Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

B&H # CA600EX MFR # 5296B002
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Product Highlights

  • 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)
  • Tilts from -7 to +90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Stroboscopic Mode & Color Filter Holder
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5.5 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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Canon 600EX-RT overview

  • 1Description

Complete with built-in radio transmission wireless functionality, the Speedlite 600EX-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 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-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-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 which provide a recycle time of 0.1-5.5 seconds, though it does have a port for an optional external power pack. It comes with a color filter holder with case, a light orange filter, a dark orange filter, a mini stand, and a Speedlite case.

AF assist beam works with up to 61-point High Density Reticular AF system
There are 18 custom functions and 7 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: 013803136692
In the Box
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
  • SCH-E1 Color Filter Holder for 600EX-RT
  • SCF-E1 Color Filter Set for 600EX-RT
  • Color Filter Holder Case
  • Mini Stand
  • Speedlite Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 600EX-RT specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 197'  / 60.05 m ISO 100 at 200 mm Position
    Exposure Control E-TTL / E-TTL II, Manual
    Angle of Coverage 94° - 12°
    Wide-Angle Adapter: 114°
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
    Bounce Head -7 to +90°
    Swivel Head 360°
    Coverage 14 - 200 mm (Full Frame)
    Distance Range 1.64 to 98.43' (0.5 to 30 m) at f/1.4
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 20 - 200 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC, Proprietary
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 5.5 Seconds
    Flash Duration 0.0018 - 0.0023 sec @ Full Power
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/2 and 1/3 EV steps)
    Wireless Operation Method: RF
    Distance: Up to 98.43' / 30 m
    Method: Optical pulse
    Distance: Up to 49.21' / 15 m
    Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
    Wireless Groups 5 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.1 x 5.6 x 4.9" / 80.0 x 143.0 x 125.0 mm
    Weight 14.99 oz / 425 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 6.2 x 5.1"

    Canon 600EX-RT reviews

    Speedlite 600EX-RT is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1019.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest flash ever used worth the cost I used a non Canon Flash for the last couple of years. I always had issues controlling the flash and the image was to dark or blown out. When the opportunity arose to purchase the 600 ex-rt at a real good price I figured why not what do I have to loose. I used it this past weekend for a wedding shoot. The match up was perfect to my 1dx. It synced without missing a step. The images came out perfect on the screen, they were even better on the computer. SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY ON THIS FLASH !!!! you won't be sorry.
    Date published: 2016-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT I recently purchased 5-Canon Speedlites 600EX-RT’s to replace all my 5- 580EXII’s and I sold all my pocket radios receivers. Just as a measure for those who are contemplating to purchase the 600EX-RT’s I still have my first Canon 10D though all the 5D’s- 60D-1DMk 2n-1DKk III & IV. All of them sync at HHS and work flawlessly in all modes “except” the Group feature, & I have a way around that, but will post my findings’ as I have not had the time to-do so at the moment. Hopefully Canon might release a firmware to the existing models to add the group feature in use.
    Date published: 2012-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi Flash Set-up overexpozure This is a reaction to the previous review below by njw1224 from Wheeling, WV. It seems that there is an over exposure problem when using multiple flash set-ups with the 600EX Rt/600EX. This can happen if there are three firing groups - A, B, and C. If a firing group C has been added and an over exposure results, avoid firing group C toward the main subject as this will likely cause the said overexposure. Alternatively, eliminate firing group C, and lump the extra slaves (from the now defunct firng group C) to firing group B or A. This works 99% of the time even if you point all flashes to the main subject. The phenomenon of over exposure in multi flash set-ups has been mentioned in pages 87 and 112 of the 600EX RT manual.
    Date published: 2012-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Flash Everything has been well thought-out about this system. The new group functionality is great. I never really tried to figure out the old ratio system used for previous speedlights. The usability of the RT system is perfect. I use a 2.4 GHz radio trigger for my studio strobes that has a ttl pass-through shoe on the transmitter. With this, mixing the manual and RT-TTL system works perfectly. There's no radio interference. If the 600 or ST-E3-RT could do 2nd curtain wireless sync and control the zoom-head wirelessly it would be 100% perfect. In any case this is the best speedlight Canon has ever made and the best wireless TTL system I've ever used.
    Date published: 2012-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best canon speedlite to date I have most of the speedlites by Canon. I also have several other brands. This one was bought for my 5 D mk III, and qickly has become the favorite. The built quality is the best that I have seen, and the easy menu is a pleasure to work with. As far as performance goes, it is flawless and is also very good on batteris (even with some pretty heavy use). Fast recycling and consistant output is the best that I have had with self contained powered speedlite. Very, very happy with it.
    Date published: 2012-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Radio Controlled Flash Best flash for Canon users. Only drawback is the price but if you figure in the cost of pocket wizards it is a far better system at a lower price that even does full off camera ETTL and hi-speed sync. I found it here on sale for $$($$off the normal price). An even better deal is the B&H 2 x 600ET-RTs and 1 x ST-E3-RT package I found on sale for $$. You can control everything from your camera (2012 or newer camera is required), use the 600 flash as a master, or with the ST-E3-RT controller. Does everything off camera except 2nd curtain sync. I really like the zoom range of 14mm - 200mm. Still waiting for a 430EX-RT as a smaller radio flash.
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT I am adding this flash unit to an existing 580EX. Comparing them side by side I can say that the 600EX-RT is significantly better with regard to features, evenness of light, and versatility. I really like the features of this flash unit. I have owned many different flash units over the years...Quantum, Vivitar, Nikon, and Sunpak to name a few. The advances of this unit is remarkable. I also purchased a Canon 6D and have enjoyed the manipulation of features through the camera setting. I did not have this with my 5D. I am pleased with the results from this flash--also using the Vello modifier for an even light situation.
    Date published: 2014-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Flash This flash is absolutely amazing. I owned a 580EX prior to purchasing this flash. It was an upgrade that was well worth it. The flash is very powerful and having the wireless capabilities built into the flash has changed the way I shoot. I consider myself an advanced amateur and flash photography has been a bit intimidating at times. I took some classes with Canon and I am no longer intimidated with flash. When I couple this flash with the remote transmitter, I have been able to get so much more creative with my shooting. The only real downside I have is that the flash is a bit expensive. However, when considering the fact that you don't need to buy remote triggers such as Pocket Wizards, the overall value of this flash makes sense. I just purchased a refurbished 600EX-RT through Canon's online store. I'm excited about the options I'll have with two flash units now.
    Date published: 2014-08-26
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