While that’s nothing new for a third-party transmitter, the receiver unit is a no-brainer for someone who has a bag full of 580EX Speedlites and is starting to integrate 600EX RT units into their kit. Just add the receiver onto your 580EX, pair it with the Laso transmitter (or the Canon ST-E3-RT or 600EX RT) and you have a flash that works with the Canon RT system, which you can now mix with newer 600EX RT Speedlites.
Check out the video below for a demo.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugYKKnAzmo&w=700]
Basically, a $100 Laso receiver upgrades your older, Canon TTL non-RT flashes to the new RT system.
It makes me wonder why Canon didn’t release this kind of accessory when it launched the RT system instead of waiting around for someone to reverse-engineer the system and show them up. Of course, that doesn’t really surprise me…
The Laso Transmitter can control and trigger 5 groups (15 units) of Canon radio-enabled flashes and supports multiple flash modes, including E-TTL II/E-TTL, Manual, MULTI, Ext.A and Linked Shooting.
The Laso Receiver works with Canon’s non-radio ETTL flashes. Users can control and trigger these flashes from different radio devices, including the Phottix Laso Transmitter, Canon ST-E3-RT flash transmitter, and Canon radio-enabled flashes.
The Laso transmitter runs $159.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Laso receiver runs $99.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.