='[Hyuni];17675244']Just ordered mine last night.
I'm really excited about not having to carry a power cord and a battery pack with me.
I already have an arsenal of YN622-C's with a few sync port cables. Is that all I need to trigger the flash in HSS mode? I was reading through the entire thread and was confused why people needed to put the rovelight trigger on a cold shoe onto a YN622. Is that so you can control the power remotely or MUST you do that to trigger above 1/500 HSS?
I can't wait to not have to balance the SS to 1/160 or under with my 6D. I absolutely love the results you guys have been posting shooting >1/2000th @ 2.8.
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I too was tired of dealing with ND filters at the strength I was needing for Florida sun (to be able to use F1.4, F2, F2.8), it was getting to be too much, and the speedlites just couldn't begin to touch that sun. So it was time for something with serious output that was still very portable.
Yeap, one sync port cable to the YN622 and into the back of the Rovelight and you're set. You don't even have to use the stock transmitter. It's only good really for remote changing of power levels anyways. Just read the manual on how to put the unit (the Rovelight) into HSS and you're good to go. You do not need a cold shoe or any of that. I still remotely control the power from the transmitter (the stock one). I just put it in my pocket and use it when I need to. Otherwise, all I use is the YN622 on my camera and the YN622 + sync cable to the Rovelight. Nothing else. Does HSS like a dream, and mine does 1/8000s HSS no problem.
Maybe in the future, Adorama will do what Jenbei is doing and put out a second version of the transmitter. Or in the future, something straight up better in general that can trigger, control power, etc, and not be a cheap little generic transmitter, but something of quality & substance. I'd buy one then and be good to go. Until then, YN622's do everything beautifully.
While the concept of needing no wires, no external packs, etc, was true, I ultimately added a little "wire & pack" to my Rovelight via the YN622 + cable. But, it still doesn't have stuff flying around or hanging. I attached it with a velcro pad so I can take it on and off and it's secure while shooting. I'm still happy not having all the external stuff.
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