another group to blow out a background. You can use two or three Canons to set up the light on the subject but use a couple of cheapies set to full manual to blow out the wall. If you just need a little added extra simple lighting, you can use a $70 dumb flash in conjunction with the rest of your setup. Brilliant.
exactly! just grab a pile of cheap yongnuo flashes for dumb lighting still need odin recievers at $200 a pop though but you can get 3 flashes and recievers for what a 600 costs...
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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2012, 08:45:33 PM »

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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2012, 06:49:42 PM »
I had 580 flash and I loved it, but today I received 600ex-rt and I love it... I will not use the radio remote for sure as I cant justify spending that for the transmitter, but the lamp is amazing... wow, I seriously love it... there in manual it says that they have 600ex only without transmitter, I will probably get it... I seriously love that new lamp :)))))

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« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2012, 07:34:37 PM »
there in manual it says that they have 600ex only without transmitter, I will probably get it...

It's only available in certain countries.  The UK, for example, but not the US.  Still, I'm sure they'll show up on eBay after a while...
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« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2012, 07:38:59 PM »
there in manual it says that they have 600ex only without transmitter, I will probably get it...

It's only available in certain countries.  The UK, for example, but not the US.  Still, I'm sure they'll show up on eBay after a while...

Eventually they will make to US, because certainly this flash is build to last :) I just love how it works, the sound of it charging is even different from what I used to :)


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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2012, 09:48:38 PM »
While I don't count on Canon to provide more features via a firmware update,  does anyone think the 600EX-RT could operate RF & optical at the same time?

Assuming they would need to broadcast at the same time, there might be a power issue, but more importantly the flash might put off considerable RF interference. PocketWizard is clearly familiar with that problem.

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« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2012, 10:55:35 PM »
While I don't count on Canon to provide more features via a firmware update,  does anyone think the 600EX-RT could operate RF & optical at the same time?

Assuming they would need to broadcast at the same time, there might be a power issue, but more importantly the flash might put off considerable RF interference. PocketWizard is clearly familiar with that problem.

In the manual it says that it would not operate on both, its one or the other :(

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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2012, 11:10:56 PM »
In the manual it says that it would not operate on both, its one or the other :(

Right, but that as it stands now.  I'm wondering if it would even be technically feasible with a firmware update or in the next generation.

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« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2012, 05:29:19 AM »
Would be nice, but unfortunately I do not think so. I wonder if somehow those triggers could trigger studio strobes? Or do we still need to have pocket wizards or other devices. Can canon triggering system replace it? It would make sense so people would not need to have both, as canon solution is quite expensive proposition.

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« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2012, 09:45:39 AM »
I wonder if somehow those triggers could trigger studio strobes?

If Canon release a RF receiver for their non-RF flashes to work with the ST-E3/600EX-RT system, then possibly that could be used to trigger a studio strobe via PC sync cable.  But until then, that's the main reason I'm sticking with PWs - the ability to trigger both Speedlites (via FlexTT5s) and a PCB Einstein (via PowerMC2).
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« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2012, 10:00:42 AM »
If Canon release a RF receiver for their non-RF flashes to work with the ST-E3/600EX-RT system, then possibly that could be used to trigger a studio strobe via PC sync cable.  But until then, that's the main reason I'm sticking with PWs - the ability to trigger both Speedlites (via FlexTT5s) and a PCB Einstein (via PowerMC2).
You gotta think that in shops all over China they are ripping apart 600s to see how they tick. Someone is going to make a Canon compatible receiver, I think it is pretty much inevitable. The potential market is huge.

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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2012, 10:59:55 AM »
Would be nice, but unfortunately I do not think so. I wonder if somehow those triggers could trigger studio strobes? Or do we still need to have pocket wizards or other devices. Can canon triggering system replace it? It would make sense so people would not need to have both, as canon solution is quite expensive proposition.



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« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2012, 11:04:09 AM »
If Canon release a RF receiver for their non-RF flashes to work with the ST-E3/600EX-RT system, then possibly that could be used to trigger a studio strobe via PC sync cable.  But until then, that's the main reason I'm sticking with PWs - the ability to trigger both Speedlites (via FlexTT5s) and a PCB Einstein (via PowerMC2).
You gotta think that in shops all over China they are ripping apart 600s to see how they tick. Someone is going to make a Canon compatible receiver, I think it is pretty much inevitable. The potential market is huge.

Yes I'm thinking the same about China shops. I am sure they realize how wanted a tool like that would be and the amount of $$$$ is there to be made if they do develop something to fire studio strobes with the new Canon transmitter, especially if Canon doesnt bring out their own.

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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2012, 07:20:32 PM »
give it a few months an yongnuo will have one out at 1/4 of the price
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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2012, 11:28:10 AM »
On using legacy flashes with the 600, check out Syl Arena who found a workaround. Since we're using wireless, you can use a cheap optical trigger to get your 580's to play with the 600. I'm debating whether to sell the 580EXII and 480 to fund a fourth 600, or just do this option.

If you have the money, I highly recommend the 600. Simple, clean, easy system, I'm really liking it.

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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2012, 11:37:52 AM »
I wonder if somehow those triggers could trigger studio strobes?

If Canon release a RF receiver for their non-RF flashes to work with the ST-E3/600EX-RT system, then possibly that could be used to trigger a studio strobe via PC sync cable.  But until then, that's the main reason I'm sticking with PWs - the ability to trigger both Speedlites (via FlexTT5s) and a PCB Einstein (via PowerMC2).

I will one up you there... my PW fires my strobes, as does my light meter.  Most days all I need is my MiniTT and then a Flex for the occasional times I use a speedlight

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Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2012, 11:37:52 AM »