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.
Last year, when I wrote about the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT that is a $188 clone of the Canon 600EX-RT it turned a lot of heads. Could Yongnuo really deliver a product that worked with Canon’s $500 flash at about a third of the price?
As it turns out, yes. [Read more…]
Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has been a popular source of affordable speedlights for photographers in recent years. One of its latest units really steps up the game in the technology department though. [Read more…]