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600EX-RT gels and holder?

 
alintx
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Have misplaced one (of 3) gel holders and gels for a 600EX-RT. I don't see that set offered anywhere, as accessories or otherwise. Maybe I'm looking under the wrong rocks.

I have read several of the threads questioning whether the flash actually recognizes Canon's exact gels, or just uses the sensors on the flash head to determine if a) the flash is gelled and b) if it is gelled, then with which one of the two gels included in the original box is in use.

So . . . anyone know a source for a replacement set (and extra Canon-made gels, 'cos you know more are going to go missing)?

Dec 27, 2012 10:36

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I couldn't find any additional gels or anything that work with that setup, so I just ordered a Rogue gel kit that attaches with a big black rubber band and going to use that until Canon (or someone else) starts producing something compatible with the 600EX system. It was a great idea, but execution seems lacking. Also, the way the thing is made, its a bit of a pain to pack in the camera bag without breaking. The Rogue system is completely flat.

Dec 27, 2012 10:42

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5D3 gripped - 7D2 gripped - 17-40L f/4 - 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - 24-70L f/2.8 II - 70-200L f/2.8 IS II - 100-400 L f/4.6-5.6 IS II
135L f/2 - 300L f/2.8 IS - Siggy 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, 100 f/2.8 Macro - TC1.4 II - TC2 III - (2) 600EX-RT - ST-E3-RT

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alintx
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convergent wrote in post #15412378external link
I couldn't find any additional gels or anything that work with that setup, so I just ordered a Rogue gel kit that attaches with a big black rubber band and going to use that until Canon (or someone else) starts producing something compatible with the 600EX system. It was a great idea, but execution seems lacking. Also, the way the thing is made, its a bit of a pain to pack in the camera bag without breaking. The Rogue system is completely flat.

Thanks. Glad to know I'm a) not alone, and b) not completely crazy.

The holders are annoying - can't find any way to transport them neatly/compactly. Why on earth didn't they design the flash case to hold them like it holds the flash foot?

When you use your Rogue gels, are you still using ETTL, or do you set them manually?

Dec 27, 2012 10:55

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replacement filter holders that fit the 600Ex-RT are available from B&H, Adorama and others. It appears to be a Canon part number.

More important, there is a company in England that is offering a wide range of filters cut to fit the holder. Reasonable prices and acceptable delivery delay considering Royal and US postal services.
They are at flashgels.co.uk

Dec 27, 2012 22:57

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alintx wrote in post #15412410external link
Thanks. Glad to know I'm a) not alone, and b) not completely crazy.

The holders are annoying - can't find any way to transport them neatly/compactly. Why on earth didn't they design the flash case to hold them like it holds the flash foot?

When you use your Rogue gels, are you still using ETTL, or do you set them manually?

Thus far I'm on ETTL.

Dec 29, 2012 23:14

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5D3 gripped - 7D2 gripped - 17-40L f/4 - 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - 24-70L f/2.8 II - 70-200L f/2.8 IS II - 100-400 L f/4.6-5.6 IS II
135L f/2 - 300L f/2.8 IS - Siggy 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, 100 f/2.8 Macro - TC1.4 II - TC2 III - (2) 600EX-RT - ST-E3-RT

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Alison: Here you go:
Canon SCH-E1 filter holder at http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ..._Color_Filter_Holde​r.htmlexternal link
Canon SCF-E1 gel set at http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ..._E1_Color_Filter_Se​t.htmlexternal link
Wow, they certainly know how to charge for those things! Add the carriage costs on and it was an expensive loss. But we've all been there, done that - goodness only knows how much gear I've left here, there and everywhere over the decades.

Dec 30, 2012 03:21

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these holders are freaking annoying. most annoying size ever.

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Nikon's gel holder is similar in size to the Canon's, but Nikon offers many more gel colors apart from the 2 CTOs Canon does.

I picked up the comprehensive 20-piece Rogue set, with gels made by Lee, and haven't looked back. I liked them so much I also picked up the Rogue grid spot kit and gel set.

Honl also makes a well thought out gel kit.

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Thank you for the links and info. Yeah, expensive lesson. I have also recently realized that the lovely young woman who cleans my place has been squirreling little things in drawers as she tidies up . . . legos, mixed with quarters, mixed with single socks and pen caps. I'm betting I find all sorts of things the deeper I dig. #firstworldproblems

Jan 03, 2013 18:23

Alison
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Indecent Exposure wrote in post #15440761 (external link)
I picked up the comprehensive 20-piece Rogue set, with gels made by Lee, and haven't looked back. I liked them so much I also picked up the Rogue grid spot kit and gel set.

Yes, I like the Rogue idea although I find it rather whimsical that the filters are exported from Southampton (UK) to USA and then re-imported. Not the cheapest way to buy filters but it's a nice flat little bag which tucks in just about anywhere very easily.

If you think the Canon and Nikon filters are awkward, take a look at the old ones for Metz 45s - YUK, just asking to be broken.

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Phil ǁ Kershaw Soho Reflex: 4" Ross Xpres, 6ܽ" Aldis, Super XX/ABC Pyro in 24 DDS, HP3/Meritol Metol in RFH, Johnson 'Scales' brand flash powder. Kodak Duo Six-20. Other odd bits over the decades, simply to get the job done - not merely to polish and brag about cos I'm too mean to buy the polish!
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