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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The greatest flash ever, I love it all around.
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.
Just as every reviews you have read, this is an excellent Speedlite in terms of performance, quality, & reliabilityâ€”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.
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+++++