Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, Shoe Mount Flash with Guide Number of 196 Feet at ISO 100, U.S.A. Warranty

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About Canon 600EX-RT

This Canon 600EX-RT Bundle comes with $14.95 worth of free accessories including a Flashpoint Flash Diffuser f/Canon 600 EX and Shipping is free! .

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT is engineered to provide a new level of performance and reliability for professional flash photography with today's mostadvanced 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 Canon 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.

The Canon 600EX-RT is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits and more.The Canon 600EX-RT is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 600EX-RT is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 600EX-RT: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Fast recycling time, Good exposure performance, Good power output, Lightweight, Quiet, Superior build quality and Versatile

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Consistent output (57),Fast recycling (57),Good power output (56),Easy to use (53),Durable (47),Versatile (42),Lightweight (19),Superior build quality (9),Fast recycling time (8),Good exposure performance (7),Quiet (6)
Cons:
Heavy (12),Heavy / bulky (9),Pricey / poor value (6)
Best Uses:
General purpose (62),Portraits (56),Fill flash (53),Night photography (29),Photojournalism (24)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (27),Semi-pro photographer (23),Pro photographer (22),Casual photographer (5)

Canon 600EX-RT 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./60mat ISO 100).
  • Redesigned contact construction, improved flash head durability, and exceptionaldust 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

Canon 600EX-RT Specifications

Compatible Cameras
Compatible w/ all EOS cameras. E-TTL II w/ EOS-1D X, EOS-1Ds Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark III, 6D, 5D Mark II, 5D, 7D Mark II, 7D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, Rebel T6s, Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i, Rebel T4i, Rebel SL1, Rebel T3i, Rebel T5, Rebel T3, Rebel T2i, Rebel T1i, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS
Compatible Cameras cont.
ELAN 7NE, 7N, Rebel T2, EOS M. E-TTL w/ EOS-1v, 1Ds, 1D, 10D, D60, D30, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel, D2000, ELAN 7E, 7, IIE, II, Rebel Ti, K2, 2000, G, GII, IX, IX Lite
Mount
Shoe
Guide No.
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 (20to 200 mm).
Exposure Control
Manual/TTL
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.
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
Angle of Coverage
94° - 12°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 114°
Vari-Power
1/1 - 1/128
TTL Dedication
Yes
Bounce Head
-7° to +90°
Swivel Head
360°
Coverage
14 mm - 200 mm (Full frame)
Distance Range
1.64 to 98.43' (0.5 to 30 m) at f/1.4
Zoom Head
Full frame: 20 mm - 200 mm
Off Camera Terminal
PC, Proprietary
Recycle Time
Approximately 0.1 - 5.5 seconds
Flash Duration
0.0018 - 0.0023 sec @ Full Power
Flash-ready Indicator
Yes
Compensation
-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/2 and 1/3 EV steps)
Wireless Transmission
Method: RF
Distance: Up to 98.43' / 30 m
Method: Optical pulse
Distance: Up to 49.21' / 15 m
Wireless Communication Channels
4 Channels
Wireless Groups
5 Groups
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
Dimensions
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
Mfr #
5296B002
SKU
CA600EXU

Canon 600EX-RT Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 90 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, most of the time

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 t...

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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This was by far the best ...

This was by far the best flash that I own. Recently, however, the "A" icon( for the Auto zoom for sensor size) seems to have just vanished, and only the "M" will display. I've come across a few other folks who have encountered this. Maybe there is a simple fix for this problem, but I haven't found it yet. If anyone here has encountered this, I'd sure appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed by 90 customers

 
5.0

Best External Flah Ever

By

from Concord, NH  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've been using this unit for the past two weeks on a variety of challenging on-site photo shoots of heavy metal bands in the New England area. It has performed flawlessly as a primary flash and as the master for my 430 EX. I was surprised that the batteries lasted for entire shoots (300+ images) without needing to be replaced.

 
5.0

This Flash fits my current setup.

By

from Centreville VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use primarily for event and portrait photography. This flash works very well with my Canon systems (5D Mark 3 & 7D Mark 2). This is my 4th 600EX-RT flash. While other similar wireless flash systems may cost less, this flash is very easy to control using the internal menu system on my Canon camera bodies. I find the Canon menus much easier to use than the buttons and dials on the back of the flash unit. Canon could expand the set of filters provided with the unit. A lower price would be very helpful.

 
5.0

Very Happy

By

from Trin Cities, MN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I needed a speedlite to provide hair and rim light to supliment my protable monolights. As expected the 600EX-RT fits the bill for these duties. Adorama had what I wanted and was quick to ship.

 
5.0

Switched back from other brand

By

from Los Angeles, CA

I've been an international photographer for over 11 years now. Just switched back to Canon after 6 years with another brand. After all that time I just never bonded with the other brand. I love the quality I get with my Canon system over any other system I've ever used.

 
5.0

expectations

By

from Kenai ,Alaska

This flash has definitely exceeded my expectations. I have low light over half the year living in Alaska . The capabilities of this device are phenomenal. I just started in photography and this flash gives me the opportunity to expand. This new technology has the ability to sync and control multiple flashes with this device.

 
3.0

This was by far the best ...

By

from California

This was by far the best flash that I own. Recently, however, the "A" icon( for the Auto zoom for sensor size) seems to have just vanished, and only the "M" will display. I've come across a few other folks who have encountered this. Maybe there is a simple fix for this problem, but I haven't found it yet. If anyone here has encountered this, I'd sure appreciate your feedback.

 
5.0

The greatest flash ever

By

from El Cerrito, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The greatest flash ever, I love it all around.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Flash

By

from Austin, TX

This flash is absolutely amazing. I owned a 580EX prior to purchasing this flash. It was an upgrade that was well worth it. The flash is very powerful and having the wireless capabilities built into the flash has changed the way I shoot. I consider myself an advanced amateur and flash photography has been a bit intimidating at times. I took some classes with Canon and I am no longer intimidated with flash. When I couple this flash with the remote transmitter, I have been able to get so much more creative with my shooting. The only real downside I have is that the flash is a bit expensive. However, when considering the fact that you don't need to buy remote triggers such as Pocket Wizards, the overall value of this flash makes sense. I just purchased a refurbished 600EX-RT through Canon's online store. I'm excited about the options I'll have with two flash units now.

 
4.0

Fantastic! Expensive!

By

from San Francisco Bay Area  -  Pro Photographer

Just as every reviews you have read, this is an excellent Speedlite in terms of performance, quality, & reliability—all this comes with a price. I would say, if your work pays you well enough & requires your equipment to have a 99.9% reliability rate, go for it. Otherwise, the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT may be a good alternative.

 
5.0

Best Speedlite

By

from oneida NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Just upgraded from a 580ex and let me say this is the best hands down. Adorama delivers, that is why I keep going back. AAAAA+++++

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Questions about this item:

STEPHEN O  Can the 600EX-RT be used with a 5D III wirelessly- as a slave (with a 430EX II on camera)?
JOE S  infrared only not radio
STEPHEN O  Thanks thats what I thought, I'll I'll get the 600RT and use the 430 as a slave, I've got a 270 I can use for a high light. Thanks again
STEPHEN O  Can the 600EX-RT be used with a 5D III wirelessly- as a slave (with a 430EX II on camera)?
JOE S  infrared only not radio
STEPHEN O  Thanks thats what I thought, I'll I'll get the 600RT and use the 430 as a slave, I've got a 270 I can use for a high light. Thanks again
Charles H  Using a Canon 5D3 with the Speedlite 600EX-RT in wireless mode, can the 600EX-RT act as a master control to fire the older 580 EX in slave mode using infrared technology? Or does the 600EX-Rt provide remote control only for other 600EX-RT units?
JOHN B  Charles, yes, the 600 (as master) will fire a 580 (as slave) using IR control, but of course will not fire it using radio control.
Charles H  But will the 600 be able to work simultaneously in IR and radio mode? I'm concerned about whether or not I'll be able to use my 6 current flash units, which can be fired by IR, in combination with new 600 units. Will I have to convert my whole system to radio mode if I choose to buy the new 600 flash and its companion radio trigger (ST-E3)?
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