Yongnuo’s Affordable YN600EX-RT Speedlite Piggybacks on Canon’s Radio Trigger System

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Yongnuo has announced a new Speedlite YN600EX-RT for Canon strobists. The radio-controlled flashgun comes with a variable electronic zoom head that shifts between 20 and 200mm, plus it can be tuned for high-speed sync up to 1/8000 second.

Once paired with a the YN-E3-RT radio the flash can also be set up to fire with E-TTL mode and manual power control. The best thing about Yongnuo flashes is users can ride on Canon’s official radio transmission protocol whilst being a cheaper alternative to Canon own Speedlite, the 600EX-RT. Just keep in mind the YN600EX-RT is not compatible with Yongnuo’s 2.4GHz triggering systems, including the RF-603 and YN-622.

Yongnuo has yet to release a price for the Speedlite YN600EX-RT but it should arrive this October. Until then check past the jump for more images and specs on this flashgun.

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Yongnuo YN600EX-RT

  • Guide number of 60 (ISO-100, 200mm)
  • Electronic zoom head 20–200mm
  • E-TTL and manual power control
  • “Dumb” S1/S2 optical slave modes
  • Canon RT wireless support (master and slave)
  • Canon AND Nikon optical transmission wireless support
  • High-speed sync to 1/8000 second
  • PC sync
  • External power socket for high-voltage battery packs
  • USB firmware updates

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.