YongNuo have now released images and details of their coming flagship YN600EX-RT flash unit, last estimated to be available around October 2014.
Like the already available YN-E3-RT transmitter unit, the YN600EX-RT flash will be directly compatible with the RT radio system built into Canon’s own 600EX-RT flash, and ST-E3-RT transmitter units.
- Guide Number 60m (ISO-100, 200mm)
- Canon RT Wireless Support (Master and Slave Modes)
- Electronic zoom head 20–200mm
- E-TTL and Manual Power Control
- HSS (High Speed Sync) to 1/8000 Second
- Canon and Nikon Optic Wireless Slave Modes
- S1 and S2 Optical Slave Modes
- PC Sync Port
- External High Voltage Battery Port
- USB firmware updates
Like the YongNuo YN-E3-RT, the YN600EX-RT flash unit appears to provide most of the major functions of the original Canon flash.
And as with the YN-E3-RT, its also likely there may be extra functions added over time which go beyond what is available in the Canon units. Already Optic Wireless Slave modes for both Canon and Nikon flash systems are supported in the YN600EX-RT flash.
The YN600EX-RT will also be YongNuo’s first flash unit available with both HSS (High Speed Sync) functions and an External HV Battery Port in the same flash.
The YN600EX-RT flashes are not directly compatible with the radio system built in to the popular YN-622C TTL triggers. Though they will still function with the YN-622C system provided a YN-622C receiver is also attached to each YN600EX-RT flash foot.
New Chinese flash manufacturer Shanny, have also recently promised a Canon 600EX-RT compatible flash to be released around the end of August. So although the YongNuo flash was last stated as possibly due around October, there may now be a bit of a race on to at least show these flashes are really on their way soon.
Price and Availability –
The Yongnuo YN600EX-RT are expected to be available around September to October (2014).
Price is generally around half that of the Canon units, so quite possibly even under $250.
YongNuo – Website
YongNuo – YN-E3-RT