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Shot a full wedding a week ago with 2 X 5D3's and 4 X 600Ex's.
- the 600Ex-RT's are a DREAM! No more cybersynchs, radio poppers or PW's! No more cables that occasionally act up! No more additional batteries that need to be checked! I have 'synchs, RP JrX's and RP PX's so there's a significant amount of space savings in my bag.
- Going wireless on the 600EX's is simply a matter of pressing the link button. You can cycle through Radio-Master, Radio-Slave, Optical-Master, Optical-Slave, and back to normal, non-linked shooting. There's a CF funtion to disable Optical triggering...I recommend disabling optical triggering to take away 2 additional options you need to cycle through (unless you want optical triggering!).
- setting up flash groups and controlling ratios is VERY intuitive.
- switching between ETTL and Manual is easy as pie.
- I found the included colour filter holders and gels a little clunky - didn't use them. I definitely prefer velcro and cut gel strips that I can put on and rip off at a moments notice...but my 600EX's a so new I couldn't bring myself to gum them up with velcro... ;-)
- some images looked a tad over-expposed on the LCD but on the PC they look perfect.
- I found myself shooting more and more in ETTL as the results seemed to be improved. I'm usually in full manual flash at a reception. I did need to switch to manual when shooting dancers that were back-lit by the DJ's lights.
- decided to forgo the ST-E3 as I prefer to have on camera flash when I need it...like when drunk aunts grab you at the reception and insist you take their photos cuz they're feeling 25 years younger and sexy!
- I caved and bought an ST-E3.