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Does anyone make one of these for the 600EX-RT?

 
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Jul 18, 2013 22:59 |  #1

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Its the replacement foot for a Canon 580EX that Lon at Flash Zebra.
I had these mounted on my 580EXs and loved them.
Would love to have one for my 600EX-RT if its available somewhere.


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Jul 18, 2013 23:17 |  #2

I see where you are going with this. :)


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Jul 19, 2013 04:00 |  #3

symbolphoto wrote in post #16133491 (external link)
I see where you are going with this. :)

and where is he going?


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Jul 19, 2013 04:23 |  #4

Why do you need the mini-jack?

I assume the 600 has a PC port, yes?


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Jul 19, 2013 07:03 |  #5

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #16133909 (external link)
Why do you need the mini-jack?

I assume the 600 has a PC port, yes?

To use it in manual mode together with his monolights? I want some too please!




  
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Jul 19, 2013 07:19 |  #6

Because the PC port on the flash is input, not output.




  
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Jul 19, 2013 08:58 |  #7

This person may be able to do this mod for you if you send the flash there. They do all types of mods.

http://michaelbass.blo​gspot.ca (external link)


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Jul 19, 2013 09:10 as a reply to  @ symbolphoto's post |  #8

jonneymendoza wrote in post #16133875 (external link)
and where is he going?

I believe it's in conjunction with a Cheetah product.


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Jul 19, 2013 10:05 |  #9

symbolphoto wrote in post #16134403 (external link)
I believe it's in conjunction with a Cheetah product.

A bit broader than just Cheetah Lights. :-)
There are times when I want to fire other strobes with the 600EX-RT on camera controlling others. And it the modded foot would fit an STE3 even better. :-)

I have, for example, 6 older speedlites that I can use in manual mode with the 600EXs. That means 10 speedlites. but having a second trigger hanging off the side of my camera is a bit of a clug. Thus this question. I was reminded about how nice this mod was when I saw the way Jim Coleman had his setup for firing his CL-180s with a 580EX on camera for close fill.

Thanks for the Bass suggestion. I'd forgotten about him, I was hoping that someone had started doing this in a production mode.

I have a broken foot, maybe its worth fiddling with to see if I can figure out the wiring. :-)
Or, better, I'd be happy to send it to someone who really knows what they're doing. :-)


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Jul 19, 2013 10:12 |  #10

How does that foot resolve this?

dmward wrote in post #16134572 (external link)
but having a second trigger hanging off the side of my camera is a bit of a clug.


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Jul 19, 2013 13:30 as a reply to  @ drvnbysound's post |  #11

Why can't you use the camera's sync port?


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Jul 19, 2013 15:08 as a reply to  @ butterfly2937's post |  #12

I'm interested in knowing where and how the "modded foot" resolves the problem of firing other lights. I too owned (at one time) 8 Canon 580EXII's flashes with the PC Sync Port and had no problems firing it in manual mode either as a Master (meaning I had a receiver of some sort plugged into the PC Port) or as a slave (meaning I had an optical sync that plugged into the PC Port)..... I now have 4 Canon 600EX's and still use the procedure stated above with no issues. Maybe I'm missing something that you leaving out, Dave. Can you elaborate why you would like the modded foot over the OEM?


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Jul 19, 2013 16:27 |  #13

butterfly2937 wrote in post #16135136 (external link)
Why can't you use the camera's sync port?

I am wondering this also, now that I think about it. I have used a flash on the hot shoe with a CST stuck to the flash using Velcro with the PC sync to mini jack cord plugging into the CST. This fires both the flash and the mono lights that I have set up.




  
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Jul 19, 2013 16:45 as a reply to  @ frugivore's post |  #14

I have used a phottix odin transmitter in the hot shoe and a 580 EX II on a ProMedia Gear flash bracket and a CyberSync transmitter in the camera sync port to fire Einstein strobes. This gives me complete control of both flashes and strobes plus focus assist if needed in very low light. I have CC in my pocket to adjust power on the strobes. Couldn't you use a similiar setup for Cheetah lights. Does the Cheetah transmitter have the option of connecting to the camera sync port?


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Jul 19, 2013 19:17 |  #15

All of the various methods you are describing work. I've used them.
The 600EX-RT PC port is only to fire the 600EX-RT with an external trigger. It does not deliver a fire signal to an attached trigger.

Plugging a cable into the camera works and I've been using that approach when I need duel system triggering. To make that work I've then used a velcro strip to attach the trigger to the camera strap.

I hadn't really thought too much about its disadvantages until I dug out the 580 foot to give to an associate after we shot a wedding together and I saw his CST attached to a bracket attached to his camera with the CST in a hot shoe with a short cable plugged into the PC port on the camera. That reminded me of how handy it was to have flash and trigger as a single package that could be put on the camera by sliding the speedlite into the hot shoe.

If there were a way to easily make the PC connection on the 600EX-RT two way that would work as well.


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