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.


  1. yopie 7 years ago

    I need hands on review whether the online shop is reliable after seeing this link:


    does any one have experience doing trx with this store?


    • Tom 7 years ago

      Two people left negative comments about the store in the comments of the “GODOX – Battery Issues” article.

  2. pablodirdam 7 years ago

    Just got mine today. I´ve lost almost an hour finding how to set groups in the flash. After i found out i was totally happy until i realized the lcd isnt backlit. What a mistake.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi pablodirdam,

      The YN560-TX LCD screen should be backlit. Whenever you press any button the screen should light up for a number of seconds. The light doesn’t stay on continuously though.

      So if your not seeing any backlight, then you must have some issue there. I don’t think there is any way to disable it otherwise.

      • Pablo 7 years ago

        That is correct! I turned it on again and there was the light. I guess I was operating the transmitter under lots of light and I didn´t see it backlit. Thank you very much.

    • John 7 years ago

      I haven’t been able to figure out how to set the group the flash belongs to. Could you describe the process?

  3. Craig 7 years ago

    Can you talk about the transmitter’s AF assist lamp?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Craig,

      There is no AF assist lamp in the current YN560-TX. There is nothing behind the red panel at the front.

      They would need to be upgraded with the full communication with the camera for the AF light to work automatically. And they would only work with Canon or Nikon for AF then as well.

      YongNuo have obliviously left provision for this in the case design though, so it may happen in another model down the track.

      • John 7 years ago

        I have activated the group function on my flashes and everything is working correctly. I have just one question though. On the YN560 III flash units if when selecting the group the up and down buttons change the group between values A to F but the left and right buttons will add a number so that the group is displayed as A1, A2..

        This does not affect the relation ship with the controller in any way that I can see. If you change the group setting on the flash from A to A1 for example it will still respond to changes made for channle A on the controller.

        So does anyone know what the numbers that can be added to the channel on the flash are for ?

  4. Baratta930 7 years ago

    Hi all,

    Can someone who has already received their 560 tx help me out. I need to know if I can put a 603 in one group and another 603 in a different group? I have a mix of 560IIIs and some studio strobes and I want to use the 603s attached to the studio strobes but put each strobe in a different group. I tried to read the manual but it’s not clear to me if this is possible.

    Thanks for everyone’s help …

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Baratta930,

      No you can’t put the RF-603’s in groups unfortunately. They will fire regardless of which groups are selected on the YN560-TX.

      YongNuo could possibly add groups to any new version of the RF-603’s, though those may be a way off before they receive an update again. Thanks.

      • Baratta930 7 years ago

        Oh well. Too bad, the 560 won’t be as useful as I originally thought but I’ll still order one to get remote control over my 560IIIs.

        Thanks again.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 7 years ago

          Hi Baratta930,

          You could still use triggers like the Phottix Strato II on the sutdio lights, and stack the YN560-TX on top of a Strato II transmitter on the camera hotshoe. People often do that with the Godox system already as well.

      • Andy 7 years ago

        Would you mind sharing how to set the group in the flash YN560III? I am lost right now

        • Nonno Body 7 years ago

          Follow the instructions that come with the REMOTE unit NOT the flash itself as the group function cant be activated on the flash itself.

          ALSO make sure you use ALKALINE batteries when switching on the group function on the flash. I tried for a long time with rechargeable batteries and it just would not work. Once group function is switched on they work fine with rechargeable. (Rechargeable have a slightly different voltage 1.2 vs 1.5 so a set of four gives 4.8volts versus 6 v with alkaline. Sometimes this makes the electronics not work perfectly. Dunno why but Ive found this to be the case with other high tech stuff on occasion.

          Hope this helps They are amazing value once you get past this frustration


  5. Rob 7 years ago

    Is there a way to use it in combination with say a 603 to trigger the camera shutter as well?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Rob,

      Yes the YN560-TX is a transceiver and works as a remote shutter release as well.

      So you can use another RF-603 or RF-603 II as the remote shutter release button in your hand, to fire the camera and remote flashes (YN560-TX attached to the camera hotshoe, and also connected with a shutter release cord).

      The shutter release cord is optional though. It need to have the 2.5mm miniphone plug at the transmitter end. Thanks.

  6. Satnam 7 years ago

    Hi, I’m a Nikon user with the YN 622N and YN622 TX triggers and was wondering if i was able to control the flash power directly from the YN622 TX controller? I’d be grateful for your response. Thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Satnam,

      Which flash are you referring to there?

      You should be able to control any compatible Nikon TTL flash.

      Not the YN-560 III manual flash if that is what you mean? Thanks.

      • Satnam 7 years ago

        Hi, yep i meant to control the yn 560III flash! It would have made my life so much easier if that worked! So if i wanted to control the flash power from my trigger for my nikon or yn 560III (if i purchase it) the best thing to do is to invest in the YN560 TX to control the power? Im assuming all ill have to do is turn my SB910’s to remote mode for the trigger to make it fire? Thanks.

        • Evaldas 7 years ago

          YN560-TX will control only YN560III flashes.
          It is not a commander trigger, so it will not by able to trigger SB910 (or any other flash except YN560III) on its own, you will need to connect RF620/RF603/RF603II to your flash, but then it will only trigger the flash without possibility to adjust the settings.

          If all you have is iTTL flashes then YN560-TX is not useful at all, YN622N is a better option.

          • Satnam 7 years ago

            Ok thanks for that.

            So just to clarify, to trigger the YN560III from the YN622TX I would need to attach the mentioned triggers to the flash but won’t be able to change the flash output as I’d need a iTTL capable flash like the YN568EX to do that?

            (I’ve got 4 YN622N’s that i attach to my nikon flashes so i can change the output with the YN622N TX)

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 7 years ago

              You would need to attach YN-622N to the YN-560 III on that case. Though they would still only fire the flash.

              If you really wanted to use a number of YN-560 III as well, you could fire them with an extra RF-603 II attached to the cameras PC sync port (if it has one) via a sync cord with hotshoe. Then use the YN560-TX in pocket to change power levels on the YN-560 III.

              Unfortunately you can’t fire the YN-560 III with YN-622N, and control them with YN560-TX, as that won’t work.

              Ideally as Evaldas mentioned, all YN-622N and TTL flashes would be the neatest option.

              • SKIM 7 years ago

                I know this is late, and maybe been answered already. As far as controlling the 568 and the 560 III/IV together, I have the 622TX on the camera for the TTL flashes (568EXs and Metz flashes with 622N triggers) and set the 560TX on another 622N trigger set to one of the groups (no control other than fire). I can then adjust the 560 flashes from the 560tx attached tot he trigger, as well as the TTL flashes from the 622TX on the camera.

                Camera->622tx(nikon)–>622n triggers attached to various TTL flashes

                560TX–>622N trigger(set to channel and group of one of the TTL flashes) to control the 560 flashes. When the 622N fires, the 560TX fires the 560 flashes as they are adjusted to fire.

                I usually set the 560 to another channel, and carry it in my pocket.

                The only reason I have done this is prior ownership of the TTL flashes. Otherwise, I would simply own a bunch of these 560IV and a TX unit.

                Hope this helps.


  7. Justin Cooksey 7 years ago

    Just received my YN560-TX last week. Put it through some paces on the weekend and it worked well. I haven’t tested what sort of range I can get out of it though.

  8. nathan mills 7 years ago

    can this be used with the godox lighting system and triggers?
    this has a better overall display than the godox version

  9. Chris Norris 7 years ago

    Which unit is better to use for off camera manual with a Panasonic G6 / GX7 – Canon or Nikon – or is there a M43 dedicated version?

    • Evaldas 7 years ago

      There is no difference for other cameras – Nikon or Canon versions will perform the same. The only benefit using Nikon version on Nikon camera (or canon on Canon) is flash wake-up function.

  10. Cleibe Souza 7 years ago

    Great articles. Any idea how to make (if possible) the YN560-TX control the Canon 430EXII both mounted on the YN622C??

    Thank you.

  11. Lorenzo M. 7 years ago

    is there any guide to how to set up the yn560-tx yn560III? I own three 560III and I would to set each 560III to a different group…but I can’t undestrand how to get that…

  12. Robert M. 7 years ago

    I am a fairly recent adopter of speed light photography spurred by an increasing interest in taking portraits. I have a Nikon D7000 and a SB700, softbox and reflector which has kept me entertained. I have been using the wireless commander mode (pop up flash) to trigger the SB700 which I usually set to manual and set the power level in camera. Last night I ordered the YN-560 III but I am having difficulty figuring out what trigger/transmitter(s) I need to for my YN-560 III / SB700 setup. I just want something where I can manually set the power levels from the camera and trigger the flashes. From my current understanding, I would need the YN-560-TX for the YN-560 III and a YN-622C-TX transmitter and YN-622C receiver for the SB700 (http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn560-tx-to-yn-622c-compatibility-added/). This seems a bit inefficient to me which makes me think that I have missed something along the way.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    • Evaldas 7 years ago

      YN622C is for Canon, Nikon version does not have the possibility as mentioned in the link.

      There is no one trigger that would be able to control the power of both of your flashes, you will need to stack triggers.
      You can put YN-622N on camera, YN-560TX on top of it and YN-622N on SB700.
      Another option would be to put YN-560TX in the pocket and attach RF603II to YN-622N to trigger YN-560III

  13. Brian Johnson 7 years ago

    How do I activate the groups on the YN560-III?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Brian,

      I’m hoping to do a video on this eventually. But if you read the instruction manual its pretty straight forward. I’m not sure I could explain it any clearer than that shows already.

      Just make sure the flash and transmitter are already on the same RF-602 or RF-603 mode. As in the transmitter should already be firing the flash.

    • Nonno Body 7 years ago

      Follow the instructions that come with the REMOTE unit NOT the flash itself as the group function cant be activated on the flash itself.

      ALSO make sure you use ALKALINE batteries when switching on the group function on the flash. I tried for a long time with rechargeable batteries and it just would not work. Once switched on the work fine with rechargeable. (they have a slightly different voltage 1.2 vs 1.5 so a set of four gives 4.8volts versus 6 v with alkaline. Sometimes this makes the electronics not work perfectly. Dunno why but Ive found this to be the case with other high tech stuff on occasion.

      Hope this helps


  14. Arize 7 years ago

    If I use this trigger with a YN-560III flash on a Sony camera, will I be able to HSS?

    • David 7 years ago

      So far I can’t see where HSS is possilbe with the tx controller.

  15. cory 7 years ago

    Hi there,

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can’t find the answer anywhere — What’s the difference between these 560 Tx’s and the 622-c Tx’s that I currently have? What am I missing? Thanks in advance


    • SithTracy 7 years ago

      Simple sum up… 560-TX’s control only the YN560 III’s (and likely the forthcoming 560 IV) speedlights via all manual controls. The 622-C’s control ETTL flashes that are attached to the transceivers.

      • cory 7 years ago

        Ah, okay I see now — So with the 560TX, you wouldn’t need any other triggers, but you’re limited to only using the YN560 iii and iv, right?

  16. Adam 7 years ago

    Hello FlashHavoc,
    I see that the YN560-TX is a trigger for the YN560 III. So, I take it that with YN560-TX being available now, one wouldn’t need to get the thThe 560 TX would trigger the 560 III, so you would not need the RF-602 and RF-603 / II.
    Having said that, I have a Panasonic GH3 and would like to get 1 or 2 of the YN560 III flashes.

    But here is my question: knowing that I have a GH3 body, will I be able to use YN560-TX to fire the YN560 III flash when I am shooting with the Panasonic GH3.

    I asked the above question simply because I was told that YN560-TX only comes in a Canon and Nikon version. So I might not be able to use the YN560-TX to fire the YN560 III flash when shooting with the GH3 (I don’t know if this is true or not….)
    Thanks again and hope to hear back from you soon

  17. Adam 7 years ago

    there was a typo in my comment (which could make it confusing to read, Sorry!)
    Please find below my revised comment/question:

    Hello FlashHavoc,
    I see that the YN560-TX, besides remotely controlling the power, can also act as trigger for the YN560 III Flash. So, I take it that with YN560-TX being available now, one wouldn’t need to get either of RF-602 and RF-603 / II, to trigger the 560 III Flash, (& can just have the YN560-TX do the triggering job).

    Having said that, I have a Panasonic GH3 and would like to get 1 or 2 of the YN560 III flashes.

    But here is my question: knowing that I have a GH3 body, will I be able to use YN560-TX to fire the YN560 III flash when I am shooting with the Panasonic GH3.

    I asked the above question simply because I was told that YN560-TX only comes in a Canon and Nikon version. So chances are I might not be able to use the YN560-TX to fire the YN560 III flash when shooting with the GH3 (I don’t know if this is true or not….)
    Thanks again and hope to hear back from you soon

    – See more at: http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn560-tx-now-available/comment-page-2/#comment-20561

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks, yes the YN560-TX should work fine on the Panasonic GH3, and any camera which has a standard hotshoe.

      The Canon and Nikon models are only for the flash wake up feature, so you can use either model trigger (just disable the flash sleep mode).

      You don’t need the RF-603 II triggers or similar, though one can be handy on the camera hotshoe, with the YN560-TX held in hand if you would like to take light meter readings. Thanks.

      • Matt 6 years ago

        I use a very old field camera when I need a hot shoe I use one of those little adapters that plug into the pc terminal on my lens. Would that qualify as a standard hot shoe? Would I be able to use the yn560tx controller and the yn 560III or IV’s

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 6 years ago

          Hi Matt,

          If the hotshoe adapter can fire a standard manual flash in sync, then they should trigger the YN560-TX ok as well.

          Or using the YN560 IV as transmitter connected to your hotshoe cord.

          They just need to close the circuit between the contact on the side of the transmitter foot, and the center contact pin of the foot.

  18. Israel 7 years ago

    Flash Havoc,

    Went to pull the trigger on the each shot site, and when I ask to add to cart it says “The product you have requested does not exist”.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Israel,

      I just tried this now and it appears to be working for both the Canon and Nikon versions. Are you still having the same issue? Thanks.

      • Israel 7 years ago

        Yeah, the same issue was coming up.

        I was able to get around it by selecting a different product, and then selecting this again and adding to cart from the screen with multiple products.

  19. Mi Guel 7 years ago

    I have the YN622TX and I use with the Nikon SB800’s and the Nissin MG8000. It there a difference between the YN600TX and the YN560TX besides one being vertical (YN560TX) and (YN600TX) flat profile.


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Mi Guel,

      The YN560-TX only work with the remote manual YN-560 III and YN560 IV flashes.

      The YN-622N-TX are fully functioning ITTL transmitters, and work with YN-622N receivers. And they need to be used with TTL flashes to have any remote functions at all.

      So the YN-560 and YN-622 systems are basically completely separate systems.

  20. Chuck 7 years ago

    I can’t change the power on my 560 iii’s through my yn560-tx, but it will still trigger the flashes. Anyone know of any reason I’m not able to adjust the power from the back of the yn560-tx?

  21. Kevin 7 years ago

    How do you “unpair” a 560II from the TX?

    I have a TX and two 560IIIs and they both work fine for me as they are paired together. However, my friend just got a set and one of his 560IIIs was already paired to another TX. It will not pair with his or my TX.

    When we go into the fn menu and use the CL er function (hold OK until it goes back to the main screen) the pairing isn’t removed. It is still paired with the same TX and will not accept pairing with another TX.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Kevin,

      I really don’t think there is any pairing going on. You just activate the group function in the YN-560 III. Its not linked to any specific transmitter unit though.

      You need to have both the transmitter and flashes in the same communication mode though, RF-602 or RF-603. The mode is displayed quickly as you turn the transmitter or flash on. Could your friends flash be set on the wrong RF-602 or RF-603 mode?

  22. Randy Dubs 7 years ago

    Any idea how to use the Group A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, etc on the YN560-III ? Can’t seem to find anyway to set these groups on the YN560-TX. Thanks!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Randy,

      I think these extra setting are just allowance for new transmitter options yet to come. I don’t think they have any current function.

  23. john wong 7 years ago

    i just picked up a 560-tx and it works like a charm.

    If i have 2 shooters using a tx on each camera, will there be able problems?
    with each shooter selecting a different power output for the same remote, is this a possibility?

    I havent been able to test this out since i only have 1 unit of tx.

  24. Sam 7 years ago

    Does the YN560-TX need to be seated on the camera’s hot shoe or can I activate it with a sync cable?

    • Sam 7 years ago

      The question may be a bit unclear. Let me rephrase: The YN560-TX remotely views and controls the YN560-III power output and zoom and also acts as its remote trigger. I need to have the YN560-TX off camera. My question is: does it have a sync interface (port) and if so, if I use a sync cable to connect it to my camera, will it still allow me to control (power and zoom) and trigger the YN560-III remotely? Thanks.

  25. Kiran 7 years ago

    Will I be able to pair and control this YN560 tx with YN 565 EX ittl off camera.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Kiran,

      No the YN560-TX is only directly compatible with the YN560 III and YN560 IV flashes.

      For control of the YN-565EX you would need the YN-622N as transmitter and receiver units. Though preferably a YN-622N-TX transmitter unit on the camera as they have a better interface (and a YN-622N attached to the YN-565EX flash foot).

  26. Ron 7 years ago

    Will this work with the yn-560 ii? All I have been reading about is it working with the 560 iii.

  27. behroze 7 years ago

    Hey, is the Yn 560 iii speedlite same for nikon and canon? I am using canon at the moment but plan to shift to nikon in future. So will the same model Yn 560 iii work on nikon as well? And the Tx I can get ofthe nikon version and ccompromise on the wake up function for now.. what do you think?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi behroze,

      Yes the YN-560 III are exactly the same flash for Canon and Nikon.

      And yes, you could use the Nikon version YN560-TX fine on the Canon camera for now (no wake up function as you mention).

      • behroze 7 years ago

        Thanks a bunch team Flash havoc, you the best !

  28. Loco 7 years ago

    Hi @flashhavoc, im a totally newbie in flash but im planning to get a 560iii, and trying manual. I want to ask what is the important/significant difference between getting RF603ii or 560tx?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Loco,

      Yes the YN560-TX allows you to change the power level of the flash directly from the transmitter on the camera.

      This can be a huge help when learning manual flash, as you don’t have to keep running around to the flashes no nudge the power up and down. And remote power control is a great thing to have in general.

      The YN560-TX also provides remote zoom head control. That can be handy too but not anywhere near as significant as the remote power control.

  29. Loco 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot!!

  30. Kam 7 years ago

    I have YN-560 III and YN-560-TX, and I just noticed some weird behavior related to their channels:
    If I set flash to channel 1 and TX to channel 7, they will still work together. And also the other way around (flash=ch7, TX=ch1).
    It also seems like channels 2 and 8 work together, 3 and 9 etc.

    Practically this means that there is only 8 different/usable channels, not 16 as advertised everywhere.

    I’m not saying that this is a big problem, but I’m just wondering – is this normal? Or could another of my YN’s be fake?

  31. TOm 7 years ago


    I would like to ask. Is it works with RF-603AC studio recievers? I mean, can I fire RF-603AC studio recievers with YN-560-TX?

    Thank you very much,


  32. Kelday 7 years ago

    Hi just wondering if I had a 560iii flash unit and a 560tx trigger could I fire the 560iii and my 460 with a rf 602 receiver on it at the same time ? Thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Kelday,

      Yes you can do that.

      You can only choose either (not both) RF-602 or RF-603 mode on the YN560-TX and YN-560 III though. So if you don’t already have the RF-602 receiver yet, it may be better to try and start with an RF-605 or RF-603 II receiver.

  33. keith law 7 years ago

    I can not get the YN 560-TX to remote shutter release when I am using a RF 603C II on my Canon 60D
    It will trigger a flash with the 603 connected to the flash. am I beating a dead horse here or am I doing something wrong?

    • Yuppa 7 years ago

      We can play, “20 Questions”, or you can let us know EXACTLY what you are doing. Listing your equipment isn’t helpful. Again, we have NO clue how you are using your stuff.

      If you have the 560-TX on the camera’s hot shoe and the 603 II plugged in to the 60D via the CABLE, pressing the button should fire the flash(es).


      If pressing the CAMERA’S shutter release button fires the flash(es), then it’s a 603 II issue. Fiddle with your batteries/contacts.

      Speaking generally, what’s so cool about this setup is you can plug ONE 603 in to the body via the cable and use ANOTHER 603 (untethered) in your hand to trigger the camera. That’s the really neat feature some don’t know about.

      • Yuppa 7 years ago


        If after confirming the 603 II fires “cabled” to the camera, unplug the cable from the 603 and plug it in to the 560-TX. Make sure the 603 is in “TRX” state and the dip switches are set to the same channel as the 560-TX.

        Good luck.

  34. Bartek Dziedzic 7 years ago

    I can’t understand why yn-560 doesn’t have feutres as a rf-605 like: turn on/off groups with 3 or 6 extra buttons. I think it would be great to have it

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Bartek,

      The YN-560 III flash only has a receiver built in, so it could not do anything with those functions anyway.

      But the new YN560 IV flash has a transmitter built in, and that can remotely control 3 groups of YN-560 III or YN560 IV flashes.

      So I’m guessing the YN560 IV is more like what you were after?

  35. Jack Thomas 7 years ago

    I’m a Nikon D300 shooter. I have 1x YN560 III and 1x YN565EX. I also have 2 x RF 603N II’s. Would a YN560 TX be useful to me in any way?

  36. Yuppa 7 years ago

    @Jack Thomas,

    One cool “way” would be to control the 560 III remotely!


  37. Andy 7 years ago

    How can i turn off a group in 560TX? Let say i have group A,B,C and sometime during the shoot, i need to turn off just group C, for example. and be able to turn C back on?


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Andy,

      That’s an easy one ( I’m not complaining 🙂 ).

      Just press the left GR button until there is an arrow next to group C, and then press the MODE button. You will see the group scrolls through –

      M / Multi / – –

      That stand for – Manual / Multi / and OFF.

      So you just scroll back to M (or Multi) with the MODE button to turn the group back ON.

      • andy 7 years ago

        Thanks a lot 🙂

  38. Jim A 7 years ago

    Does anyone have experience using the 560-tx on a Nikon D610 body? I just purchased the 560-tx after having 3 560III’s for about a year. while the transmitter is off camera is behaves just fine and fires the flashes through the test button, albeit with what appears to be a minute delay. Once I put the transmitter on the hotshoe the green focus light will not come on no matter what I do, it remains red, and when I fire off a shot nothing happens no flashes. Any thoughts?

    • Yuppa 7 years ago

      Well, I hate to have to ask (since you didn’t indicate it):

      Do you have the Nikon version?

      If “yes”, have you activated the “Group” function on your 560 III’s?

      • Jim A 7 years ago

        Yes I do have the Nikon version, well I thought I’d activated it but I’ll check again.

  39. Jim A 7 years ago

    OK I’ll be honest but I cant find a mode that confirms “group mode”, where do I set it?

  40. Jim A 7 years ago

    OK finally got the flashes working from the Nikon TX, however no matter what I do I can’t figure out how to change the flash output or zoom on the remote flashes. Am I missing something? if I have the flashes communicating with the tx transmitter on the Nikon body, shouldn’t I be able to adjust the output on the flashes by pressing something on the transmitter? Everything I have tried gives me the same results, the they flash, but their power output currently set at 1/128 never changes, even though the transmitter is set to 1/8 power. Shouldn’t the flash display reflect the power setting on the transmitter? Or does the transmitter send a signal to control the flash without changing it’s setting on the display? Please any insight here would be much appreciated. I’m tearing the last of my hair out !

    • Yuppa 7 years ago

      The flash you seek to control must be on the same channel and group as that selected on the TX.


    • Hawkcore 7 years ago

      I have the same problem, evererything worked fine and then after some flashes they just started to flash only one level of power, the 1/128 is the same as 1/1 and in two months it happened with 3 flashes yn560iii

  41. Andrew 7 years ago

    I have had a 560IV for a month or so. Worked fine for a handful of times.
    It now only fires at full power on camera or with the 560TX trigger.
    Very poor, my 600EX-RTs might be 10 times more expensive but they have already lasted 25 times longer!
    Love the 560TX trigger too, what a shame the flashes are not reliable.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for the feedback. There appears to be a few reports of a similar issue now with the YN-560 IV, so there may have been a batch with a faulty component or similar.

      The YN560 flashes are certainly not all unreliable though.

      • Andrew 7 years ago

        There is a guy in the comments above with three mkIIIs with the same issue!

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 7 years ago

          Hi Andrew,

          Sorry yes there have been a few reports of both the MK III and MK IV, so this may be an issue with a batch of components etc recently.

          Many many people have a ton of YN-560 III flashes for quite a while now, and if this issue was widespread going back a period of time we would have heard a lot more about it by now.

  42. Andy 7 years ago

    Quick question:

    Can 560TX trigger strobe with RF-603? The manual does not say anything.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Andy,

      I don’t have any original RF-603 here now to try, though they should do, just as the RF-603 II, and RF-605 will.

      The RF-605 added a group function so that you can at least turn the flash group ON and OFF from the YN560-TX.

  43. Jorge Roques 7 years ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,

    Great article. I’m starting w/ Flash Photography (for portraits, mainly) and want to buy my gear. I really would love to have remote power control (ability to control flash output power from my camera position) I’ve narrowed it down to two options (I have a Canon T2i):

    1) 2 YN-565’s with YN-622’s (US$340 on Amazon)
    2) 2 YN-560-IV’s with 1 560-TX (US$191 on Amazon)

    The first option has TTL capability, however I’ve read that I should try to stay away from it for most cases. It also has the possibility of changing the power from my camera menu, the second, from the 560-TX screen.

    What do you think?


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Jorge,

      The YN-560 system is a great simple inexpensive system, and ideal if you know that you don’t really need TTL or HSS.

      Where the problem generally comes is when people want to upgrade to HSS (high speed sync) more so than TTL. As there’s no practical way to upgrade the YN-560 system with HSS.

      So unless you already know you’re not that concerned about HSS you may want to do a little research on that first. A lot of people don’t use HSS at all either, so I’m not saying its necessary, just explaining how this often progresses.

      If budget is an issue you can get the Shanny SN600C for around $90 which provide HSS as well with the YN-622C (as the YN-565EX don’t have HSS).

      For manual power setting a transmitter interface is much faster and easier than the camera menu, so the YN-622C-TX are generally a good idea.


      Another option to possibly consider are the Godox V850. As they have an optional HSS mode possible with the right radio triggers. Their battery can be their greatest feature, though you may have to factor in the cost in replacing the battery every year or so. (Adorama do provide 12 months warranty on the batteries as well).

  44. Tig 7 years ago

    I can’t seem to figure out how to get my flashes out of group mode. I can put them into “off” mode relative to the group, but they still do not act as functional manual flashes, as they started out. Any way to get them back to pre-YN560-TX factory settings? Thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 years ago

      Hi Tig,

      You should be able to just press the 3rd button (between the MODE and ZOOM buttons) and the flash should go out of radio slave mode (so the channels and groups disappear from the display) and the flash acts like a regular manual flash again.

      The third button should toggle through S1, S2, Radio Slave, and regular flash modes.

  45. Stijn 6 years ago

    Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to use the 560-TX while using an on camera SB900 at the same time?

    I have multiple YN560’s that I command with the 560-TX. However, I would like to have on camera TTL when needed.

    I tried all sorts of cables to connect the YN560-TX to my Nikon D750, but without luck.

    Then I thought a PC-sync cable with hot shoe at the end would help. My plan was to place the SB900 on camera, connect the PC-sync cable to the SB900, place the YN560-TX in the hot shoe and fire away.

    It doesn’t work… 🙁 The SB900 fires, but it seems it doesn’t send a signal to the 560TX through the PC-sync cable and hot shoe.

    Would there be another way to get something similar to the 600RT-EX, but for Nikon?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 years ago

      Hi Stijn,

      You should be able to use a hotshoe to PC sync cable to fire the YN560-TX.

      I just checked this with my Canon cameras (because Nikon D7000 & D70s I have do not have a PC sync port) and it works fine.

      I can also attach an RF-603 II to the hotshoe / PC sync cord instead, and hold the YN560-TX in hand to change power levels.

      So I’m not sure where its going wrong for you there. As far as I understand, both the Nikon cameras PC sync port, and the PC sync port on the side of the SB-800 / 900 / 910 should provide the fire signal when mounted on the camera.

      The hotshoe / PC sync cord I used is this one from FlashZebra.

      Just out of interest, as mentioned my Nikon cameras do not have a PC sync port, so I used a set of YN-622N to make this work instead. I placed the YN560-TX (or RF-603 II) transmitter on a YN-622N receiver, and that worked fine to 1/250th shutter speed. SB-700 flash mounted on top of the YN-622N transmitter on camera.

      I think a hotshoe to PC cord from the YN-622N transmitter to the YN560-TX would have worked as well, though that would be less convenient anyway.

      This is not an ideal set up in any case, though for anyone with a camera and flash with no PC sync ports, this method is one solution.

      Regarding flash systems with transceiver built in, Phottix have the only option available right now with the Mitros+ flashes, and Odin receivers if you want to include your current Nikon flashes as slaves.

      Shanny should have their RF transceiver flash system for Nikon available very soon as well, for around $150 a master/slave flash, and $120 for the slave only. Going by the Shanny Canon RF system it could be a good system with really great range, though the on camera flash is not quite as nice as the original Nikon flashes.

      Other than that there are still not many options available for Nikon as yet unfortunately.

  46. Robert 6 years ago

    Hello & thanks for all the information.

    I have just purchased a yn 560 tx & 3 Yn 560 iii, I understand how the trigers & flashes interact. My question is that I am going to try tethering with my camera & I would also like to know if there is any way I can carry my 560 tx with me while tethering so I can sync it with the camera/ off camera???
    That way I would be controling my camera remotely through tethering & also the flashes through my 560 tx off camera?
    Maybe by having a 602 0r 603 on the flash mount & trigering it as a group from the tx???

  47. Otto Haring 6 years ago

    Any experience whether the YN-560-TX works with YN 560 III reliably? Any reliability issues? I would like to use these with my Nikon system. I need to rely on them because I want to use them for paid wedding photography. (I already bought Phottix Mitros + for Nikon. Fancy but hardly works!)

  48. David 6 years ago

    Hi, is the Canon version of the YN560-TX compatible with the Canon 600EX-RT? Or is the Canon compatibility only hotshoe-wise?

  49. David 6 years ago

    And also, I heard Yongnuo had problems with their AF assist light with crop bodies (like 60D) since it is directed to the top most part of the frame instead of center.
    Do you know if it fixed?

  50. Walid 6 years ago

    Can I use this transmitter be used with all younguo flashes?

    I’ve got YN56011 and Yn568


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