YongNuo have finally revealed images and details of the very long awaited YN560-TX transmitter unit, which 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 So Far –
- 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
Powered by 2 AA batteries, the YN560 TX very much resembles the body of the YN-560 III flash unit. Though its considerably narrower and would be much lighter –
Again the front of the unit resembles a flash body. Its unlikely there will be any AF assist light behind the red lens though.
The base of the YN560-TX shows a metal foot with locking pin and full Canon ETTL contacts. Though these are likely only for the flash wake up feature as the RF-603 II etc have.
Provided the specs have not changed, the YN560-TX should be compatible with any camera which has a standard hotshoe.
Though Canon YN-622C users may get away with stacking the YN560-TX on top of the YN-622C pass through hotshoe on the camera, to then fire and control both systems.
To fire other non-YN-560 III flashes with the YN560-TX, the RF-603 II can be used as basic manual receiver units.
Once available the YN560-TX should finally unlock the full potential of the very popular and inexpensive YN-560 III flash units, and provide the remote power control many YN-560 III owners have been waiting a very long time for now already.
The YongNuo YN-560 III flash units released over a year ago were set to be the first remote manual radio flash units available. As impressive as the YN560-TX looks now for an inexpensive option, they do have some solid competition to contend with now from the Godox V850 and Cactus V6 / RF60, which offer much broader systems.
Price and Availability –
YN560-TX price and estimated time of availability have not been made available as yet.
Though going by YongNuo’s other recent transmitters like the YN-622N-TX, prices are likely to be around $60 or less.
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