Product Review "Yongnuo 622N and 622N TX TTL Speedlight Triggers"

February 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

414BFcFy2sL414BFcFy2sL Hey Everyone!  This is another product review.  This week its on Speedlight Triggers.  I have triggers that I use for my speed lights and my Studio lights but the ones I have are manual only and I don't have the flexibility with the ones I have to turn certain flashes off without going to the flash to do so.  I'm shooting a wedding next month and for the reception I'm going to have some speed lights on stands to create some backlight and I'll have a flash on my camera for Main light .  The backlight flashes will be on opposite corners and I want to be able to switch the closest one to me off with out having to go to the flash.  I just want to push a button on the trigger on my camera to do that for flexibility.  I looking into a lot of options to do this and with Pocket Wizards I could do this but Pocket Wizards are very expensive.  I turned to my favorite inexpensive speed light company Yongnuo for the answer.  I purchased the Yongnuo 622N TTL Transceivers and the 622 TX TTL transmitter.  I got 3 transceivers and the transmitter for the same price of 1 Pocket Wizard. _DSC6273_DSC6273  Now I normally use Manual only flashes for all of my portraits etc.. but for gun on the run type of shooting for receptions I want to use TTL on My camera.  The Yongnuo 622N let me put the trigger on my camera and then I can put my TTL flash on it.  It has a pass through hot shoe so all of the information from my camera goes to my TTL trigger and Flash at the same time.  I can then set up other flashes elsewhere and transmit TTL to them.  I can also adjust the power of each flash independently from my camera without going to the flash itself as long as the flashes are TTL.  I can use the same set up with a TTL on my camera and Manual flashes remotely and the manual flashes will fire.  I still have to set the power on them manually though.  This is the set up that Im going to use for the reception.  I'll have a 622n on camera with TTL flash on top of it then I'll have manual flashes mounted on stands and group them one on "A" Channel and one on "B" Channel then from the trigger on my camera I'll be able to change the channels to cut on or off certain remote flashes. Problem solved!!!  This is all done with the Transceivers one alone but with the 622N TX transmitter on my camera I can also control the individual settings of TTL remote flashes.  Now I won't be using the 622N TX at the wedding but I went ahead and got it and it will come in useful for small shoots like Christmas photo's or something Im trying to do real quick when I don't have time to really set up a big set.  I do believe for Studio lighting and formal portraits I'll still rely on my Manual flashes and strobe so I can dial in my exposure manually.  Triggers can be bought for both Cannon and Nikon camera systems.

_DSC6277_DSC6277 Here are the spec's for the Triggers

 

Transceiver 

Features:
Compatible flash mode: i-TTL, manual flash
Compatible Shutter sync: Front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync and high-speed sync (HSS / FP), the highest sync speed is 1 / 8000s.
Support FEC, FVL function
Support modeling flash and red-eye reduction flash
Support flash zooming (auto)
Built-in AF assist beam emitter (AF Lamp)
Settings saved automatically
Compatible with Yongnuo / Nikon series flashes
Support PC port triggering strobe flashes

Specifications:
System Type: Digital FSK 2.4GHz wireless transceiver
Distance: 100m
Channel: 7
Flash Mode: i-TTL manual flash
SYNC Mode: Front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync, hi-speed sync (Auto FP)
Group Control: 3Groups (A / B / C)
Sync Speed: 1 / 8000s
Input: Hot Shoe
Output: Hot shoe, PC port
Compatible type of flash: Hot-shoe flash, Strobe flash
Battery: AAx2 (support 1.2V rechargeable battery)

Transmitter

YN-622N-TX adopts flexible LCD menu control, supporting mixed use of the A/B/C three groups of flashes using i-TTL, manua, or super sync flash mode and equipped with the AF-assist beam emitter. LCD screen display, multi-buttons quick operation
The firmware can be upgraded through the USB interface via http://yongnuo.com.cn/usermanual/pdf/YN-622N_TX_FW_V1.03.zip
Support wireless shutter release function
The focal length(zoom)of the A/B/C three groups of flash can be adjusted separately
Grouping flash mode: i-TTL/Manual flash/Super sync
Supporting mixed use of the A/B/C three groups of flashes with i-TTL, Manual flash, or Super sync flash mode
The exposure compensation or flash output of A/B/C three groups of flashes can be adjusted separately
Shutter Sync: first curtain sync, second curtain sync and FP high-speed sync, the highest sync speed is 1/8000s
Support exposure compensation, flash value lock function(FVL)
Support simulate (modeling) flash, red-eye reduction flash
Support the flash zooming (auto)
Super Sync (SS) time delay adjustment, for higher x-sync speed than the camera allows

Hope this Helped and Keep Shooting!
 


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