Canon’s New Speedlite 430EX III-RT Works as a Master Unit in RT Mode


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.


Nikon D3200 and WU-1a Wireless Adapter

Nikon D3200 with WU-1a

Nikon D3200 with WU-1a

Check out the video below of the Nikon D3200 and WU-1a wireless adapter, which gives control over the D3200 to your mobile device.  While it’s not in English, it still gives you a pretty clear idea on how the interface will look and act.  Anyone interested in using this once it hits the street next month? [Read more…]

Canon Developing Wireless Remote Sync Cameras, 30fps Still Shooting a Possibility

Canon 1Ds Mark IV

Not only is Canon looking to put wireless TTL radio flash sync in future cameras, it is also working on technology to sync remote cameras with your primary camera.

According to a recently published patent application, Canon may be putting wireless camera syncing inside a future 1D/1Ds series body. We saw a hint of this in an earlier patent application, but this more recent application sheds some light on the breadth of the features. [Read more…]