Thanks very much, i was sitting here with the answer staring me in the face and had nothing to worry about. i started digging and found my little 3 foot ettl cable, so now I don't have to worry about that problem, which is a huge relief. even if a bracket doesn't have an extra cold shoe i should still be able to just velcro the 622 to something or just let it dangle from the couled cord, which should stretch to keep it from putting too much pressure on the shoe.
I think i will buy a couple more of these ttl 3 foot cables, they are a great accessory to have with your 622's to get them out from under the flash using brackets or for other situations, and I remember finding this chinese one for like 11 dollars. definitely going to have one for each of my 622's just in case.
Whortleberry wrote in post #15347891
Yes it works as well with a TTL cord (I've used Canon, Pixel & Yongnuo - whichever is nearest, no preference)
as it does straight onto the flash. This is the way I normally it use with my 24" Lastolite Ezybox-type softbox. This has the advantage that I can then poke the flash further into the softbox if I so desire. The alternative is to reverse the YN-622C and then swivel the 580EXII through 180° to (just)
poke into the softbox. Trouble with YN-622C reversed is that the LCD screen on the flash is less easy to read then so I prefer to use the TTL cord. Should also work with YN-622C on camera then a TTL cable to flash on my CB Junior bracket (the flash would be in Group A - just as if the connection was direct)
- but I haven't had cause to try this as yet.
I've also split so one YN-622C drives 2 Metz 45 hammerheads - one directly off the PC socket and one via a Pixel TD-321 (solely for the PC socket) on the hotshoe of the YN-622C. Only intended to give a vanilla 'Fire' signal cos that's all the Metzs will do (they're 45CL4 versions not 45CL4 Digital)
but it works 100%.