B&H has the new Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT in stock and now shipping. The new hot shoe flash replaces the original 600EX-RT and improves recycling time by as much as 1.5x with AA batteries or 2x with a new Canon CP-E4N battery pack. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon has launched new instant rebates on many of its popular lenses and Speedlites. The instant rebate amounts range from $15 to $200 off regular prices and expire April 2, 2016. Check out the list of deals below. [Read more…]
Check out this video from Canon and Syl Arena as he walks us through the on-camera menu system for controlling Canon Speedlites like the 600EX-RT.
Syl is the author of the popular Speedliter’s Handbook series, which is now in its second edition. If you are interested in really digging into the Canon Speedlite system to understand how it works, his book is well worth the money. You can read my review of the first edition here.
See the complete product advisory below, including instructions for identifying whether it affects your own equipment. [Read more…]
While that’s nothing new for a third-party transmitter, the receiver unit is a no-brainer for someone who has a bag full of 580EX Speedlites and is starting to integrate 600EX RT units into their kit. Just add the receiver onto your 580EX, pair it with the Laso transmitter (or the Canon ST-E3-RT or 600EX RT) and you have a flash that works with the Canon RT system, which you can now mix with newer 600EX RT Speedlites. [Read more…]
After the Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT was announced earlier this week, Canon USA revised its press release to note that the flash will work as a Master or Slave unit when using the RT (radio transmitter) mode. In optical mode, it is limited to serving as a Slave unit.
What this means is that you can build out a Canon Speedlite system with just the 430EX III-RT units and no need to buy the more expensive 600EX-RT or ST-E3-RT to serve as the Master controller for your other 430EX III-RT units.
The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT retails for $299.99 and is expected to ship in September 2015. More details here at B&H Photo.