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Yongnuo RF-603 or YN-622?

 
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Jul 25, 2012 00:20 |  #1

I've started research on some flash triggers for a speedlite setup that I'm building up. I've been reading a lot about the RF-603 and came across some information on the recently announced YN-622 transceivers. The YN-622 transceivers seem to address all the issues that users were having with the RF-603 units (hot shoe lock, on/off switch on the side, TTL support etc.). I'm tempted to wait for the YN-622 units to get released, but I may end up getting a pair of RF-603 units just to play around with.

I'm fine with the lack of TTL support from the RF-603 units, but it would be nice to have it with the YN-622 set. I'm comfortable shooting in manual flash mode. My question though is what are the limitations of controlling manual flash with the RF-603 units? Will I have to make all adjustments on the flash unit itself, or can I make the OCF adjustments from my 7D's flash settings menu? If the RF-603 units do not allow for changing manual flash settings on camera, will I be able to do this with the YN-622 units?


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Jul 25, 2012 00:37 |  #2

The RF603's require you to change the settings on the flash. The 622 aren't out yet, so no idea.


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Jul 25, 2012 03:26 |  #3

If the YN-622 triggers perform as indicated, I would urge you to wait for a few more days, and buy them. They have just been listed for bulk quantities with 2-day delivery by one Hong Kong wholesale supplier.

The Pixel Kings already provide a number of the claimed facilities, so Yong Nuo should at least match that. The added claims make the YN-622 a strong contender in this category - radio transmission of camera's flash menu controls. Only the Knights, Kings, YN-622, Radio Poppers and the new 600EX-RT share this category.

Canon cameras have had the menus since 2005, yet many are only now starting to find how useful they can be!


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Jul 25, 2012 15:14 |  #4

The 622 looks like the inexpensive radio trigger we have all been waiting for, assuming it performs as promised.

You should wait imo, unless you can also find a use for a set of 602/603's as a remote shutter release, which is a handy tool to have sometimes - I'm keeping my 602's for that purpose when I get the 622's...



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Jul 25, 2012 15:59 |  #5

talbot_sunbeam wrote in post #14768672 (external link)
The 622 looks like the inexpensive radio trigger we have all been waiting for, assuming it performs as promised.

I think you're right about that. They do inexpensive, good stuff so far.


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Jul 26, 2012 04:13 |  #6

talbot_sunbeam wrote in post #14768672 (external link)
The 622 looks like the inexpensive radio trigger we have all been waiting for, assuming it performs as promised.

You should wait imo, unless you can also find a use for a set of 602/603's as a remote shutter release, which is a handy tool to have sometimes - I'm keeping my 602's for that purpose when I get the 622's...

I've been using my RF-602 for several years but depending on the price I may upgrade to the new ETTL 622




  
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Jul 26, 2012 10:14 |  #7

bought 4 RF 603 a few months ago. They perform flawless! only anoying thing is the on off switch that has been placed on a bad place. Would love to see how the new ones will perform.


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Jul 26, 2012 10:59 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #8

They are listed at $99 with free shipping at that wholesale site..


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Jul 26, 2012 15:42 |  #9

Oh gosh my yn-602s look like they're about to go back up for sale..


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Jul 26, 2012 16:35 |  #10

Glueeater wrote in post #14773865 (external link)
Oh gosh my yn-602s look like they're about to go back up for sale..

I would wait if I were you. These don't seem to have a USB port for firmware upgrades so given YN's track record we can expect a few iterations for the kinks to be ironed out.


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Jul 26, 2012 16:46 |  #11

amirg wrote in post #14774101 (external link)
I would wait if I were you. These don't seem to have a USB port for firmware upgrades so given YN's track record we can expect a few iterations for the kinks to be ironed out.

True enough. I'll be watching for the initial reports to see whether there *are* any kinks that might affect me, and if nothing major shows up, I'll be jumping right in. Looking forward to these...



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Aug 13, 2012 19:36 |  #12

Just got an update from ebay that the YN-622 I ordered last week shipped this morning. Seems like it may be a couple of weeks before I actually get it but I'll keep you posted.


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Aug 15, 2012 11:11 |  #13

I ended up buying a lightly used set of 603s for a great price. I might upgrade to the 622s in the future, but for what I shoot, the 603s do the job just fine.


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Aug 15, 2012 13:08 |  #14

Love my 603's.. and I'll keep them, as someone pointed out, you can put them ontop of the 622 hot shoe, and have more manual flash to synch on top of however many 622's you get.

Also interesting the 603's button is just fine... if you use sunpak's.. pain in the butt with the canon flashes though!

For me, it is the HSS that is what I crave, (Control of the ambiant!) and I think I can do it with the 603's and an optical trigger, provided I get everything plugged in the right way (no manual for that - still working on it) but being able to have one set for the key that could do everything e-ttl/hss and direct from the camera, and then kickers/fill as a manual might be the ticket!


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Aug 15, 2012 15:25 |  #15

When I was using the 7d's pop up flash to control slaves, using the menu to change settings for each slave was awesome. Now that I have the 603s (because the pop up flash control has its limitations), I have to scamper to each slave to change settings.

The 622s look to be the ticket!


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