Yongnuo YN-E3-RT In Stock (first ever third party trigger for Canon RT technology)

Yongnuo YN-E3-RTYongnuo YN-E3-RT

Back in October Yongnuo announced the first ever third party trigger (and a SpeedLite) that is fully compatible with Canon’s 2.4ghz TTL radio triggering “RT” technology. The trigger is the YN-E3-RT and it is now in stock at the YongNuoStore for $145.99.

The YN-E3-RT trigger attaches to your Canon via the flash hotshoe, it allows to control and set all compatible devices (for the time being the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and the upcoming Yongnuo YN600EX-RT). The YN-E3-RT has a pretty cool feature: you can upload firmware updates via an USB port. At least potentially that could mean the Youngnuo can get new features via update.

  • e

    Yongnuo Rules!!

  • I ordered one — will compare along side a STE3

  • saphoto

    do these communicate with yongnuos RT flashes?

    • Admin

      according to my information only with upcoming Yongnuo YN600EX-RT and with Canon’s Speedlite 600EX-RT

  • Dan

    I wish these would also have pass-through hotshoe mounts, that way you could still mount another trigger on the top for those of us who still have other flashes like the 580 and don’t want to upgrade ALL our flashes at once. The way I see it I would need to replace all of my flashes to the new system for them to communicate since it is not backwards compatible with the other Yongnuo triggers.
    I also like to have 1 flash camera mounted and 2 flashes off camera during receptions. since these don’t have any hotshoe mounts, I need to use a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT to trigger the other 2 Yongnuo YN600EX-RT’s. I wonder how setting up groups and different flash power for each flash will be possible using the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT as the trigger.

  • Dan,
    I do that at almost every reception. One 600EX-RT on camera for fill. Then two 600EX-RTs on stands as main and kickers.

    I have each in a different group (5DIII) so I can control Flash Exposure Compensation. After some experimenting with M mode, I’ve decided I like the results I get with all the speedlites in ETTL, using FEC to control relationship of lights.

    Its all easily controlled from the camera via either the camera external flash menus or the menus on the 600Ex-RT.

  • Clement Chua

    The saddest thing is the Battery level indicator is not onLCD, and it should!

    You have no idea when the battery is going to die! That is the basic necessity for every battery operated devices.

    If using speedlite, we can tell by the recharging duration, but not the trigger. Actually I wishthere is a battery bar level for speedlite too.