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Anything unusual with using 2 cameras each with YN622c for same set of remote flashes ?

 
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Apr 20, 2017 17:14 |  #1

I might accept an offer to capture a casual, indoor, wedding event (which I've done before). However, I can't get there for a scouting check, so I'd like to prepare for the worst, in terms of lighting. I'd like to have a YN622c on 2 cameras, with the flashes positioned on a tripod to do a ceiling bounce.

Do you think it is a safe assumption that if I'm using 2 cameras, each with a YN622c, that I can switch between them and fire the same set of flashes ?


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Apr 20, 2017 17:24 |  #2

Should be no issues, particularly if you use a radio xmitter on each camera, both using the same channel as the receiver on the flash.


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Apr 20, 2017 17:38 |  #3

I'm not familiar with these triggers, but with the Canon brand family of stuff, there can be only 1 active Master (the first one turned on) so you have to turn off the non active camera flash / controller in order to release the Master for the second camera. I've done this many times and it is easy. No idea if the same is true for the YN622c but if it is it will be good to know.


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Apr 20, 2017 18:00 |  #4

These dadgummed modern devices are too smart for their own good! Used to be you could easily have a single slave with multiple transmitters triggering them...it is how multiple photographers triggered studio flash units during group photoshoots with a model. This xTTL stuff could well be too finicky; I wonder about other brands of radio transmitters and receivers being picky, or not.


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Apr 20, 2017 21:11 |  #5

Kumsa wrote in post #18333331 (external link)
I might accept an offer to capture a casual, indoor, wedding event (which I've done before). However, I can't get there for a scouting check, so I'd like to prepare for the worst, in terms of lighting. I'd like to have a YN622c on 2 cameras, with the flashes positioned on a tripod to do a ceiling bounce.

Do you think it is a safe assumption that if I'm using 2 cameras, each with a YN622c, that I can switch between them and fire the same set of flashes ?

Cleveyboy, (sp?) has written an extensive user guide for the YN622 triggers. Its probably worth finding it to see what it says about your situation.

My recollection, when using Canon 600EX-RT, is the its possible to use two masters. The first has a green light and the second has a yellow or orange light but its still will control the slaves.

Godox has gone about as far as anyone by creating the X system so that a TTL slave will receive TTL signaling from any number of triggers, from different camera systems and change the slave on a shot-by-shot basis. i.e. a Canon with an XT-1c in TTL, a Sony with XT-1s, and a Nikon with an XT-1n can all share slave lights and set them to its power settings in M or get them to fire in TTL interactively.

That is the most flexible strobe lighting system I know about.

They are currently working to add Fuji and Only/Panisonic to the mix.


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Apr 21, 2017 10:35 |  #6

Thanks all, very helpful.

- I was 90% confident this setup would work . . . but no one wants to be at an event and have things goof up.

- YN has two wireless systems (ignoring optical), and the 622c/n were the first efforts. Low cost and they do what I need. One of my flashes is the YN-685, with the internal 622 receiver, the other two rely on being coupled to a 622c. Someday, I'll consider changing it out (probably if I go with a big-dog studio strobe). Godox is really rocking it, of late.

- And, yes, I've studied Clive's excellent manual https://drive.google.c​om ...Ig0gMMzZFaDVlZ1VNTE​0/view (external link)


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Apr 21, 2017 12:08 |  #7

dmward wrote in post #18333498 (external link)
My recollection, when using Canon 600EX-RT, is the its possible to use two masters. The first has a green light and the second has a yellow or orange light but its still will control the slaves.
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I re-checked the 600EX-rts - and you are correct. Even though one of the masters, in a multiple Master setup, shows a Yellow Light (not Green), it will still trigger the off camera flashes. My mistake / caution when using this in weddings, is that this did not make me comfortable with a Yellow Light on the 2nd Master - and thus I would turn off the Master Flash on my second camera so that the hot camera would show a Green confirm light.

Thanks for this information - I always just assumed there wasn't a link because it Master Flash or Controller wasn't showing a Green confirm light.


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