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Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash - 5296B002

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$549.00  
Wireless Multiple Flash System Using Radio Wave Communication For Enhanced Control Of Up To Five Groups Of Flashes/ Zoom Flash Head Covers Wide Range Of 20-200mm; Maximum Guide Number (197 ft./60m at ISO 100)/ Redesigned Contact Construction, Improved Flash Head Durability, And Exceptional Dust And Weather Resistance For Reliable Operation/ Black Finish
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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash - 5296B002

Canon's new Speedlite 600EX-RT is engineered to provide a new level of performance and reliability for professional flash photography with today's most advanced DSLRs. With wireless two-way radio communication, the Speedlite 600 EX-RT allows photographers to expand their creativity using wireless speedlites with the reliability of radio triggering. The Speedlite 600EX-RT offers an expanded zoom range and a higher guide number, plus a number of improvements over its predecessor in both operation and feel. It features a new dot-matrix LCD panel for display of all pertinent shooting information, backlit controls plus an internal sound generator. Reliability is ensured with improved hot shoe contacts, improved flash head durability and the most comprehensive dust and water sealing system ever on a Canon Speedlite flash. A new color filter holder helps maintain accurate color in a variety of ambient light conditions.

New wireless multiple flash system using radio wave communication for enhanced control of up to five groups of flashes.

The Speedlite 600EX-RT represents the next generation in wireless flash systems. In addition to traditional optical wireless transmission, the Speedlite 600EX-RT facilitates radio controlled, two-way wireless transmission up to 98.4 feet, among up to 5 groups with a total of 15 individual Speedlites. Communicating on 2.4 GHz frequencies, the Speedlite 600EX-RT does not have the same directional limitations of traditional wireless optical transmitters. Where other wireless signals can be interrupted by physical obstacles, radio controlled systems excel. 15 transmission channels are available, selectable manually or automatically, and radio transmission IDs can be set to prevent misfiring in the event of signal interference on the same channel.

Features:

  • New wireless multiple flash system using radio wave communication for enhanced control of up to five groups of flashes.
  • Zoom flash head covers wide range of 20-200mm; maximum Guide Number (197 ft./60m at ISO 100).
  • 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.
  • Dot matrix LCD panel and backlit button provide easy visibility.
  • 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.

Specifications:

  • Compatible Cameras E-TTL II/E-TTL Autoflash EOS DSLR
  • Guide Number 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)
  • Recycling Time 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
  • Flash Range 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
  • Power Source Four AA-size/LR6 alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH or Lithium Batteries
  • External Power Source Compact Battery Pack CP-E4

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 4.9"
  • Height: 5.6"
  • Width: 3.1"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor

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Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast recycling time (8)
  • Superior build quality (8)
  • Good exposure performance (6)
  • Quiet (6)

Cons

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      5.0

      From One to Three

      By rs_eos

      from McHenry, IL

      Pros

      • fast recycling time
      • Feature rich
      • Large zoom range
      • Superior build quality
      • Weather sealing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

          Knowing the importance of off-camera flash, I started out with a single 430EX II on my older camera via a hot shoe cable. But that only allowed me to scratch the surface. Recently moved up to a new camera and wanted to have much more flexibility and control, so purchased a single 600EX RT along with the ST-E3-RT transmitter. I now had a system that allowed me to create many more lighting situations with ease. The system is incredibly scalable, so picked up two more 600EX RT units. The ability to mix-and-match manual and ETTL is awesome. And not having to walk up to individual flashes to turn on/off or adjust power is a huge time-saver. I also really like the gel holder and have created quite a large collection now of custom-fit gels for it to include color correction, color effect, ND and diffusion. The menu system is organized very well; very easy to navigate and change settings. The implementation of radio features is solid. The ability to scan for best channel and usage of a custom pin greatly reduces issues. So far I haven't had misfires in my home where I have quite a bit of WiFi devices (though only a few are running at 2.4GHz now; most at 5GHz). Shooting with other photographers at a lighting workshop also went smoothly. Bottom line, these speedlites offer such a large set of features that are sure to appeal to a wide range of users. The ease of setup and usage really save time and give you much more freedom to create. One final note; very impressed that the units remember their settings in between usages. Whenever I turn on the transmitter and the speedlites, they automtically re-link and are in the same groups as they were when last used. Settings were even saved after swapping out batteries.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          gREAT pRODUCT

          By JRDPHOTOGRAPHY

          from Destin, FLORIDA

          Pros

          • fast recycling time
          • Good Exposure performance
          • Quiet
          • Superior build quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

              Love my 600 RT's. I own 6 of them and they have dramatically changed my location flash use in fashion, weddings and interior design photography. Wireless Range is very adequate. I have been able to fire up to 100' in some locations

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              5.0

              Canon 70D using Canon 600EX-RT

              By LVPhoto

              from Las Vegas

              Pros

              • de simone photography
              • fast recycling time
              • Good Exposure performance
              • Quiet
              • Superior build quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                  I bought the new Canon 70D as it is compatible with Canon’s 600 EX-RT flash systems in wireless mode, I had the Canon ST-E3-RT mounted on the camera and (2) 600 EX-RT on light stands and my camera on a tripod. This is the first time I have experienced wireless intermittent firing and I was not firing rapidly as I had to set up each shot that I was doing. I switched Cameras back to my Canon Mk IV and even my old 5D just to see if it would misfire’. No misfires at all...there is something not right with the new Canon Cameras...most embarrassing as I had the VP of marketing looking over my shoulder. Is there anyone using the same setup? See my first review :)-

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                  5.0

                  sunlight bright

                  By lawman

                  from chicago il

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Site Member

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                  clean brilliant light

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  sunlight brite

                  By lawman

                  from chicago il

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Site Member

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recycling

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                  excellent bright lighting

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                  (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Terrific Flash

                  By Anonymous

                  from Hollywood, CA

                  Pros

                  • fast recycling time
                  • Good Exposure performance
                  • Quiet
                  • Superior build quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                      The Speedlite 600EX-RT is a terrific flash. I have only had it for a few days but taken a hundred inside and outside shots experimenting with its settings. Perfect exposure in all scenario's. Great addition.

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                      (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Multi Flash Set-up overexpozure

                      By Light Crafter

                      from Riverside, California

                      Pros

                      • fast recycling time
                      • Good Exposure performance
                      • Superior build quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                          This is a reaction to the previous review below by njw1224 from Wheeling, WV. It seems that there is an over exposure problem when using multiple flash set-ups with the 600EX Rt/600EX. This can happen if there are three firing groups - A, B, and C. If a firing group C has been added and an over exposure results, avoid firing group C toward the main subject as this will likely cause the said overexposure. Alternatively, eliminate firing group C, and lump the extra slaves (from the now defunct firng group C) to firing group B or A. This works 99% of the time even if you point all flashes to the main subject. The phenomenon of over exposure in multi flash set-ups has been mentioned in pages 87 and 112 of the 600EX RT manual.

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                          (55 of 62 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good, most of the time

                          By njw1224

                          from Wheeling, WV

                          Pros

                          • fast recycling time
                          • Quiet
                          • Superior build quality

                          Cons

                          • Poor Exposure performance

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                            This flash is great for all the reasons you'd think it would be great. I bought three of them to use as master/slave units. I've been using them for about 6 weeks. Until yesterday I used them in mainly outdoor or fairly bright indoor conditions, and the multiple flash setups worked great and the radio feature was wonderful. Then comes yesterday - shooting a wedding. All went well with the brighter indoor shots and daylight outdoor shots. But when it came to the reception and the lights were turned really dark for the dancing portion of the evening, I began getting a fairly high percentage of extreme over-exposures - and I mean so blown out that they weren't recoverable (I even shoot in RAW mode). It was almost as if the lens aperture wasn't stopping down, so the sensor of the camera was getting the full blast of the flash. So my first thought was maybe I had a malfunctioning lens. So I switched lenses and had the same problem with the second lens. I'd say maybe one out of twelve shots was grossly overexposing to the point that the highlight detail was gone and the shot was unusable. That's too many bad shots for a professional to deal with. Again, I've only had this issue when using the multiple flash setups in really dark conditions like a wedding reception. And in case anyone's wondering, I use all Canon gear. No third party lenses, etc. that might interfere with the communication of the system. Needless to say I'm very disappointed because weddings are one of the main reasons I bought the 3-flash system. And if these flashes are inconsistent when used in really dark, contrasty settings, then that's a big negative strike against them.

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                            (43 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best canon speedlite to date

                            By Canon cop

                            from Oak Lawn, Illinois

                            Pros

                            • fast recycling time
                            • Good battery life
                            • Good Exposure performance
                            • Quiet
                            • Superior build quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                                I have most of the speedlites by Canon. I also have several other brands. This one was bought for my 5 D mk III, and qickly has become the favorite. The built quality is the best that I have seen, and the easy menu is a pleasure to work with. As far as performance goes, it is flawless and is also very good on batteris (even with some pretty heavy use). Fast recycling and consistant output is the best that I have had with self contained powered speedlite. Very, very happy with it.

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                                (22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

                                By LVPhoto

                                from Las Vegas

                                Pros

                                • fast recycling time
                                • Good Exposure performance
                                • Quiet
                                • Superior build quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Canon Speedlite Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash:

                                    I recently purchased 5-Canon Speedlites 600EX-RT’s to replace all my 5- 580EXII’s and I sold all my pocket radios receivers. Just as a measure for those who are contemplating to purchase the 600EX-RT’s I still have my first Canon 10D though all the 5D’s- 60D-1DMk 2n-1DKk III & IV. All of them sync at HHS and work flawlessly in all modes “except� the Group feature, & I have a way around that, but will post my findings’ as I have not had the time to-do so at the moment. Hopefully Canon might release a firmware to the existing models to add the group feature in use.

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