CONFIRMED – YN-560 III – Remote Power Control – with NEW Transmitter Coming!

YongNuo have now confirmed a remote manual power control function is already built into the current YN-560 III manual flash units ! This function will be enabled via a new YN-560 transmitter unit with built in LCD interface, to be available before the end of 2013 EDIT – to be available at some point in 2014.

The YN-560 III is a manual only flash with built in 2.4GHz radio receiver, currently compatible with the very popular and inexpensive RF-602 and RF-603 basic manual radio triggers. With the new coming transmitter unit the YN-560 III will have remote manual power control for a number of flash groups, all adjusted directly from the transmitter mounted on the camera hotshoe. And the new transmitter will also be compatible with existing RF-603 (and likely RF-602) radio receivers.

For the many off camera flash users who are not after TTL or HSS features, this will provide the simple inexpensive remote manual flash system many people have been waiting for (and for quite some time now). Manual off camera flashes without the convenience of remote control will likely now start becoming a thing of past!

NOTE – The image below is just a photoshop example of what the new transmitter may look like.

YN-560-TX

Regular readers here will know we have long suspected a remote manual power control function may already built into the YN-560 III flash. The giveaway was an extra currently unused group function, as well as an extra mode option, which also currently serves no purpose.

The YN-560 III is a full power flash, with fast recycle time, external HV battery port and power zoom head. Please see the full review of the YN-560 III here.

The YN-560 III are currently priced from around a very low $75 –

Amazon – YN-560 IIIRF-603 II  UK – YN-560 IIIRF-603 II
Ebay – YN-560 IIIRF-603 II
YongNuo Ebay Store – YN-560 IIIRF-603 II
EachShot -6% – YN-560 IIIRF-603 II

Other Compatinble Radio Triggers –

RF-602 – Canon – Nikon – UK
RF-603 – Canon – Nikon – UK
RF-604 – Canon – Nikon – UK

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103 Comments
  1. robert 4 years ago

    good news! im psyched. basically the 560III’s have the built in tech to work with the new transmitter theyll launch, right?

    im still thinking about the phottix mitros but if the 568II for nikon comes out, im thinking to just stay in the family and go yongnuo with my current 568, an sb800/28 (for backup) 3x 560III and a 568II and im happy.

    Im done buying nikon flash. ill even sell my sb800. just the fact that I dont have to press a moronic head release button on the fly when im stressed to get a shot is god send. but I have to tell you, the damn bounce card on the 568 is pissing me off. its constantly coming out when im shooting and its also embarrassing!

    with nikon stocks down 14% they need to realize not everyone has $550 for a freakin flash. theyre just too greedy and need to “readjust” the yen to dollar back cause that price jump on lenses and flash is really bullshit.

    the sigma 18035 is gonna kill sales of the 17-55 and next years 24-70 f/2 OS lens will hurt them more (if the build and optics are there) and im happu Nikon is hurting cause they are just too smug lately. all their horrible QC issues is a joke.

    • robert 4 years ago

      btw, have been using a friends 603 with the 568 and connecting it on the hot shoe basically kills the TTL on the camera and when I point the camera head down, it burns picture after picture. though its ok when bounced up. im guessing cause the 603 doesnt pass the info to the camera from the flash.

      if I connect it with a pc cord, this issue wont happen, correct?

      I just hope ill be able to connect the new transmitter above by sync cord to the camera. ill try to find a flash foot to tripod mount at the bottom and mount it under the camera. seems too big/bulky to velcro to the head. I think too much stress on the foot.

      • Alex 4 years ago

        Hi Robert.

        Your 568EX is a TTL flash, but the RF603 transmitter is literally a ‘dumb’ trigger. It just sends a fire signal, no TTL information.

        No matter the flash, if you’re using the RF603, you’ll need to adjust power and zoom settings on the flash itself. If you want remote control of the settings, you’d need the YN-622C TTL radio trigger, which does transmit the information.

        • robert 4 years ago

          Hi Alex

          what I meant is this. on a light stand I have the 603 mounted and in its hot shoe an SB28. it fires fine at manual. 1/16 or 1/32 power. exactly as I want.

          my problem is the camera with the 603 on the shoe and the flash on top of that. its burning my pictures I ordered a pc screw lock (sb800) to 2.5 (rf603) but I dont have it yet and can only connect the 603 with the camera hot shoe.

          when I bounced the flash up, the exposure was fine. and no matter how much I turned down the power, it burned every image when I had the flash straight at the subject. If I remove the 603 from the shoe and use a pc cord then the camera and SB800 can go back to talking to one another and I can shot with the head down if I want and not get it blown out like it was doing. I just want the other off camera flash to fire at what I set it, nothing more and I dont want the 603 interfering with the TTL from the d3/SB800 (or 568) marriage. 🙂 and thats the problem. if I just connect the flash/603 with the cord then the ttl will work fine with flash but mounted on the shoe it just doesnt pass the TTL info between them and I didnt know this till my friend told me.

          just wondering why the 603 doesnt let the ttl info pass through to the camera when mounted on the shoe with a flash on top? it doesnt have to adjust anything, just pass the info between them.

          and why the hell doesnt it have a locking foot? the thing fell out a few times and luckily I caught it before. another reason why I woulddnt mount it in the foot.

          basically I use the off camera flash to give some side lighting and add depth. less for fill light. the d3 is very good with high iso.

          btw, just love the site but would love to see more articles and reviews 🙂

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 years ago

            Hi Robert,

            The RF-603 have a number of issues, that’s why I don’t recommend them. (Having said that many people who use them within their limitations are still very happy with them).

            I don’t know if the new YN-560 III transmitter will have a pass through hotshoe, but for now you could use the YN-622N triggers, and set the manual power level directly on the slave flashes. The new YN-622 TX won’t have a pass through so no point waiting for that. Thanks.

  2. Armin 4 years ago

    Is this new transmitter the same as the one promised for the 622 units?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Armin,

      No this is a separate new transmitter unit, for use with the RF-603 and YN-560 III. It won’t have TTL and HSS etc. Just remote manual power control and groups. I’m not sure about remote zoom yet. Thanks.

  3. Neil 4 years ago

    Great news! The missing ingredient for manual speedlight lovers.

  4. Martin 4 years ago

    Yeahie! This would make it the perfect Strobist equipment!
    Can’t wait to see the new TX. Hope they don’t make it too bulky.

  5. Chris 4 years ago

    I shoot Sony with the wonky hot shoe. Currently, I use Pixel Soldiers and love the group ability. But, I would really like the remote power setting of this new transmitter.

    Since there’s no TTL or pass through on thi new transmitter, would it work with a Pixel hot shoe adapter (TF 325)?…or would I be stuck waiting another year for Yongnuo to come out with the Sony hotshoe version?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Chris,

      I will see if I can find out. Hopefully they will have thought to make these so they will work with single firing pin, and held in hand just to change power levels if needed. Thanks.

  6. Armin 4 years ago

    OK, ordered three 560III. Hope the rumor becomes true 😉

  7. woo hoo 4 years ago

    I bought 2 of these two months ago, hoping that this rumour would come true … awesome!

    Am waiting for the news on release date, price, etc … 🙂

    • woo hoo 4 years ago

      In the meantime, I’ve been using the YN 560 III’s with a Rikon Meyin RF 604, and I’ve actually been really happy with that too – basic, does the job, cheap, and has the pass through hotshoe for a TTL on top (if you’re careful). And did I mention that it’s cheap? 🙂

      http://flashhavoc.com/rikon-meyin-rf-604-review/

  8. Robert 4 years ago

    Listen I could really use some troubleshooting help.

    Did a few weddings with my friends 603. Yesterday i did a wedding And I found myself with a problem.
    I ordered a nikon threaded pc to 2.5mm cable so i can get the slave off the hot shoe on my camera.
    I connected the 603 to the 568 (mounted on the shoe) and mounted it on the light stand like before no issues. But with the d3 sb800 and 603 it was not good. I connected the cable to the 603 and the other side to the flash pc connection but it would not fire. Neither the sb800 would flash and of course the off camera setuf never fired. I tried connecting it to the d3 camera pc port and it would not fire either either. I wound up not using the 603’s and used a prehistoric wein optic slave with the off camera flash.

    Eryone was firing my flash with their phones but at least my exposure for camera+ the added fill was accurate and luckily not too many missed shots with them firing it. But i wasnt frustrated with the damn burned out pictures.

    What am I doing wrong? Is there no way to connect the 603 to my d300/d3/d600 without connecting it to the flash shoes and flash on it? I just want to velcro it to the bottom of the camera or flash body

    Any help appreciated. Thank you

  9. Michael 4 years ago

    I was hoping YN would release a transmitter identical to Phottix Strato II in shape and function, which would work with the YN 560 III. This is all I need, not a bulky transmitter with an LCD screen and without a TTL pass-through hot shoe. Such a disappointment… 🙁

    • Loveboy 4 years ago

      I don’t think anything is really known yet about the final format. “The image below is currently just a basic photoshop example of what the new transmitter may look like.”

      So who knows, it may be totally different to that pictured.

      Though I find myself feeling more or less the opposite. I’d much prefer something that can tell me the power levels of each flash on an LCD – this is pretty tricky with a single dial for power control. Also having up to 16 groups wouldn’t hurt (I’m guessing here, the YN560iii LCD allows for it, but…)

      I don’t really need a pass-through as I can’t see that I’d use this on-camera much. If I have to go over to where the camera is to adjust power levels, I might as well go to where the flash is and adjust there…

      What would be ideal for me is a handheld unit to adjust settings, with a built in shutter trigger. Throw in a flash-meter while you’re at it 🙂 In conjunction I’ll be using a smaller simple flash trigger mounted on the camera, like an RF603.

      But I guess we all have different working styles and use-cases for this stuff, which is handy that there are so many variations around.

      • Michael 4 years ago

        To have a readout of the power setting of a remote flash – that flash must have a built in transceiver, like in Canon 600 RT, but I guess the YN560-III has a receiver only.

        Maybe a built-in flash meter would be a lot to ask, but a radio-trigger unit for Sekonic meters like 358 or 758 would be great!! 🙂

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi Michael,

          That is kind of true, but you have a read out on the transmitter, so as long as you know that setting has been sent to the flash, you know they are both on the same page.

          The Cheetah Light works like this, and a simple beep tells you the power setting has been updated on the flash. As far as manual power setting goes, that simple system is really more user friendly than most, if no all, the other speedlite TTL systems that do that same thing in a more complex way.

          I don’t know if other third parties will ever tap directly into Sekonics built in radio, but a trigger that plugs into the meters sync port shouldn’t be out of the question. Thanks.

          • Loveboy 4 years ago

            The YN560iii, just like the RF603 (and 602 for that matter), does indeed have a transceiver.

            Whether they chose to include software ability to relay information back, I can’t tell you. But it is certainly capable of it.

  10. Andy 4 years ago

    Hi,

    Any idea if they will be doing a package deal of 560iii (or 2 /3 flashes) + new transmitter?
    Just wondering if I should put my order in for some flashes now, or wait for any possible deal.

    I have 3 YN 460ii’s which I’m firing with PT-04’s, and I’ll be selling that lot to a friend soon.
    So it just depends on the timeframe of when I need the 560iii’s.

    Andy

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Andy,

      It looks like the new YN-560 III transmitter is still a couple of months away. YongNuo will me releasing the RF-603 MK II next week. So one of those would likely be the best transmitter option in the mean time. Then you have a spare receiver later if you ever need to fire any other flash without receiver built in. Thanks.

      • Michael 4 years ago

        I’ll bet the 603 Mk2 will have a nice locking ring… 🙂

        • Loveboy 4 years ago

          That would be nice 🙂

          And I’m hoping for a bit less lag. The RF603 *protocol* is capable of much higher speed than the RF602, but they did some silly design things with the current 603 that cripple it a little.

  11. Armin 4 years ago

    Hi,

    do you know if the 603 TX will have a ODS/Super-/Hypersync feature?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Armin,

      [ EDIT – Sorry not the YN-560 TX (or RF-603 TX) but the YN-622 TX should do. ]

      • Armin 4 years ago

        Thanks for this. What I don’t understand is the following: “…because it still needs that to convey FP HSS to the speedlite receivers.”

        Why is there any need for HSS when only dealing with 560 III flashes?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi Armin,

          Apologies, I thought you were referring to the YN-622 TX.

          YN were referring to the transmitter for the YN-560 III as the RF-603 TX. But now the YN-560 TX. I don’t know if it actually has a name as yet, but YN-560 TX is much less confusing for now.

          I doubt the YN-560 TX would have any SuperSync or similar at this stage, because as you mention there is no HSS function either, to provide the early pre-sync signal.

          That’s why a sync out on the YN-622 TX would be handy, if it could be possible to connect the two transmitters together.

          • Armin 4 years ago

            OK, I also recognized the name change and 560 TX is clearly less confusing.

            After indeep studying you articels it’s quite obvious now for me, that the 560 TX can’t have a SuperSync.

            For Nikon/Canon the 622 TX / 622n seems to be a must then.

  12. gordon 4 years ago

    Hi, I have been using the yongnou 622C triggers with my canon 580ii flash guns for about a year now and they are great. Looking to see if the 622C will be able to trigger the new yongnou 560iii flash guns.
    Thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Gordon,

      The YN-622C can not trigger the YN-560 III’s built in receiver unfortunately. And using a YN-622C as receiver on the YN-560 III will only fire the flash, no remote control of any kind.

      The best method of combining the systems will likely be to stack an extra YN-560-TX transmitter on top of the YN-622C on camera. Hopefully we will be able to fire and control both systems that way.

      You can see more discussion on this topic in this post and comments.
      Thanks.

  13. salsaguy 4 years ago

    Please advise.
    I own a Canon 60D and a Canon 430EXii

    The 60D can do wireless flash control with the pop up Flash and IR.

    This is nice for off camera flash but I also want to get another flash and have wireless capability.
    I was looking at getting the 560 iii flashes for a second strobe.

    Please advise if I need the 622c transmitter to fire the built in receiver in the 560 iii flash and use the extra receiver for my Canon 430ex ii.
    Should i get a Yonguno 568 ex flash instead. that doesn’t have the built in receiver and is more $$$

    Or please advise what my my best option would be to go with now. do i wait to get the new TX version transmitters??

    I am confused with the Yonguno numbering system to know which flash is compatible with which receiver.

    thanks for all your help

    salsaguy

    Los Angeles, CA, USA

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi salsaguy,

      Sorry no the YN-622C is not directly compatible with the YN-560 III inbuilt receiver. As you mentioned your best bet at this point is to go with the YN-622C and another ETTL flash, as the 622C will give you full control of the 430EX II as well. The YN-568EX flash is a good option, the others are the YN-565EX and YN-500EX. You can see those listed at the end of the YN-622C review here.

      Yes its a bit unfortunate YongNuo have not gone with a flash with YN-622C built in at this stage. They may do that at some point, but for now the have introduced the YN-E3-RT and YN-600EX-RT flash which will have a radio transceiver built in (and directly compatible with Canons RT system). The problem is we do not know at this stage if there will be a separate receiver available to to fire previous flashes like your 430EX II. So the YN-622C is the main known option at this point. Thanks.

  14. salsaguy 4 years ago

    FH, thanks for the quick reply. yeah i guess it will be nice to have the TTL and HSS ability if i get the 568EX. I also have a TTL flash cord so i guess i could also cable the 568 to the camera as one off camera flash that is TTL tied and have it also fire the 430 with its flash with IR if I wanted.

    I have Sekonic 378 flash meter so i would like to be able to use its flash mode without the issue of the preflash from the pop-up flash messing up the meeting on the 378.

    Btw if ijust wanted to do the manual off camera flash with IR the cheaper way with the 560 iii flash, what is the correct transmitter to use with my 60D camera (the 602c, 603c or 604c???) snce none of the listed transmitter products on Amazon list the 60D in the description as compatible. more confusing stuff. someone needs to create a spreadsheet or table to help all of us lost souls. 🙂

    thanks for your hard work.
    salsaguy

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi salsaguy,

      Actually, you can’t do your first point with the long TTL cord, because the YN-568EX does not have a master function. The YN-568EX II does have a master, but it also currently has an issue where it underexposes when bouncing, unless you use average metering (not evaluative). They also had a battery door issue which is reported to have been fixed now with new plastic used.

      Also you can’t mix IR with the radio based YN-622C if that is what you may have been thinking with the TTL cord. In that case its much better off to use all YN-622C receivers.

      Regarding a transmitter for the YN-560 III, again that is not IR, but the RF-602 or RF-603 will work with the 60D (as will the Meyin RF-604). But non of those are ideal, and YongNuo have an RF-603 II due any day now. If you can’t wait I would suggest the RF-602 for now. Thanks.

  15. Luke Donegan 4 years ago

    Just a quick question, I have a 560 ii and I use a Hahnel Combi TF 2.4ghz trigger and reciever, Can I use this trigger to set off the 560 III as well as my 560 II? So my 560 II has the Hahnel receiver and the 560 III uses their inbilt Reciever?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Luke,

      Sorry no, pretty much only the RF-602, RF-603, and Meyin RF-604 are currently directly compatible with the YN-560 III inbuilt receiver.

      The new YN transmitter / triggers will offer the most advantages with the 560 III, once they are available (though that’s appearing to be some time off yet). You may be better off just grabbing another Hahnel receiver in the mean time. Thanks.

  16. Motti 4 years ago

    Would the YN-560-III work with YN-622C TTL radio trigger? Would it be possible then to adjust settings from far?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Motti,

      Sorry no the YN-622C is not directly compatible with the built in receiver and remote power control of the YN-560 III. All it can do is simply fire the flash. Thanks.

  17. George 4 years ago

    When is be available

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi George,

      Unfortunately YongNuo are not giving any updates, except to say this is low priority.

      They appear to be running quite a way behind on a number of things now unfortunately.

  18. dublin 4 years ago

    Cant wait for this! 🙂

  19. Mike 4 years ago

    any news when it will be released and what it will be called?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Mike,

      Some time this year would be my guess now 🙂

      I think YN-560-TX was mentioned, but I stopped using any exact title where possible after one end of YongNuo started saying that doesn’t exist.

      YN can be a shammozzle at times, but the TX is still coming as far as I’m aware, they just have a lot in production now.

  20. Kai 4 years ago

    This is great news!
    Finally a low cost remote controllable manual flash!
    I do a lot real estate photography, and I send a lot of valuable time running around house adjusting power levels on my cheapie flashes. I can’t afford to buy four or five remote controllable Canon flashes. Yongnuo 560 II I can afford!
    The old cheapie flashes can then be bundled to a group of three or four flashes on one stand creating a powerfull flash for larger rooms.

  21. Chad 4 years ago

    Well you say it is coming but I’ll believe it when I see it. I need this funtionality and am surprised someone hasn’t already produced a flash system with this capability, cheaply. Nikon/Canon don’t do it cheaply. If I’m going to apy $500 for a strobe I’m getting a Einstein E640.

    I am looking forward to this and am really hoping it’s soon.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Chad,

      Actually Godox have already beat them to it with the V850. And its an awesome little flash (just working on the review at the moment). Thanks.

  22. Kelly 4 years ago

    I am so confused! If someone could recommend a solution that will work for my setup that would be awesome!

    I use the Nikon D300 and D700. My on camera flash is the SB910. I do use a flash bracket at weddings to take the flash off camera, but have to use the cable on my hotshoe to connect with my flash for TTL. I use the YN 560 III for off camera flash. What setup do I need to trigger the
    YN560 III without interfering with my Nikons TTL on camera flash?

    Thank you all for any recommendations!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Kelly,

      You would either need to attach another manual transmitter to the cameras PC sync port, or use a manual trigger with a TTL pass through hothsoe on the camera hotshoe. (And in either case attach a corresponding receiver to the YN-560 III).

      Since you are using a flash bracket, and short TTL cord to the flash, the pass through hotshoe would generally be the neatest option. The Phottix Strato II would be one of the better triggers for this.

      If going with the PC sync port option the PCB Cybersyncs are a popular option because of the small transmitter size.

      But the pass through method is neater, and pretty reliable when using a flash bracket, as the transmitter itself is not supporting the flash. Thanks

  23. Karen 4 years ago

    Okay, so after reading all of this I’m confused. It could be because I haven’t had much sleep. I just need someone to tell me what to order. I just bought 3 YN560-III’s and I need to trigger them. I have a D700. What is your recommendation that I get?

    Thanks!!!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Karen,

      Until the new transmitter with remote control is available, the best option is the YongNuo RF-603 II.

      You will need the N1 version for your D700 (N1 is just the compatible shutter release cord for the D700).

      You only need one unit to act as a transmitter, though its a good idea to have a back up anyway, so buying a set (pair) doesn’t hurt. Thanks.

  24. Karen 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for your help!

  25. john 4 years ago

    So is there an official statement or something like that?

    I’d gladly pay more for the 560iii over the 560ii if there is indeed such a transmitter coming but I’d like to know it before I decide.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi john,

      This post is about as official as you’re going to find until they are available (eventually).

      If you’re after a sure thing, at this point you may be better to look at the Godox V850, as they already have the transmitter available.

      • john 4 years ago

        Looks like a decent alternative. Do you happen to know if advanced features such as HSS would work with Sony cameras that come with a standard hotshoe?

        Also, I find it a little puzzling that I couldn’t find any spare battery offers on Amazon or Ebay.

        Thanks for your quick response!

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Godox don’t have a HSS enabled transmitter for Sony at this stage, so HSS could only work if you can use HSS enabled TTL triggers like the Phottix Odin or Pixel Kings etc. And provided those triggers are compatible with your camera using HSS.

          The VB-18 batteries are starting to get listed around now. They are available on Amazon here.

          There is a new V860 TTL version of the V850 coming, so there’s no doubt there will be plenty of these sold and batteries readily available.

          • john 4 years ago

            I guess in that case I’ll wait a little to see how things develop. Maybe I’ll get some of the cheaper Yongnuos as I’ll probably always find a good place to add them as optical slaves. Do you know if there is any difference in the optical sensors between the 560 and its successors?

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 years ago

            Ok. I don’t think there’s much difference in the the optic slaves from the YN-560 onward. Before that some of them were not particularly sensitive.

          • john 4 years ago

            Thanks again, you have helped me tremendously!

          • Andy 4 years ago

            can you confirm that HHS would work on a sony with the pixel king transmitter

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 years ago

            Hi Andy,

            Sorry no, HSS will not work with the Pixel King and YN-560 III.

            You would need to use a Sony compatible flash with TTL and HSS functions. Thanks.

  26. Paul 4 years ago

    Is there any news or hints of a release date yet? Even just the month of release would be great.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Paul,

      Sorry no, I doubt we will know until they are very close to shipping. Because as we have seen YongNuo don’t really know themselves until they have the product produced and passed quality control.

      People are still waiting on stock of the YN-622N-TX which was released weeks ago, so they clearly have a production backlog and very busy production schedule.

      • Paul 4 years ago

        Well when ever it comes out I’m 100% getting one. Can’t wait. I bought two 560iii’s when they came out and I think they are unbeatable.

        • Vic 4 years ago

          Some update from Yongnuo:

          Dear Sir
           
          This trigger is on testing period,  if all thing goes well, it will be available at the end of next month.
          Otherwise, it will be in around May.  You can keep attention on our ebay, it is the first place for selling new products
           
          Greetings
          YN

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 years ago

            Thanks Vic,

            I wouldn’t rely to heavily on any estimated times though.

            Their ebay store is also about the last place to stock new products. They still don’t have he YN-622N-TX listed, a couple of months now after other stores.

  27. Michael 4 years ago

    There is a button-combination for setting a group on my 560III but it does nothing. Any idea how they (Yongnuo) will activate this feature in the flash? Firmwareupdate possible? I don´t think so. They must have included a yet unknown button combination to unlock this feature. What do you think?
    Or am I to stupid to use the button combination as shown on the flash (might be)?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Michael,

      I would say when the flash recognizes the new transmitter, the mystery mode “–” described in the YN-560 III review will likely show the power level set on the transmitter.

      So you would just set the flash to “–” mode and the transmitter would take over. No need for extra button presses.

      In the same way the small light doesn’t light up on the flash now until it recognizes the RF-602 or RF-603 / II transmitter.

  28. Russell 4 years ago

    Hi guys, love the website!

    If I’ve read the above correctly, If I have the yongnuo 560 iii with 603 ii triggers I will be Able to remotely control the power from the camera position once the new controller is released? Will you guys update this page when the new controller is released?

    Many thanks
    Russell

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Russell,

      When the new transmitter is released you will be able to control the remote manual power levels of the YN-560 III flash unit (through its built in radio receiver).

      The RF-603 II will be compatible as receivers then, but they do not have any remote control function, they simply fire the flash attached to them.

      Yes if and when the transmitter is finally released there will be street party’s and fireworks so I don’t think you will miss that. 🙂

      (It must be close to year now since the flash was release… without the transmitter).

      • Max 4 years ago

        there is any news about this trigger?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi Max,

          Sorry no news, YongNuo have a very busy production schedule. I don’t think they really know themselves until the product are ready to start shipping now.

  29. Dave 4 years ago

    I can’t find anything from anyone about this anymore. Did they just give up and move forward with the RT system?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Dave,

      No, YongNuo just have a very busy production schedule. I don’t think they really know themselves when these things will be ready until the products are ready to start shipping.

      The YN-560 transmitter should still be coming eventually though.

      If you haven’t bought the flashes yet, Godox have a very good option already available with the V850.

  30. Robin 4 years ago

    Hello guys,

    I have just got myself a pair of RF603 II, and a YF560 III. I have been quite happy with them considering their price.

    Admin, do you have any information if the new power control transmitter will work with the Olympus E system? (E3, 5 : EM1, 5)

    To be able to control the power of a couple of groups of flashes will be really wonderful.

    Thank.

    Ps: I have been enjoying coming to this site quite a lot. Keep up the good work.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Robin,

      Thanks for that. From what I was told (quite a while back now) the new transmitter would be compatible with any camera which has a standard hotshoe.

      Even if the camera doesn’t have a standard hotshoe, as long as there is an adapter available to provide one, the transmitter should then still work. Thanks.

  31. Jonathan Quigley 4 years ago

    So are they ever actually going to come out with this trigger? I love my yn 560iii s and my 603ii setup but would make life so much easier if I could change flash power/settings from on top of my camera!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Jonathan,

      Yes the transmitter should still come eventually. As you likely know YongNuo still have a number of products already announced yet to be produced. The appear to be quite a way behind schedule, but they should come eventually. Thanks.

  32. Bruce Peter 4 years ago

    Yes I am waiting for this too. Cactus has this already as their flash heads can act as a transmitter and receiver and they confirmed today that the new transmitter is coming in May 2014. Like Jonathan, I love the 560 and 603 setup but I really need to be able to control my flash from the top of my camera. So unless they come out with this soon, I may be jumping to Cactus.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Bruce,

      A lot of people have already switched to the Godox V850.

      After using those its really hard to go back to AA powered manual speedlites. And the remote manual radio is great. They even have a more powerful HSS available.

      • Kenan 4 years ago

        Is the Godox V850 better than the Yongnuo YN 560 III ?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi Kenan,

          I guess that’s up to opinion, but I personally think the V850 are one of the best things that have happened to speedlites.

          I would say the the V850 are better built, and the interface is excellent, as is the remote manual power control. And the HSS function provides more light than the much higher priced Canon / Nikon TTL flashes.

          All that is before mentioning the Lithium-Ion battery which is the biggest distinction and feature. That basically saves carrying an external battery pack, which makes the flashes far more practical to use for off camera purposes. Not to mention saves dollars, and AA battery management hassles.

          The advantage of the YN-560 III is that they have the radio receiver built in, which is a little neater, and more cost effective as you only need one transmitter unit for a number of flashes. But the Godox radio system is updatable and compatible with the Godox flash ecosystem. The YN-560 III is only compatible with the RF-602 / 603 triggers system (and not the popular YN-622 etc).

          The remote manual transmitter for the YN-560 III is not available yet either (at the time of writing this), so at this point the V850 have a major advantage there. But even once the YN-560-TX is available, the Lithium-Ion battery in the V850 is still something a lot of people really wish was a feature of any flash they purchased now. Thanks.

    • Luis Gonzaga 4 years ago

      I agree with you.

  33. Robert 4 years ago

    Seems the YN-622n TX would work easier with the V850 than the YN-622N

  34. Mark 4 years ago

    Ohh please hurry up Yongnuo. I bought a bunch of 560 III’s as soon as I heard that the new triggers offered remote power levels.
    I can only hope they are making them as clever as the Cactus V6 before releasing them.
    Still waiting…

  35. Mark 4 years ago

    Well, I hope we get some word about the Yongnuo trigger soon, as reviews for the Cactus V6 trigger are starting to come out. It looks very good. If the real world reviews of the Cactus are good and there is no word about the Yongnuo trigger coming soon, I will go with Cactus, even though I would prefer the lower cost Yonguos

  36. Class A 4 years ago

    Mark, I was first getting my review for the Cactus V6 out the door.

    It is much more than just an RF60 trigger. It can remote control the power levels of legacy TTL flashes and selected modern digital TTL flashes.

    • Carlos 4 years ago

      I’ve read the review for the V6 and by now it seems it won’t work with my YN 560 III because this don’t have TTL mode. Do you think it will work in the future? Maybe with an update of the V6 or is it necessary to have TTL?

      • Class A 4 years ago

        I don’t think the V6 will ever remote control the power of the YN560-III because the latter only has a single-pin hot-shoe and the V6 would thus have to use the radio protocol of the YN560-III. Can’t see Yongnuo and Cactus partnering up that way, but then I don’t really know much about their relationship.

  37. John 4 years ago

    Hello. Could someone please help me out if possible?
    I just bought a sekonic L-308s.I’m going to buy a 560iii and 3-4 rf603ii. I also have already a 560ii. I’m thinking of setting one trigger on the camera(to fire the flashes when taking the shot) , one on the 560ii and the other one hand held. . Do you know if I will be able to connect a rf603ii with the sekonic via a male-to-male pc sync cable and fire all the flashes when I press the button to take a reading with the trigger connected with it?

    Also, any suggestions for my “setup” are most welcome.
    Thank you in advance!

  38. Georgios 4 years ago

    Any news about when the release date or any details?
    It’s been almost a year now!
    Come on YongNuo, I believed you wanted to sell & have satisfied customers!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      No, no new on the YN560-TX as yet.

      I think its becoming pretty obvious the YongNuo have likely cut back their production capability quite a bit. So these new products are just trickling out one at a time pretty slowly now.

      • Franco 3 years ago

        The new Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Flash Controller and Commander for the YN560III flash has been released and it’s available on Youngnuo’s ebay store for $50 and free shipping.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 years ago

          Thanks Franco,

          All the details and discussion on the new YN560-TX is now in this post. Thanks.

  39. Alaa Bayer 3 years ago

    I have 3 X YN-568EXii and 2 X 560 iii, all flashes on the top of YN-622, and on the camera YN622TX, after I purchased the YN-622-TX I came to know that there is compatibility issues with 560 iii, I wanted to control my TTL flashes in TTL and the (560 iii) in group C for example to control it manually.

    Its not making sense that I cant use such combination its so simple, I believe YN should come out with and update to there YN622TX to be able to do so.

  40. Gary 3 years ago

    I’m new to speed-lites because I’m just starting out in the photography field. I’ve read a number of your posts on here regarding the Yongnuo brand, and decided to go ahead and make a purchase. I purchased 1 YN622c-TX and 2 YN560 iii speedlites. I’d just like to make sure that I’m right in thinking that I can control 2 YN560 iii’s from 1 YN622c-TX?
    I’m afraid I’m having difficulty getting the 2 to communicate. I don’t need anything else do I?
    I can’t seem to find instructions anywhere on how to set up the camera, as well as these two to communicate.
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Gary,

      No unfortunately you have gotten the wrong combination there. For the YN-560 III flashes you need the YN560-TX.

      The YN-622C-TX requires YN-622C receivers. And these require full TTL flashes to provide any remote control at all.

      The YN-622C-TX are otherwise not directly compatible with the YN-560 III flashes at all.

  41. Gary 3 years ago

    Well, No freakin wonder I couldn’t get it to work. I shall order one tonight then. At least I know what to do from here, and can move forward. Thanks very much. Awesome help with a very quick response.

  42. Dave 3 years ago

    FINALLY!!!! I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for the transmitter. I love my 560 III’s and can’t wait to combine them with the TX. This is huge, and it is wonderful

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Dave,

      The new YN560-TX transmitter is HERE,

      It’s has been available for a while now, and works great.

  43. Abe 3 years ago

    Guys, thanks for all the information you are providing in this page.

    I do have one question that bothers me.

    Let’s say I have 3 YN568 EX II mounted on 3 YN 622C remotely managed by a YN 622C TX.
    I do have a YN560III here that I’d like to be able to trigger wirelessly. I just want to be able to trigger the flash, not change the settings.

    I do have a spare YN622C and I’m wondering if mounting the YN560III on it will at least trigger the flash (I’ll change the settings manually on this flash).

    If it works, then that’s what I’m after, just a trigger for the YN560III.
    I’m just not sure if 1, it will work, and 2, it that’s safe or not to use the YN622C to just fire the YN560III flash.

    I know I can also put the YN560III in slave mode (what I use to do until now), but I was just wondering if that could work.
    I also could have one YN560 TX and use the YN622C TX in proxy mode but it’s just that my flashes are mainly YN568EXII’s and only one 560III.

    Thanks by advance for your advices!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Abe,

      Yes mounting a second transmitter on a YN-622C receiver should work. This has a small decrease in maximum sync speed though.

      You can also use something like an RF-603 II as the transmitter to the YN-560 III (mounted on the YN-622C receiver), and keep the YN560-TX in your pocket as a remote to change the power levels.

      • Abe 3 years ago

        Thanks a lot for the info. I’ll definitely try it in the next weeks.
        Cheers!

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