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| p.1 #9 · Anybody Tried The New PocketWizard TT5 Beta for Canon 600-EXRT Flash? |
Yes, I am sooooo thrilled that we have several options these days. Before RP decided to invent the radio controlled TTL system I was dreaming of having that option. Now we have a handful. Though not everyone is taking their time to understand the quirks about it. I see it as advancements and I can work around the issues. Life goes on
I believe I've spent less money than many users because I actually read about the issues before moving forward. Some people feel the need for the latest and greatest (580EXII at the time) even though it gave them nothing over the 550EX (for remote purposes).
The cover comes with the TT5 so you wouldn't spend any additional money. It doesn't really make sense to me to send a 580EXII in for the RF modification when the 550EX was available to purchase used; I've purchased several from KEH for $165 each. With a flash sitting in a remote area I prefer it to be something cheap anyway; why have an expensive flash sitting on a stand when at some point someone will knock it over
Lastly, 1/8000 is great to have only if you have a few/couple of flashes to make up for the loss of light with the increased shutter speeds. This is another reason I decided on less expensive 550EX flashes over multiple 580EX I, II, or even the 600EX-RT. I have 4 of these flashes and an AlienBee 1600. There is no way I can justify 4 600EX-RTs. The 550EX and the AB can be controlled with the PW ControlTL system, whereas the 600EX can only control itself....when I need more power the AB kicks in.