Create a portable and brilliant lighting setup without any wires by picking up this Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Wireless Two Flash Portrait Kit from B&H. By putting together two Speedlite 600EX II-RT flashes with an ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter, photographers will have an excellent wireless system using 2.4GHz radio transmission. The kit also wants to ensure high-quality lighting, including two 32" convertible umbrellas, two umbrella brackets, two universal accessory shoe mounts, and two 8' air-cushioned light stands. Additionally, it packs in sixteen rechargeable AA NiMH batteries, an 8-bay rapid battery charger, and two cases that each hold four batteries.
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
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.
Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
The Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter can help you take full advantage of all the features on Canon's Speedlite 600EX-RT and 430EX III-RT flashes. The ST-E3-RT makes complex lighting setups simple by facilitating radio-controlled, two-way wireless transmission up to 98.4' away, among up to five groups or fifteen individual Speedlites. It has controls similar to the Speedlite 600EX-RT, including multiple flash metering options, and a variety of flash modes. Compact design with highly reliable construction combined with a clearly laid-out information panel and buttons with back lighting make this an indispensible tool for advanced professional flash photography. The ST-E3-RT represents the next generation in wireless flash systems.
Note: Because it does not have an optical transmission function, the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT is not compatible with earlier Speedlite models such as 580EX II.
Green Light--Lit: Radio Transmissions Okay
Red Light--Lit: Not Connected
Blinking: Transmission Error/ Too many units
Orange Light--Lit: Sub-master transmission
Blinking: Receiving remote release shooting, linked shooting signal
Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
The Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries charges up to 8 AA or AAA size nickel-metal hydride or nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Charging time ranges from 3.6-4.6 hr for AA batteries, and 1.6-2 hr for AAA's. Eight individual LCD indicators give the charging status for each battery. Patented technology permits the charging of different sizes and types of battery simultaneously--charge a AA with a AAA, or an NiMH with an NiCd.
The charger's intelligent microprocessor doles out the full charge to each battery while preventing overcharging, thanks to Delta Voltage Protection. The Safety Timer with Automatic Timer Shut-Off senses when batteries are fully charged and ceases charging. Automatic Charge Current Selection automatically chooses the optimal current for the batteries you're charging. Reverse Polarity Protection and Alkaline and Bad Battery Protection safeguard the charger and your batteries against damage when batteries are installed improperly. There's also a discharge function, allowing you to refresh the batteries prior to charging.
The charger features an icon that shifts up and down during discharging, and stops shifting when discharge is complete. This icon also displays battery capacity while charging. The full-battery icon lights up when the batteries are fully charged. A flashing full-battery icon indicates an abnormality, such as the presence of a bad or alkaline battery, and at this point the charger will cease its operation. The charger is powered by an included external AC adapter with switching 100-240V power for worldwide use, or by the 12-24V DC cord which can plug into your car's cigarette lighter for charging on-the-go.
Watson CX AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (1.2V, 2000mAh, 8-Pack)
Keep your photo, video, and audio devices running longer with the 8-pack of CX AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries from Watson. These batteries have a long shelf life due to their low self-discharge, and they can be recharged up to 2100 times to provide you with many years of use. Even after ten years in storage, they retain 70% of their charge, and they come charged and ready to use in temperatures as low as -4° Fahrenheit.
Watson 4 AA or AAA Battery Case (Black)
This black Watson 4 AA or AAA Battery Case has a compact form factor for easy storage in your pocket or a gear bag—eliminating the need to root for loose batteries when you need them. Made with a hard plastic exterior and a molded silicon interior, the case has a solid snap closure that keeps your batteries secure.
Vello Universal Accessory Shoe Mount With 1/4" Screw and Knob
The Vello Universal Accessory Shoe Mount With 1/4" Screw and Knob is a convenient, adjustable cold shoe that's designed to provide a secure fit for a wide variety of proprietary accessory shoes. A low-profile 1/4" screw with a low-profile knob is included for use with flash brackets.
Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 32"
This is an Impact 32" white satin umbrella with removable black backing. Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a softbox.
Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.
This size is perfect for a 1 - 2 person head shot, or a 2x3 ft product setup.
Impact Umbrella Bracket
The Impact Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket is a versatile bracket that will fit on almost any light stand. It includes two removable, reversible studs to adapt to light stands with top studs smaller than the standard 5/8". This bracket tilts and swivels to make aiming the light or flash easy. It also includes a cold shoe mount, which will accept virtually any shoe-mounted flash unit excluding the Nikon SB-900 and SB-910, as well as the Canon 600EX-RT.
Two Removable Studs
Top Swivel Section
Vertical or Horizontal Use
Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
This aluminum Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand rises to a height of 8' and folds down to 29.6". The stand has sure-twist section locks and 4 sections and will support up to 8 lb.
If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.