Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT is a New wireless multiple flash system which using radio wave communication for enhanced control of up to five groups of flashes. It has Zoom flash head covers wide range of 20-200mm with maximum Guide Number of (197 ft/60m at ISO 100). This flash offers 18 Custom Functions for creative flexibility, full swivel, 180 degrees in either direction, color filter holder for attaching Canon and third-party color gelatin filters. And has measure Approx. 3.1 x 5.6 x 4.9in. / 79.7 x 142.9 x 124.5mm with weight Approx. 15.0 oz / 425 g.
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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT User Reviews
Finally! TTL Radio Slaves done right: built-in
“Seriously, I keep one set to “master” and two others set to “slave”, and I just turn them on and instantly all three show by their green lights that they are communicating and ready!” – By M. McQueen
Canon 600EX RT
“As a portrait photographer this give me the ability to put my flash where ever I want. No more running cables and since it’s made by canon it was super right out of the box. I used this flash with a RPS softbox with a white reflector for Seniors and Couples. I use a Rogue Flash Bender (Large) for groups, the power out of this little speedlight is simply just amazing.” – By KFM Designs
“The new flagship of Canon Speedlites will not disappoint. A great companion to the EOS 7D with both optical and radio remote control. Spectacularly easy to use yet incredibly powerful. You don’t have to own an EOS 5D Mark III to get great results from this speedlite..” – By ChrisL
Amazing for Strobists, Event Photographers
“Working outdoors at night with nothing to bounce off of? No problem. Tell the master unit on your camera not to flash, and it will simply operate as a master controller for the off-camera units.” – By Gavin Farrington
Hand’s down a GAME CHANGER
“I no longer have to pack my radiopopper receivers and transmitter. Less clutter in my bag is always a plus! I have yet to use them at a wedding but I have done my own tests and the 100′ max distance is more like 200′ or more when using them with no direct obstructions. Ettl with my 5dMKIII is perfect. I am truly amazed with this system.” – By Manuel A. Ortega
Huge Improvement over my old PW TT5 system
“Sold 3 580Ex’s and my Pocketwizard TT5′s for three 600′s and have never looked back. Took them on an 8 hour wedding shoot with huge groups and multiple locations outdoors with absolutely zero problems.” – By Mosttoys
Great move for Canon
“These work flawlessly so far. I bought 3 of them and will buy the ST-E3 when it comes out. I played wiht them tonight and the wireless communication is perfect. Some really cool features are built in.” – By Christopher Cooke “Christopher”
Exactly the pro upgrade I was praying for – but not for amateurs
“This flash is everything that I have been hoping for. As a professional photographer who shoots a ton of low-light weddings and events and works nearly exclusively with bounced flash, this is the perfect flash for me, and every bit worth the price.” – By JH Photography “JH”
Great Built In Wireless – Fantastic Flash
“I am really pleased with these flashes and look forward to giving them more of a workout as well as testing them with an external battery pack. For photographers that are on the go and want a powerful system that is more convenient in terms of space, set up time, batteries and reliability, this is the way to go.” – By Cocoa Beach Surfer “SCocoaBeach”
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Reviews
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Features
The Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT is a new wireless multiple flash system that designed to provide a new level of performance and reliability for professional flash photography and compatible with the most advanced DSLRs. It offers wireless two-way radio communication which lets photographers expand their creativity using wireless speedlites with the reliability of radio triggering. There is a new dot-matrix LCD panel features which display of all pertinent shooting information, backlit controls plus an internal sound generator.
Moreover, the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT has an improved guide number of 197ft. (60m) at ISO 100 which provides effective flash photography in more situations. It also delivers 20mm to 200mm coverage, and when the extendable wide panel is pulled out, flash coverage moves as wide at 14mm. The flash can be directed to zoom in accordance with the cameras image sensor size (full-frame, APS-H and APS-C) that effectively maximize power and minimize energy consumption.
The Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Highlights Features:
+ Redesigned contact construction, improved flash head durability, and exceptional dust and weather resistance for reliable operation.
+ AF Assist Beam compatible with Canon’s new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF in the EOS-1D X and the EOS 5D Mark III.
+ Color filter holder for attaching Canon and third-party color gelatin filters.
+ 18 Custom Functions and 7 Personal Functions for creative flexibility.
+ Full swivel, 180°in either direction.
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT User Manual (PDF)
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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Specifications
E-TTL II/E-TTL Autoflash EOS DSLR
The maximum Guide No. is approximately 196.9 ft./60m at ISO 100 varies from approximately 85.3 ft./26m to 196.9 ft. /60m according to the flash coverage (20 to 200 mm).
When the extendable wide panel is pulled out, the flash coverage is 14 mm and the Guide No. is approximately 15/49.2
Number of Flashes
Approx. 100 – 700 flashes (with size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries)
Normal flash: Approx. 0.1 – 5.5 sec.
Quick flash: Approx. 0.1 – 3.3 sec.
- With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries
- Flash-ready state indicated by beep sound
Effective flash range at ISO 100
AF Assist Beam
System: Near-infrared light pattern projection method
Linkable AF Points: Supports 1 to 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
Supported focal length:
- EF Lens: 28mm or greater
- EF-S Lens: 18mm or greater
Effective Range (Approx.):
At Center: 2.0 – 32.8 ft. / 0.6 – 10 m
Periphery: 2.0 – 16.4 ft. / 0.6 – 5 m
Custom Functions 18 Functions
Personal Functions 7 Functions
Four AA-size/LR6 alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH or Lithium Batteries
External Power Source Compact Battery Pack CP-E4
Approx. 3.1 (W) x 5.6 (H) x 4.9 (D) in. / 79.7 (W) x 142.9 (H) x 124.5 (D) mm
*Excluding color filter holder
Weight Approx. 15.0 oz / 425 g
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