YONGNUO – YN560-TX Now Available!

The YN-560-TX transmitter units are now available from around $45.

UPDATE – There are now Canon and Nikon version YN560-TX available. Both versions will operate with any camera model which have a standard hotshoe, the dedicated Canon and Nikon function is just for the flash wake up feature.

YongNuo YN560-TX

 

The very long awaited YN560-TX transmitter unit will provide remote manual power control for the popular inexpensive YN-560 III manual flash units.

The YN-560 III flash units were released back in January 2013, having manual RF-602 and RF-603 / II compatible radio receivers built in. As well as remote functions which would only be enabled once a corresponding YN560-TX transmitter unit would eventually be released.

The YN560-TX will support all the major functions of the remote YN-560 III flashes in up to 6 individual Groups.

 

YN560-TX Features –

  • 6 Groups
  • Remote Manual Power Control
  • Zoom Head Control
  • Remote Multi (Stroboscopic) Setting
  • Large Clear LCD Screen
  • Fast Setting Interface
  • 16 Channels
  • 2,4GHz 100M Range
  • AA batteries x 2
  • Compatible with RF-602/RF-603/RF-603II
  • Supports RF-603 /RF-603 II Wireless Shutter Release

 

YongNuo YN560-TX

 

Price and Availability –

 

The YN-560-TX are now available now in Canon and Nikon versions from around $45 –

Ebay, YongNuo Ebay, Amazon, UK.

 

YN-560 III – AmazonUKEbay, YongNuo Ebay.

RF-603 II receivers – AmazonUKEbay, YongNuo Ebay.

 

YN-560 III Flash Review.

YongNuo – Website

 

Note – Both Canon and Nikon versions YN560 -TX will operate with any camera model which have a standard hotshoe. The dedicated Canon and Nikon function is just for the flash wake up feature.

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271 Comments
  1. Zoe 1 year ago

    Hey everyone, I am at m y wits’ end having tried and failed to find a definite answer. Am a canon user and want to use my YN560-II with the YN560-TX. This is for off camera flash. I’ve heard it isn’t possible unless yu buy a rf-603 (which is another £15!) anyone know the answer? many thanks. Zoe

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Zoe,

      That’s correct unfortunately.

      And even if you use an RF-603 / RF-603II / RF-605 receiver attached to the YN560-II, you still won’t have any remote manual power control of the flash. All you can do is fire it remotely.

      You need the YN560 III or later to allow remote manual power and zoom control via the YN560-TX.

      • Zoe 1 year ago

        Oh boy. Thanks for getting back to me @Flash Havoc

        OK this seems like a major flaw. (I’m new to flash so please forgive any nonsense comments I make – I’m at the beginning of my learning curve).

        As this is a manual flash, the camera gives you no help calculating how much flash power to use. Also you need to experiment manually with the flash zoom (in case you get dark shadowing or you want to create specific effects mismatching the zoom level).

        When I’m using my YN560-II in the hot shoe, what happens is I’m making frequent adjustments when shooting portraits. that’s fine because it’s easy and quick to do – the controls are super easy. I don’t have a flash meter so I just do things by trial and error. The subject doesn’t even notice what I’m doing.

        So really, even with this set up using an RF-603 (say), a YN560-TX and my YN560-II doing the firing off camera, I’d have to walk over to where the flash is every time I see a picture is a little too dark or bright?! (saying I don’t want to change my F-stop due to wanting background bokeh, not my shutter speed being handheld).

        UGH.

        Looks like I am getting an upgrade to YN560-III. Hello eBay.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 year ago

          Hi Zoe,

          Yes that right. Its not really a flaw, just that the YN-560 II were released before there were any simple remote manual systems available.

          If you’re intending to possibly expand into TTL and HSS flashes later though, then you would do yourself a big favor by switching to Godox while you’re still getting started. Because YongNuo’s system has evolved into a bit of a hodgepodge of incompatibility (and you could call that a major flaw). The YN560 system is basically completely separate to their YN622 and HSS and TTL systems.

          The Godox TT600 are the YN560 IV equivalent. Using the X1-C transmitter, or you could wait for the cheaper XT32 just released. And they are fully compatible with all the other Godox lights, so its easy to expand later.

  2. Zoe 1 year ago

    thank you so much! that’s amazing info. I had no idea that remote manual flash systems were so new. I guess I was taking that for granted and getting needlessly aggravated 😉

    I will probably look to changing up to the Godox TT600 and the cheaper XT32 to control it. The price and functionality look good. I want to get good at manual flash before (if ever) trading up to ETTL which seems more expensive and offers less control. I also want to shoot full manual as part of my learning.

    Thank you! I’ve bookmarked this page and will report back when I’m in the zone actually to make that purchase.

  3. Gerardo 11 months ago

    Hi there. I would like to know if this trigger will work with my Sony Alpha a58 and my yongnuo YN-560 IV? I´ve tried with the RF-603 II Canon version and it didn´t work.
    Thank you very much

  4. kcvb 11 months ago

    Dear flashhavoc

    I want to buy yn 560 tx does it have new version release?

    it made separately for nikon and canon version. If separate for both brand, Why you say operate for all camera model?

    How about yn 560 iii and iv make as one for all brand. (without nikon or canon version) ? As i know yn 560 iii and iv one support all brand? Right?

  5. Kai Andrew Mallari 10 months ago

    Do these triggers work with YN560-IV’s on the Sony Alpha SLT-A77II (Sony Multi Interface Shoe)?

    I’m having to return the YN-E3-RT because it wont fire YN600EX-RT’s while attached to a non-canon body. I don’t want this issue to happen again.

    Before someone claims that the YN-E3-RT fires while attached to non-canon bodies: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3931824

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 10 months ago

      Hi Kai,

      I just tried them (YN560-TX / YN560 IV) again on my Sony A7 to be sure, and they appear to work fine.

      The YN-E3-RT not firing YN600EX-RT’s when not mounted on Canon cameras is a known issue, which has not been rectified unfortunately. The irony is that it does work with the YN-E3-RT and genuine Canon 600EX-RT.

      If you’re changing your flashes out completely though, you may want to take a look at the Godox system as well. As they are making Sony compatible transmitters etc, as well as being universal. And the flashes themselves have arguably more to offer.

      • Kai Andrew Mallari 10 months ago

        Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

        I appreciate the suggestion of the Godox system, but I’m looking for something that can be used regardless of brand. I shoot with Canon, Nikon, and Sony, so things get a little tough. (Sony / Canon mainly)

        Not sure if there’s a better forum on Flash Havoc for this question so forgive me.

        I’ve heard there are overheating issues with the YN560-IV to the point of the flash being stuck in 1/1 power. I’m deciding between getting either the III’s or the IV’s. Any suggestions? They would be used with the YN560-TX on a Sony Alpha SLT-A77II

      • Carlos Zuniga 7 months ago

        Hi, I have the same exact setup but can’t seem to trigger my flash more than once. Everything is synced and works as it should when I do a test flash or when I press the shutter for my first shot. When I attempt a second shot, the blue LED on the flash recognizes the camera, but no flash. Any idea?

  6. Marcello 10 months ago

    Yong has made everything complicated, it seems like yongnuo wants us to compile trigger on the trigger, why can’t they make 1 trigger that will do simple things, you know… like triggering YN560 flashes — it’s own brand flashes don’t work. Great, so I use the bulky YN-622C-TX as an AF assist light – I guess I must be the idiot and I mount this bulky assist light on yet another trigger so that my Yongnuo flashes are triggered and I walk around with all this added weight and bulk like an idiot. Thanx Yongnuo for your continued support!

  7. Morgan 8 months ago

    I have purchased the YN560-TX along with two YN560-IV speedlites. My intention was to use one on camera and one off camera simultaneously. It seems as though this is impossible, because the YN560-TX has to be in the hotshoe of the camera in order to trigger the off-camera flash. Therefore I obviously cannot also have the second flash in the hotshoe at the same time. Am I missing something here? Or is there a workaround? Thanks!

    • Zinc 8 months ago

      The 560 IV is a 560tx in itself.
      When mounted on the camera, you can control power/zoom of your other 560IV or 560III.

      For your requirement of one on camera, on off camera, you didn’t really need the 560tx.

  8. Prentiss Cha 7 months ago

    Hi! I just recently purchased the YN 560-tx and two of the YN560-III flash. I’ve watched several tutorials and for some reason I’m still having a hard time synching the two. I do notice that my “group” feature doesn’t show up on my flash screen. I’m wondering if my flash is defective? If you have any idea on how to sync the two, I would love to hear from you.

  9. dslrpundit 4 months ago

    I don’t know which trigger should I invest in? 560 TX or 603? I have a 568 EXII flash with me that doesn’t have an inbuilt radio receiver so not sure if 560 TX is the right one. Any inputs?

    • Michael 2 months ago

      The best trigger for the YN-568EX II would be a YN-622-TX (or a YN-622 transceiver). You would also need a YN-622 receiver attached to the flash. The YN-622 system allows you manual and TTL control of your YN-568EX II. The YN-560-TX and RF-603 (along with RF-602 and RF-605) only allow manual control.

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