rh18 wrote in post #18539415
I was considering either the Phottix Laso or Yongnuo YN-E3-RT as a cheaper alternative to the Canon transmitter but I have a couple concerns that I can't find a clear answer to, so I'm hoping the POTN collective might have some first hand experience with either of these to get some clarity. I will be using the trigger with either an 80D or 6DII and 430EX III RT speedlights.
I really like the Phottix Laso, it seems to be well liked and have good build quality but it has a note in the product features
that says, "Group flash is not possible with cameras released before and up to 2011, flash sync speed will be one stop slower then normal sync speed." I can't tell if the second part of that statement applies to ALL cameras or just older cameras. Being stuck at 1/90 on the 6D would... suck. Anyone know if this sync speed limitation in group mode affects newer cameras?
The Yongnuo transmitter would probably also work for me but I've read several reviews that state having problems specifically with the 430EX III RT, even with the latest firmware. Anyone with first hand knowledge?
I was one of the early "jump in" to the Canon 600 EX-RT, ST-E3 RT Sytem when first introduced in the spring of 2012. At that time I was shooting a pair of 7D's, a Pre-2012 designed camera. Although Canon in their model stated that Sync speed was reduced by 1 Stop and High Speed Sync was not available on my 7D, it actually worked. Also Group Mode would not work. They were correct on Group Mode.
Having upgraded to 5D MarkIII's in the meantime, Group Mode is king.
Although their are cheaper units on the market, I know that when Canon releases a new camera, I don't have to wait for software updates. Having 5 600's and ST-E3 RT Transmitters has allowed me to shoot heavily with confidence before the other options hit the market.
Sure it cost more, but reliability on the job is key. And if anything should need service, the Canon repair facility along with CPS membership allows me two day turn around all in less than a 90 minute drive from home.
Canon 5D Mark III (x2), BG-E11 Grips, 7D (x2) BG-E7 Grips, Canon Lenses 16-35 f/4 L IS, 17-40 f/4 L, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 24-105 f/4 L IS, 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS, TS-E 24 f/3.5 L II, 100 f/2.8 L Macro IS, 10-22 f3.5-4.5, 17-55 f/2.8 L IS, 50 f/1.4, 85 f/1.8, Canon 1.4 Extender III, 5 Canon 600 EX-RT, 2 Canon ST-E3 Transmitters, Canon Pixma PRO-10 Printer