Canon Speedlite 600EX RT: Optical Slave Trigger Function with the Built In Flash | Video Tutorial
Hello again, Izzy at Digital Goja showrooms. Today we’re going to take a look at what are you going to do if you have yourself a new EOS camera with a built-in flash and guess what, you received as a present or maybe you bought your own present, a new Canon 600 EX RT strobe and you want to work with it wirelessly, you don’t have an additional flash, you want to work with the built-in flash on your camera. We’re going to show you how simple it is to set this up wirelessly. If this video helps you out remember to hit me up with a like button underneath and subscribe to our Channel and remember when in Miami come visit Digital Goja showrooms. Digital Goja showrooms has one of the nation’s largest in-stock selection of Canon authorized lenses and cameras. Alright so, I’m going to start on the program mode, that seems to be a really popular one and this is one that does allow you to override your Flash capability on your camera. So, let’s activate the menu and you want to scroll down to flash control, that’s on the first folder for camera and again scroll down to built-in flash settings because we’re not going to have a secondary flash unit at this point and we want to go to wireless functions and use the combination of the built-in flash and a secondary flash source so, you activate that and notice how it’s now ready for wireless. Alright so, now we have the 600EX RT turn it on and we’re going to press the mode button until we get to E-TTL so that we can work on the TTL setting and then you see this little button here this is the one for your Flash link. So you’re going to keep pressing it until you have it to this which is the optical shooting mode which means it’s looking for the signal, the optical flash, on your building flash and you press it again since we’re going to be using this one as a slave. So notice, we have channel A channel 1 and that little lightning bolt that means it’s now switched over to optical and you’ll notice that the light is blinking because it’s looking for the light source from your built-in flash. So we can now go ahead and pop up the built-in flash and when I fire with that notice how it fires off this flash, but you have to remember it is an optical so it has to be able to see the light source, which is pretty accurate, notice how I’m not even aiming it at the flash and it’s still being able to pick it up and fire off. So this makes wireless flash capability very simple with your Canon Rebel or EOS camera and a 600EX RT. Happy shooting!