Last year, when I wrote about the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT that is a $188 clone of the Canon 600EX-RT it turned a lot of heads. Could Yongnuo really deliver a product that worked with Canon’s $500 flash at about a third of the price?
As it turns out, yes.
The above video shows not only the YN600EX-RT flash working with a Canon 600EX-RT, but it features a group of three Yongnuo Speedlites and the Canon Speedlite controlled by the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT transmitter.
As you can see in the video, the Speedlites can be controlled independently or in groups (just like the name brand Canon gear) and can easily mix and match with the much more expensive Canon Speedlite.
What’s even better is that the YN600EX-RT Speedlite has dropped in price to $171 and is available at B&H Photo. The Yongnuo YN-E3-RT wireless transmitter is only $130 compared to the Canon ST-E3-RT price of $270.
These are the latest products that match Canon’s current flagship Speedlite and transmitter; however, Yongnuo makes several other options that are even more affordable and compatible with Canon TTL, Nikon i-TTL and other brands as well. You can see all of the Yongnuo line-up here at B&H Photo.
Availability appears sparse on several of the Yongnuo flash units (probably due to the high demand and low price), but it looks like B&H is still taking orders as it awaits the backordered items to arrive.