Welcome to Michael’s Blog!

Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist.


Canon 6D Crash Course Tutorial Training VideoNikon D7200 Crash Course DownloadNikon D5500 Crash CourseCanon SL1 Crash Course Training VideoCanon 600EX-RT Speedlite Crash CourseCanon 70D Training Tutorial Video Course
Michael's 2016 International Photography Contest
Viewing one post  |  view all recent posts

05.18.12         video  

Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT vs 580EXii - Is it worth the extra cost?


Here is my latest gear review on the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT. As you will see below, we have also just recently finished our Crash Course Training Tutorial Video on the 600, and as far as I know it is the only one available right now:



A couple notes on this video and the comparison between the two (as well as for clarity:)

Pros:
- Almost no miss fires with the 600's, and when it happened it was a battery issue (they were out of juice).
- The Dot Matrix Screen is much more pleasing to the eye and easier to understand.
- Once you get the hang of the controls, it is quicker and easier to navigate.
- The 600 is very, very similar in functionality to a 580EXii. Guide number wise, they are pretty much the same.
- I LOVE the dedicated wireless button the 600, it is very fast and pretty easy to get the hang of using.
- Yes I have personally upgraded, but I am not so convinced spending all that extra money was worth it, because I do not do tons and tons of off camera flash work. For most purposes, the 580 will work great.
- Mad props to Canon for changing the ST-E3 batteries to double A's. The battery for the ST-E2 was expensive ($20 each) and this adds a lot of value to the transmitter. The ST-E3 is also significantly smaller and lighter than the ST-E2.

Cons:
- As mentioned in the video, price is the biggest con.
- The 600's are a big bigger and heavier than the 580's
- The lack of optical controls and AF assist on the ST-E3 is irking to say the least.
- Not a fan that I have to push the -/+ button in Manual mode, even with the shortcut activated in C.Fn 13.

blog stats
posts: 3,899
comments: 11,839
visits:
archive by month
2016:   january  february  march  april  may  june
2015:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2014:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2013:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2012:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2011:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2010:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2009:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2008:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2007:   january  july  august  september  october  november  december
Nikon D750 Crash CourseNikon D7200 Crash Course DownloadNikon D610 Training Tutorial VideoNikon D5300 Crash Course DownloadCanon 7D Crash Course DVD Video LessonsBusiness Crash Course For PhotographersCanon T4i Training Tutorial Video ManualBH Photohttp://www.canontrainingvideo.com/index.php?main_pCanon 600EX-RT Speedlite Crash CourseCanon Rebel T2i Crash Course Training Lessons DVDPhotography Lighting Crash CourseMaven Adapter - Sky Cam ConnectorMA- Maui Screen Savers 2009Digital Photography Crash Course DVDCanon Speedlite Crash Course DVDCanon 6D Crash Course Tutorial Training VideoNikon D600 Tutorial Training Manual VideoAdvanced Photography Techniques Lessons DVDNikon D3200 Training Tutorial Video ManualPhotoshop Crash Course DVD Beginner LessonsCanon T3i Tutorial Training VideoCanon 70D Tutorial Training VideoCanon EOS 50D DVD Crash CourseNikon D7100 Crash Course Training Tutorial VideoCanon 5Diii Crash Course Training VideoMichael Andrew Lollipops | Photoshop Action SetPaintballer ProMichael Andrew Maui Desktop Wallpaper