I run this flash on a 5D mark III
With the 17-40 f4 L Lens.
The flash in TTL mode but the zoom doesn’t change on the flash, even if I zoom at 40mm with the lens.
What do you think ?
Thanks, great video !!
Speed lite 600EX-RT not firing sir
Great Video! How can I get the Triger Mode switch back to changing the mode. It seems to be going into radio signals.
my flash ready light always stays bleu it doesn t go to red ... the flash was working perfectly i used my 2 yn600ex rt and both of them don t flash they open and everything but they don t let me flash .. J( i used battery pack on both flashes i had a photoshoot ... yes they flashes were hot but everything was working fine ... the day after when i open my flashes they BOTH won t go to red to flash ... andd i tried everything ... do you guys know if theres a master reset option ?
I have this flash. I also have an external battery pack. Is there something specific I need to do with the flash settings when I hook it up to the external battery pack?
I'm a little late to this party but can I adjust the output level of the slaves from the master or do I need to visit each slave individually to raise or lower the flash output level?
No more coment since several years... Godox and other brands seem to be more interesting and less expensive for customers.
Thank you so much for this tutorial :) I love your modifiers too, so useful! I recently found canon chat helpful, they are based in UK, might be useful for some, they can be found here: https://www.canon.co.uk/canonlive/live-chat/?utm_campaign=livechat&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=bigpicture
Thank you for great work!!!!
Can u use it as a master for any flash or only canon flashes? Like if I had a godox flash would the radio still trigger the godox???
Can I trigger my 600ex rt optically using a Godox ad200?
Gary: This was enormously helpful for me, thanks a lot. I subbed. A quick question: Can I in RADIO use Second-Curtain Sync function? Thanks in advance for your answer
Two questions, please reply if you know the answers:
1. How do you set 600EX-RT or 600EX-RT into radio Slave "Ext. A" mode?
2. How do you set 600EX II-RT in a wireless remote camera trigger when "Remote release terminal" is missing?
Those questions can not be found on the internet or manual.
This is great guide! Easy to understand.
Outstanding. Simple, clear and logical. Thank you for this excellent video.
thank you for the tutorial..but there is a bigger issue, kept quiet by Canon..we need resolved..here is a link read it and then, help.
If you're in ETTL, and you want to bounce flash on the wall to your left, does it accurately know the right amount light?
Is it possible to change flash power in 600ex-rt while in Master mode independently to its Slaves?
"They'll manually override the plus and minus, wich is a bog nono. *Let me just show you how to do that* :D
Often when people make tutorials they are either unhelpful, contain way too much "personal" dialogue, or contain information but are shot horribly. This is literally one of the best tutorial videos I have came across. Way to go!!
So this works on your r6 right? I looked and it doesn’t have it listed as a compatible camera!
Great video! My 600 EXII-RT speedlites keep dropping their link to each other constantly. Same channel, Same ID. Any idea how to fix this? I can't trust during a wedding. HELP, please!
you are the best Katelyn! Thank you so much for your efforts.
Have you done a first time set up video yet on these flashes?
Great video! How do I set up the transmitter and flashes to keep up in burst/high drive mode. When I’m trying to shoot 12 frames per second with my r5, the off camera flash is not keeping up (causing me to miss a lot of shots). Is there anyway I can fix this? Thanks for the help.
great info thanks im new to the channel you got me in when you bought the r6!!! im making that move soon cant wait
Like you, I shot a lot of weddings along with Graduating Seniors and outdoor portraiture prior to and during 2012 and those years. Pocket Wizards were never made for Canon cameras/flashes. Setting them up was like wiring a nuclear device, with all the steps you had to go through and even then they only worked intermittently. What I did was buy Radio Poppers PX Wireless System. Which turned your Canon Flashes, using a master flash on your camera or the ST-E2 (I think that’s what it’s called) transmitter, with a Radio Popper transmitter mounted on it, which sent a radio signal to a Radio Popper receiver mounted on your flash and turned it into a wireless system. They worked flawlessly. I used them for years and only stopped when I got the Canon 600 EX-RT-II system. The Radio Poppers worked on the 420 EX all the way up to the 580EX II Canon flashes. I use the 600’s but have begun using Godox AD200 Pro units along with their transmitters and the V860II C flash units with the Li-ion battery. I love Canon Flashes but so far I’ve used the hell out of the Godox units and they’ve worked without a hitch. I suspect their speedlites like the V860II C is most likely a direct knock off of Canons 600 EX-RT-II—at least the electronics. (They’re both made in China.) But their speedlites are about 1/3 the price of a Canon 600 and so far they’re durable. The AD200 Pro, depending on where you buy it , will run about $300 bucks or so. And you need a transmitter ($40-79) to work with it. But the AD 200 Pro has about 3 times the power of the Godox or Canon 600 flashes. The setup is the same as Canons with multiple flashes,etc. If you’re using a Godox flash unit as your Master, then in addition to a channel, you need to set a user ID just like with Canon. You don’t have to do the ID if you’re using one of their three transmitters.
so you don't need an st-e3-rt if you have multiple flashes?
Hi! I would LOVE if you’d make a video about just using one of them, no slaves. I’m a portrait photographer, and have bought my first speed light, the same model as yours, and would like to know the best way to set it up for use. I used it at a styled shoot on a very dark tropical storm day and did terribly with it. Thanks Katelyn!
Natural light photographer. Well...
Why everybody talk about Godox AD200 currently ? Strange that other brands make cheaper and more powerful flash...
Wonderful video. I use these flashes for work too but was curious to see your setup but wanted to say you explained it really beautifully. I can’t stress enough how great the Canon RT system is compared to the mess of third party triggers I used to use. The biggest problem is something you mentioned in passing - as it’s so easy you can pretty much forget all the set up malarkey and just get on with shoot after shoot. Then if you nudge a button and mess up your settings you can suddenly find you’ve ended up in a backwater of the menu you’ve not visited before and it takes a bit of thought to work out what’s what. Not a big issue as the menu is relatively (by flash standards) intuitive, but its more a sign of how the plug and play simplicity can mean you don’t have to get that familiar learning the awkward parts of the system!
Hi, I'm new to your channel. How do I connect it to the Camera? I have a Canon 6D mark II. I can't seem to find anyone connecting them.
I want to use it under an umbrella and shown NOT being told that I can use it.
Can you help with that please?
I tested mine out while watching and it was a big help! Question: Do you keep both the head flash and 2nd one both on ETTL settings for receptions all the time? I couldn't tell from your video if had that setting on for each flash. I did see below that you keep it on 24 mm to get as much width as possible. Thank you!
This tutorial was so very much helpful and simple to follow! In matter of minutes I solved my multi-flash radio set up using your guide and now I can make the best of the investment I had made in my canon Radio enabled Flashes. Many thanks!
Does this work with the EOS R?
Katlyn, instead of saying master flash you can say transmitter or receiver flash ! Much better than copying canon terminology from decades ago?
So, so happy you have made this video. Thank you! Thousands of photographers need to see this - including me. Making me at ease for my wedding tomorrow as I dabble for the first time on my own with OCF 🙈
o wow very nice sharing...👌👍
You are my good english teacher! I can understand your english!
So why would you need a system like the PocketWizard Flex TT5-Canon to remotely fire this speedlight? Thank you.
This reply will be posted on both Youtube videos which you posted this question on.
If the camera is firing, one of two thing is definitely occurring 1) the camera has achieved autofocus. The unit is designed not to fire if the camera cannot achieve autofocus on the subject. Things to consider with this are: A) your focusing mode. Select a single-shot type focusing option as opposed to a servo method. Servo method could delay the camera from firing at the time you intended as it is looking for the moving subject (and tracking it) to properly focus, which could take longer to achieve than if the camera was either pre-focused manually (which is recommended by Canon in the manual for the ST-E3 RT) or using a single-shot focus. B) with that also consider using a general metering patter as opposed to a specific AF point or using the whole focusing array.
2) Its worth checking to make sure your lens is set to autofocus. If the flash is firing and triggering the camera, and the result is not in focus, then another reason would be that the lens is set to manual focus, and is not properly pre-focused on the subject.
I discussed this with a colleague and he and I also came up with the following that is worth considering: If the chosen focus point or focus pattern selected (along with the selected aperture) causes the camera to focus on a part of the subject the photographer does not want (and cannot tell as his eye is not at the viewfinder) or the depth of field or subject movement when the shutter button is pressed can cause inaccurate autofocus. Ultimately, if the camera fires, it apparently focused on something, though it may not be what you wanted, or the subject could have moved slightly at the time of the exposure.
If all of the above is confirmed and you still are not getting a focused shot, I would recommend contacting Canon's technical support at 1-800-ok-canon, and they can further comment on the situation. - Yossi
Is is possible to have the camera autofocus when using remote triggering from the 600EX RT? Mine indeed does trigger the camera but no autofocus function means the camera gets many out of focus shots of subjects when they move even slightly.
I am struggling to learn this flash (my first one) with the Phottix Odin Trigger System. Can you provide any instruction or help in combining the two. I thought I would be able to adjust my flash off camera from the Trigger system but getting my head wrapped around it all has me a little confused. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
Does it make short flash bursts to help focusing in the dark like the on-board flash in the Rebel series does?
Larry is an awesome spokesperson. Thanks for the wealth of information!
Yes, the Canon EOS 7D camera and 600EX-RT Speedlite are compatible with one another. - Yossi
Is the Canon 7d compatible with this??
You may use either the Canon ST-E3 RT transmitter device on the camera to trigger two 600EX RT's remotely via radio, or you may opt to purchase a 3rd 600EX RT for the camera to serve as a trigger. - Yossi
What would it take to trigger two of these flashes via radio signal with the Mark II?
Yes, the Canon Rebel T4i (650D) camera is fully compatible with the 600EX RT flash. - Yossi
Is Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT compatible with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T4i ( 650D) DSLR camera.
Yes, you can use the Canon 600EX-RT speedlite on your Mark II camera to wirelessly trigger your second 600EX-RT flash on a light stand. - Yossi
I am looking to get 2 of these flashes. One will go on my Mark ii body and the other on a light stand. Will I be able to wirelessly trigger the other flash with the Markii? I purchased the Markii in 2012 but not sure when it was made... Please advise.
Correct, the delay in one transmitter sending a signal to the other will eliminate HSS.
C h u c k
Are you saying I can do HSS remotely using the pulsar?
Well, I called you guys today, and figured out the Bowens Pulsar transceiver that is attached to the flash unit lowers the sync speed. Is it true the only time I can sync higher is if the flash is on the camera?
Please E-mail us the details of your set up. On camera, HSS should work.
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I can't seem to shoot with shutter speed faster than 125 on manual. When I go faster than that I get a black band on one side.
Can anyone help?
I am using a 5D Mark !!
Yes, the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT is compatible with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3i DSLR camera.
Hi sir what does RT stand for ? Thanks
Am using Canon 600 Ex rt but am thinking that by now canon as company supposed to with lithium barriers
Well explained. Helped me a lot. Thank you.
Is this compatible with the rebel T7?
The Canon 600EXII-RT has a built-in radio transciever. An external third party transmitter is redundant.
Can the 600 ex be used as a master with two or may be with multiple 470 ex ai as slaves and off camera?
thank you for the tutorial, there is a issue Canon is keeping unexplained..quiet.. here is a link, read from pro's..then help solve the problem if possible..
does the flash tell you your battery power
is it compatible with 1dx mark 2
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when i try to sync the flash with my 5D mark VI in camera menu when i click on flash function settings it says this: "this menu cannot be displayed. incompatible flash or flash's power is turned off" i do'nt know what to do!?
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In your FAQ video, you mention an Alturo photo external battery pack.for a Acnon 7D mark ii, it holds 8 rechargeble batteries, I can't find it in your store nor on Ebay what am I missing?
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Please can you explain to me how can i change ETTL (M) ZOOM TO (A) ZOOM on Speedlite 600EXII-RT.Thanks.
Excellent! Thank you.
Thanks great explanation, greetings from Sri Lanka
i just learned from this tutorial... how I can use this flash externally & use my pocket wizards to fire. Great help! thanks
I recently bought this flash.... you know the hot-shoe connector? If I have the flash in my camera bag, shouldn't there be some type of cover for that connection part of the flash? it has all those sensors on it, are you supposed to use that plastic stand that comes with it? & keep that on to protect while its not on the camera?
Thanks for the video. I have a third party trigger to use my flash off-camera. I'd like to be able to use two off-camera speed lites. The other is the Canon 580 series. Do I need a second receiver in order to fire the second flash simultaneously?