Which Quantum equipment is compatible with the new Canon 600EX-RT flash.?

Need to know which Quantum products will work with the Canon 600EX-RT.
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  • I have the new Canon 600 RT flash. how soon before Quantum has a turbo cable for this flash?
    or does the same cable work on both the 600 and the 580 EX?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    New cable for Canon 600EX-RT Speedlight.
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  • I have both the MB5 and MB2 cables and looking at the canon 600ex flash, will one of these work with it?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Can I use the MB2 or MB5 cable for the Canon 600ex flash ?.
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  • I would like to control my new Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT with my Qflash Trio. What Quantum accessories do I need for wireless control and full TTL.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Using Qflash Trio to control Canon's New Speedlite 600EX-RT.
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  • Ken (Employee) May 27, 2012 13:34
    The CZ cable has been tested and approved for use with the Turbo Batteries and the Canon 600EX flash. We are still evaluating the FreeXwire & Pilot remote control systems.
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  • Yes... The MB2 or XB2 will work with the QB1+ and/or !B1C Batteries and the 600EX
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  • We are pleased to announce the compatibility of our batteries with the 600EX-RT Speedlight. When using any of our Turbo batteries with the 580EX, you will get better performance from the internal AA’s in the flash if you set Custom Function #12 on the flash to “ 1 “.

    This is a feature on the Canon Speedlights and it will segregate the AA's from the recharge circuit when it is turned on. The way that flashes are usually made is that they devote about 10% of the recycle to the flash when an external power source is connected. This new Custom Function on the 600EX-RT overrides that when it is turned on. You do not need to use the Green Energy Saver that came with the cable when this function is turned on.

    Battery Cable full power shots weight

    High Voltage – 1 second recycle

    Turbo CZ2 500 39 oz – belt / shoulder

    Turbo 3 CZ2 1050 32 oz – belt / shoulder

    Turbo SC CZ2 400 16 oz – belt / shoulder

    Turbo C CCZ 400 16 oz – camera
    (Note: DO NOT use this battery with the original Canon 5D camera)

    Turbo Blade CCZ 400 15 oz – camera
    (Note: DO NOT use this battery with the original Canon 5D camera)

    Module into battery compartment (slower recycling than above)

    Battery 1+ MB2 250 26 oz – belt / shoulder

    Battery 1 Compact XB2 or MB2 150 12 oz – camera / belt

    Trio and Pilot can dedicate the 600EX and 600EX-RT using the Qlink and Fw8R FreeXwire receiver.

    NOTE: This warning is on page 13 of the 600EX-RT instruction manual: This is pertaining to using AAs alone or using an external power supply (including Canon's):

    “! Cautions for firing continuous flashes”

    To avoid degrading and damaging the flash head due to overheating, do not fire more than 20 continuous flashes. After 20 continuous flashes, allow a rest time of at least 10 min.”

    If you fire more than 20 continuous flashes, and then fire the flash again repeatedly in short intervals, the safety function may activate and restrict flash firing. While flash firing is restricted, the recycling time is automatically set to an interval between approx. 8 and 20 seconds. If this happens, allow a rest time of at least 15 minutes.
    • Hi Jerry, I was just about to purchase the Quantum blade with CCZ short cable to go with my canon 580ex flash when I read that you advise not to use the blade with the origional canon 5D of which I have 3x. What is the problem. many thanks Peter info@speirsphoto.com
    • There is a known banding issue with that model camera.

      Thank you for your e-mail concerning the use of our Turbo Blade Battery in conjunction with the Canon 5D digital camera. The banding that you mention not only happens with our Turbo Blade and Turbo Compact, but Canon’s similar battery pack and some of their Image Stabilization (IS) lenses also (without the Turbo Compact or Turbo Blade batteries being used.). They have used new electronics in this model which they have not used in the rest of their line-up of digital pro cameras. They make an external power pack, similar to ours, and they do not recommend using it with the 5D camera unless you have the auxiliary battery/vertical hand grip between the power pack and the camera. If you would like to see more on the banding situation, you can do a Google search for "Canon 5D banding.”

      There are a lot of digital cameras on the market and the banding only occurs with the Canon 5D. If it were the shielding on our battery that was the cause, it should also show up on all the other cameras too, but it doesn't. Remember, they get it with their external power pack too, and with many of their IS lenses, without any external power packs.

      Canon is aware of the situation. In the meantime, we are not recommending use with the Turbo Compact or Turbo Blade Battery. If you are using the Turbo Compact or Turbo Blade, relocating the Turbo Compact away from the base of the camera (attaching to the base of the BG-E4 vertical battery grip), turning the battery perpendicular to the camera, wearing on a belt or attaching to a bracket, in addition to using a low ISO, will help to reduce the problem until they announce their findings. The camera functions OK when powered by either our Turbo Battery or our Turbo 2x2 Battery.

      Just as a note, Canon just released its new camera, the 30D, and they have returned to the electronics that they had previously used.

      Here is a statement that was issued by Canon back in the Spring of 2006.

      Posting from “Digital Photography Blog”
      March 2, 2006
      http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolog...

      Canon USA Director for Media and Customer Relationship Chuck Westfall has written that there may be some cases of banding on Canon EOS 5D DSLRs. Here's an except from his statement:

      'Canon Inc. in Japan has indeed been actively investigating the claims of banding under certain conditions with the EOS 5D since the first reports surfaced shortly after the camera was delivered to the market. Here is what we have been told so far:

      “There may be cases where random noise or pattern noise [banding] stands out in images taken at high ISO settings. This is because the noise component is also amplified at high ISO settings. Various measures are taken to reduce noise, but the fact is that it cannot be entirely eliminated technologically. We are continuing to work on reducing noise even further.”

      “The following shooting techniques can reduce or prevent the occurrence of noise.”
      * Whenever possible, use low ISO settings (ISO 800 or lower)
      * For subjects that do not move, use One-Shot AF mode

      “Horizontal line noise may be somewhat more noticeable for the following six lenses when compared to other lenses, but horizontal line noise with these lenses can be reduced by replacing parts.”

      EF85mm F1.8 USM — Part No. YG2-0199-000
      EF16-35mm F2.8L USM — Part No. YG2-2011-129
      EF17-40mm F4L USM — Part No. YG2-2081-009
      EF20-35mm F3.5-4.5 USM — Part No. YG2-0268-009
      EF24-85mm F3.5-4.5 USM — Part No. YG2-0299-009
      EF28-200mm F3.5-5.6 USM — Part No. YG9-2059-170 or YG9-2059-179

      “Going forward, we will continue to work on even further noise reduction in the development of both cameras and lenses from now on. It would be difficult to completely eliminate noise, but we will continue to make efforts to reduce it.”'

      Read more at DSLR Photography

      Posted by Darren in our News category on March 02, 2006
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  • HI what quantum cord do I use to connect a turbo 3 to the 600EX-RT flash ? thanks!
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  • Hi Ken
    im using the CZ2 and its having a hard time staying inside the side port of the
    Canon 600EX-RT

    thanks
    Richie
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  • Any chance you will come out with a product like the q nexus that will allow us to use a 600ex rt on camera and and trigger a qflash with the 600 ex rts built in radio. I love my trio and t5dr but normally use on camera flash just for fill flash to compliment the t5dr and at much lower power settings. I typically don't have to have the extra power the quantum's offer on camera. It would be great to get rid of the cord and battery pack on me or the camera and leave that for the assistants to haul around all day. The new built in radio with no cords would be a good asset to an already great system.

    Thanks
    Adam
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  • Rich:

    The cable end that plugs into the high voltage port on the side of the Canon 600EX has a very positive fit and you may not be inserting it fully.
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  • Adam:

    the Qnexus is infra-red light, not radio frequency. Therefore, it cannot work as a radio receiver. The Qnexus can work with either our T5d-R or X5d-R model qflashes, using the 600EX in Master Mode and the off camera T5d-R on the same channel in Group B. (the on camera speedlight, when in Master Mode is automatically in Group A).

    You can however, use our Pilot (QF9C) in the hot shoe and control the T5d-R (with a FW7Q FreeXwire receiver ) in Remote Group 1, our Trio in Remote Group 2 and your Canon 600EX ( with our Qlink {FW6C} and our FW8R FreeXwire receiver) in Remote Group 3.
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