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ST-E3-RT + 2x600ex to replace my PS Flex/mini + 2x580ex2

 
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Hi,

I found and read a few threads on the new 600ex and the st-e3-rt but none answered a question I have...

I currently have 1x PW mini + 2x PW flex + 2x 580ex2 and a Hensel 2 strobe kit
When I use the PW+580ex2 all works well, sometimes I use the PW connected to the hensels with a mono cabel (no ttl of-course) to fire them and this works for me.

My question is, if I sold the PWs and the 580ex2s and gotten my self a st-e3-rt + 2x 600ex would I be able to connect the 600ex as the remote triggers on my Hensels? And fire them with the st-e3-rt? Basically use them as I do my PW? Or should I just ask is there a mono connector on the 600ex?

Thank you.

Jul 06, 2012 02:12

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There's no way to use the canon system to fire studio strobes or any other type of flash unit, unless you are using them as a dumb optical trigger. I replaced my pocketwizard flex/mini to the canon and have picked up a set of cheap wireless triggers for my studio strobes. Hopefully canon or someone else will release a receiver which can work off the radio signal and trigger a set of studio strobes

Jul 06, 2012 03:40

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If I understand correctly, you want to fire the Hensels with the 600EX? I think the answer is no. 600ex only can fire the same radio frequency as it's 600ex

tunin wrote in post #14677341external link
Hi,

I found and read a few threads on the new 600ex and the st-e3-rt but none answered a question I have...

I currently have 1x PW mini + 2x PW flex + 2x 580ex2 and a Hensel 2 strobe kit
When I use the PW+580ex2 all works well, sometimes I use the PW connected to the hensels with a mono cabel (no ttl of-course) to fire them and this works for me.

My question is, if I sold the PWs and the 580ex2s and gotten my self a st-e3-rt + 2x 600ex would I be able to connect the 600ex as the remote triggers on my Hensels? And fire them with the st-e3-rt? Basically use them as I do my PW? Or should I just ask is there a mono connector on the 600ex?

Thank you.

Jul 06, 2012 03:42

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aztecdaz wrote in post #14677501external link
Hopefully canon or someone else will release a receiver which can work off the radio signal and trigger a set of studio strobes


i dont think canon will ever come out w/ something that will let you trigger a set of studio strobes, unless that strobes is made by Canon. If anything, Radiopopper might be one company to do this first.

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The thin is, thi works for me now, I mean the PW flex/mini with the 580ex and the Hensels... I was gonna upgrade to two of the 600ex-rt and the e3-rt t osimplify things but if it does not work, then I'm sticking to what I have... :)

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I have 2 Flex TT5 and 1 Mini TT1 along with the AC3 and AC9s for the Alien Bees. I thought about upgrading my flashes to the new 600EX units as the OP is contemplating, but my PocketWizards work great. As a bonus, they are really nice for the Alien Bees as well. My conclusion is to use what I have.

Jul 06, 2012 12:04

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