YongNuo have posted the first image of the upcoming YN-622N-TX transmitter with built in interface, first announced last month.
The new YN-622N-TX will control the existing YN-622N as receiver units, providing a much more user friendly interface. Also adding a USB port for firmware updates, which is major advantage over the current triggers.
The improved YN-622N-TX also enhances the stability, as well as improve the speed of information transmission.
A Canon version YN-622C-TX will also follow the release of the Nikon compatible YN-622N-TX shown.
The new YN-622N-TX transmitter is using much of the existing YN-622 case design, though the side buttons, and group and channel indicators are now removed.
Although not seen in the image, a USB port for firmware updates is definitely included. As is an AF assist light like the current YN-622 provide.
The 2.5mm port seen on the left is a new shutter release port, and there is also a PC sync port included.
Features known so far –
- USB port for firmware updates
- 3 groups
- Mix TTL and Manual groups
- 1/3rd stop power and FEC adjustment
- Remote flash zoom in 3 groups
- 2nd Curtain Sync, HSS, SuperSync
- AF Assist Light
- Remote Shutter Release function
- Battery level indicator
- PC Sync Port
- Improved stability and transmission speed
- SuperSync manual timing adjustment
If you look closely at the LCD screen you can also see a small arrow on the left next to group A. This is a good indication the current group will remain selected, allowing instant access to change that groups power level or FEC (as the current YongNuo flashes allow). This could mean the YN-622-TX could be the fastest LCD transmitter interface available so far! (lets hope).
The ability to mix TTL and Manual groups is also another major advancement, and puts the YN-622-TX up there with the Phottix Odin and Pixel King Pro for functionality. And there are more features yet to be detailed.
Improved stability and transmission speed is another upgrade, and should also help with the Nikon SB-800 flash, which has had some issue previously due to its slower processing speeds than later Nikon flashes
The Nikon version YN-622-TX are due around late November, and the Canon version approximately late December.
Though the just released flagship YongNuo YN-E3-RT transmitter is coming first in mid to late October, which will give Canon users another YongNuo radio system to consider now as well.
Price and Availability –
YN-622N-TX for Nikon are available now from Eachshot for $62.97 with Flash Havoc 6% discount.
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YN-568EX Canon – UK – (HSS – no external battery port)
YN-565EX Canon – UK – (external battery port – no HSS)
YN-500EX Canon – UK – (HSS, 1/2 stop less power – no external battery port)