YN-622N-TX – Transmitter with LCD Interface Released –

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.

 

YN-622N-TX

 

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.

AmazonUKEbayEachShot Ebay, YongNuo Ebay

YN-622C  –  Canon – Amazon FulfilledUK
YN-622N  – Nikon – Amazon FulfilledUK

YN-568EX II Canon – UK – (HSS, optic master – no external battery port) (issues reported in some Mk II model)
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)

YN-568EX Nikon – UK – (HSS – no external battery port)
YN-565EX Nikon – UK – (external battery port – no HSS)

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78 Comments
  1. Armin 4 years ago

    “YongNuo have confirmed customers queries that the new YN-622N-TX will fix these issues while using the existing YN-622N as receivers.”

    Great!

  2. Arnie 4 years ago

    what exactly will the “•Shutter Release Function” be for?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Arnie,

      Its a socket for shutter release cord, so I would assume its a wireless shutter release function (like the RF-603 has).

  3. Jacques 4 years ago

    No hotshoe! Boo, hiss! Forget it.
    Event shooters need remote output control AND a TTL flash on-camera. Let’s hope the 560 TX has a TTL pass-through hotshoe. I’m ready to go all-Yongnuo if it does. But if it doesn’t, I’m sticking with Stratos and old Metzes.

    • installerx 4 years ago

      I got the Aokatec-AK TTL for this. TTL on-camera flash and still fire my manual remote flashes all at the same time. For me the best TTL, on-camera adjustment (manual, TTL, HSS) feature all in one. I had high hopes for the Pixel King Pro and YN-622 but the Aokatec’s are the Radio triggers for me for now.

    • photomy 4 years ago

      Maybe use a Custom Bracket with a 622 receiver on the bracket?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      A flash with built in radio master is much better than messing with a pass through hotshoe. That’s what they have done with the YN600EX-RT and YN-ST-E3-RT.

      But you have to change systems from the YN-622 to get those.

      The YN-560 TX does not have a pass through hotshoe either (unless they have changed things).
      .

      • Armin 4 years ago

        “The YN-560 TX does not have a pass through hotshoe either”

        Hmmm, for me the pass through on the 560TX would be even more important than on 622TX. Now I ask me how to set up an on-camera flash in TTL and manual 560IIIs in a convenient way. It would be possible if the power adjustment of the 560TX would be like the one on the Godox Witstro (without firing them, just a remote control). Then you could place a 603 on camera and on top a TTL flash. Convenient is something else.

        Any other ideas?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi Armin,

          I already jumped up and down about this as best I could in this post recently.

          Since then the RF-603 II have not appeared. There’s not much point trying to work out how to link things together until we know what YongNuo are going to offer.

          The YN600EX-RT adds a whole other dimension to the situation, and again its really up to what YongNuo are prepared to offer. They could add YN-560 III control to that flash, or to the 622 system, or just keep them all separate.

          At this point there are a lot of questions (which sure makes it difficult for people to know what to buy at the moment).
          .

          • loveboy 4 years ago

            To be honest I’m not that fussed as to whether the 560tx has a passthrough. In some way’s I’d rather it didn’t (for physical usability/size/etc)

            I intend to mostly use a 560tx hand-held to adjust settings (because I don’t want to have to do that on the back of a camera/hotshoe device any more than I want to have to do it on the back of a flash).

            Then, I’ll likely put a 603-ii on the camera. Or better yet, if Yongnuo would kindly enable the ability for the 560iii to act as a master, I wouldn’t need that at all.

            But as you say, so many questions, so little info.

  4. rfgrtrt 4 years ago

    please can someone confirm that the current YN-622C will work with this new transmitter?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi there,

      Yes that is correct, the current YN-622C and coming YN-622C-TX will be compatible. Thanks

      • John Anthony ONeill 3 years ago

        Can you confirm if the controllers can be used on non canon /nikon cameras for remote manual flash output control?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 years ago

          Hi John Anthony ONeill,

          The Nikon version YN-622N-TX can not currently be used for remote power control with non-Nikon dedicated cameras. This is likely because the system uses the remote flash in TTL mode, even when using manual power settings.

          The Canon system is different, and this is lot more likely to be possible with the YN-622C-TX. Though I don’t think we will know that for sure until the YN-622C-TX is actually available with final specs (hopefully not too long away now). Thanks.

  5. cory 4 years ago

    any updates on the release of these yet? thought it was supposed to be mid-late October. chomping at the bit here!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Cory,

      No the YN-E3-RT were due mid-late October, so they are obviously running behind now. The YN-622N-TX are due November, and the YN-622C-TX around December. The RF-603 II still have not arrived yet either, so I would expect they are likely all running behind at this stage.

      • cory 4 years ago

        grrr! thanks for the update. you guys have a fantastic site 🙂

  6. Bob 4 years ago

    the update says it has been released, when and where can we get the YN 622 N TX?

    The wait is killing me, it is finally, exactly what I need.

  7. Tron 4 years ago

    Any news on when the Canon version will be released?

  8. Brian 4 years ago

    Per Facebook:

    “Notice: Thanks for your attention and support to our products! For the release date of YN-622N-TX i-TTL wireless flash controller, we supposed to released the units in the end of the year. However, so far we hope to make more tests for it to ensure the stability of the products, so the release date is likely to delay. Please pay attention to our latest official news!Any news we will also update on Facebook.

    Best Regards,
    YONGNUO”

  9. Ritchie 4 years ago

    Can you trigger the yn 560II with the 622? And if so can you change the manual flash settings on the 560II off camera using the 622? I understand the 560II doesn’t not have TTL capability. I am currently using the YN-603’s the trigger my off camera flashes and I would love to have the ability to control the manual settings of my 560IIs from the 622. If this can not be done I suppose I will have to upgrade to the YN TTL flashes. Thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Ritchie,

      No you can’t do anything but fire the YN-560 II unfortunately.

      The YN-560 III actually has remote manual power setting built in, but that won’t be enabled until a YN-560 transmitter is released (and that’s been a long time in waiting, and could be quite a while away yet). But even then they YN-560 III will not be compatible with the YN-622 system.

      So if remote manual is all you’re after you might like to take a look at the recent Godox V850, as that’s a really nice flash with remote manual and huge Lithium-Ion battery, and all for not that much more than the YN-560 III. It can even do HSS off camera with the right transmitter.

      If you want TTL as well, then the YN-622 and flashes like the YN-565EX or YN-568EX may be the way to go. That’s only for Nikon and Canon though, the V850 being all manual is more universal. Thanks.

      • jbmauré 4 years ago

        Would you mean that’s impossible to have manual control on YN 560 III with 622 C ???

        I try to make my decison between the YN 560 III and 622C or V850…

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi jbmauré,

          That is correct, there is no remote manual control of the YN-560 III with the YN-622C.

          You can fire the YN-560 III with a YN-622C receiver attached but that is all. Thanks.

  10. Rick 4 years ago

    Any word on when this will come out? Earlier report said late November, but I haven’t seen one yet.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Rick,

      Its looking like 2014 some time now unfortunately. YN are saying its still in testing. Thanks.

  11. George 4 years ago

    Hi i wait for the YN-622-TX controller but is not yet available.
    For now i ll like to ask if i have YN-622N with SB 900 can i control manual and change the power of the flash on top of Fuji x camera?

    Regards George

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi George,

      That is a very good question!

      Unfortunately I don’t know the answer as I only have the Canon version, and they only operate through the Canon camera menus.

      Nikon uses the YN-622N or master unit on top as the interface, so there is a chance it may work in remote manual. We really need someone who has tried this on non Nikon cameras to give some feedback. Sorry I don’t have the answer there otherwise at this point.

      EDIT – Actually the more I think about this, I don’t think its possible with the current system, which controls the flash in TTL, even while using remote manual power control. This requires a pre-flash before every shot to set the power level on the flash, and the single firing pin camera would not send that pre-flash before the shutter opens. Thanks.

      • Q 3 years ago

        So are you saying yn622n tx is not compatible with fuji camera right? I’ve tried it on x100s, but sometime it worked, sometime it didn’t. Does this mean it is not compatible or am I doing something wrong? Thanks

  12. Sergio 4 years ago

    Is it save to wait on buying the YN-622n TX after it’s released or we can buy it with confidence as it will be upgradable in firmware updates because of the USB port?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Sergio,

      Yes its much safer because any firmware issues can be updated later through the USB port.

      That is provided there are not any physical build quality issues. The YN-568EX II flash for example had faulty battery doors. Luckily they could be replaced easily without returning the flash.

      The YN-622N-TX case looks to be based on the current YN-622N anyway, so hopefully they should be pretty well refined already. Thanks.

      • Sergio 4 years ago

        Thanks Flash Havoc, I have been reading some posts in the Internet that the YN-622N is not compatible with Nikon D3, D3s and D4 bodies, I read before people have had to return the units because they didn’t work on D3s, but I have read other posts that confirms that YN-622N works well in Nikon D3 as this link http://www.fredmiranda.com/testforum/topic/1225369/0#11666485 where LZ7J conforms its functionality. Any one has tried on this site?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi Sergio,

          I’m not really sure, so hopefully others can help with more first hand confirmation. But part of the initial reports of them not working is likely just due to Nikon not listing them as compatible, simply because they were not tested and confirmed working by YongNuo.

          Also the new YN-622N-TX should have faster and more refined processing, so that may help with any previous issues as well.

          • Sergio 4 years ago

            Thanks for your response, as soon I receive my transceivers I will post, since I have just a SB700 flash and a Yongnuo 560 version II manual, I’ll try with the Nikon flash for firing with the triggers and reply.

          • Sergio 4 years ago

            Hi I have received the units and I have tested them on my D3 camera and they work great, I put one transceiver on top of the camera and the other on my SB700 flash, it was in TTL mode and I was able to see how I move the zoom ring and the flash operated as well zooming, if I tried compensating light increasing +1.0 or decreasing -1.0, -2.0 and so on.. the flash worked as requested, so, this comment is to declare that YN-622N works very well with Nikon D3. Thanks!

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 years ago

            Ok great thanks Sergio!

            The YN-622N-TX likely won’t be far away, so if you get to try that please let us know how you go. Thanks again.

  13. Ritchie 4 years ago

    Thanks for the response. I am using the canon 6d. I think I will go with these new YN triggers when they come out and purchase a few of their TTL speedlites as well. Thanks again. I really enjoy the information on the site.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Ritchie,

      No problems, If you’re looking at YN triggers and speedlites though, you might want to look towards the YN-E3-RT and YN-600EX-RT flash when that arrives, as that is a neater system with transceivers built into the flashes.

  14. Chris 4 years ago

    Will a flash connected to yn622c-tx be compatible with the yn600ex-RT?

    Thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Chris,

      To use a flash with the YN622C-TX (which is a transmitter unit) you would need a YN-622C as a receiver connected to the flash.

      The YN-622 radio system is not compatible with the YongNuo/Canon RT radio system though, if that is what you were meaning.

      So you could add a YN-600EX-RT to the YN-622 system by connecting a YN-622C to the flash as a receiver.

      But you can’t add any non RT flashes to the RT system at this stage, as there are no separate receivers currently available for that. Thanks.

  15. Katanapilot 4 years ago

    Any news on the ETA for the TX units? The manual mode is really crappy on Nikon hardware, this tx will complete the circle.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      I don’t think we are going to know until they are actually available.

      They are reportedly nearly ready for production, but their production schedule is very busy. So anything could happen causing delays etc again.

  16. Sergio 4 years ago

    Hi, any price estimation of the YN-622N-TX?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      No YongNuo will not give prices until they are released.

      My guess would be around $80 to $90 though.

  17. Sergio 4 years ago

    Ehhh, now it´s official, the YN-622N-TX is available in Amazon!!! $66.99!!

  18. Sergio 4 years ago

    Thanks Flash Havoc, I just ordered mine, it says it will be delivered in 1 month time frame aprox.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Woha… It shouldn’t take that long. But the best option is to use DHL if you want it fast. I know its $18, but when the trigger is only $63 its still a decent deal all up.

  19. Sergio 4 years ago

    From the Amazon site, it says “Delivery Estimate Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – Friday, March 7, 2014”. That is the time Amazon assures it will deliver the package.
    Could be very risky, but I ordered mine for my Nikon D3 body, as it’s so a new item and the compatibility list is just for cropped sensors bodies as shown in the manual, I ordered last month two of YN-622N for my camera and they worked perfect on the Nikon D3 and they were not in the compatibility list (actually comparing the list of the two items YN-622N and YN-622N TX they are the exact compatibility camera list), so I cross my fingers and give it a try.

  20. Peter 4 years ago

    I got my TX on the 30th. about a week after ordering it from HK. ( i’m in the UK )

    After brief testing , It works fine with my SB-900 and in manual mode on an old Sigma EF-500 DG Super ( Pentax version ) but cannot get it to work correctly with my SB-800. The SB-800 works fine on Camera or as a slave to a master flash but with the YN-622N if does not fire the flash. Howvever everthing else gets sent accross. i.e. if I change the aperture the flash shows the change or I change the zoom the flash zoom changes. If I press the thest button on the N the flash fires. If I press the test button on the TX the flash wakes up and all the setting are set but it does not fire.
    Having said that it did fire a few times but then stopped again.

    • Peter 4 years ago

      Think I have resolved the problem. You need the AF light turned on . if NO AF ILL is on then the flash does not fire. But if it is set to AF ILL ( on the SB-800 ) then the flash fires OK and works.
      Obviously yet another user error 🙁

  21. Sergio 4 years ago

    Peter, did you apply the firmware update after you received your TX?

  22. MTM 4 years ago

    Does amazon have this trigger? I only the622n. So if I read it correctly that this will trigger the 622c, correct?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi MTM,

      Most places are out of stock of the YN-622N-TX at the moment. There should be more stock within the next couple of weeks.

      There are separate versions for Canon and Nikon, you would need the YN-622C-TX to fire the YN-622C.

      The YN-622C-TX should be the next trigger coming from YongNuo, though we don’t know exactly when. Thanks.

  23. david 4 years ago

    i received my trigger few days ago for my Nikon
    on the camera hotshoe its working great!!

    but when i connect it too the 10 pin connection its not working on my Nikon d3 and d700 🙁
    so i purchase a new cable too see if the problem was there ?

    and unfortunately the problem is still there 🙁

    any body have a suggestion beside ship it back too china ?

    thank you

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi David,

      I don’t have the Nikon gear to try these unfortunately. But I haven’t heard of any similar issues to this.

      So I would be wondering if you may not be trying to use the shutter release the wrong way somehow?

      It may be worth checking the user manual carefully ( I realise its not all that clear) to make sure you are trying to use the release the right way.

      I would factory reset the YN-622N and TX as well and try again (if you haven’t already tried that).

  24. Javier 3 years ago

    It’s been 7 months since the nikon version was released…does yongnuo really have the goal for a canon version or should we look for another option?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Javier,

      Actually its been just 2 months since the first Nikon version was available, and that was just the first batch which snuck in before the Chinese New Year holiday break. The Nikon version has only been widely available for the last couple of weeks now.

      So yes a Canon version YN-622C-TX is coming, but as you can see YongNuo’s production schedule is very busy and we really don’t know when they will arrive. Though I would hope they will be next in line. Thanks.

  25. RDW 3 years ago

    OK, so what’s the difference between the YN-622-TX and the YN-E3-RT? Why would you choose one over the other? Don’t they do the same thing?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi RDW,

      They have very similar function, though work on different and incompatible systems.

      The YN-E3-RT are compatible with Canon’s own RT Radio system, so at this stage they will only work with the Canon 600EX-RT flash, and YongNuo’s coming YN-600EX-RT flash.

      They YN-622C-TX will work with most previous Canon compatible TTL flashes, and even the 600EX-RT. Though not using the 600EX-RT’s inbuilt radio, you need to attach a separate YN-622C receiver.

      So at this stage the YN-E3-RT is the way to go if you want flashes with built in receivers, or extra gear to expand the Canon RT system, and do not need to include any previous flashes.

      The YN-622C-TX provides an option for previous and non RT flashes.

      The RT system will likely become the more popular option once the YN-600EX-RT flash is available. (Unless YongNuo bring out a flash with YN-622C receiver built in, in which case it may be a harder choice again).

      YongNuo have gotten themselves into a strange situation now providing a number of different and incompatible systems, though it was very smart taping into Canon’s RT radio system, which is they way of Canon’s future. Thanks.

  26. RDW 3 years ago

    Thanks, exactly the information I needed. Since I do have the Canon 600EX-RT, I suppose I’ll be purchasing the YN-E3-RT.

    Again, thanks!

  27. Brian Hursey 3 years ago

    Elvis any word yet on when the YN622C-TX will be out… 🙂 I want to give it a try.. I am tired of the menu’s I hope the YN622C-TX is substantially faster.

    • Wayne Young 3 years ago

      If the YN-622C TX works with the YN-622C system, I want one too.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 3 years ago

        Hi Wayne,

        Yes the YN-622C-TX will be designed for the YN-622C system. The YN-622C-TX should be coming next.Thanks.

  28. Henrik 3 years ago

    Still no info on the Canon version?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Henrik,

      No not yet, except due some time before October. I would guess in a couple of months.

      • Henrik 3 years ago

        Oh dear! Can’t wait! Thanks though!

  29. Ramil 3 years ago

    HI, I just received my YN622c TX. I was testing it and everything seems to be fine except for the HSS. I tried synching at 1/400th and I can already see the horizontal black bar.

    I changed the new TX controller with one of my old YN622 tranceiver and it worked fine synching up to 1/8000th of a second.

    Does anybody have the same problem with YN622C TX?

    Thanks

  30. JackRyan 3 years ago

    Hello.
    I have recently purchased a YN-622N-TX unit along with 2 pieces of YN-622N and also a YN568EX flash unit. I also own a Nikon SB-800 so I figured this is a complete setup for 2 off-camera flashes.
    I always use my off-camera flashes in Manual Mode so after using the RF-603 + YN560 I figured these would allow me to have the same great results but without having to go to each flash to set up the power.
    However there seems to be a problem with the 568EX when used with the 622N-TX and 622N combination. When used in Manual Mode, and set on camera, the 568EX works perfectly. For example – in order to have a perfect exposure in a given scene, I need 1/64 power on my 568EX ( when on camera ). Howeve if I mount the 622N-TX on my camera and have the flash mounted on a 622N – I have the Flash in TTL mode, the 622N under it in Channel 1 Group A, and the 622N-TX set for M mode for channel 1 group A and input 1/64 value – the flash fires at a much bigger power than it should. Something like 1/16 if I were to guess. If I try to underexpose it to 1/128 it does decrease the power but still is more powerful than it should. So there is a miss-communication problem somewhere. I do not have this problem with my SB-800 – every manual setting is exactly the same when mounted on the camera or on the 622N so there’s clearly a problem with the 568EX.
    Am I doing something wrong ? I’ve tried playing around with all the settings, I can’t seem to understand what the hell is wrong. Can you guys check if a given Manual setting is the same on your 568EX when mounted on both camera and a 622n unit ?

    • Mike Lubchenko 3 years ago

      Hey Jack, I can confirm that the YN568EX has a problem between true manual mode and the pseudo-manual mode via the YN-622N-TX (with YN568EX in TTL). In my experience, when the YN568EX is set to manual on the flash itself, the exposure is quite accurate as tested using a flash meter and by reviewing resulting photos taken using the settings from the flash meter. However, when I then set the YN568EX to TTL while keeping the YN-622N-TX in Manual mode, the light output is significantly higher even though the output settings haven’t changed. When I do the same test using my SB-800, there is a tiny difference (maybe 1/3 stop) in the other direction, meaning it’s slightly darker in pseudo-manual mode. I haven’t gone so far as to measure the exact output difference for the YN568EX between true manual and pseudo-manual, nor have I tested to see that it’s a consistent amount. I have to assume that it can’t be consistently higher (say, two stops at every output), since as you approach 1/1 full power in true manual mode, the flash shouldn’t be able to output more than that when in pseudo-manual mode. So even if 1/128 in true manual is the same as 1/32 in pseudo-manual, it doesn’t necessarily mean that 1/16 in true manual is 1/4 in pseudo-manual.

      Anyway, I suggest you contact Yongnuo’s customer support at service@hkyongnuo.com and mention the problem. I’m currently trying to get them to fix the problem with the Flash Value Lock. It would also be great if they could prevent the pre-flashes in the pseudo-manual mode, that way we could use flash meters, while still having full remote control of the flash units, and also not have the units firing off pre-flashes unnecessarily distracting subjects.

  31. JackRyan 3 years ago

    Hi Mike.
    Actually I did a little test now. TX on my camera ( either I use a D3, D800E, D810 or D700 the result is the same so it’s not a camera related thing ) – 568EX on either of my 2 622Ns. Set the 568EX on TTL and the TX on Manual for that Channel/Group. Input 1/4 on the TX – shoot a photo that is exposed properly, after of course fiddling with the F/ISO settings in the camera to match the 1/4 output level so I get a properly exposed shot in my living room. Then – input 1/2 or 1/1 setting on the TX – surprise the result is the same so the 568EX is fired pretty much at 1/1 regardless the 1/4 , 1/2 or 1/1 setting I input in the TX. So I think the 2 stop overexposure is maintained ( at least what I can make out with my eyes ). The 568EX on the camera directly so no triggers are involved works fine. If I have the 568EX on Manual mode when mounted on the 622N everything is fine but this is not an option because my light changes and I need to go and lower the flash off-the light-stand each time I need to adjust stuff. I sold my RF-603s and YN-560s and got these in ordered to NOT HAVE to do this anymore 🙂
    The thing is not that problematic on the field because I don’t really care what setting the TX says is using – I am doing test-shots to “see” what’s my perfect light. The problem for me is that I shoot a lot of 1.4 – 1.8 apertures indoors along with a ISO 1000-1600 and I need the flash to only output very little power. And since the 1/128 setting is actually aprox 1/32 – this is pretty much impossible and annoying in the same time.

  32. JackRyan 3 years ago

    Also – I emailed Yongnuo 3 months ago – and they answered once asking for more clarifications. After I gave them what they asked they stopped answering me ever since. I’m pretty disappointed in this type of customer service from a company I got to love so much over the years but hey … it’s true what they say “You get what you pay for”.

    I also have another issue when using the 622Ns on my D800E or D810. The AF-Illuminator is not working on these newer cameras. I have no problems on my D3. The TX however doesn’t have this issue. I sometimes need the illuminator for focus aid in low light and I used to just pop one of these on my D3 and shoot like this with the available light ( without any flashes ). If I want to do the same I need to make sure I pick the TX from the bunch. Not a biggie for me but could be a problem for people that only have the 622s and not the TX.

    • Mike Lubchenko 3 years ago

      Jack, re: customer service. Yeah, dealing with Yongnuo’s customer service reminds me a lot of Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot” sketch.

      At this point, Yongnuo only responds to my questions/complaints about half the time. I did finally get one response from someone who had a better command of English than usual, and the answer was at least on-topic for a change. I’m not sure I believe the answer, but that’s a different matter. We’re still arguing back and forth a bit. Basically, they want me to pay for round-trip shipping for my five YN622Ns (not the TX) because THEY misprogrammed them originally and didn’t put a USB port on the units to allow for firmware updates, so the only way to update them is to return them to the factory.

      Re: 1/128 being 1/32 in reality. One crude work-around is that you could just manually/physically attenuate the light output by placing a semi-transparent object (such as paper) in front of the speedlight head. Increase the number of sheets to decrease the light output. The complications are that it may introduce a color cast, depending on the shade of white paper, and the recycle time on the speedlights won’t be as quick as when they are truly putting out 1/128th.

      Re: AF-illuminator. On Nikon systems, they seem to have gotten things a bit muddled in their design (for a change I mean Nikon, not Yongnuo). The AF-Illuminator control on the D800/D810 is handled from the camera’s menu system AND also on the speedlight menu. I don’t recall which, if either, will override the other, or if both have to be enabled to make it work. Then, add to that the AF-Illuminator control setting on the Yongnuo TX unit, and things get particularly complicated. I’m not even sure how to enable or disable it on the 622N units, without a TX, as I try my best to avoid changing anything on them and instead always just control them through the TX.

      One guy I’ve chatted with on Facebook (in a non-company-affiliated Yongnuo Group page) discovered that changing the AF-Illuminator setting on the SB-800 speedlight has additional unexpected effects. [Note: this only worked using the menu on the SB-800 unit itself. Changing the menu setting on the camera had no effect on the behavior mentioned below.] Specifically, he found that turning it off then allowed the pseudo-manual flash mode to fire without any pre-flashes. Normally, because pseudo-manual has the TX set to manual, but the speedlight set to TTL, you still get (completely pointless) pre-flashes. Neither of us went so far as to test if this also fixed the difference in light output levels that you’re discussing, but it’s probably worth testing. I did discover that if you turn off the AF-Illuminator on the SB-800, then the TX can’t perform Flash Value Lock at all. Of course that’s not something that I’m happy about, it’s just interesting that it happens. It seems there’s a whole bunch of weird stuff going on between Yongnuo and Nikon products.

      Also note: from what I recall about the AF-Illuminator, even when enabled, it still only activates when the camera really needs it. So if you’re in a bright situation, even with AF-Illuminator enabled, it might not project the illuminator because the camera is able to focus without it.

  33. Andrew Storey 3 years ago

    Hello- I have a Nikon D800, the Yongnuo YN-622N-TX and YN-622N transmitter/receivers and a Nikon SB-700 flash. My initial impressions of the transmitters are that they are a great value for the money. However, I’m seeing one issue that I can’t seem to explain. If I put the SB-700 in TTL mode, and put the TX transmitter in TTL mode, same group/channel, the flash won’t fire. But if I put the TX in M manual mode, and the flash in TTL mode, I have full control of the flash power via the transmitter. Works great. Any suggestions?
    Thank you,
    Andrew

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Andrew,

      What you’re seeing there is correct.

      For Nikon TTL radio trigger generally need to use the slave flash in TTL mode. The trigger itself then makes up pseudo manual power levels out of the TTL function, because Nikon don’t have a wireless manual setting the triggers can use like Canon does.

  34. Mike 3 years ago

    Just to be clear — can the 622N-TX trigger an SB-900 remotely on its own, or does the 900 need to be plugged into a 622N receiver?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Mike,

      The SB-900 needs to be mounted on a YN-622N receiver.

      The YN622 system operates via radio only, and there is not radio receiver in the Nikon flashes, only an optic system.

  35. Eduardo 2 years ago

    Hi, my name is Eduardo and i’m from Brazil.

    I just wanna know if can i control the power of the flash YN-560II attached on YN-622n with a YN-622n TX. Is that possible?

    best regards, Eduardo.

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