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Jul 16, 2014 08:48 |  #1

Hello. Its been a while since i've been here. I recently picked up 2 600ex-rt and the st-es-rt commander. I've not had much chance to play with them. I used one on camera for a recent wedding and did ok. I have 2 original 580ex flashes that I was using (not exII) and they still are in fine shape and was wondering if anyone knew if I could incorportate them into my kit somehow for bigger projects where I would want to use 3 or 4 speedlites. any thoughts on this would be great.


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Jul 16, 2014 09:19 |  #2

Alkindza.
Two years ago I was in the same situation.
Having just acquired the new 600 EX-RT and ST-E3, I knew there was no options for my old 580's.
Traded them in for another 600 EX-RT.
Best move I made.
Unload yours as soon as possible and invest in more 600's.


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Jul 16, 2014 11:24 as a reply to  @ Nick5's post |  #3

hmmmmmmm. not bad advice, however, If i sold 2 perfectly good 580ex on ebay I might get 350 if I am lucky, I can't even buy 1 600 for that and now I have 3 lights instead of 4. Seems like there should be someway to make it work in a pinch?


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Jul 16, 2014 11:28 |  #4

allkindza wrote in post #17035585 (external link)
hmmmmmmm. not bad advice, however, If i sold 2 perfectly good 580ex on ebay I might get 350 if I am lucky, I can't even buy 1 600 for that and now I have 3 lights instead of 4. Seems like there should be someway to make it work in a pinch?

Sell the comander in invest in a 3rd party wireless system




  
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Jul 16, 2014 11:41 |  #5

suggestions? so you are saying there is a system that will fire all the flashes, TTL etc. seems like I would lose some funcion but I don't do too much high tech setups anyway. I just thought it would be nice to be able to use the 580s since they are still in good shape.


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Jul 16, 2014 11:44 |  #6

Some YN-622C's should do what you're after I believe.



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Jul 16, 2014 12:19 |  #7

allkindza wrote in post #17035299 (external link)
Hello. Its been a while since i've been here. I recently picked up 2 600ex-rt and the st-es-rt commander. I've not had much chance to play with them. I used one on camera for a recent wedding and did ok. I have 2 original 580ex flashes that I was using (not exII) and they still are in fine shape and was wondering if anyone knew if I could incorportate them into my kit somehow for bigger projects where I would want to use 3 or 4 speedlites. any thoughts on this would be great.

You can incorporate your 580's into your use with the 600's….. It's just that they all will have to communicate in "optical mode" and not "radio mode"


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Jul 16, 2014 12:55 |  #8

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You can incorporate your 580's into your use with the 600's….. It's just that they all will have to communicate in "optical mode" and not "radio mode"

I hate optical communication. They are so unreliable. I second the idea of selling the 580EXs and buy a 600EX. Yeah now you may have to save and buy another 600ex if you want four but it's better to have flashes that are compatible with each other.




  
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Jul 16, 2014 15:42 |  #9

In October, if all goes well, Yongnuo should have their version of the 600EX-RT released (price unknown). Looking at Ebay the 580EX Speedlites are selling for $200 - $225 (doing a search of completed items). If you are patient 600EX-RT's can be found for under $500 new with rebates or by Ebay sellers. Using third party radio triggers is really a step backwards by making your 600EX-RT's work with your 580EX's rather the other way around. Sell the 580EX's and buy back 1 or 2 600EX-RT's.


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Jul 16, 2014 20:28 |  #10

allkindza wrote in post #17035617 (external link)
suggestions? so you are saying there is a system that will fire all the flashes, TTL etc. seems like I would lose some funcion but I don't do too much high tech setups anyway. I just thought it would be nice to be able to use the 580s since they are still in good shape.

Take a look at the Cactus v6, it will control the power remotely on both the 580 & the 600.


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