YONGNUO – RF605 – Flash Trigger – UPDATE Now Avialable

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YongNuo have announced the RF605 flash trigger, a follow up to the popular RF-603 II.

The RF605 now adds a group function, providing 6 groups corresponding with those provided by the YN560-TX and YN560 IV flash units.

A new LCD screen, and a number of added buttons provide fast group and mode selections.

The RF605 also provide the option of RF-602 and RF-603 communication modes.

 

YongNuo RF605

 

Features –

  • RF-602 / RF-603 Communication Modes
  • TX / RX / TRX Modes
  • 6 Groups A, B, C, D, E, F  – Compatible with the YN560-TX
  • Wireless Shutter Remote Function
  • LCD Screen Display – & Fast Button Operation
  • 16 Channels
  • Flash Wake up feature for Canon or Nikon

 

Directly Compatible With –

 

Specifications –

  • FSK 2.4GHz wireless remote control system
  • Transmission distance: 100m
  • Channels: 16 channels
  • Group: 6 Groups
  • Shutter release: half-press, full-press
  • Shutter interface: 2.5mm socket
  • Sync Port: Standard PC socket
  • Max Sync Speed: 1/320 second
  • Battery: AAA×2(3V )
  • Size : 85MM x 41MM x 35MM

 

 

The RF605 provide a 2.5 MM shutter release socket. Being transceivers the RF605 can fire both the camera shutter, and remote flash units, with just one RF605 unit attached to the camera.

A standard PC Sync socket is provided (though this is unfortunately output only still). And the pass through hotshoe still does not support TTL.

YongNuo RF605

 

And a simple ON – OFF switch is provided on the other side of the RF605 case –

 

YongNuo RF605

 

Versions –

The RF605 come in separate Canon RF605C, and Nikon RF605N versions.

Canon and Nikon versions are required for the flash wake up feature though. Apart from that the Canon and Nikon versions can work together.

They will also work on Non Canon / Nikon, or any camera with a standard hotshoe (apart from the flash wake up feature).

The Canon RF605C are available with LS-2.5, C1 or C3 shutter release cords, and Nikon N1 or N3 cords.

MORE VERSION DETAILS - Click to Expand

C1 version:

— Canon 70D / 60D / 700D / 650D / 600D / 550D / 500D / 450D / 400D / 350D / 300D / 1200D/ 1100D / 1000D /
— Pentax K20D / K200D / K10D / K100D,
— Samsung GX-20 / GX-10

C3 Version:

— Canon 1D / 1DS / 5D / 6D/ 7D / 50D / 40D / 30D / 20D / 10D

N1 Version:

— D810 / D800 / D700 / D300 / D2X / D2H / D200 / D1H / D1X / D3X / D3
— N90s / F5 / F6 / F100
— Fuji Film: S5 Pro / S3 Pro
— Kodak: DSC-14N

N3 Version:

— Nikon D90 / D600 / D7100 / D7000 / D5100 / D5000 / D3100 / D3000

 

YN560-TX –

The main purpose for the upgraded RF605, is to provide group functionality compatible with the YN560-TX transmitter unit.

The YN560-TX can not remotely control the power levels of flashes attached to RF605 receivers. Though they can now at least turn flashes with RF605 receivers (or groups of those) On and Off from the YN560-TX transmitter.

YongNuo YN560-TX

This makes he RF605 a good receiver option for adding extra studio lights etc to the very popular and inexpensive YN560 remote manual radio flash system.

 

 

Price and Availability –

 

The YongNuo RF605 are available now in Canon and Nikon version from around $45 a pair –

RF605C – Ebay, YongNuo EbayAmazon, UK.

RF605N – Ebay, YongNuo Ebay, AmazonUK.

 

YongNuo – Website & Manual

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68 Comments
  1. Luca 3 years ago

    Good 🙂

  2. Ivan Singer 3 years ago

    I just got the 603N1ii’s which saved me from using 622’s with my 560 slaves, daisy chained. What I really don’t understand about Yongnuo’s product strategy is their consistent investments in their non-ttl triggers, which might make sense from a unit sales standpoint, but the lack of compatibilities with the HSS/TTL triggers and strobes makes me look elsewhere, like Odin.

  3. Jacques 3 years ago

    This is exactly what I want to see from Godox.

  4. Marcos 3 years ago

    If only they swapped the PC sync for the more reliable 3.5 mm jack.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Marcos,

      Yes and if they could just make them input as well as output too. This was the main thing the RF-603 II were lacking otherwise, and its a bit disappointing to see they are not progressing with these basic fundamentals.

      • Ivan Singer 3 years ago

        Flash, the lack of input PC control is just part of the larger problem of direction. The RF-605 is a great option as a transmitter for controlling different groups of 560III’s (and no TTL passthrough??), but why would anyone need a 605 to act as as a receiver for a 560iii, with no power control functionality off the 605 shoe? Similarly, the 560-TX wireless control functionality is now replicated in the 560iv, so that device seems unnecessary too, esp. if you want to use your hotshoe for TTL flash and as a manual trigger for 560iii’s. If they made the 605 with dual protocol FSK radios, compatible with the 622 channels and the 3 A/BC groups, of course, without the remote manual control then, it would be worth buying the 605’s.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 years ago

          Hi Ivan,

          Yes we spoke about the YongNuo incompatibility and direction issues quite a while back here.

          They have gotten themselves into a difficult situation, trying to keep previous customers happy in all systems. And they just keep going deeper into incompatible systems now.

          Other companies emerging now like Shanny have the advantage of creating fully integrated systems from the beginning.

          The YN560-TX is definitely still needed though, as not everyone wants a master flash on the camera. And the YN560 IV flash only has 3 groups, and not as good a master interface as the YN560-TX.

          Ideally YongNuo would add a YN560-TX master mode to some of their on camera TTL flashes as well.

          It is a shame YongNuo don’t really listen though, as it would be very easy to clean all this up, and they would sell a ton more if they would provide what people are actually needing and asking for.

  5. Tards57 3 years ago

    Is this an alternative to the YN-560TX on camera or an additional accessory to the 560 system.
    I’d far rather use the 560TX on camera to control my groups.
    Can see the advantage of being able to use it as a receiver with a non-560III flash that can now be assigned a group, which you can’t do with a 603II.
    A bunch of these kinda gives you a 560II/TX system if you have a bunch of non 560III flashes but without power control.
    Still not sure where this fits in, though I still might buy one to play with, then I might get it.

  6. Tards57 3 years ago

    Just read the 605 manual and I think I might have worked out how the 605 differentiates itself from the 560TX and 603II combination.
    The 605 only allows group on and off control (no power/zoom control) when on-camera where as the 603 on-camera has no group control, just fires any 603 enabled flashes.
    A multi-camera wedding shoot is a possible use of the 605, with both or more wedding photographers using 605’s on their cameras with a 560TX in pocket controlling the power and zoom of all the flashes being used. Each photographer could then turn on or off the groups that they need for their photos which could be different from the other photographer/s combinations.
    Interesting!

  7. paul 3 years ago

    too many buttons you can accidentally hit,i hope they keep on selling the 603II

  8. Mark 3 years ago

    Was waiting for the TTL pass through hot shoe – it’s a deal breaker for me… Oh well, I guess guys like me will have to wait around 2016 for this feature to be available – have to get another year’s use from my Meyin triggers.

    • Mark 3 years ago

      good luck with that waiting, I have been waiting for 3 years now and each year I was hoping the ttl pass through will be available next year… Chances are there will be no ttl pass through in the following years.

      I use the meyin triggers, they are not the best but do the job for now until Yong wakes up and smells the coffee I am not touching their triggers no way.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 3 years ago

        Hi Mark,

        YongNuo are likely thinking they have the YN-622N system with pass though hotshoe. So I’m not sure if they have any intention of providing one for the 603/605 etc.

        What would also make a lot of sense is a TTL flash with YN-560TX style transmitter built in.

        • Mark 3 years ago

          Yong doesn’t have their flashes cross compatible throughout the platform like other companies are doing now.

          For example I have RF603 they work with YN560 IV, they have a nice hot shoe on the top – you would think it’s for your flash but no, it is a useless hot shoe, might as well not have one on the top. No TTL!!!

          Then a light at the end of the tunnel, the YN-622N may have TTL (too bad for us Canon users) but it’s not compatible with YN560III or IV.

          I wonder if a third party company besides Meyin will resolve this problem for photographers if Yongnuo isn’t paying attention to these things.

          Then

  9. Kontrast 3 years ago

    With 605 I can control wireless the power of flash yn 560 III?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Kontrast,

      No you will need the YN560-TX to remotely control the power levels of YN-560 III flashes.

      You can still use the smaller RF-605 transmitter on the camera hotshoe just to trigger the flashes, and then hold the YN560-TX in your hand (or pocket etc) to change power levels when needed.

  10. Bartek Dziedzic 3 years ago

    FlashHavoc could you tell me is it alternative for phottix Strato II? Becouse I’m looking for alternative for them.

  11. Victor Mendieta 3 years ago

    If you have the yn 560 TX and the rf603 its innecesary to have the rf605. Why do you need a receptor with groups if you can’t control the power and zoom? The rf603 can trigger the yn560 and the yn560 tx can control power, zoom and groups even if you dont attach it in the camera. i can’t see the advantage of this trigger

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Victor,

      If you use any extra speedlites or possibly studio lights that are not YN-560 III/IV, then the RF-605 can be used as a receiver for those lights. Then if you are using the YN560-TX as the transmitter unit on the camera, at least you have the ability to turn the flashes with RF-605 receivers ON and OFF from the camera.

      So the only remote ability the RF-605 can provide is being able to turn remote flashes (of groups) on and off from the camera.

      This can still be important for some people. Many wedding photographers for example set up a number of flashes at receptions, and can then turn the ones they need on and off remotely from the camera. These may be studio lights etc as well, which don’t have YN-560 III like compatibility and control.

  12. Reinhard 3 years ago

    Hi Victor,
    I bought 1 Transmitter 560TX, 3 Speedlites 560III and 2 additional transceivers 605, all in Canon version.

    Together with my 5DII everything works fine, I can control the flashes via the TX and have the ability to switch on and off two older Canon speedlites with the 605.

    But with my second system (Panasonic GH3 and GX7) I have two problems:
    1. The TX fits extremely strong in the hotshoe of both Lumix cameras. Looks like the foot is too big or the hotshoe a bit to small… You have to pull quite strong to stuck it on the camera and also to get it back. For me it´s to much.
    2. The 605 will fire every time, totally independent which group I select on the TX! It´s still working every time ! I contacted Yongnuo for that and the support told me, that the group function will work with my Canon (it does!), but they don´t tell me why it will not work with the Lumix.
    It also not works if I fire the flashes with the test button on the TX. The 560III flashes are working perfectly again, but the 605 will fire every time again, independent from the group settings.

    Has somebody tried this with the Nikon version? Or a mix between TX-Canon and 605 Nikon? Maybe it will work correctly with other came brands then?

    • ajfudge 3 years ago

      I’ve read this from a Flickr discussion board:
      https://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157647167872224/72157649748962425/

      Important note:
      ” …the group function will work only when YN560-TX is used on a Canon camera.
      RF605 released since November of 2014 doesn’t have the above requirement for YN560-TX and the camera.
      Therefore, before you purchase RF605, we kindly suggest you to consult the manufacture date of RF605 from the seller. Please note that the manufacture date is labeled in the battery compartment.

      Sooo… what I take from this is that you need to make sure that RF605s are manufactured after November of 2014 unless you have the Canon YN560-TX “

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 3 years ago

        Thanks ajfudge,

        I missed this question previously, and that is a very good summary.

        I still don’t know what the engineer is referring to as the trade off introduced with the later RF-605 though.

  13. Andy 3 years ago

    i was about to order RF-603II , but this one is much better option for me. I already have 4 yn-560 IV and yn-560 TX. I need something that i can turn on / off the other flashes i have (canon and i shoot manual only) as i can control flashes in two different areas, especially at wedding reception…sweet.

    thanks.

  14. Andy 3 years ago

    Another question:
    Does RF-605C has pass-through TTL? it would be great if i can use Canon flash on top of it and take advantage of E-TTL on camera

    • Yuppa 3 years ago

      No, the pass-thru hot shoe does NOT support TTL.

  15. Apostolos 3 years ago

    Just got my first set of 605s. They seem to trigger my 560 IV just fine, but I’m confused about one thing. When I deactivate a group, say F, from the screen, so it does not show on the screen, that flash still fires. Whereas when I do it from the 560-TX, and I make the mode of that group ” — — ” I make it inactive and it doesn’t fire. What am I doing wrong with the 605s in terms of deactivating the group?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Apostolos,

      You may want to look in the battery compartment and see if the RF-605 were manufactured after November 2014, as there was some issue with the grouping function on the early units.

      I still don’t fully understand the issue, or what the engineer is referring to as a “trade off” was also added, but you can see the discussion here.

    • ajfudge 2 years ago

      Apostolos,

      From my research, the YN-560-TX is only able to control the grouping of RF-605s (as receivers) when theYN-560TX is attached to the camera hotshoe.
      So when you use your YN-560-TX on handheld, while it shows group A or B of RF-605s as “–” or off, the flashes attached to them will still fire.

      FLash Havoc,
      Have you discovered how to determine the manufacture date of the triggers?

  16. Apostolos 3 years ago

    Thanks much for your help. I’ll read up on that other link. How can I tell when they were made? The battery compartments have some numbers, (60015288 and 60015289) but I have no idea how they would correlate to a date.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hmm, after reading the thread linked to previously I thought there must be the manufacture date sticker placed in the battery compartment. But I checked the RF-605 here now and they only have the serial number marked as well.

      Unless the later versions do have the date sticker. Otherwise we would need to know the serial number range.

      The YN engineer does also mention a correction card in the box of later units, which I do not have either.

      • ajfudge 2 years ago

        Hi. Have you discovered how to determine the manufacture date of the triggers?
        I asked a seller to check the inside of the batt compartment beside the QC sticker but he did not find any indication of the manufacturing date.

  17. Stephen Strangways 3 years ago

    I have some older flash gear with very high trigger voltages. It always worked fine with an older radio slave setup I have, however things did not go well with the RF605 set I bought. I ended up frying the electronics on the PC terminals and they no longer work at all, even at lower trigger voltage. Thankfully, the hot shoe portion still worked, so it seems the electronics are separate. So, I purchased a Wein SSHSHS safe sync, which goes in the hot shoe and gives me a PC terminal, and lowers the trigger voltage from anything up to 400v down to 6v or less.

    • j. lear 2 years ago

      I emailed Yongnuo to ask if the RF605 could support voltages up to 300v since the RF603 II did, and they said the RF605 does. Did you ever follow up with them about it? I just ordered a set so if I fry mine, they are going to replace them, again, and again.

      BTW, what flash did you use and do you know the voltage? I have a 100v Strobonar.

    • j. lear 2 years ago

      I’ve now shot at least 200 pictures using the Strobonar 100 on the RF605 with no issues. Yongnuo says it will handle up to 300v. It handles at least 100v.

  18. Paolo 3 years ago

    Do they work on a Fuji X-T1? I know they should work on any hot shoe. But, do they trigger the shutter on a Fuji X-T1? for flashes, I need them to trigger a SB-600.
    Thank you

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Paolo,

      I don’t really follow what you are asking there. Do you want to trigger the Fuji X-T1 shutter and remote flashes at the same time?

      I’m not familiar with the shutter release port in a Fuji X-T1, though if there is a shutter release cord available, with a 2.5mm plug for the receiver end, then they should very likely work.

      I don’t have a Fuji camera to confirm this though sorry.

    • j. lear 2 years ago

      The RF650 will trigger the shutter on the X-T1. I own both the triggers and the camera. You just need to connect the included shutter release cable (TRS mini plug) to the mic input on the X-T1. A half-press on the remote will ready and focus the camera, a full-press will trigger the shutter. It works great and was a nice bonus I didn’t know it could do … but now I use it all the time. Great triggers.

  19. AJ 3 years ago

    Hello All,

    Great information on this page. I purchased a set of these and it works great. Here is a my requirement and wanna see if this can be achieved.

    # Scenario 1 – 605 set in 603 TX Mode, Controls 560 III and other 605 set in 603 TRX mode works very well.
    # Scenario 2 – 605 set in 603 TRX Mode, other 605 set in 603 TRX is able to release the shutter on my camera.

    I want to combine Scenario #1 and #2, and see if I can trigger a second camera at the same time, while I can trigger remote flashes.

    Best,

    AJ

  20. Alex 3 years ago

    Is there any way that you can trigger wireless YN-560 III and having TTL flash on hot shoe?
    I use Nikon D810 and SB910/SB700 , I was thinking in buying three YN 560 III and a trigger for them but since is no TTL pass trough maybe it is a PC Sync workaround.
    I was thinking maybe there is some pc-sync cord with hot show at the other end and connect an 560 TX on that , anybody tried something like this?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Alex,

      Yes basically any of the YongNuo transmitter units available now that are compatible with the YN-560 III flashes do not have a PC sync input (they are output only), so a Hotshoe to PC sync cord like this are needed. Those cords are available from FlashZebra.com.

  21. Alex 3 years ago

    Thank you, I will try something maybe with a 603 taped to the camera or to the ttl flash and 560-tx on my pocket for power adjustment(I think sticking 560Tx on a sb 910 will make it extremely bulky)

  22. Sasa Trifunovski 2 years ago

    Flashhavoc – do these triggers work with Metz AF 52?
    I have that and a couple of 560 II’s (which I love btw).
    Does it support pass thru TTL on top of the camera?

    Thank you in advanced

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Sasa,

      I don’t know specifically about the Metz AF 52, though its unlikely you would have any issues firing those with the RF-605.

      The RF-605 unfortunately still do not have any TTL pass through hotshoe though. You would need to go with the YN-622N for that.

      • Saša T. 2 years ago

        Thank you for replying. It’s a shame they don’t support TTL pass through hotshoe. I am looking for reliable (not too expensive) manual triggers that have that, and are available for sale in Croatia for my wedding work.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 years ago

          No worries. The YN-622N are the only option from YongNuo. They will still fire your manual flashes.

          Phottix Strato II are nice manual triggers otherwise if they are available, though likely cost a little more than the YN-622N.

          You can have a look at the trigger guide here to see if there are any others available locally there.

          • Sasa Trifunovski 2 years ago

            Thank you for reply. I’ve looked into Phottix Strato, but they are unavalable in Croatia at this moment (hopefully that will change).
            I used to own YN622 when I shot Canon (prior to switching to Nikon) and they were kind of ok – not too reliable though. That’s the reason why I am trying to find something new, and I don’t need TTL compatibility.

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 2 years ago

              Ok. Maybe you can look at purchasing something directly from HK?

              What about Cactus triggers?, the V6 should do the job ok as well.

              • Sasa Trifunovski 2 years ago

                I’ll see if I can get directly from Phottix, but shipping rates and import costs are usually huge for Croatia.
                Cactus never crossed my mind, to be honest.
                BTW – that link you posted a reply ago – it is unavailable – do you mind re-posting?

                Thank you

                Sasa

                • Author
                  Flash Havoc 2 years ago

                  Ok, I updated the link already, it should be ok now. The server connection was going up and down while I was trying to post and it kept messing up my comment.

  23. Miro Kahanek 2 years ago

    Yongnuo RF-605 triggers do not have direct GROUP control over YN-560 IV

    I just bought pair of RF-605C to perform simple task and I was hoping for:

    One RF-605C mounted on Canon 70D with shutter cable connected,
    second unit in my hand to remotely control shutter and six YN-560 IV flashes assigned to three separate groups.

    It works – however without group control – all flashes are firing together, no matter what
    group, channel or mode they are in.

    RF-605 triggers are advertised with GROUP CONTROL and YN-560 IV has built in transmitter/receiver – so why Yongnuo could not finish their job properly?

    And if they could not – they should describe their products accordingly in specs:
    “RF-605 triggers do not have direct GROUP control over YN-560 IV”

    Instead, they stated to be (compatible with YN560-TX) – in brackets…
    and THAT one is already inside of YN-560 IV so you can control other units from one flash.

    This naturally makes you deduct that all you need is one RF-605 sitting on the camera and pair it with as many YN-560 IV flashes you need… Nope!

    For remote shutter I already have Hahnel Giga T Pro II 2.4GHz Wireless Timer Remote,
    and it is awesome, so there is no point to use RF-605 if there is no direct group control…

    YN-560 IV are nice speedlites – well priced, and I only intent to use flash indoors for product photography – so I make Yongnuos my Canon’s slaves then…

    Or will Yongnuo fix it?

  24. Miro Kahanek 2 years ago

    Yongnuo RF-605C triggers – wireless shutter release out of sync – slow?

    Day #2 with new Yongnuo RF-605C:

    So yesterday I realized that triggers do not have direct GROUP control over YN-560 IV flashes
    and today I wanted to test shutter release function, so here is the scenario:

    One RF-605C mounted on Canon 70D with shutter cable connected,
    second unit in my hand to remotely control shutter and only one YN-560 IV flash.

    Result: UNDEREXPOSED shot!
    It seems, that Youngnuo “engineers” made the wireless shutter release slow or not in sync with YN-560 IV flash!

    Please note:
    I am not a PRO photographer, I know basics and how to shoot some product photography and this is the first
    time I purchased Yongnuo products.

    1) Wireless release shutter works ONLY in RF-602 mode, in RF-603 mode you got unit hanging on the wire from camera.
    2) Shutter release is not synced with remote FLASH, I suspect that remote flash fires ahead of shutter, here are the details:

    YN-560 IV flash settings: RF602 mode, RX, 1/64 power, 50mm zoom
    RF605C settings: RF602 mode, RX, wired release shutter to Canon, second RF605C unit in hand set to TX
    Canon 70D settings: Manual mode, ISO 100, F2.8, shutter speed 1/250

    This setup resulted in dark shot without flash, picture got better close to shutter speed 1/10 and above, so professional should be able
    to tell what’s wrong with timing of these triggers…

    I disconnected the RF605 shutter wire from Canon, instead I plugged in Hahnel Giga T Pro II wireless remote
    and mounted it on the top of Yongnuo (please note there is no hot shoe contact between those two – just mounted to hold)

    And voila! Worked like a charm, correct exposure and timing as expected, so wireless shutter function
    on Yongnuo RF605 is out of sync in combination with remote flashes YN-560 IV !!!

    So in my opinion: from what I learned in two days, in my case, RF605C unit is only good for firing flashes if I can’t use slave mode.
    Wireless shutter is USELESS in combination with remote YN-560 IV flashes and you can’t control groups directly
    without buying another YN560-TX remote.

    RF-605 triggers look attractive, however they do not deliver functionality I expected from their brief misleading description by Yongnuo.
    It’s not a big investment, it does not hurt to have these around (I don’t have older Yongnuo triggers), I am just disappointed…

  25. Miro Kahanek 2 years ago

    Day #3 with Yongnuo RF-605C:

    Flash sync issue resolved with help from John, for details you can check the discussion:
    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56281695

    In RF-603 mode, wireless shutter works well…
    I can confirm that max sync speed with these triggers is indeed 1/320 on Canon 70D,
    when you go next step to 1/400 it shows black band.

  26. steve 2 years ago

    Heya,

    Just got a bunch of these and they work beautifully. Super easy and cheap, BUT…no focus assist beam when shooting!

    I have the older 603s which I found to be glitchy, so I was hoping the 605C would be easier…and it is!

    But no focus assist beam. I tried four different flash models and nada.

    I can’t find ANY mention of this on the site or in any reviews. It’s so crucial when shooting weddings, so I REALLY need a solution!

    Thanks!

  27. steve 2 years ago

    Apologies, I meant I have the older 622 triggers.

  28. Robin 2 years ago

    I have a question I can’t seem to get answered. I have 4 YN560’s and 2 Elinchrom Quadras (connected to one pack). I REALLY want to use it all together but so far I have only been successful but getting lots of skyport receivers and connecting them to the 560’s while putting the Skyport in my hotshoe, because I can’t fire the Quadra’s with the TX560. However, those skyports die within a year and I am pretty sick of dropping all that money all the time. They just don’t last. I would love a cheaper and better alternative. Someone mentioned getting this and putting it in the hotshoe with the TX560 piggybacked so they all work together. Would that actually work? I would love some advice. Thanks in advance!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Robin,

      You shouldn’t need to piggy back another transmitter. All you should have to do is attach an RF-605, or RF-603 II receiver to the Quadra, and the YN560-TX should fire those receivers directly. The RF-605 just adds group control over the RF-603 II.

  29. Robin 2 years ago

    That sounds too easy! I will check that out. Any issues known of, if trying to do this with a sonya6000?

  30. Robert T. Johnson 2 years ago

    The YN622’s have just turned the trigger market upside down. For the features, price and ease of use there’s nothing else on the market that can compare and with the addition of the usb port, the 605 integration and the ability to lock the YN622 using a locking level is great. I am invested in Shanny and at this time Shanny does not have anything close for the Nikon user. Come on Shanny get with the program.

  31. Milos 1 year ago

    Anything new to the grouping problem? Cant get the rf-605 to not fire gropus, that are deselected :/

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Milos,

      I haven’t heard of any update to this issues unfortunately.

  32. Van 1 year ago

    Hello – I’m trying to figure out if the following combination will work to control flash output and zoom. I have a Nikon SB-900. If I pair it with the YN 560TX and YN 605 will I be able to control flash output and zoom? Having that functionality is my main purpose in buying the YN setup. If this doesn’t work, I suppose I’ll just get a YN flash. Please advise. Thank you!

    • Milos 1 year ago

      No. this would not work.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Van,

      The YN-560 system can not really pair with the SB-900 providing remote control. If you don’t have any YN gear yet though, then you could look at the YN-622N-TX and YN-622N receiver for your SB-900. And other slave flashes could be the YN685N (with YN-622N) receiver built in.

      Though also if you don’t have the other gear yet, it may be worth looking at the Godox system as well. As their remote manual and TTL systems are not separate like YongNuo’s, and the flashes generally have a higher reliability record. Though remote zoom is currently very limited with the Godox system.

      They YN-560 system is still fantastic for the price, and does provide good zoom control, its just problematic if you do want to expand the system later into more features etc (or combining the SB-900 etc).

  33. nathan 9 months ago

    Hello !

    Are you sure that the last sentence of that review :
    “An RF605, used as a transmitter, can also control which groups of YN560 flashes or RF605 receivers will fire.” is true ?

    I mean, when I use my RF605 as a transmitter, I can’t control my YN560 (they will always fire even if I switch off the group). Do my 605 are faulty ? Do I use them well ?

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      Flash Havoc 9 months ago

      Hi Nathan,

      What you describe was certainly an issue when the RF605 were released. Though I’m not aware (or don’t recall off the top of my head) if this was ever addressed or not. Its not something I have heard anyone mention for some time now, though it is quite possible this was never updated.

      (I have removed that line of test from the post for now, sorry for any inconvenience).

  34. Mark W 9 months ago

    I think it’s ridiculous that this issue about the group function not working was never acknowledged and fixed by Yongnuo.

  35. howl 7 months ago

    Regarding the RF605s and the TX560, can these be used with Eneloop rechargeable batteries? I haven’t come across this as I was informed rechargeables can’t be used in light meters.

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