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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« on: April 20, 2012, 12:49:40 PM »
The new flash
I finally got my hands on the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT today, and I’m looking forward to playing around with it. I probably won’t do a review, because I am 95% of the time a natural light shooter.

Below are three separate reviews done by Ron Martinsen, he’s pretty positive about the new flash.

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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« on: April 20, 2012, 12:49:40 PM »

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 01:01:38 PM »
for the money.. it should excite people, put them into a frenzy....

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 01:48:44 PM »
i have a set and they work great.  no more go between radios, and i believe that the exposure is more accurate than its predecessor.  i would recommend these to any Canon event shooter.

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 02:03:12 PM »
I have two 430EXs (a MK1 and MKII) and have just borrowed a friends 580EXII to practice with. And I've gotta say there is no going back to the 430s IMO. The build quality and functionality is miles ahead of the 430s. If the 600EX is as good (I'm sure that it is) then I'm sold. I'll have to get some.

But as I just bought a new computer to edit faster on it'll have to wait...
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 02:15:05 PM »
OK, I just bought one of these and I am upset!

I was testing the metering by flashing the unit with it's lens cap on and guess what???  ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 02:29:09 PM »
I've 6 arriving tomorrow, will let you know how I get on.
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 04:59:25 PM »
Ok, I'm back.

Whereas I used to have to deliberately set the flash to - 1/3 stop I don't have to anymore.

Other than that, just as powerful as the 580's and the wireless signal is strong and very good. I walked 50 metres away and they all fired.

Worth every penny.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 04:59:25 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 03:03:18 AM »
I've had this for a few weeks now. Its fantastic. Been using it with the 400ex and it works ok with that. Line of sight is weak but it works. I'm mainly using it with my skyport. Getting some fantastic results. Love the clip on colour filter too, I cut out som card for it and now using it as a defuser, works great and will save you a penny or two buying a separate defuser.

Well done Canon, love it!

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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 06:56:23 AM »
wockawocka,

You are the first person I have seen with a 1Ds MkIII that has the 600's. What HSS speeds are you getting, the full 1/8000? With Canon and testers stats differing I have been unsure. Also, can you confirm you can either do ETTL OR Manual in group mode, but you can't mix manual in one group and ETTL in another like the 5D MkIII and 1Dx can?

Any other insights and why do you use six units? I have a need for five occasionally for interiors and having more than three groups would be a real plus for that, with five groups you could accent light as well as key light almost any room, that would save a lot of time in post.

Thanks for any feedback.

Hi, I've only used them on the 5D3's, I have the 1Ds3 but will need to up date my sig really!
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Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 06:56:23 AM »