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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

BH #CA600EX • MFR #5296B002
Canon Speedlite 600EX-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-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.
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Canon 600EX-RT Overview

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

Canon 600EX-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, Stroboscopic
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
Weight14.99 oz / 425 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.22 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 6.3 x 5.05"
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ISTHIS SPEEDLITE COMPATIBLE WITH A CANON DIGITAL REBEL EOS FROM ABOUT 2004?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it will be compatible with any Canon Digital Rebel.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I want to buy the 600EXRT and STE3RT for my canon 60d. I have been reading articles and watching videos and several times it was stated that the feature of the speedlight/radio trans that sends ETTL II info from camera to off-camera 600EXRT actually DOES NOT work with cameras older than 2012. If i bought this and it doesnt send this info then it really wouldnt be any different than my 580EX. So please could you tell me if ALL features including ETTL transmitting is compatible with my 60d? Because I cannot remember if its older than 2012
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, your 60D will not work, as it does not feature a compatible 3-pin connection type. For models introduced before the launch of the Speedlite 600EX-RT, such as the EOS 7D, 5D Mark II and so on, youll need to connect the optional Canon Speedlite Release Cable SR-N3. One end of the SR-N3 cord plugs into a single-pin socket on the upper-left side of the 600EX-RT or ST-E3-RT. The opposite end is a standard 3-pin N3 type remote control connector, which plugs into the remote control socket of mid-range and high-end EOS SLR cameras.Please note that all EOS Rebel models to date, as well as the EOS 60D, use a different single-pin remote control socket on the camera body and are not compatible with the SR-N3 cord. Because Canon doesnt (as of mid-2013) market a compatible adapter or connecting cord this means that Remote Release and Linked Shooting are not compatible with these cameras, unfortunately. However, any older EOS SLR model with the 3-pin N3 remote control socket can use the new radio-controlled Speedlite system for either remote firing method, via the optional SR-N3 cord. You can read the full write up at Canon DLC:http://bit.ly/1dkIdrpThere will be a list of compatible models. At present, there is not a single-pin remote cable being made.
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does the Canon 600EX-RT come with a battery and charger?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon 600EX-RT does not come with batteries or a charger, as this flash runs off of four AA alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable Ni-MH batteries. A great option for this battery type that will last a considerable amount of time are the Panasonic Eneloop Rechargeable AA Ni-MH Batteries with Charger: http://bhpho.to/XhVEXH
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does the ZOOM feature calibrate to the 1.6 Crop factor, when zooming a EF-S lens on an APS-C Camera? IE does 18MM on the 18-135 Kit lens, show 28.8?Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the flash recognizes the sensor size in the camera and automatically adjusts the optimum flash coverage for the effective focal length of the lens in a range of 20-200mm.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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will the 600ex-rt fit the canon 60d
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the 600EX-RT flash is fully compatible with the Canon EOS 60D.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

What is different between the Canon 600EX-RT and ...

What is different between the Canon 600EX-RT and 600EX II-RT?
Asked by: Mark
600EX II-RT - easier menu and faster recycle
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-22

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Will it work with canon sl1
Asked by: cool d.
Yes, the 600EX-RT is compatible with the Canon SL1.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

do these work with the pocket wizards or do i need to by something else so I can use the flash off camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
To add to Heather S's reply, there are several ways to use the flash off-camera, depending on which camera you have. The Pocket Wizards are one approach. If you own a 7D, or a few other supported Canon cameras, you can use the built-in flash to optically trigger the off-camera flash. You have the option of also firing the built-in flash, or not. In other words, the built-in flash can trigger the external flash without adding light to the picture if you want. On cameras like the 5D, where there is no built-in flash to trigger the 600EX, you need to have some way to trigger it. In addition to the options Heather mentioned (a pair of Pocket Wizards or the Canon ST-E3-RT), a cheaper option to start with is a short flash cable. You can buy these in lengths of a few feet to 10's of feet. Another option is to buy a 2nd 600EX-RT and put that on your camera. The on-camera 600EX-RT can trigger with the off-camera flash, or can trigger the off-camera flash without adding it's own light to the picture.
Answered by: Andrew G.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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