The price gap between Canon’s flagship 600EX-RT Speedlite and the venerable 580EX II Speedlite has narrowed to a point where it makes no sense to purchase the 580EX II. If you are going to purchase a Canon Speedlite to use as a master flash, make sure that it is the 600EX-RT. If you [...]
There are two options for wireless communication built into the 600EX-RT Speedlite system: radio OR optical. If you are using only 600EX-RTs as slaves, then take advantage of the radio system. The range is longer than optical wireless and you won’t have to worry about the signal being blocked by [...]
Canon’s Digital Learning Center recently posted the video of my December presentation Mastering the Speedlite 600EX-RT. I had a great time at the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology Center. Thanks to all the Speedliters who attended.
If you’re looking for tips on how to maximize the potential of your 600EX-RT or wondering whether [...]
According to this list from Canon, the radio-enabled Speedlite 600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter can be used in 58 countries. The list was published in March, 2012 at the time the new Speedlite system was introduced.
Many additional [...]
I receive emails every week from Canonistas asking my thoughts on whether they should buy a Canon 580EX II (introduced 2007) or the new 600EX-RT. It’s a fair question. The short answer is that, for the reasons I outline below, I don’t recommend buying a new 580EX II. I think the real options [...]
My Buttons and Dials Tour of the new 600EX-RT Speedlite and the ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter has been published on the Canon Pro Network site. Click here to check it out. You’ll find the video clips interspersed with additional insights and pix from several shoots that I did with the new [...]
Here is the first of two videos that we shot this week while I was evaluating Canon’s new 600EX-RT Speedlite and the ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter. Go with me on location for a series of quick shoots where I put the new gear to the test indoors and outside. Later, in Part Two, I’ll take you [...]
For the past week, I’ve had the good fortune to be able to shoot a trio of Canon’s new 600-EX-RT Speedlites (B&H / Amazon) and the new ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter (B&H / Amazon)). The gear was provided to me by Canon-Europe for evaluation. Next week, you will [...]
Controlling Canon Speedlites as Slaves
• Part One: 600EX-RT as Radio Slave
• Part Two: Fundamentals of Optical Wireless (this part)
• Part Three: Setting Up Speedlites as Optical Slaves (coming)
[Note: In this series, I am writing about the [...]
The difference between Master Enabled and Master Disabled is a simple and essential concept for Speedliters shooting wireless flash. Yet, many Canonistas (myself included back in the day) draw the understandable conclusion that Master Disabled means that the master is not a master. It’s an understandable, but incorrect, conclusion.
Master Enabled means [...]
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