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Has anyone determined if the 6D is compatible with the Speedlite 600EX and RC communication. I have been trying to determine if Canon withheld this technology as a way to further separate the 6D from the 5D III and 1Dx. The UK brochure says in the spec page: External Flash: E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support (with optional accessory).
This could simply be the IR controller not the radio controller. I am interesting in moving to the 6D from my 5D-II as it would be a landscape body. I use a 24 f3.5L TS and would love to be able to use my iPad as a monitor to adjust the lens... the wifi ability would make this ideal and save me a lot of hassle with wires and the purchase of a dedicated external monitor. I have also wanted to experiment with remote flashes in night photography. By setting the flashes at a distance, you can really do some interesting magic in night imagery. While the 5DIII is a the best all around camera, the 6D / 7D combo seems like a nice pairing for a nature generalist like me.
Might just need to buy one at Best Buy today and figure all this out for myself
I do off-camera flash, sometimes at night...the new wireless tech that Canon has with the 600 series speedlites sounds great (I've yet to try it), but the price is very prohibitive for me. You can get everything except the TTL (which you wouldn't want being a 'strobist' at night anyway) for much, much cheaper. I use the LP160 speedlites ($160) and Cactus V5 triggers ($35). You can pretty much get a full kit for the price of one 600EX.
I have noticed that when I'm using these triggers, my x-sync is more like 1/160 instead of 1/200 on my 5Dc. You mileage may vary.