Improve your portrait photography by adding some beautiful lighting with this Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Essential Portrait Kit from B&H. It bundles the flagship 600EX II-RT flash for Canon cameras with E-TTL / E-TTL II with a Light Bouncer that will help soften and modify the light to enhance your subject. Also, it comes with a cinch strap to attach the Light Bouncer, eight rechargeable AA NiMH batteries, an eight-bay rapid battery charger, and two battery cases which can 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.
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.
Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
This Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes spreads and redirects the light from a portable flash to soften the quality of light and distribute it over a wider area. No exposure compensation is necessary with automatic flashes, but operating distances will be somewhat reduced.
The Light Bouncer can be used with slaves, or alone where low ceilings are not available, or where more direct but soft fill light is desired. It attaches to the flash head in seconds with the included touch-tab fasteners.
The silver insert adds a specular look to highlights. The gold insert adds a warm tone to the scene, particularly useful for outdoor fill-flash. These inserts attach with touch-tab fasteners to the bounce surface of the Light Bouncer to further modify the light.
Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes
Vello's Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes makes it easy to quickly attach accessories to your portable flash. It simply wraps around the head of your portable flash, eliminating the need for messy self-adhesive loops. Compatible with most on-camera shoe mounted flashes. It easily allows attachment of such Vello products as:
- FD-200 Light Bouncer
- FD-210 / Light Bouncer Plus
- FD-300 Universal Softbox Small
- FD-310 Universal Softbox Medium
- FD-320 Universal Softbox Large
- FD-400 5" Snoot/Reflector
- FD-410 8" Snoot/Reflector
- FD-500 Fabric Softbox
- FD-600 Honeycomb Grip 1/8"
- FD-610 Honeycomb Grip 1/4"
- FD-700 Light Shapers
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.