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May 17, 2012 13:54 |  #1

Hi,

I should probably already know this (as I own a 5D MK III), but can I use the 600 EX-RT off camera with just the 5D MK III to control it (is this capability built into the 5d MK III?) or do I need to purchase the ST-E3 to control the 600 EX-RT?


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May 17, 2012 14:21 |  #2

You need the ST-E3, or the 600 EX-Rt or a long eTTL cable




  
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May 17, 2012 15:01 |  #3

Camera has no radio ro flash to signal the flash units. That would have made way too much sense for the product manager to include. :-)


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May 17, 2012 18:48 |  #4

dmward wrote in post #14446877 (external link)
Camera has no radio ro flash to signal the flash units. That would have made way too much sense for the product manager to include. :-)

Hi,

So I need the 600EX-RT and the ST-E3 ($1000 :eek:) to get OCF.


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May 17, 2012 18:57 |  #5

General_T wrote in post #14447810 (external link)
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So I need the 600EX-RT and the ST-E3 ($1000 :eek:) to get OCF.

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Or go the pocketwizard / etc. route.




  
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May 17, 2012 21:58 |  #6

Canon products all the way!!!


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May 17, 2012 22:41 |  #7

The images in this thread were shot with a single 600EX-RT triggered by another 600EX-RT with the flash turned off (essentially an STE3-RT)


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May 17, 2012 23:26 |  #8

dmward wrote in post #14448697 (external link)
The images in this thread were shot with a single 600EX-RT triggered by another 600EX-RT with the flash turned off (essentially an STE3-RT)

Great shoots! Yeah I'm debating if I should get another 600ex-rt or the St-e3


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May 19, 2012 13:41 |  #9

i would stay away from PW.

it's not a bad idea to go w/ the extra 600ex, incase you need one for a backup reason.


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May 19, 2012 13:46 |  #10

bigcountry wrote in post #14455547 (external link)
i would stay away from PW.

it's not a bad idea to go w/ the extra 600ex, incase you need one for a backup reason.

+1

I'm waiting for them to beta test their new firmware on the Flex/600EX combination. I bet they will blow up a few and say Canon made a faulty flash again...


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May 20, 2012 15:36 |  #11

dmward wrote in post #14446877 (external link)
Camera has no radio ro flash to signal the flash units. That would have made way too much sense for the product manager to include. :-)

Especially in a $3500 camera. Oh well, there has to be a reason to buy the mk4, no?

OP - If you go the pw route it's about, the same amount of $ buying 580s and pw flexes. Just be aware that you'll have to get the 580s treated otherwise you'll have range issues. The biggest benefit of the pw control TL system is the ability to use it with AB/Eli strobes AND the small flash units.


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May 20, 2012 22:17 |  #12

dmward wrote in post #14446877 (external link)
Camera has no radio ro flash to signal the flash units. That would have made way too much sense for the product manager to include. :-)

That'd be tough because then you have people complaining about paying for radio triggering when they don't need it. You also have to sell different cameras to different markets since there's that whole issue with licensing frequencies.

I'm sure most of us would have preferred in-body triggering, though. ;)


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May 20, 2012 22:56 |  #13

bigcountry wrote in post #14455547 (external link)
i would stay away from PW.

it's not a bad idea to go w/ the extra 600ex, incase you need one for a backup reason.

If not PW then what would be another cost effective option then picking up a couple 600ex. I have a 580ex ii and want to expand my flash set up. I was highly considering the PW but willing to look into other options.


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May 20, 2012 23:23 as a reply to  @ ClassicJ's post |  #14

When it comes to wireless triggering system it's a touchy topic. My pocketwizard works great, and I don't have any problems with them at all. (knocking on wood).

Other options that can do E-TTL:

Radio Popper
www.radiopopper.com (external link)

Phottix Odin
www.photofans.co.nz (external link)




  
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May 21, 2012 22:29 |  #15

i would go w/ radio popper px system. it doesn't modify/change to system to something goofy like pocket wizard, it only enhances canon's system and turns it into a radio signal.


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