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Can a T5i trigger a 600EX-RT flash by 'radio' when the 600EX-RT is off the camera?

MartinWormald
Apprentice
 
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I though the 430EX III-RT could not be used as a radio master/transmitter, only as a reciever. 

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kvbarkley
VIP

No, it has no radio capability, it has to use the built in flash for wireless control.

ebiggs1
Legend

It can with a remote trigger available from several manufactures.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

It can with a remote trigger available from several manufactures.


One of which is Canon. The Canon transmitter costs $280 at B&H. But the 430EX III-RT, which includes a radio receiver, is on sale for $260. And your 600EX-RT can serve as a transmitter, even if you have its flash head turned off. Which would give you the flexibility of two radio-capable flash units. There may be a no-brainer lurking in there somewhere.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Smiley Happy  Outstanding suggestion.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

TCampbell
Elite

There are no Canon camera models that have a built-in radio master that can control a flash.  Controlling a 600EX-RT via radio requires a radio transmitter such as:

 

1)  The ST-E3-RT transmitter

2)  Another 600EX-RT mounted on-camera and put it master mode, or

3)  A 430EX III-RT mounted on-camera and in master mode.

 

You can trigger the 600EX-RT in "optical" mode using the pop-up flash on the T5i.

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da

?

 

2)  Another 600EX-RT mounted on-camera and put it master mode, or

3)  A 430EX III-RT mounted on-camera and in master mode.

 

Isn't that what Bob from Boston and I said?  Smiley Wink

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

?

 

2)  Another 600EX-RT mounted on-camera and put it master mode, or

3)  A 430EX III-RT mounted on-camera and in master mode.

 

Isn't that what Bob from Boston and I said?  Smiley Wink


No Bob and you did not say that the 430 EX III RT could be used as a MASTER flash in radio wireless mode.

I though the 430EX III-RT could not be used as a radio master/transmitter, only as a reciever. 

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I would like to thank everyone for their help on this. I now know how to proceed.

 

I really appreciate all the input.

 

Martin

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