The Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Accessory Kit from B&H combines the high-performance Speedlite 600EX-RT flash unit with a bounce dome diffuser for softer, more flattering light emission, and a rapid charger with 4 NiMH rechargeable AA batteries to keep you always at the ready to get the most from your Speedlite.
The Speedlite 600EX-RT features a wireless multiple flash system using radio wave communication that provides precise control over as many as five groups or fifteen individual flashes at a distance of up to 98.4'. Communicating on 2.4 GHz frequency, it will not be interrupted by physical barriers. It is also very powerful, with a guide number of 197' (60 m) at ISO 100 and a zoom flash head that covers a 20-200mm range. It provides full swivel movement of 180° in both directions. Compatible with the AF frame of all EOS cameras, the Speedlite 600EX-RT even works perfectly with the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF found in the EOS-1D X and the EOS 5D Mark III. It supports all current versions of TTL, including evaluative E-TTL II.
A dot matrix LCD panel and backlit button provide easy visibility, and flash functions can be controlled via the camera's menu. A metal hot-shoe and a dust and water-resistant body allow it to be used in adverse conditions, and the included color filter holder and two orange color filters multiply your creative options.
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
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.
Watson Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2500mAh)
This Watson Rapid Charger comes with four 1.2V, 2500mAh AA NiMH batteries that are rechargeable up to 500 times. You can use it to charge four of the included batteries or optional AA NiCd, AAA NiMH, or AAA NiCd batteries. The charger's integrated micro-controller ensures that each battery is charged to its full capacity, and automatic charge cut-off prevents overcharging. Should the controller and automatic cut-off function both fail, the safety guard timer will kick in to ensure that the charger still shuts off after 6 hours. The charger also has circuit and polarity protection. Two LED indicators display charging status, and there are also two individually-monitored charging channels. The charger has switching 100-240 VAC power, enabling use all over the world. Its compact outlet prongs can fold in, making the unit more compact for storage.
Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
The Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT from Vello will diffuse the light output of the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT or Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT and YN600EX-RT II flash, producing softer shadows and a more natural glow rather than the harsher light effect when using a direct flash. The diffuser provides even coverage across the entire frame.
The lightweight, compact Bounce Dome simply slides onto and off the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT or Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT and YN600EX-RT II with customized fitting, and without the need for touch fastener tabs.