Canon Releases Fast & Powerful Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Product Summary

  • Model name: Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Release Date: 11 May 2016
  • Availability: June 2016
  • Price: $579.99
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H

Key features

  • Shoot faster and for longer
  • Reliable performance on and off-camera
  • Creative off-camera lighting from any direction using radio wireless control
  • Powerful performance, with guide number 60 (m, ISO100)
  • Easy to use, with intuitive controls and an information display

The Speedlite 600EX II-RT delivers uncompromised performance, making it the perfect companion for the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II. Firing up to 50 per cent more flashes continuously compared with its predecessor, and a 100 per cent increase when used with the new CP-E4N, it ensures you capture even more of the action. The new and improved heat measure technology prevents overheating and allows longer bursts of flashes.

A guide number of 60m at ISO 100 allows you to creatively light your subject over a wide range of distances and large areas, ideal for capturing the whole congregation at a wedding. Thanks to a wide lens coverage, from 20mm to 200mm, or to 14mm via the built-in adapter, photographers can easily control how light is spread across a subject.

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For creative illumination, the flash features a wireless slave function, enabling photographers to make the most of off-camera lighting. The radio control function, pioneered by Canon, provides further creative freedom, allowing photographers to build mood and atmosphere into a scene at up to 30m away by simulating multi-directional light. Up to 15 Speedlites² can be used together off-camera for dramatic multi-flash photography – great when shooting interiors.

For portraiture specialists, the new and included bounce adapter SBA-E3 provides more freedom to bounce light from walls and ceilings for a softer, more natural result, whilst the rotating bounce flash eliminates unwanted shadows. The new clip-on hard coloured filters further helps when balancing flash with ambient light.

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Guide No. (ISO100).meters 60 (200mm)
Zoom head Yes
focal length coverage 20-200mm
Coverage with wide panel 14mm
Auto zoom for sensor size Yes
Auto exposure control E-TTLII/E-TTL/TTL
High speed sync (FP) Yes
Manual / output settings Yes – 1/1-1/128
Manual steps 1/3 step
Strobe / output settings Yes – 1/4-1/128
Frequency 1-500Hz (199Hz using optical slave function)
FE lock Yes
Flash exposure compensation Yes
Flash Exposure bracketing Yes
Second-curtain flash sync Yes
Modelling flash Yes
Colour temperature info communication Yes
Transmitter Yes
Transmission type Optical / Radio
Transmitter Max range approx Indoors: 0.7-15m / 30m Outdoors: 0.7-10m / 30m
Slave Yes
No of groups 3 / 5
No of channels 4 / 15
Remote Shutter Release Yes
Up 45, 60, 75 and 90 °
Down 7 °
Left 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180 °
Right 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180°
AF-assist beam Yes
Number of AF points supported 1 – 65
AF-assist beam type Infra-red
Battery 4 x AA batteries
Minimum recycling time *1 Approx. 3.3 sec
External power supply Yes – CP-E4 / CP-E4N
Dust and water resistance Yes
Mounting foot material Metal
Custom function 15 (6 personal functions)
Flash settings from camera menus *2 Yes
External flash exposure sensor Yes
PC terminal Yes
Compatible  Accessories Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N / CP-E4 Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

EX Series Speedlite with Slave function Off-camera shoe cord OC-E3

Bounce Adapter SBA-E3 Color Filter SCF-E3OR1 Color Filter SCF-E3OR2

Dedicated flash bracket SB-E2
Size (W x H x D), mm *3 78.7 x 143.2 x 122.7
Weight (Excluding batteries), grams 435g