Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter

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Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
Key Features
  • Wireless Transmission
  • 5 Groups or 15 Individual Speedlites
  • Range Up to 98.4'
  • Compact Design & Reliable Construction
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.

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Canon ST-E3-RT Overview

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.

Newly-designed wireless system uses 2-way radio wave communication for enhanced communication among master and slave units. Achieves a transmission distance of up to 98.4' (30 m), all at a 360 degree angle.
Up to 5 groups, or 15 individual flashes can be controlled via 1 transmitter.
Supports E-TTL II flash, manual flash, stroboscopic and auto external flash metering.
Dot matrix LCD panel displays all pertinent information simultaneously and backlit control panel means easy operation.
8 types of custom functions, 3 types of personal functions.
Improved hot shoe contacts for more reliable information transmission and operation.
Slave operation confirmation:
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
Not compatible with earlier Speedlite models such as 580EX II
UPC: 013803142488

Canon ST-E3-RT Specs

TypeRadio transmissions wireless Speedlite transmitter
Transmission RangeApprox. 98.4 ft. (30m)
Flash ControlRatio control: 1:8 - 1:1 - 8:1, power 1/3-stop increments
CoverageFlash coverage: Transmission Angle: 360° all around
Power Source2x AA/LRG Alkaline Batteries (Ni-MH and Lithium batteries can also be used)
Battery Life: Approx. 10 hours continuously when using AA/LR6 alkaline batteries (At a room temperature of 73°F/+23°C).
Dimensions2.65 x 2.42 x 3.05" (67.4 x 61.5 x 77.4 mm)
Weight3.9 oz (110 g) excluding battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 4.65 x 4.5"
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question

Hello Sir, I am using canon 5d Mark III with speedlite 600ex rt flash. I stay in India. Can I use this transmitter in India with 5d & 600 ex rt.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this transmitter is able to be used with your 5D Mk III and 600EX RT flash in India.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this transmitter work with any of my Pocket Wizard receivers? That would let me use other flashes in addition to the new Canon RT flashes.
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, the Canon ST-E3-RT is not compatible with PocketWizards. They work on a different frequency/frequencies. The Canon ST-E3-ET is only compatible with Canon flashes that have RT capability.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2020-09-23

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Does the ST-E3 allow you to shoot at extremely high shutter speeds like PocketWizard (which can allow shooting at 1/8000 of a second)?
Asked by: Anonymous
As indicated on page 19 of the Canon ST-E3-RT Wireless Transmitter Instruction Manual, High-Speed Sync is only compatible with Canon EOS Digital Cameras released since 2012. High-Speed Sync would not be available on Canon Film or Digital cameras released up to 2011. Those cameras currently include the Canon EOS 1D C, 1D X, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 60Da, T4i, T5i, SL1, and T5.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2020-09-23

Does the ST-E3-RT work with the Canon R5 body?

Does the ST-E3-RT work with the Canon R5 body?
Asked by: Tim
The flash works. This will work. CHECK to see if there is a built in transmitter in the camera that would work the flash.
Answered by: Donald
Date published: 2021-04-27

Shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III will the Canon ...

Shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III will the Canon ST-E3 Speedlight Transmitter support ALL the functions of the new Wescott FJ Strobe (High Speed Sync up to 1/8000s, Freeze Mode, TTL, and Rear Curtain Sync with 6 groups and 16 wireless channels? I've also read about a "sync port" on the strobe. Do you just put the Canon ST-E3 into the hot shoe on the camera for everything to be operational or do you need to do something with the sync port? Finally, I know from an answer tiven in June 2016 that the Canon ST-E3 Speedlight Transmitter worked with the YongNuo YN560III speedlite. Can you give me a current list of non-Canon speedlights (brands and models) that the ST-E3 transmitter currently works with?
Asked by: Elliott
The ST-E3 is only capable of 5 groups and 15 channels. It is compatible with the FJ-400. It is not compatible with a YN560III. It is compatible with the YN 600EX and YN 600 EXII.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-01-18

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In a setup with ST-E3-Rt in hot shoe and 600 as slave, would the 600 flash trigger a 580EX to fire as my third flash.
Asked by: Anonymous
If I read the question correctly, the 600 is not attached to the Camera shoe. The ST-E3-RT is. With this knowledge, the ST-E3-Rt would fire the 600 which in turn would fire the 500. I believe the real question would be if the 600 can receive wireless from the ST-E3-Rt and send optical to the 500 slave. Is this scenario possible?
Answered by: Allen K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is there any other Canon flash besides the 600RT that will work with the ST-E3-RT?
Asked by: Anonymous
The ST-E3-RT is only compatible with Canon flashes that have built-in RT. At this time, the 600EX-RT would be the only compatible flash.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Your what's in the box tab lists a soft case and warranty card, but what about an instruction manual and software disk - are these included?
Asked by: Anonymous
The transmitter is also supplied with an instruction manual, pardon our oversight on that item in the inclusion list. Canon does not offer any software as an accompaniment to this transmitter, so therefore no software is included with it.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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