YN622N II ITTL Trigger For Nikon – Now Available

YongNuo have released the long awaited YN-622N for Nikon. And they are now available from around $80 for a set of 2 transceivers.

 

UPDATE – June 2015 - YN622N II are now available. The MK II version now provide quick release lever locking hotshoes, and most importantly add USB ports for firmware updates.

Also an additional 603-RX communication mode has been provided. This mode allows RF-603 compatible transmitter units like the RF-603, RF-603 II, RF605, and YN560-TX, to simply fire the YN622N II receivers. Unlike the Canon version, no remote power or zoom control are possible in 603-RX mode.

UPDATE – March 2016 - The YN685 N speedlite with YN-622N radio receiver built inside are now available.

 

The YN-622N are fully featured ITTL and Remote Manual 2.4GHz radio transceivers, with FP HSS to 1/8000th and Rear Curtain Sync.

They are capable of controlling up to 3 separate groups of remote slave flashes, with or without a master controller, or master flash, mounted on top of the transmitter.

Manual power levels or Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC) can be adjusted in full or 1/3rd stops, allowing ratios to be created when using ITTL.

 

YN-622N

 

Unlike the YN-622C for Canon, which can be controlled through the cameras menu system, using the YN-622N alone as a transmitter on the camera can be very limited, as they have virtually no interface to display or control settings.

The solution originally had been to mount a Nikon SU-800 transmitter unit, or master flash like the SB-910, on top of the transmitter unit on the camera. Which could then act as the master interface for the YN-622N triggers.

YongNuo since released the YN-622N-TX transmitter unit, which provide a full LCD interface directly on the transmitter.

And a YN-685 N slave flash with YN-622N radio receiver built inside is also available. So no external YN-622N receiver is needed when using the YN-685 N flashes.

 

YN685 Nikon

 

MASTER FLASH ON-CAMERA

 

Original Nikon flashes like the SB-700, SB-900, and SB-910, can act as a master unit when mounted on top of a YN-622N transmitter, on the camera hotshoe.

(NOTE – The Nikon SB-800 flash is NOT compatible as a master unit on top of the YN-622N. They do generally work ok as a slave on a YN-622N as a receiver).

Though strangely YongNuo have not released a similar flash of their own with master interface built-in (as they did with the YN-568EX II for Canon).

 

At the time of writing this update (August 2016) the YongNuo YN685 N flash provides an “Extended Display Mode”, when used with the YN-622N II as transmitter.

The YN685 N do not directly provide any radio master functions. Though when mounted on top of a YN-622N II transmitter, the YN685 N can be set to Extended Display mode, where the flash then provides a more convenient control panel and LCD display for the YN-622N II transmitter.

 

YN685 Nikon

 

 

YN-622N FEATURES -

 

The YN-622N will have full control in Remote Manual or TTL, in 3 separate groups. Manual power levels or FEC (flash exposure compensation) can be adjusted in full or 1/3rd stops. This allows ratios to be created when using TTL.

1. – Master on Top – With an SU-800, or Master flash unit (set to master mode), mounted on top of the YN-622N Transmitter, it will use the master units settings (Flash Mode / Power Output / FEC etc). The flash mounted on top of the Tx can be used in TTL / Manual / or Multi RPT mode.

2. – No Master on Top – Without a master device on top of the Tx, you can also set the FEC/Manual Output (1/3 or 1 stop) of 3 group A/B/C.

3. – Smart triggering - settings can be made directly on the flash unit itself  (equal to the current mixed mode of the YN-622c).

4. – FP HSS, Rear Curtain Sync etc -  1st Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Auto FP HSS to 1/8000th, Red Eye Reduction, and Modelling Flash are all supported.

5. – AF Lamp (Auto Focus Assist Lamp)  (Can be disabled if not necessary).

6. – In TTL mode the YN-622N works in the way of Nikon CLS. That is each group is metering separately.

 

If you’re not familiar with the YN-622, the Canon version YN-622C were somewhat of a breakthrough in price and performance for inexpensive TTL radio triggers.

Bringing the convenience of remote flash control from the camera position, in both ETTL and Manual Power settings, to a very affordable level.

With a retail price around $80 a pair they were the lowest priced TTL capable radio triggers available, though still offering a lot of capability for that low price.

 

For those more technically inclined, the YN-622N have had to take full control of the remote speelight in ITTL mode, even while doing remote manual power setting.

So the slave flash is always set to ITTL, even for remote manual setting. This is more similar to the Phottix Odin (for Canon or Nikon), than the YN-622C for Canon, which are able to follow Canons own Optic Wireless protocol more closely.

Nikon have obviously made things a little more difficult though, so there is a pre-flash in remote manual use as well, and this is the same for the test fire button.

 

LIGHT METER USE - As mentioned above, the YN-622N put out a pre-flash any time the receiving flash is in TTL mode, which it needs to be for remote manual power control as well.

And the test fire button also puts out the same pre-flash if using remote manual power control. So using a light meter is not easy, as they will only meter the pre-flash.

One work around is to use the cameras flash exposure lock button, to fire the pre-flash separately to the actual flash going off with the camera shutter, so that the main flash can be metered separately.

If you set the flash to manual directly on the flash itself, there is no pre-flash. Though you lose remote manual control then.

 

 

YN-568EX and YN-622C

COMPATIBLE SLAVE FLASHES

Nikon – SB-400, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910.

YongNuo  -

YN-685 N – Built-in YN622N radio receiver, Full power, ITTL and HSS, with HV battery port

YN-568EX – Full power, ITTL and HSS (but no HV battery port)
YN-500EX – 1/2 stop less power & smaller – ITTL and HSS  (no HV battery port)
YN-565EX II – Full power – and has HV Battery Port – ITTL (but no HSS)

 

COMPATIBLE MASTERS –

Nikon - SU-800, SB-700, SB-900, SB-910  [ Note – SB-800 is NOT compatible as a master ]

YongNuo – YN-622-TX – Now Available

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY -

 

The YN622N II for Nikon are available now from around $79 a a pair –

YN622N II – AmazonYongNuo Amazon, UK, Ebay, YongNuo Ebay, Adorama, B&H Photo

YN-622N – AmazonUKEbayYongNuo Ebay

YN-622N-TX – Amazon, YongNuo AmazonUK, Ebay, YongNuo Ebay, Adorama, B&H Photo

 

YongNuo – Website

YongNuo – YN-622N-TX

YongNuo – YN-622C Review

 

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135 Comments
  1. Joshua officer 2 years ago

    I meant to say ittl. So it is me? The 568ex are compatible with the 622’s?

  2. Mark 1 year ago

    Question: Will the 622n trigger a YN-560 III or 560 IV with their built in receivers?

    I am thinking of getting a Godox AD-360 and would like to get the YN-622n so that I could get high speed sync with the AD-360.

    However, I am going into trigger overload: I also have the 560 TX and 602 TX (actually called a 600 TX but it works with the 602 receivers).

    So it would be nice for when I DIDN’T need HSS if I could trigger the 560 III / IV flash guns with the 622n and have the standard ad360 transmitter in the shoe of the 622n

    • Dave 1 year ago

      I have the 622N and a YN560IV. I may be missing something but I can not get the 560 to fire remotely without being mounted to the 622N. Both the flash and trigger have nothing attached to them. The flash is set up as per instructions with the trigger sensor light blinking on the flash in slave wireless trigger mode and both units set to same channel/group numbers. Pressing the test fire button on the 622 yields no results. In the advanced menu on the flash only selections for a RF602 or Rf603 are available as triggers. Setting to either one does not work either. I was also unable to get the flash to fire with my Nikon built in flash set to commander mode and again making sure both camera and flash were set to the same channels. I hope I am missing something but this is my experience so far.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 1 year ago

        Hi Dave,

        Unfortunately you’re not missing anything, the YN-622N and YN560 systems are mostly separate and incompatible. YongNuo have recently tried to add some compatibility, though that is mainly with the Canon versions (as the Nikon system makes that very difficult).

        Generally the best option is to go with all one system or the other. You could either get a YN560-TX to control a number of YN560IV with remote manual power and zoom control only, no TTL, HSS SCS etc.

        Or get TTL enabled flash units to mount on your YN-622N receivers, and get a YN-622N-TX transmitter (if you don’t already have one). The main YongNuo flash option for Nikon is currently still the original YN-568EX.

        YongNuo will no doubt have a YN660 flash with YN-622N receiver built inside eventually, but we have no idea how long that may take (as YN Nikon offerings have been pretty few and far between in the past).

  3. Alexey 1 year ago

    Hello! I have yn622n-tx and yn622n. They work with Nissin di866 mark II good in manual mode. I can change flash zoom and power output.
    TTL mode works strange. Yes it works with directly aimed flash. But it doesn’t work with flash aimed on white wall for example and fires on full power every time. Exposure compensation doesn’t work in this case.

    sorry for my english))

  4. Philip 1 year ago

    guys…. i’ve just discovered that YN565EX can use HSS

  5. Philip 1 year ago

    mates, i’ve just discovered that YN565EX has the HSS using YN622N-TX/N triggers :) believe me. i am able to 2x YN565EX with my Nikon D7100 at 1/8000.. :) now im planning to buy 2 pcs more

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Philip, can you explain how you think this is possible?

      You can do long duration sync with most any speedlight using the YN622N triggers, provided the flash is set to full power where the duration is long enough.

      That is not HSS though, and the YN568EX do not provide a HSS function.

  6. Philip 1 year ago

    I set my D7100 in FP mode and the 2 x 565EX in i-LLT fired test shots and then using manual mode on 622TX shoot at less than 1/250 to 1/8000, played with all combi or stops and speed until the full exposure is achieved. I still have to do it outside with a real subject this weekend. if this serves as HSS function for me then I don’t need to buy the 568EX II :)

  7. Tom 1 year ago

    Hi all,

    Do you know if it is possible to remote manual power and zoom with YN560TX as trasmitter (mounted on camera) and YN622N II as receiver (mounted below a TTL flash).

    Thanks

  8. Allen 7 months ago

    Please I need your help. I have just bought a YN685 speed light, a YN622N transceiver and YN622N-TX. I want to use the YN685 speed light as my on camera flash and my Nikon SB 700 as my off camera flash using the Y622N and YN622-TN. Please what are the necessary steps to set this up.
    Reply

  9. Steve 5 months ago

    Just so I’m absolutely clear; I can use a YN622N-TX combined with YN622N receiver to fully control a (off camera) SB800 ?

  10. Fer 5 months ago

    Does anyone knows if the Sb5000 can be used as a master mounted to the yn622n, to control other speedlights’ gain (if they are all mounted over yn622n)?
    Thank you!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Fer,

      Sorry I don’t know, though I haven’t heard any complaints as yet.

      If it doesn’t work this is something YongNuo will likely fix through firmware.

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