June 7, 2012

behind the scenes video: using the Canon Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites

In my review of the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, I raved about the ease of use of the new speedlite by Canon that has built-in radio transmitters. The same with my subsequent review: Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite - this system is going to have a huge impact.

The behind-the-scenes video clip as I set every thing up, is of the photo session with Molly K where I used the Canon 600EX-RT speedlites (B&H) and ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter (B&H) during an actual shoot. You can actually hear the thought-process.


equipment used during this photo session

Canon 600EX-RT (B&H)
ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter (B&H)
Canon CP-E4 battery pack (B&H)
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS (B&H)
Canon 5D Mark II

Lastolite Hot Shoe EZYBOX Softbox Kit (24″x24″) (B&H)
Manfrotto 1051BAC - small (B&H);  Manfrotto 1004BAC - tall (B&H)
Frio ColdShoe Mount, ver2 (B&H)
black foamie thing

video clip shot with:
Nikon D4 camera (B&H)
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED AF-S (B&H)


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mark Karlsberg July 2, 2013 at 8:46 am

I look forward to your Tangents every month. It is always filled with well thought out advice, great techniques I can put to use right away. I recently bought 3 of the New Canon 600RT flashes and was considering the purchase of the ST-E3-RT. Watching this month’s featured video solidified my decision. Seems like the real deal. Your images of that shoot
were wonderful. Thanks for sharing it. Your generosity is very much appreciated.


2 Zena Quinn November 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Great video, thanks for sharing. What was the name of the little flash mounts that you used on the small light stands?


3 Zena Quinn November 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Sorry Neil I just saw the Frio cold shoe mount above. It looks like it is discountinued by B&H, do you have any other suggestions for a good cold shoe mount for light stands?


4 Neil vN November 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

It is now available as Frio ColdShoe Mount, ver2 (B&H)


5 Zena Quinn November 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Great, thanks Neil.


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