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. Jonathan 4 years ago

    Hi and thanks for your explanation!

    How is the 622N performance (feature-wise) when compared to Phottix Odins? One gripe of the Odins is you can’t mount a flash unit on top of your camera. When a master unit (SB-910/SU-800) is mounted on top of the 622N, what is the advantages/disadvantages the 622N has over the Odins?

    Thanks and regards,

    Jonathan

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Jonathan,

      That’s a good question, thanks. The devil is always in the detail though, so its a bit hard to assess them properly until enough people really get their hands on them and discover any quirks.

      But overall from the information so far the YN-662N appear to have very similar function when used with a master unit on top. They both have 3 groups which can be adjusted independently mixing ITTL and Manual in any group.

      The YN-622N has a focus assist light and so does the SU-800 etc on top. As you mentioned the YN-622N allows a flash on camera which the Odin does not (unless you use a bracket and extra receiver).

      So on paper looking at the feature list it may sound like the YN-622N has a lot of advantages. But the reality is likely not so black and white if you need a serious reliable system –

      The Odin currently have their limitations, but they are rock solid at what they do. They also have a USB port for firmware updates, and they’ve been around for a while now so you can bet they have an updated version in the works, while the YN-622N have just gotten this far. The YN-622N have a pass through hotshoe for flash on camera, but that’s rarely a serious solution for long term use for wedding photographers etc, the extra joint just won’t hold up to the abuse reliably. And even using an SB-800 you still have that extra set of contacts between the two transmitters to cause more issues. The Odin rarely have communication issues, where the current YN-622C still drop out of communication now and then and need a reset. The Odin should also have a nice firmware feature for higher sync speeds with monolights etc coming soon.

      So the YN-622N offer a lot of flexibility for people who want to do a bit of everything at a budget price, but the Odin are more of a solid solution for what they currently do. For serious flash on camera use the best solution is to have the radio transmitter built into the flash on camera (as the Canon 600EX-RT currently has), and I’m sure we will see similar from many other manufacturers in the relatively near future. Thanks again.

      • Jonathan 4 years ago

        Thanks for your thorough explanation!

        Will look forward to the full review.

        Cheers

  2. toni 4 years ago

    You mention in the article the upcoming of the yongnuo 568 II, I have been looking for it in the yongnuo site and I didn´t find it. Where did you get your information? When will t be on the market? How much will it cost?

    Thaks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Toni,

      I’ve just checked with YongNuo and will get back to you here once I find out. But I’d guess at least a few weeks away, and price wouldn’t be that much more than the current unit, maybe $15 or so would be my guess at this stage. Thanks.

  3. Ett Venter 4 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for ages for these. Thanks so much for the write up!

    I want your help quick, please. As a BIG user of off-camera flash, the features I want now are the ability to do HSS, and control the power of the various flashes I’m firing without going to the flashes.

    Most of the time, I shoot with 3 speedlights in one big octa, and I light my subject like that. Now if I had those 3 lights each on a 622N trigger, in the same group, I could just set the power of the group and then then it would adjust the power on all 3 of the flashes, right?

    I’m currently using 602 triggers which are great, but they’re 100% manual. So if I picked up some of these new ones, and replaced my current flashes with something like the YN 568EX, I should be good?

    Lastly, you say the difference between the 568EX and the 500EX is just a half a stop of light? I don’t care for external battery support or TTL, I just want HSS and the ability to remotely adjust power. So it would be wiser for me to go with the 500EX?

    Thanks for your time!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Ett,

      Thanks, yes if all the flashes are in the one group, one adjustment from the transmitter will adjust them all as one. You will likely get away without an extra master unit on top if just using the one group like that.

      YN-500EX power, I’m just going roughly by the guide number there, I do have a 500EX here I’ve been using for a while now. but I have not had a chance to compare the power directly yet (I’ll put up a review eventually). But if you’re using 3 flashes in a large octo I would personally pay the bit extra for the 568EX as you really want as much power as you can get, even 1/2 a stop adds up over 3 flashes. With HSS you can never have too much power, so I would definitely go with the 568EX there. Thanks.

      • Ett Venter 4 years ago

        Awesome, thanks so much for that reply!

        This “commander” that you’re referring to – would I need that if I wanted more than 1 group? Let’s say I’ve got the 3 lights in an octa, and one more light as a kicker light behind the subject, which I would want to control separately, can I not do that without a commander?

        Last thing: All the power settings are made in the camera’s flash settings, right? Does the camera know that the flash is at whatever power it’s set to? For example, I take the flash out my bag, set it to 1/8, put it on the trigger, and walk away and grab my camera. Will the camera have 1/8th in the menus?

        Thanks again for all the advice! Looks like I’m definitely going this route!

        • Ett Venter 4 years ago

          Sorry, just saw that it’s NOT done through the camera’s settings, but “blindly”. That’s cool.

          Please still address my Q about the commander though! Thanks!

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi Ett,

          Yes as you saw its not done through the Camera menu at all with this Nikon version.

          Yes you can still control the 3 groups independently without a commander unit on top. You have to scroll to the desired group on the TX, and bump the power up and down for each group.

          You can do the same for ITTL flash exposure compensation in each group, but you can’t mix ITTL and manual groups (without an extra master unit on top) unless you make settings directly on the flashes.

          So how practical its going to be to try and adjust more than one group from the transmitter like that, its hard to know until you try. It would obviously depend on how often you need to change power setting too.

          Expensive triggers like the Profoto system just bump power levels up and down blindly like this as well, its just that they would be designed to access each group quicker and easier.

          The master or commander interfaces just look like the Nikon SU-800 pictured, you can see the power level, or ITTL FEC, of all the groups there on the screen at the same time. You’ll be spoilt once you use that, but any remote control is good. I’d be watching out for second hand SU-800 before everyone is after them now ;-). Thanks.

          • Ett Venter 4 years ago

            Aaah, amazing. This is exactly what I want. Thanks SO much for your replies. I really appreciate you taking the time to do so much for some dude on the internet.

            Thanks for costing me hundreds of dollars, by the way 😛 *hands credit card over to ebay*

        • zubpho 4 years ago

          Default flash output for YN 622N when transmitter is in Manual mode is 1/16.

          You can increase flash output to 1/1 or decrease it to 1/128 without any restriction!

          The flash output from YN 565EX , whether in TTL or Manual, is recorded by Nikon camera, at least on D300s, in camera menu.

          Not only flash output, but also Group [ A / B / C ] and Mode [ TTL / M ]

          http://s12.postimg.org/77gl2ef99/IMG00308_20130714_2222.jpg
          http://s23.postimg.org/vncqk8np7/IMG00306_20130714_2221.jpg
          http://s23.postimg.org/gh2jyxp8b/IMG00311_20130714_2332.jpg

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 years ago

            Thanks zubpho, that’s excellent thanks!

  4. Tony 4 years ago

    Can the power to any model of Yongnuo flash be controlled with these transmitters? I have some 560IIs and would love to be able to control their power via the 622N rather than having to make adjustments on the flashes. I shoot all manual so I don’t need ttl.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Tony,

      Sorry no, they have to be the ITTL capable flashes to have any remote function with the YN-622N. The YN-565EX would be the closest ITTL option to the YN-560 II, with the same power and HV battery port. YN-568EX and YN-500EX having HSS (but no battery port).

      If remote manual is all you’re after though (no HSS) the YN-560 III flash is the one to watch – http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-560-iii-review/ At some point (hopefully within the year) there will be a new transmitter available for those, and we suspect that will have simple remote manual power control (so far only a groups function has been confirmed). As of now they just have the basic fire function available from the built in receiver, (which is very handy as it is). I discussed mixing YN-560 III and YN-622 here – http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-560-iii-review/#YN622 . Thanks.

      • zubpho 4 years ago

        Which trigger is actually available and have remote function [controlling exposure remotely] for manual flashes like studio strobes?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Hi zubpho,

          The main options for controlling some studio strobes are the PocketWizard TT1/TT5. Or the Radiopopper JrX will control Alienbess (but not Einstein) monolights.

          They are the independent trigger options which will control both speedlites and studio lights. If you’re just after control of specific studio lights a number of manufacturers have their own remote control triggers available now.

      • Przemek 3 years ago

        Hi,

        I have just bought YN 560 IV and surprised with the fact, that I cannot control power and zoom through the set YN 622tx controller and YN622N receiver. Will YN 565EX or YN 568EX allow me for that?

        Thanks for reply!

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 years ago

          Hi Przemek,

          Yes you need ITTL flashes like the YN-565EX or YN-568EX to have any remote control through the YN-622N system.

          If you don’t need ITTL though, and you would like to purchase more inexpensive YN-560 III / YN-560 IV flashes instead, then you can use the inexpensive YN560-TX transmitter to provide remote power control with these flashes.

          The YN-560 III / IV flashes have a corresponding radio receiver built inside the flash, so you don’t need any extra receivers.

  5. zubpho 4 years ago

    Thank you

  6. ggephotography 4 years ago

    Does the hotshoe of the transmitter support ttl pass through? I have a Nissin di622 mk II and having trouble finding which trigger will work with that flash in ttl while allowing me to remotely fire my yn560 mk III’s. I have rf 603s but no ttl or screw lock and finding mixed reviews about the pass through fxn on these, the pixel kings, and the flex tt1’s.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi There,

      Are you trying to use the Nissin in TTL on the camera, or remotely, on a radio receiver?

      If its for on camera, the only trigger currently with a TTL pass through, which will also trigger the YN-560 III built in receiver, are the Meyin RF-604. But that’s not a terribly solid case design – http://flashhavoc.com/rikon-meyin-rf-604-review/

      A better option to achieve a TTL flash on camera is to mount the flash directly on the camera hotshoe, and use another transmitter (RF-602 or RF-604) attached to the cameras PC sync port, via a hotshe to PC sync cord. As seen here – http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-560-iii-review/#Flash_On_Camera
      .
      .
      If you want to use the Nissin off camera in TTL, as well as the YN-560 III’s, then the YN-622N can do that if you mount an RF-602 on top transmitter on top of the pass through hotshoe – http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn-560-iii-review/#YN622
      .
      .
      The answer to your original question is yes the YN-622N has a TTL pass through hotshoe. But there’s no practical way to fire YN-560 III then, if you have a TTL flash in that pass through hotshoe. Thanks

  7. ggephotography 4 years ago

    Thanks! Yes, on camera is what I meant. And I’m using a Nikon D7000 and D3100…neither camera has a pc sync port built in which is why it’s such a problem to find the right trigger combination. But I think you answered my question. As long as I can use my flash on camera and trigger at the same time with the yn622, I could just put the 560iii in manual and mount it on the other yn622 when I needed to. Just defeats the purpose of the built in radio.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Ok, thanks, I’m with you now.

      Its not going to save you any money, but the Phottix Strato II manual triggers have the most solid TTL pass through hotshoe, at least for Canon. I’m actually not sure it the Nikon version is as neat a fit or not. With the Strato II or YN-622 there may be a small chance of some slight compatibility issues with the Nissin on top, hopefully not but its something to be aware of.

      Hopefully when YongNuo bring out a new trigger for the YN-560 III they will have the foresight to include a pass through hotshoe (and include locking rings etc form now on).

  8. zubpho 4 years ago

    When I set YN 622 N [transmitter] in TTL and YN 565 EX in TTL I see only the pre-flash and no light is recorded in the image. This happens when I bounce the flash on surfaces other than my subject.

    When the flash is direct on my subject the image is well exposed.

    Is there something wrong with my unit?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi zubpho,

      Bouncing the flash shouldn’t make any difference to the exposure or metering, unless you’re simply running out of power?

      If you try a side by side test with the flash on the camera hotshoe to make sure that the exposure is more than on the YN-622N, then you have some sort of problem. I can’t think off the top of my head what would be causing that other than lack of power. If its definitely only doing a pre flash then there is some problem there.

      Try doing a factory reset on the triggers, make sure the batteries are fresh, and camera / flash and trigger shoes clean with some contact cleaner of isopropyl alcohol if possible. Thanks.

      • zubpho 4 years ago

        I reset the unit, change batteries nothing works.

        In TTL, when I set group mode on Transmitter to A & B or A& C or A & B & C and receiver to A flash output seems to be at 1/1 [full power] and FEC (exposure compensation) does not work.

        When transmitter is only in a single group A or B or C, the frame is dark – I guest it flash output is at 1/128 [lowest].

        In Manual mode everything works fine.

        Anyone having similar symptoms with YN 622N?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Fantastic, thanks for those.

      Did you make any progress with the speedlight power changes or FEC?

      • zubpho 4 years ago

        I have not been able to get TTL to work with the speedlight. So I will send it back to the seller for new ones.

        Thanks.

  9. Peter 4 years ago

    Hi!
    You mention in the article that Yongnuo 560EX is not compatible. Could be more specific on this one? I have two of these along an SB-700 and they work great in Nikon CLS system. Why wouldn’t they work here? I was ready to get the 622n but your article stopped me.
    Thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Peter,

      The YN-560EX are single firing pin only (on the flash foot), so connected to anything via the foot they will only operate as completely manual flashes with no remote control. So you can still fire them on the YN-622N, but you have no TTL or remote manual control.

      While the YN-622N are running via radio, you don’t have all the regular CLS pre-flashes to trigger the 560EX optically either. So again its basic manual firing only. The YN-560EX (and now the new YN-510EX) are a great bargain for the CLS optic wireless system, but moving to radio is where you reach their limitations. Thanks.

  10. Mark Romine 4 years ago

    Anyone seen this issue? Using SB900 as remote as well as on camera. When I attach the YN-622N to the remote and turn on the unit and then the SB900 the YN-622N, automatically changes the mode of my attached SB900 from iTTL to A and it will not allow me to switch it back to iTTL. I can set it to M, GN, RPT or A but not iTTL.

    The other day it was worning fine but now I can not set the remote to iTTL per the instruction above. Subsquentlly I can not fire a remote using the YN-622N. Did I miss something some where?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      I’m not familiar with this, but if you haven’t already tried, I would do a factory reset on all the units and try again. That generally resolves a lot of issues like this pretty quickly. Thanks.

      • Mark Romine 4 years ago

        Thanks for your reply!

        How do you do the factory reset?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Ok, hold down the [CH SET] and [GP SET] buttons at the same time until state indicators blink 3 times in red – green alternately then change to keep lighting (red), release all buttons and the factory reset is complete. Thanks.

  11. Mark Romine 4 years ago

    I don’t know if I’m going nuts or what. I must be missing something really obvious. I have two sets of the yn622n and I can not get either set to work with two SB900. One set was working just fine, it was a breeze to get them set up but now something is worng and I can’t see what it is. The 2nd set came last Friday and I have yet to be able to get them to work.

    I’ve done the fatory reset to no avail.

    I have evrything set to Ch1 GrA. The on-camera SB900 is set to Master and it sits on top of a yn622n. The remote is also set to Ch1 GrA and is set to Remote in TTL.

    If I do a test fire of the on-camera yn622n it fires the on-camera flash but nothing else happens. If I fire the test button on the remote yn622n it makes the on-camera flash fire but not it’s self.

    What I’m I missing here?

    Thx

  12. Mark Romine 4 years ago

    Anyone else using these on a D4 with SB900?

    I started playing with the order in which I power on the different devices to see if that made any difference. I tired tunring on the D4 first, then the yn622n and finally the SB900. Then turned on the remote yn622n and then the SB900 on top of it. The first time I did this everything was working perfectly. So I tried to repeat it. Turned everything off and then on in that same order. Nothing is working again and I’ve tried several different orderes for turning the devices on no go.

    Maybe these things simply do not work with a D4.

    Just tried them on my D3s, no go with it either. Really dissappointing. I think I’ll be sending them back tomorrow. 🙁

  13. Matthias 4 years ago

    Stupid newbie question – But will the YN-622N give TTL if i’m using a Nikon D5100 and a YN-568 ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Mathias,

      Yes, that combination will allow TTL and High Speed Sync (HSS). Thanks.

  14. Armin 4 years ago

    Just bought new ones with production date 8/2013 and they also don’t work proper in TTL mode in combination with SB-800s. Tested it with the following results:

    – On D700: 70% flash fires (wrongly) at full power
    – On D5100: 10% flash fires (wrongly) at full power, 30% are underexposed

    So for me they are useless in combianton with SB-800s.

    • Armin 4 years ago

      Just came to my mind: If the problem lies in the Tx, then there could be a chance that with the 622TX it will be fixed. So when you use the 622s as Rx there might be no problem since the 622TX is update able. Wrong logic in here?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Armin,

      Ok thanks, that’s not good. I’ll let YongNuo know there are still issues wih the SB-800.

      The 622TX with USB port makes a lot more sense, but whether the issues can be resolved just from the TX end I’m not sure. I’d say most of the focus will be on the flash with built in transceiver for a while once they are released.

  15. Dimitris Papakonstantinou 4 years ago

    Hi!
    I have a Nikon D700 camera and three flashes: A Nikon Sb900 and two Nissin di 622 ii. Please tell me: Is it possible to trigger in TTL my two Nissin di 622 ii? I don`t want to do it in manual mode. I need TTL and nothing else! I don`t like Nikon`s CLS when I shoot outdoors. For an outdoor shooting I need triggers, so please answer me!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Dimitris,

      I know the Di866 II work with the Canon version YN-622C, so there’s a good chance the Nikon version should work too. But I have not heard anyone confirm this (or complain about them not working either). There’s always a chance of some glitches mixing 3rd party gear though. All TTL is fine, that’s easier to achieve than mixed TTL and Remote Manual. Thanks.

      • Dimitris Papakonstantinou 4 years ago

        Thanks my friend for your honest answer. I have tried some different triggers, so far, and sold them again as second hand items. Maybe I have to try yongnuo triggers too.I really love my flashes and I`ll keep trying to find a way to make them work in TTL all together. Thanks again!

  16. Astro Lite 4 years ago

    Hi,

    I have two YN-568EX’s each mounted on a YN-622N and I have another YN-622N mounted on my camera as a trigger. Would I be able to remotely control the flash power output of my Yongnuo flashes if I mount an SU-800 on the pass thru hotshoe of the YN-622N?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Astro Lite,

      Yes that is correct.

      YongNuo will also have their own YN-622N-TX commander unit coming is the next few months though, which will no doubt be cheaper, but also possibly offer some extra bonus features like SuperSync timing etc. So if your not in a hurry they may be worth considering as well. Thanks.

  17. Astro Lite 4 years ago

    Thank you.

    Will look forward to the release of the YN-622N-TX.

  18. Blandine 4 years ago

    Hi !
    is the YN-622N compatible with Metz flashs (master & slave) ? I have a D800 and a Metz 52 AF-1
    thank you very much

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Blandine,

      I have not heard much about Metz compatibility with the YN-622N. For Canon (YN-622C) I only have Metz – 58 AF-2, 48 AF-1 confirmed working fully.

      So I’m really not sure on that one unfortunately, though its likely they will have at least some compatibility. If you do get to try them please let us know. Thanks.

    • Andras 3 years ago

      Hi Blandine and Flash Havoc,

      I am wondering about the same configuration (or similar, using D600 or D610). Did you get the chance to test it? Thank you.

  19. guillermo R 4 years ago

    I have been used along with my sigma flash EF-610 DG SUPER and works perfectly in manual, i-ttl and as a master unit. Full compatibility.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi guillermo R,

      Thanks for the feedback on the Sigma EF-610 DG Super, that is very interesting thanks!

  20. Glauco 4 years ago

    Hello there!
    I’m still very new to flashes so I made the mistake of buying this trigger (Yongnuo YN-622N iTTL for Nikon) for my Nikon D3200 and now I don’t know what flash to buy!
    So, question #1: is this trigger compatible with Yongnuo YN-560 III? iTTL capabilities would be wasted, I know, but would it work with it at all?
    Question #2: would I be able to put iTTL to use if I bought Yongnuo YN-565EX for Nikon instead?
    Forgive me but this is giving me a major headache and I’m spending too much time reading stuff online instead of shooting!! 🙂
    Thank you!
    Glauco

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Glauco,

      The YN-622N will simply fire the YN-560 III, but you still need a YN-622N on the flash foot as a receiver. And you have no other remote control.

      The YN-565EX for Nikon are only $108 at the moment (Amazon, EachShot) and they will allow full remote manual control and TTL, just no HSS. So for $30 or so more you get a lot more function and convenience.

      Of course you would really want the new YN-622N-TX to control the flash easily from the camera as well.

      The YN-622N is a good trigger, its hard to make a mistake buying those 🙂 But if you just want manual flashes like the YN-560 III, and you intend to buy a number of them, you could just get one RF-603 II as the transmitter unit, which fires the built in receiver in the YN-560 III. So that’s a lot more econimical if you’re intending to buy a number of manual flashes.

      The Godox V850 are also worth considering as well.

      • Glauco 4 years ago

        Hey there,

        thanks a lot for your valuable and knowledgeable response! I took up on your suggestion and ordered a couple of RF-603N II on eBay!

        Glauco

  21. Helio 4 years ago

    Hi there!

    First of all congratulations for the amazing work you do here. Really priceless information!
    I’m reading a lot since i’m new in flash photography, and i don’t want to be mistaken buying the wrong products.

    I own a Nikon D7000 camera and an SB-600 flash.

    I want a trigger that allows me to:

    – Use the SB-600 off camera (not interested in TTL);
    – Remotely control the flash power in manual mode;
    – FP HSS
    – Rear Curtain Sync

    So, a few questions:

    1 – I believe these YN-622N can do all of the above and are probably the best choice regarding price/quality, so i should be getting a pair of them, right?

    2 – Also, i want to buy another flash later, so a good choice would be getting the YN-622N-TX and using the two YN-622N on both remote flashes?

    3 – Wich would be a good extra flash keeping in mind i’m on a tight budget?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Helio,

      Thanks for that. I don’t think you need me though, as you have this pretty well sorted out already 🙂

      1- Yes
      2- Yes
      3- The only inexpensive choice with HSS is currently the YN-568EX (Nikon Version).

      I should probably shut up now, but one other option to consider are the Godox V850. I’m just working on the V850 review at the moment. You would still need one YN-622N on the camera if you wanted the HSS and Rear Curtain. The Godox FT-16 transmitter would be stacked on top of that though, so you can’t use the YN-622N-TX to control the SB-600. But if you’re thinking of building a kit with a number of relatively inexpensive remote manual off camera lights, it may be worth considering the V850. Thanks.

      • Helio 4 years ago

        Thanks for the quick reply!!!

        I’m sure gonna be waiting for your review since the Godox V850 appears to be an amazing product!

        I have one more question about these YN-622N.
        If i’m using two off camera flashes in manual mode can i adjust their power independently?

        I’m still confused with the groups/channels assignment and power adustment :/

        Thanks a lot!

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Yes, it should be easy to adjust power levels independently, provided you’re using the YN-622N-TX.

          You can do it with the YN-622N as a transmitter, but that’s not at all convenient.

          You have 3 independent groups with either (channels are not really relevant to the function, you just pick one).

  22. Dave 4 years ago

    Are these compatible with the Nikon D5300?
    I have purchased 3 of these with 2 YN568EX flashes thinking that they would work ok with D5300. I know the HSS will not work but will the TTL and other features work ok?

    Any advice appreciated.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Dave,

      The D5300 does not appear to be listed as compatible on most sites. Though the D5000, D5100, and D5200 are often listed. So this may just be a case of the later model not listed yet.

      Unfortunately I’m not that familiar with Nikon cameras and models, so hopefully someone with a D5300 can confirm.

      I assume you mean you have not received or tried these yet? Thanks.

      • Dave 4 years ago

        Thank you for your reply. Yes I have not received them yet.

        My thinking when I ordered was that they would be, because as you say the D5000, D5100 and D5200 are.

        I will let you know when I receive and test them, if no one else answers before.

        Thanks.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          Ok great, thanks Dave!

        • Mike 3 years ago

          Hi, did you manage to find out if the TTL worked on camera with the 568 ex on a Nikon D5300? It is so hard to find out the answer to this question!! I bought the 468 ii assuming it would bug it does not. I will use that as a slave if the 568 works on camera. Thanks in advance.

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 3 years ago

            Hi Mike,

            We haven’t heard much in the way of complaints of the D5300 not working, so that is a good sign at least.

            YongNuo should be back from holidays soon so you could try dropping them an email – service@hkyongnuo.com

  23. Eben 4 years ago

    Just to share, YN-622N TX works well with Nissin DI622N both manual and TTL modes. Flash compensation work as well. Also, in manual you have to set the Nissin DI622N to TTL but the YN-622N receiver to manual mode. Works a treat!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Eban,

      Thanks for that. That is a bonus. I assume you mean the DI622 MK II though? Thanks.

  24. Seamus 4 years ago

    Hi Very good work your doing there. Having looked extensively I have not seen my problem anywhere. I have Nikon D5100, SB800 ( on camera) and Sigma flash remote. Recently bought the pair of YN622n transceivers.I know they are compatible- they work sometimes- but my problem is the actual camera will not release to take a picture most of the time. I notice sometimes if you are very careful with pressing half way to activate, and pause before pressing fully it is more likely to work. But its not a solution either. Now today I found by using ‘live mode’ (as opposed to viewfinder) it works much more consistently.
    I feel I’m missing something simple. I have tried TTL and manual on flash. I will persist because I can see when they work they are great. Many thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Seamus,

      If you’re using the SB800 on top of the YN-622N pass through hotshoe on camera, that is known not to work. Some people even have issues with the SB-800 as a slave flash on a YN-622N receiver. The new YN-622N-TX is meant to help with the SB-800 as a slave though.

      Also what are you meaning by Sigma flash remote? I’m not sure if the Sigma flashes are compatible either. If you mean that’s a camera shutter remote, are the YN-622N’s working without that? Thanks.

  25. Behrang 4 years ago

    Hello, and thank you for such a comprehensive review and Q&A. I have a couple of questions.

    I know there are issues with the 622 and SB800 in TTL as master but what I’m reading around the web is that it works fine with the SB800 in manual mode. My question is with the use of the term “manual.” Is it a dumb manual mode where I would need to make flash adjustments at the flash, or does can I do remote manual adjustments to the SB800 (off camera)?

    Also, not sure if I read this or not, does the 622 trigger studio strobes? I understand TTL would not be an option here.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Behrang,

      I haven’t heard the comment about manual mode, so I’m not exactly sure what that is referring to.

      The SB-800 does not work as a master unit on top of the YN-622N on the camera. But it should work ok as a slave on top of a YN-622N as a receiver. That is with full TTL, HSS, or remote manual power control.
      .

      Though some people have had issue with the SB-800 even as a slave (on the YN-622N receiver). But now there is the new YN-622N-TX transmitter unit, which processes faster again, and that should resolve any issue with the SB-800 as a fully capable slave unit (mounted on a YN-622N receiver).

      So with the YN-622N-TX at least you should be able to do full TTL, HSS, or remote manual power control, with the SB-800 as an off-camera slave flash.
      .

      Yes the YN-622N will trigger studio strobes via the PC sync port. They also have a SuperSync function that allows you to use higher sync speeds with the studio strobes provided they have a long enough flash duration.

      • Behrang 4 years ago

        Thanks for such a quick reply. and please excuse the wording flub of “or does can I do remote…” I changed wording mid-stream and forgot to delete my original wording.

        Yes, what I want to avoid is having to constantly open a softbox to manually adjust the output of the SB800, and from what I understand in your reply, I wouldn’t have to. I can make manual adjustments at the transceiver on the camera or use the 622n TX.

        Strange thing, though, and I might be looking at the wrong site, but the Yongnuo homepage doesn’t list the 622 (n or c), nor the 622n TX on any of its product pages.

        Thanks again. I’m going to check out more of your site. I think I’ll become a regular.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 4 years ago

          No problem, I think you must be looking at another YongNuo site, here are the YN-622N and YN-622N-TX.

  26. Vince 4 years ago

    Hi,

    I’m trying to trigger a YN-622-N with a RF-603 with no success. Am I doing something wrong or is just that they are no compatible?

    Also, do you know when the YN-622N-TX will be available again thru Amazon?

    Thanks!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Vince,

      Sorry no, the YN-622N and RF-603 are not compatible.

      You can stack an RF-603 transmitter on top of a YN-622N transmitter’s pass through hotshoe to fire both RF-603 and YN-622N. Although that’s probably not the ideal. But you can’t really fire the YN-622N with an RF-603.

      I think EachShot were the main seller on Amazon. They have only just gotten stock in again, so they are likely filling pre-orders first.

      Stock is going around to sellers now though, so its usually a week or 2 until they start to list on Amazon. Thanks.

  27. Alice 4 years ago

    I know very little about flashes, OCF, etc. I have a Nikon D7000, a SB700 flash, two YN-622N Transceivers. I want to get another flash. I do no manual settings at this time. I depend only on TTL metering. Do I need another transceiver at this time if I use my SB700 on the camera? If I want to use the new flash and the SB700 off camera, would the YN-622 TX placed on the camera allow me to do that? With the flash & transceivers that I currently have, (and considering I want everything as automatic as possible) what off brand (I’ve been looking at the YongNuos) flash would you recommend if I want the option of placing both flashes off camera? Thank you for any help you can provide me.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Alice,

      If you use your SB-700 on-camera, you would mount that on top of one YN-622N, and use the SB-700 as the master interface. The second YN-622N would be off-camera with your new TTL flash. So no you wouldn’t need another transceiver there.

      To have both flashes off-camera, then you would need another transceiver unit. Another YN-622N could be use as the transmitter, but the new YN-622N-TX transmitter unit would be much better as it provides a much easier interface to use, even if you are only using TTL at this stage.

      For an off brand flash unit, the YongNuo YN-568EX is the safest option to use with the YN-622N. Otherwise possibly a second hand SB-700 would be the other good option (at a similar price).

      If you’re really not in a hurry, the Godox V850N may be worth waiting for. They are a really nice flash compared to the YN-568EX, and for similar money. Its just that full compatibility is not yet know (an the Nikon version is not available until next month). Thanks.

  28. realy great product . i using it and iam very setisfy

  29. NiKel 4 years ago

    I have a d700 and a pair of Meike mk900s which work perfectly in TTL using the inbuilt commander flash. However with the 622N-TX and 622Ns the flashes trigger but are considerably underexposed. The 622Ns are definitely in TTL mode (Green LED). The groups & channels are set correctly with EV 0 on both channels. Any thoughts ?

  30. Mitch 4 years ago

    Question guys – I have two yn-622n’s and one n-TX controller. I want a Yongnuo flash now, but want to at least be able to control its power output level via my controller, and not from the back of the flash.

    It seems the 560EX can ONLY can be controlled via commander mode from a flash, and NOT by RF wireless. So if I want to control via my 622s – I need at least the 565? I don’t really care about ttl, but want to at least control power level by my tx unit remotely. Which flash can I use, and why?

    I own a D600 and SB600 now.

    Thanks for clarification.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Mitch,

      That is correct, you need a fully TTL enabled (and compatible) flash for any remote function with the YN-622N and YN-622N-TX.

      So the YN-565EX would be the cheapest good option. If you would like HSS then YN-568EX is another option, though that doesn’t have an external battery port. Thanks.

  31. luck 3 years ago

    Hi Everybody.
    Is this possible ? I would like to mount my SB900 on top of a YN-622N directly over my D600 in TTL mode, + be able to activate in pure manual a studio strobe

    Thanks for any information if you have
    Luc.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Luc,

      Yes that should be fine. You will need a YN-622N attached to each of the studio strobes as receiver though. Thanks.

      • luck 3 years ago

        Thanks a lot for the answer. I wasn’t sure at all that this combination was possible. Most people tells about off flashes and rarely about mix on/flashes + off/flashes. Thanks for all the others answers so

        • luck 3 years ago

          I received my the two YN-622N that I ordered a few days ago, and everything works fine as I wanted to 🙂 I’m quite happy

  32. Riccardo 3 years ago

    Hi! Can I ask if YN-622N is compatible with d610?
    Thanks

  33. spiro 3 years ago

    Using the Godox v860 in ITTL on top the yn622n as a passthrough and a sb600 as slave, the preflash comes from the slave. The Godox will not preflash as a passthrough on top the yn622n. The only way to fix this is to use an addtional yn622n or yn622ntx to trigger the Godox v860 on a flash bracket (i.e ontop on the camera). Sadly, this solution is bulky and flimsy.

  34. Emanuele 3 years ago

    Hi,
    do you know if there are problems between yn622n and the Nissn Di866 MarkII?
    thank you very much.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Emanuele,

      Sorry I don’t know about this, though others may have some experience. In general with the Canon version Nissin flashes they work quite well with the YongNuo flashes.

  35. Chris 3 years ago

    Has anyone been successful using the YN-622n to do TTL with a YN-565EX flash? I have one 622n on my D90, and the other connected to the 565EX. Manual control works, but TTL doesn’t.

    Seeking confirmation from others….

    Thanks,
    -Chris

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Chris,

      I don’t have the YN-565EX or D90 to test this, but they definitely should work with TTL.

      I’m not sure what the issue may be that you have there, but I would do a factory reset on both of the triggers first, as this often solves most quirks that may come up.

  36. Nicole 3 years ago

    I have a D-610 and 3 YN560-III flash units.

    are these compatible with the

    YN-622N ITTL Trigger

    I would love to be able to HSS!!!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Nicole,

      Unfortunately no, they are not directly compatible at all.

      And the YN-560 III do not really have any ability to do HSS (as they have no HSS mode to pulse the flash).

      But there is likely one workaround you could try if you are really keen. And that is using long duration sync (or Supersync) to acheive higher sync speeds. This requires the YN-560 III to be used at full power though. Any lower power levels will not work.

      To do this Supersync you could get just one YN-622N, and place that on the camera hotshoe. Then mount an YN560TX / FR-605 / RF-603 II / RF-602 on top of the YN-622N’s pass through hotshoe, to then fire the YN-560 III with the early Supersync signal.

      That should work, but its very limiting, and hard on the flashes just using full power all the time for HSS.

  37. Dave 3 years ago

    I have Yongnuou RF 603 N wireless triggers. Will the new YN 622 N work with these triggers as well?

  38. Drei 3 years ago

    Hi,

    I wanted to know if you can help me out. I have a nikon D3100 with a 50mm 1.8g lens. I am also using the yongnuo yn622n-tx and a yn622n trigger. I recently purchased a YN565EX nikon flash for this setup as my previous flash is under powered for outdoors ( yn468 ll).

    The problem I am having is that the flash only fires the preflash on ttl mode but never fires the second flash to expose the scene. This only happens when I have the flash pointing up at the ceiling to bounce.

    If the subject is 3 feet away the flash will work, but if the subject is 9 feet away, it won’t. Only the preflash fires.

    My older flash, the yn468 ll works fine with the triggers, but the yn 565 ex doesn’t.

    Is there a setting in the yn565ex that would cause this problem, or did I receive a defective flash?

    I put new battery on the flash and the triggers and it does the same thing. My Ceiling is 8 feet high and the flash is on a stand 2 feet away from the ceiling. I am about 2 feet away from the flash when testing.

    I tried to include as much information as possible to help you help me.

    Thank you

  39. mirek 3 years ago

    Hi.
    when using flashes in TTL mode, they always preflash so in this case I cannot measure these flashes with seconic lightmeter. It always measures only F1.4 or 1.3 also in the case that the youngnuo txx is in M mode and at the full power. When flashes are in M mode, all works ok. I can measure all flashes. I use two flashes Meike mk910, one youngnuo 568EX for nikon and nissin Di860 mark ll. And of course youngnuo yn-622N-tx and youngnuo yn-622N.

  40. vnguyen 3 years ago

    Hi,

    I just bought the yn565ex for nikon with a pair of the yn622-n TTL. When I put the yn565ex on one of yn622N (TTL mode – off camera) and the other on the D7000. When I pressed the shutter I could see the flash went on before the camera however, when I put on the manual mode then it fired at the same time. Also, if I put the flash, trigger on the camera then the AF assit light didn’t come on on either yn622N nor yn565ex. Please I need some help since i’m fairly new into this. Thanks!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi vnguyen,

      Unfortunately I’m not much help with the finer points with Nikon at this stage, do hopefully other may be able to help.

      Though the first thing I would say though, is to do a factory reset on all the triggers. And also make very sure they are actually pushed all the way onto the camera hotshoe and flash foot. The amount of times these simple things are causing the issue is incredible.

  41. Tards57 3 years ago

    Looking to use a fill-in flash on camera and also control off-camera flashes in TTL mode.
    Have been looking for an SB-900 or 700 on eBay, but they are always going for quite high prices. Either would be perfect in master mode on top of a YN-622n trigger on-camera, using the SB’s to control the off-camera groups and master flash.
    As a possible alternative to the Nikon SB’s, has anyone tested the Mike MK-910 with a YN-622n trigger on-camera in master mode. Can the Meike 910 control the off-camera flashes power, EV, zoom, mode etc through the 622 trigger and, can the Mike 910 also output controllable fill flash on-camera. i.e. is it 100% compatible with the SB-900/910 as it can do it all.

  42. Jaap 3 years ago

    I just bought a 622-TX and 4 YN-622n’s for Nikon.
    I use a SB600, SB700 and SB900. The SB900 wil function in TTL on only 1 of the 4 triggers. On the other 3 the SB900 reacts to zooming fine, but it won;’t flash. Also the test button gives no reaction.
    Set to manual mode, the SB900 is flashing well.
    Anyone familiar with this problem? Can anyone help me out?
    I’ve tries a factory reset, with no result.
    De SB700 and SB 600 are doing fine on all 4 triggers.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Jaap,

      Sorry I’m not familiar with what may be the issue there.

      I’d go through the obvious, factory reset as you mentioned, make sure you have new alkaline batteries in the receivers, make very sure the flash is correctly seated in the receiver hotshoe. And also try cleaning the trigger and flash contacts with Isopropyl alcohol or similar if possible.

      I’m not that familiar with the SB-900, though if there is any factory reset on that, it would be worth trying that as well.

      Its strange that you have one receiver working, though that seems like a sign that it could be a simple issue like a poor connection.

  43. Robert T. Johnson 2 years ago

    There’s only one problem that I have encountered and that’s the pre-flash when using a light meter when using the flash in TTL, in manual power it’s no problem.

  44. samuel & igor 2 years ago

    realy great product . i usit allot

  45. Thomas Geist 2 years ago

    When using a 622 on my camera (622N as well as 622N-TX) to control a remote flash on another 622N, I noticed an extremely prominent and visible pre-flash for TTL metering. I am very spoiled from the Nikon flash system as pre-flashes are pretty much invisible and even the way more elaborate pre-flash conversation when using Nikon’s optical CLS seems less prominent as what the Yongnuo system produces.

    On the other hand, if I mount a flash (SB-900) on top of my camera’s 622N, the metering pre-flashes are back to their normal speed. Even if the on-camera flash itself is disabled (Group A off).

    This is confusing and I absolutely don’t like those massive pre-flashes. They make people blink and are an all around nuisance.

    Has anybody had a similar experience or is there a setting to help this problem?

    • Thomas Geist 2 years ago

      Correction to my post above:

      In the second paragraph it should say “Group M (for Master) off. Not Group A.

  46. Thomas Geist 2 years ago

    Please help!

    I am using two YN622N with a Nikon SB-900 on top of two Nikon cameras.

    The problem I have is that those two 622 act like transceivers not transmitters meaning if I shoot one camera the flash on top of the other camera goes off as well.

    As you can imagine, this is pretty annoying and even worse if two photographers are involved, each constantly popping the other’s flash!

    What do I have set wrong?

    I have the SB-900s set as Master, group M on TTL, group A set to M.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Thomas,

      This has been a common issue. There is a work around noted on the YN-622C review here.

      “A work around has been found for this by simply setting the on camera YN-622C to Group C, and the off camera YN-622C to Group B.

      The cameras are then both set to fire Group A:B (in ETTL or Manual) via the cameras menu .

      So when one camera takes a shot, the on top flash is treated as group A (as an on top flash always is), and the remote flash is Group B.

      The other cameras on top flash retains its Group C setting though, and because Group C is not enabled in the A:B firing Group set on the camera, that will not fire the other cameras Group C flash.”

      • Thomas Geist 2 years ago

        Interesting. But on Nikon cameras there is no on-camera menu. Can this be set that way directly on the YN622N?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 2 years ago

          I haven’t tested this with Nikon, and I would have to get the YN-622N manual out myself to find how to set A:B, though other Nikon users have said the same solution has worked for them.

          So fingers crossed you should be ok 🙂

  47. Thomas Geist 2 years ago

    I found out more about this behavior.
    It has to do with the camera’s standby. While camera and radio are active (LED green) the YN622N will exclusively act as a transmitter. Everything good.

    Once the camera goes into standby (camera LCD display shuts down, flash zoom reflector resets and YN22N LED goes red) the YN622N acts as a transceiver, receiving other signals and triggering the flash in its hotshoe.

    A workaround could be tho set a way longer interval for the camera to go to standby. But great this is not.

    • Thomas Geist 2 years ago

      PROBLEM SOLVED!

      The YN622N has two states:
      – receive (LED is blinking RED)
      – transmit (LED is blinking GREEN)

      The group is being set for each state INDIVIDUALLY.

      So while the LED is blinking red you push the Grp button to set the receiving group and when it’s blinking green you set the transmitting group.

      When the camera (or the on-camera flash atop the YN622N ?) is going into standby, the YN622N will switch to receiver mode, LED blinking red.
      You just need to set transmitting and receiving groups differently and all is good.

      IMPORTANT however is, that the groups set on the on-camera SB-900’s (which is set to Master mode) will OVERRIDE the YN622N’s transmitting groups.

      The YN622N’s transmitting groups only affect things if there is NO Master flash on top of it.

      I hope this make sense – I actually find it pretty clever. Please let me know if there is anything that you feel needs better explanation.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 years ago

        Hi Thomas,

        That’s interesting thanks for that. I’m not sure if I have enough YN-622N at this stage to try this properly so I’ll have to come back to this.

        I’ll refer other Nikon users having the same issue to your post to try this though, thanks.

  48. Lam 2 years ago

    I’m new to my interior photography don’t have any real knowledge of it. I currently have a D5200, im looking to purchase at SB-900 as my master flash then purchase 2 or 3 YN 568EX (not sure which version to get). What I need to know if i need only the YN-662N-TX to get the flashes to work in i-TTL or at least TTL if that’s not possible. Or do I need a YN-662N also? or Do i need the TX as my master and one normal one for each flash, basically what combination of the 662N’s would I need? The goal is to not have to really mess with any of the manual controls unless i absolutely need to.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Lam,

      There is only one version of the YN-568EX for Nikon (no MK II available as yet). The YN-568EX MK one do not have a master mode, though you don’t need that if using them as slave flashes anyway. Your SB-900 will have the master mode if needed.

      Yes you will need to attach a regular YN-622N as receiver to each YN-568EX slave flash.

      The transmitter can then be either just a YN-622N-TX on camera, or your SB-900 mounted on top of a regular YN-622N acting as transmitter. The SB-900 then provides the master interface. If you don’t need the flash non camera though, the YN-622N-TX provides a good master unit and interface.

      You can also use a regular YN-622N as transmitter alone on the camera hotshoe, though that has a very limited interface. The YN-622N-TX are far more convenient.

      These will all provide full ITTL, HSS, 2nd Curtain Sync, and Remote Manual Power Control.

      If by messing with manual controls though, you mean manual power levels? Then I think you will very likely find its actually a lot quicker and easier to use manual power levels with interior photography than ITTL, because its easier to have consistent results and just tweak the power levels as needed. You can do the remotely from the transmitter on camera though.

      So in that case you may even want to consider a simple (and inexpensive) remote manual system like the YN560-TX and YN560 III / IV flashes. People doing more commercial work often prefer the Godox V850 though for the simple battery maintenance.

      The YN-622 system will integrate more nicely with your ITTL flash on camera though, and provide ITTL etc if doing other thing as well.

      YongNuo will likely produce a YN685 flash for Nikon with YN-622N receiver built inside, which would be more economical and convenient than a bunch of YN-568EX and YN622N receivers, though we just don’t know how long YongNuo may take to release the Nikon version of the flash unfortunately.

      • Lam 2 years ago

        So based on my pricing research, it seems that the YN-568ex is much more expensive than picking up a YN-560 IV since the 560 doesn’t need a receiver to work wirelessly. It also seems that an option would be to simply pick up only a few YN-560 IVs and use one as the master the rest as slave and use that as the total lighting system. The goal is to simply have lights that will go off automatically when i push the capture button on my camera to enhance the interior photos i take for listing real estate and make them appealing to a possible buyer.

  49. joshua officer 2 years ago

    Please help! I can’t figure this out and there are no forums for this. I am using a D7100 with the YN568EX speed lights. I can get the triggers to fire, zoom and switch channels. But, I cannot change the power of them from the tx control (when it is on camera) nor from the yn622’s when the are on camera. I can’t increase/decrease the power from iTTL mode either to both speed lights. I have factory reset both and tried turning them on and off. I have also tried the order in which they come on. What am I doing wrong?

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      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Joshua,

      You need to have the YN568EX set to regular TTL mode, when using TTL or manual power settings on the YN622N-TX. You don’t have a slave mode set on the YN568EX by any chance?

      • Joshua officer 2 years ago

        I don’t think so. I have tried the 568ex on it to and manual mode. How do I turn slave on/off?

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