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May 28, 2014 15:58 |  #1

I have a set of 3 x 600EX-RT I use on my 5D III with a ST-E3-RT. I want to use this setup with a Fuji X-T1. I know I will not get E-TTL but if I use this with the Fuji can I still get manual remote power control of each of the speedlites? I'm assuming manual mode power setting doesn't need any info from the camera about aperture or shutter speed.

Has anyone tried this out. If it works it would save me a lot from having to get some other kind of transciever like the Cactus V6 to interface to my remote 600EX-RT's

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May 29, 2014 06:29 |  #2

Finally tried to get this working myself. I could not trigger the ST-E3-RT when it was attached to the Fuji. An 600EX-RT did fire when mounted on the camera but only when in single flash mode. The minute I made it a master it wouldn't fire either. Guess I will have to see if the V6 or Phottix Odin, or PW will work with the 600EX-RT and offer remote power control. Reading their websites and other post I get the impression they should work.


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May 29, 2014 06:49 as a reply to  @ swldstn's post |  #3

Buy the Yongnuo knockoff of the ST-E3-RT (YN-E3-RT), and you should be all set. Works fine on my Fuji X100S.




  
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May 30, 2014 20:51 |  #4

likwidplastik wrote in post #16937784 (external link)
Buy the Yongnuo knockoff of the ST-E3-RT (YN-E3-RT), and you should be all set. Works fine on my Fuji X100S.

Did just that and got it today. Set it in LEGACY mode and i'm all set.


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Feb 17, 2015 23:54 as a reply to  @ swldstn's post |  #5

How do you set in legacy mode? I can't find it. Thanks




  
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Feb 18, 2015 00:10 |  #6

tlg5464 wrote in post #17436953 (external link)
How do you set in legacy mode? I can't find it. Thanks

My understanding is the Canon unit does not have that mode. You are talking about the Yongnuo ST-E3-RT, aren't you?


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Feb 18, 2015 21:33 |  #7

As a new owner of an X100S and an EX-2 (still use my Canon stuff) I had the same question. Now with the YN-E3-RT control one or more 600EX-RTs?

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Mar 09, 2015 07:36 |  #8

Legacy mode works in the YN-E3-RT. Not the Canon unit. Sorry for any confusion.


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Mar 09, 2015 08:44 as a reply to  @ TheRoff's post |  #9

The YN-E3 will fire the 600EX-RTs in Gr mode on a Fuji camera when set to Legacy. What Legacy mode does is turn off all the pins but the fire pin. Changing power setting in Gr mode requires pressing the test button to send the settings to the various speedlites.

When I was testing the YN-E3 on my Fuji cameras for Yongnou I discovered that I could fire the 600EX-RTs in ETTL mode with a Canon camera and then use a Fuji camera with the same camera settings. The YN-E3 would fire the speedlites and they used the power setting that was determined by the ETTL process with the Canon system.

If one is using both camera systems and has 600EX-RTs then a YN-E3 is a valuable addition to the kit.


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