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CanonSpeedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Great picture quality (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weddings (7)
  • Family photos (5)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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5.0

So much fun

By Rick

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

This set pairs well with my 5d Mk III. It's great being able to control everything from the camera no matter where the flashes are. Easy setup and intuitive controls. Love it.

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5.0

Life Changing

By AHerchPhotography.com

from Oceanport, New Jersey

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Life Changing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

    The new radio 600s are insane. They communicate well and always fire on command, creating beautiful photos. I am buying 2 more.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Just what I wanted

    By timmytot

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Best Flash With A 7d 6d
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

      This was a great kit. It cost less than purchasing the components separately. The 600ex-RT reviews speak for themselves. I am happy with the purchase.

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      5.0

      flash photography made easy

      By anovick

      from Needham, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Awkward Display Viewing

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

      The ST-E3-RT / 600EX-RT combo really gives you control of flash photography.

      I mount the ST-E3-RT in the hot shoe of my 5Drs, and place the 600EX-RTs on umbrella stands. I've labeled each of the 600EX-RTs with the group IDs (A,B,C,D) to make things easy for me when choosing to reduce output on one or more flashes by x f-stops.

      I put a 430EX-RT III on the flash bracket mounted on the 5Dsr (the 430 is smaller and lighter).

      Full control and No cables. Not even on the flash bracket mounted 430!

      I wish the display was rear facing instead of on the top. It makes it a bit awkward to see and adjust settings, especially when the flash bracket is in place over the camera body.

      All in all, it's still a great setup.

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      • No

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      5.0

      WOW!

      By Ron

      from Bucks County, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

          These Speedlites linked to the ST-E3-RT transmitter are an absolute joy to work with! Once they are linked and set up in softboxes, no need to touch them again except for positioning. All adjustments,(power level,ETTL or manual, or group) are all made from the camera. I LOVE these units.

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          4.0

          Great wireless bundle

          By Blurboy59

          from Tulsa, OK

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

              This is a great wireless flash bundle that can accomplish most any two light field situation. Powerful, controllable, compact and versatile.

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              4.0

              Great wireless set up

              By Blurboy

              from Tulsa, OK

              Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

              This set up works flawlessly. Very controlable, powerful and compact. And a good price for the kit.

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              5.0

              This changes everything

              By symes

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable Studio
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                The easy way to take your studio on the road.

                Exceptionally quick to setup the wireless connection between controller and slave units, then complete control of light output can be had from the controller without returning to the individual flash units.

                There are many speedlite modifiers out there now, Westcott, Gary Fong etc. which really enable you to create studio conditions with this system without lugging large strobes.

                This isn't a detailed review to the 600EX-RT flashgun, just the wireless system.

                I have three 600EX-RTs and each one can be dialed in and managed directly from the camera and the angle of the ST-E3-RT is perfect to view because it sits in a plane with the standard LCD on the top of the camera. Although it does add height to the camera, it is fairly low profile and you don't feel as though you're going to knock it as you walk around with the camera.

                I have used separate groups for each flashgun and you can adjust them and even turn them on and off from firing directly from the camera. The modeling light feature also works well and allows you to layer in each light at a time and look at the effects and angles of light and shadow.

                I can't find a single negative to add regarding this setup.

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                5.0

                Exceptional equipment

                By Mike M

                from Cleveland OH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                  The Speedlite 600EX-RT Two Flash Wireless Kit by Canon is essential for your lighting needs. I use this setup with umbrellas and as independent flashes. You have complete control of a great system that communicates well with each piece.

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                  5.0

                  It really works

                  By Andres

                  from Iceland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                  I tested the units in auto mode and it was effortless. Of course flash photography is complex and much is needed to create something good looking, but for casual flash photography with two flashes the result was a lot better than I hoped for. The manual controls were typical with all adjustments. I found out that the zoom feature of the flash, e.g. to make the beam narrow, gave new possibilities. Short range using 100 - 200mm could illuminate a face or a book the motive was holding. In short, well built, reliable and works well.

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                  5.0

                  I'am already saving to buy two more.

                  By Larch photo

                  from Yukon, Okla

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                    Love that the transmitter & receiver are build into flashes

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Better than 580's

                    By Bsd

                    from Wisconsin

                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                    600's with the e3 trigger is much easier and more reliable than line of sight 580's. Still learning the menus and haven't had much use with then but being able to control flash power from the w3 on camera is a dream come true.

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                    5.0

                    Loving this equipment

                    By Lee

                    from Fort Bragg, NC

                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                    I am not a professional photographer, but I love taking pictures of my son whether he is playing outside or I am taking some cute indoor portraits. The indoor lighting just wasn't cutting it, and I decided on this package after many weeks of researching external flashes. I just had to watch a YouTube video on how to link the transmitter to the slave units, and I was ready to go. It was so easy! The umbrellas seem sturdy enough to do the job intended, and I have been playing around with positioning the umbrellas to see how they effect the images. I have yet to test the flashes outdoors, but it is on my to do list. Great product, and I hope it lasts :)

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                    5.0

                    Added this kit to my one 600EX-RT

                    By RossA

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                    So now I have 3 600EX-RT's! It took me no time to configure the ST-E3-RT transmitter and link them to the 3 flashes. I put the transmitter on my 6D and took a couple of shots. Child's play with amazing results. Love it and plan to get a second transmitter for my 70D so I can shoot both at the same time during my shoots. Yes the transmitter lacks a number of features as described in some of the other reviews but overall the integration and automation is amazing making it an overall very powerful solution. The attached picture was my second shot making a few minor corrections after the first. Very easy and very fast. I recommend the Canon 600EX-RT flash and kit 100%!!

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                    5.0

                    Canon Got It Right, Awesome

                    By Ren

                    from MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                      This is an awesome product by Canon. The idea of shooting off camera flash and getting studio quality photos makes it all worth the investment. If you are a serious photographer and you liked working with the 580ex II, then you are going to love this one.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent kit and flexibility

                      By Poweruser

                      from UK

                      Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                      With one speedlite, you could achieve a lot. With two, I have lot of flexibility and room to experiment. These flashes and controller are fantastic, step change improvement from 580's and manual triggers, here I have the flexibility to combine Ettl with Manual.

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                      5.0

                      Nice Bundle

                      By Bikeguy

                      from New York City

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                          As a bundle and on sale this is an investment that feels totally worth it. Build quality all around is excellent.

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                          5.0

                          Great deal if you're starting RT.

                          By Chris

                          from Northern NJ

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                          If you are looking to get into RT, this is one of the best ways to do it. You'll likely need more than one flash and the transmitter anyway, making this buy both convenient and a great deal. I recently purchased this and with the Google Wallet bonus, each speedlite came out to under $[$]. I think this is the price that Canon sells as refurbished when they offer 20% off a couple times a year. And that's if you can find it during those rare moments it's in stock. Also, I purchased my first 600 for $[$] and thought that was nice!I don't know much about flash and have a lot to learn but a little testing proved this is easy to setup and get going. There are many great reviews about both the flash and the transmitter. I just wanted to emphasis the great deal B&H has by offering this as a kit.

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                          5.0

                          B&H is reading my mind!

                          By Nightnoise

                          from Denver, CO

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                          If you are Canon user, have a recent DSLR like a 5D Mark III or 6D, and don't already have one of these components, then this is the sweetest deal yet! It is a big chuck of money at once, but I can tell you I was headed down this road already. You can do a lot with these three products. Unless you are Syl Arena or Joe McNally this may be all you need in the flash department.

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                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Added 2 more Speedlites to my set

                          By Jay

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Ease of Use

                          Cons

                          • Pricy

                          Best Uses

                          • Engagements
                          • Portraits
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Essential Two Flash Wireless Kit:

                          I use flashes for portrait, engagement and wedding photography when needed. I had one Speedlite 600EX-RT previously but wanted two more for more advances set ups. This bundle with the included transmitter met my need as it also frees up all the flashes off camera and from any cables. Its pricy but great if you can afford it.

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