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Is a 600EX-II RT worth it?

 
Scrumhalf
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Mar 16, 2017 10:27 |  #1

I'm thinking of picking up a powerful flash for birding. Getting a bit tired of dreary Oregon days. Choices are the 600EX-II RT and the YN600EX-RT as I plan to get a Yongnuo trigger as well.

600EX-II RT is $394 at the refurb sale. YN600EX-RT is $114. I understand the difference is quality, etc. but I was wondering if people who have the Canon version can comment if it is worth 3X the price. Yes, I can get an older model but the $394 refurb price seems to be a decent deal.

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James ­ P
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Mar 16, 2017 19:19 |  #2

I can't comment about how the 600 RT compares to other brands, but I can tell you that it is well built and works flawlessly with other Canon RT flashes. For me, the reliability alone was worth it.


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Mar 16, 2017 21:25 |  #3

Well i think its a great flash and the AF beam is perfect compared the china made stuff, (since its a 2 lazer system compared to single lazer system) but if you need a working flash you can't go wrong with the YN flashes for the lower price.


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Scrumhalf
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Mar 16, 2017 21:37 |  #4

What the hell, YOLO.

Went ahead and ordered the refurb 600EX II-RT. $394. Maybe way more flash than I need but I figure I'll keep it for the next decade hopefully.


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