UPDATE – The Mark II YN-622C II now have an easily selectable 560-RX mode, directly compatible with the YN560-TX transmitter, so the YN-622C-TX are no longer requires as a proxy between them as detailed below.
Also original YN-622C units produced after December 15th 2014 provide direct compatibility with the remote manual YN560-TX transmitter units.
I think YongNuo may have finally tired of me hacking on their lack of compatibility between their various radio trigger and flash systems!
YongNuo have released a new firmware update for the YN-622C-TX transmitter, which provides a new proxy mode. This new mode allows the YN-622C-TX to receive commands from the YN-560-TX transmitter unit, and forward them on to YN-622C receivers –
NOTE – You only operate the one YN560-TX transmitter interface. The YN-622C-TX is just there to pass on the translated signals.
This will require at least an extra $50 YN-622-TX transmitter, and around $45 YN-622C receivers for each extra ETTL flash used. Though this still provides a significant advantage to the inexpensive YN560-TX remote manual system.
For those that may not be familiar –
The reason this added compatibility has very likely come about now, is that it will greatly expand the potential market for the just announced YN300W ETTL studio light as well. As the YN300W uses the YN-622C trigger system for ETTL and remote manual power control.
So now YN-560TX / YN-560 III owners will also be able to expand their system, combining the new studio lights with remote manual power control as well –
And you could take that a step further, also including the compatible ETTL flashes. All with the same remote manual power control through the YN560-TX transmitter –
YN-622C-TX to YN560-TX Compatibility –
Compatibility the other way around, from YN-622C-TX as the transmitter unit, to YN-560 III flashes, has not been added at this stage. (And I think is probably unlikely to be added too easily unfortunately).
So the YN-622C-TX as the transmitter will control ETTL flashes (on YN-622C receivers), and YN300W studio lights, all with remote manual power control and ETTL metering.
The YN560 III would not be directly compatible –
Although the YN-560-TX and YN-560 III flashes are not directly compatible in the system above, there will likely be some workarounds to combine them in use, at least to some degree.
(As the YN560-TX can be held in hand to change the YN-560 III manual power levels. An RF-603 II or similar transmitter could then be connected to the camera (or another YN-622C receiver) just to fire the YN-560 III).
Works On Any Camera –
The significant thing now with either the YN-560TX or YN-622C-TX as transmitter, is that they can both be used with any camera (with a standard hotshoe) for remote manual power control use!
So this is really no longer a system just for Canon or Nikon TTL compatible cameras.
YN622C-TX firmware v1.02 is now available adding the YN560-TX proxy Mode.
Download v1.02 for the YN622C-TX here –
You will also need to download the drivers from the YongNuo Website
– Make sure the channel of YN622C-TX and YN560-TX are the same.
– Long press SYNC / FN key to enter the custom function and go to FN.06 (Up / Down key).
– Change the value to ON (Left / Right key).
– Then place YN622C-TX anywhere within the transmission range of YN560-TX.
Now you can use YN560-TX to control Manual Output and Zoom of the ETTL flashes on
Also Fixed in v1.02 – improved stability.
YongNuo – Website