R3 and 600 EX II

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Just a quick note for those, who like me, have either pre-ordered the AD-E1 shoe adapter or are considering it. I just did a quick test of the R3 and a 600 EX II and it works fine, no adapter needed. As @neuroanatomist had previously said, it appears the only reason to add the AD-E1 is if you need/want to preserve the weather sealing. If you are okay with the hot shoe not being weather sealed when using a strobe, there doesn't seem to be any reason to add the AD-E1 for functionality.

Even though it's one of Canon's cheapest accessories, I'm probably going to cancel my preorder and put the $40 towards cards or something.
 
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Thanks for that confirmation! I think I’ll keep my preorder, honestly not sure I’ll ever use it but it’s only $40 so better to have it just in case.