mukul said:What is "Supports Flash Settings by Camera Menu" and what are the advantages?
"Features Controllable from Flash" section
Ah-Keong said:Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II!
Have you considered the Canon 430EX-RT III?
Hi Valvebounce,Hi Mihazero.
I believe the ETTL vs ETTL2 is determined by the camera and not the flash, but you are correct about the lack of control from the camera. I have the 550EX, a very nice flash but not a patch on a new YongNuo unit.
In order to make sure I have downloaded 550EX manual and even checked on some websites and 550EX is e-TTL v1 compatible. That basicly means older metering compatiblity, no in camera options, camera gives flash less information so that it may make decision how much flash its needed. Dont get me wrong I used to own 550EX and back in the day it was stellar flash. It still is today, but more in a manual brick kind of way that can output a mountain of power. It is reliable and well made and if that is purpose yaaay
ETTL and ETTL2 is decided by Type A, Type B and Type C camera compatibility. All cameras from 2012 and onwards are Type A and include 5 groups (a,b,c,d,e) and RT functionality. Ones from 2004 or somewhere around that time till 2012 are Type B (30D, 40D, 50D) and are still E-TTL2, but only have 3 groups and optical master slave. Type C are all cameras prior to that like EOS V and alike and are compatible with E-TTL version 1.
All EOS cameras are backward compatible, so 550EX will work on even newest camera, just wont measure light according to latest standard. Flash compensation should work from camera, due to nature of FC, but any other change wont.
I own YN600EX-II RT and i love it. I do have to moan about rubber gasket that is used to lock flash to camera ... those are such a flimsy design and get lost sooo easily. But other then that ... stellar flash.
I would use duct tape, mate one ... wrap it and problem solvedI too like the build and power of the 550 and I also have a complaint about the YN 600 units, but mine is the little flaps that cover the smaller ports don’t like to stay closed, particularly the bracket mounting hole and the power port give me most hassle!
I would use duct tape, mate one ... wrap it and problem solved