Reviews and Problems with Canon Speedlite ST-E3-RT
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Value for money 4
Overall quality 8
Where's the AF assist beam?
4 days ago
Conclusion: Everything works great except No AF Assist Beam. Need that beam, put that in asap. The main flash 600EX-RT must be mounted on the camera at all time at night time, so what's the point of buying this ST-E3-RT then?
Pros: quiet, Good Exposure performance, Superior build quality, Fast recycling time
Conclusion: Also have a single 600 flash. Wish they had an adaptor for my 580 flash. But great for getting rid of the cord for macro, hand pointing the flash, remote location of flash. I will be adding at least 1 more 600 flash to the arsenal.
Pros: quiet, Good Exposure performance, Superior build quality, Fast recycling time, convenience, same display as 600 flash
Conclusion: Canon had a winner with the older ST-E2 but is a bit short with the new radio transmitter ST-E2-RT. The omission of the focus assist light is major. My Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III cameras can focus well in daylight, but a dark room it is a challenge. The cameras just miss too much without a focus assist light. Canon omitted this feature and any other maker of radio transmitters also has no assist. So Canon has a great radio tool that may not deliver focus.
Pros: quiet, Superior build quality
Cons: no focus assist, large investment, can't talk to radios from the past, only 100' range
Conclusion: Right out of the box, it performed exceptionally well. This is a long over due product that filled a gap that was provided by third party manufacturers, that tried to please everyone. This transmitter excels in the following points: 1-Controls the speedlites in both ETTL and M modes. 2-Controlls multiple flash groups, which opens the possibilities to infinite amount of combinations. 3-Eliminates the need to touch the remote flashes.