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Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT

BH #CA600EX2 • MFR #1177C002
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
Key Features
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Zoom Range: 20-200mm (14mm with Panel)
Complete with built-in radio transmission wireless functionality, the Speedlite 600EX II-RT sits at the top of Canon's on-camera E-TTL / E-TTL II compatible flash lineup with a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm. This revision improves continuous flash performance by 1.1-1.5x, or up to 2.0x with optional battery pack, simplifies the menu system for faster operation, and includes a specially designed bounce adapter, a hard color filter, and an updated soft case. The two-way 2.4 GHz radio system provides added reliability and a range up to 98.4' among up to 5 groups with a total of 15 individual Speedlites. This system also does not need direct line-of-site like traditional optical-based transmission and will work through obstacles.
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Canon 600EX II-RT Overview

Complete with built-in radio transmission wireless functionality, the Speedlite 600EX II-RT sits at the top of Canon's on-camera E-TTL / E-TTL II compatible flash lineup with a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm. This revision improves continuous flash performance by 1.1-1.5x, or up to 2.0x with optional battery pack, simplifies the menu system for faster operation, and includes a specially designed bounce adapter, a hard color filter, and an updated soft case. The two-way 2.4 GHz radio system provides added reliability and a range up to 98.4' among up to 5 groups with a total of 15 individual Speedlites. This system also does not need direct line-of-site like traditional optical-based transmission and will work through obstacles.

For added coverage and functionality, the flash's zoom head can reach from 20-200mm, with the option for wide 14mm coverage when the built-in diffusion panel is used. Also, the unit can tilt from -7 to +90° and rotate 180° either left or right for complete bounce capabilities. On the back of the 600EX II-RT is a backlit dot-matrix LCD panel that displays the status and allows users to easily access and change settings. Additionally, the flash is durable with a redesigned contact construction and improved dust and water resistant sealing.

Other capabilities of the 600EX II-RT include a stroboscopic mode as well as high-speed, first and second curtain sync settings for more control over your image's final look. The flash is powered by 4 AA batteries and has a port for an optional external power pack. The rated recycle time is 0.1-5.5 seconds, but can be sped up to 0.1-3.3 seconds in Quick Flash mode. It comes with a bounce adapter, a hard CTO filter set, a mini stand, and an updated soft case that holds the flash and accessories.

AF assist beam works with up to 61-point High Density Reticular AF system
There are 15 custom functions and 6 personal functions for maximum customization
Optical transmission is available in addition to radio transmission
Quick Flash settings speeds up recycle time and flash duration
Manual power settings from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3-stop increments
Flash color temperature information is automatically transmitted to the camera
Automatic power off function
Flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
PC sync port and remote release terminal for off-camera triggering
Flash duration of 1.8 ms or less, or 2.3 ms or less in Quick Flash mode
Stroboscopic setting from 1-500 Hz, or 1-199 Hz during optical transmission wireless shooting
Wireless flash ratio control from 1:8 to 1:1 to 8:1 in ½-stop increments
Compatible with ST-E3 Speedlite Transmitter
Approximately 100-700 flashes with AA alkaline batteries
Locking metal foot
Bracket mounting hole
Built-in retractable bounce card
UPC: 013803270891

Canon 600EX II-RT Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number197' / 60.05 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
20 to 200 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Angle of Coverage12 to 94°
114° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head-7 to +90°
Swivel Head360°
Flash Duration1/430 to 1/550 Second at Full Power
Recycle TimeApprox. 0.1 to 5.5 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlCanon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Manual
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Power Range1/1 to 1/128
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.43' / 30 m
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 49.21' / 15 m
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups5
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalPC, Proprietary
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.1 x 5.6 x 4.9" / 80 x 143 x 125 mm
Weight15 oz / 425.25 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.935 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 5.95 x 4.45"

Canon 600EX II-RT Reviews

Canon Speedlite 600EX ll-RT

By Emily
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-27

Is perfect for weddings and gives the best lighting for receptions! Very convenient with master/slave settings. Will be buying another!

I Like It So Much I Bought Another

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

Yep! I have two now. This thing makes flash photography a lot simpler; easy to link to the Canon transmitter for off-camera use too.

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT

By Eva Bjork
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

I have another one which I have used over 2 years now. I like it and its the best! I dont think I will use another flash than this type.

Best Speedlite

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

I absolutely love the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Each model seems to get better and better. This model is lightning fast and quiet. Highly recommended!

Fav flash!

By Heather
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-17

This is my fav flash to use for shooting weddings. It's user friendly, but still has plenty of room for me to learn on.

Ok flash not great

By Burton
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

Not fast enough for the r3

Worth it!

By Cheyenne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I love this flash! Why? I've tried a few and this one is the fastest. I always had issues with the delay on other flashes and missed so many good shots. Now I can photography an event without missing a beat :)

BEST Flash ever!

By Ken
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

Been shooting with the Canon 430 flash for a while now... wow I did not realize I was missing the extra power and coverage that comes from this larger flash. Using deflector on it that came with flash - my results are fantastic! So far have used indoors and outdoors - the evaluation in combination with Canon R5 is spot on! THANKS B&H and Canon!

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Yes.
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Date published: 2021-01-19

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Date published: 2019-06-02

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Date published: 2018-12-24

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Asked by: Avrumie K.
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