YONGNUO – YNE3-RX Receiver Revealed!



YongNuo have revealed images of the reportedly very soon to be available YNE3-RX radio receiver unit.

The potentially game changing receiver unit is compatible with the Canon RT radio system, now opening the system up to include legacy ETTL slave flash units like the previous Canon 580EX II.

Also allowing manual studio lights or speedlites to be fired when using RT transmitter units as well.

So non RT speedlites like the Canon 580EX II or YongNuo YN-568EX II can now act as RT compatible slave flashes when using the Canon ST-E3-RT / YN-E3-RT, or 600EX-RT / YN600EX-RT as transmitter.

A lack of separate receiver unit has previously been the biggest limitation to the industry leading Canon RT radio flash system, so the new YNE3-RT may be a game changing development.

YongNuo are bridging together 2 of Canon’s completely separate, and previously incompatible, radio flash systems with the YNE3-RT receiver, so this is no small achievement.






  • Supports Flash modes: ETTL, M, M ULTI
  • Supports single contact flash trigger
  • Supports remote shutter function, test firing
  • Supports PC output interface
  • Supports USB upgrades
  • Supports single contact lead flashing


Compatible transmitter (master unit):

Compatible ETTL flash list:
CANON – 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II
YONGNUO – YN-568EX  II, YN-565C, YN-468C II, YN-467C II, YN-465C



A rear panel LCD interface simply provides Mode, Group, and Channel selection, as well as a handy battery level indicator.




A USB port for firmware updates, and PC sync port are provided on the side of the case. And a test fire and shutter release button are located on top.



A low profile (no locking ring) metal foot and 1/4″ 20 threaded mounting hole are provided in the base.




The YNE3-RX will open the Canon RT system up to legacy ETTL flashes like the YN-568EX II shown below, and as well as previous Canon ETTL flashes like the 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, etc.

As well as firing manual studio lights and speedlights via the YNE3-RX’s PC sync port.




A lack of separate receiver unit has previously been the biggest limitation to the Canon RT radio system.

And the YNE3-RX now removes a major barrier for many people wanting to move into the RT system, and YongNuo’s own recent YN600EX-RT flash, and YN-E3-RT transmitter.




The YongNuo YNE3-RX receivers are available now from around $50 –

Ebay, YongNuo Ebay, Amazon, YongNuo Amazon, UK, Adorama, B&H Photo


YongNuo – YN600EX-RTYN-E3-RT

YongNuo – Website



  1. ufuk 5 years ago

    As F.H. tried to help me by giving some advices but my problem didn’t solved..

    Is there anyone did success to work YNE3-RT + YN-E3-RX+ GODOX AD360 IN HSS MODE OUTDOOR SHOOTING? HOW?

  2. Andy 5 years ago

    I just received yne3-rx. I put 580ex II on this receiver. Set channel 1, group A, id 0001 as the other slave flashes yn600ex-rt.
    When i fire canon 600ex-rt, other slave flashes work fine, except yne3-rx. When i press test button on yne3-rx, the master flash fires but not the one on top of the eeceiver

    What did i do wrong? I guess my yne3-rx is defective

    • Andy 5 years ago

      I’ve just found out that master flash 600ex-rt or yn-st-e3 actually has to be on the camera for the setup to work.

  3. Ken 5 years ago

    I was thinking of using this or another receiver (I only know of this one at present) to use with a potential new purchase of a Flashpoint XPLOR 600 / Godox AD600 HSS/TTL version. I currently use the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes and the YN trigger, many speedlights in studio work, and instead of buying the R2 receiverfor each current flash to make ALL my speedlights work within the new R2 system, I’d want to make the XPLOR600 work within my current Canon / YN system. Will this receiver work for this?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Ken,

      You could use the YNE3-RX to simply fire the AD600B in manual mode. HSS should work to some extend as well. Definitley no TTL though as the receiver is attached to the flash via a basic PC sync cord.

      Though you would also need to use a second Godox transmitter in hand to remotely control the manual power levels of the AD600B.

      The Phottix Laso are the other RT receiver alternative to the YNE3-RX.

      The difference is the Laso receiver currently works with the AD360II-C connected to their TTL hotshoe foot. So the AD360II-C then acts like a full TTL RT slave flash. Just like a big Canon 600EX-RT. The YNE3-RX are not compatible like this with the AD360II-C.

      The AD600B do not have any hotshoe, so you can’t attach a TTL receiver via the full TTL contacts. You can only attach the receiver via a PC sync cord.

      I don’t have the remote head for the AD600B yet. Though from what others are indicating there is likely only around 1/2 a stop difference in power to the AD360II-C when using the remote head with the AD600B.

      So what I’m trying to get across, is for people who want to use the 600EX-RT as master flash on camera, or have an sizable RT kit already, the AD360II-C with Laso RT receiver can currently integrate into the RT system in a way the AD600B can’t.

      That compatibility is not guaranteed into the future though, as both Laso and AD360II-C have USB ports for firmware updates. It works now though and the AD600B doesn’t (no hotshoe).

      As mentioned the AD360II-C are also $100 off at Adorama for the weekend. EDIT – Bummer, the deal has actually ended already. At that price I thought it was an easy decision, as that covered the price of the Laso receiver. You could have almost had 2 kits for the price of an AD600B and remote head.

      • Ken 5 years ago

        Just seeing this! Thanks for your reply. I might as well for the time being, instead of buying the YNE3-RX, just trigger the AD600 optically. Till I buy X1 receivers for all my speedlights, or sell them and replace them with the Flashpoint speedlights and or more AD600’s. You can get a basic triger from it optically picking up on a flash of light, roght? I know you can do the old Canon optical system which I don’t care about, but I’m wondering if I can use my current Canon/YN system as is now and just optically trigger the AD600 with the flash for now for studio work.

  4. Niels Gram 5 years ago

    I think the deal is still on: http://www.adorama.com/FPLFSL360CK1.html

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Niels the deal was for $419.95. That link appears to be showing the standard $519.95.

  5. Julia 5 years ago

    Is anyone using the YNE3-RT receiver with a Canon legacy 580EXII and Canon 600 EX-RT with a Canon 5DMII and the YN-E3-RT and are able to control groups, in manual, ETTL and HSS? If so, would I just need one receiver with this setup, or two (one for the Canon 600 EX-RT too?

  6. Julia 5 years ago

    I should also add that to my post above that I only use the Canon speedlite’s off camera on light stands, no speedlite in the Canon 5DMII hot shoe, I would just be using the YN-E3-RT in the camera’ shot shoe.

    Thank you!

  7. AJ 5 years ago

    Can the Streaklight 360 TTL work with a Yongnuo YNE3-RX attached in HSS when using a Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Wireless Remote Flash Controller on a 5DM3 ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi AJ,

      The YNE3-RX unfortunately do not work with the Streaklight 360 TTL / AD360II-C.

      Unless you possibly connected the flash to receiver via a PC sync cord. I could try that and see if HSS will work. Though at best you would need to turn HSS on and off manually on the flash, and you won’t have any remote manual power control from the RT transmitter / master flash on the camera.

      As mentioned to Ken above, the Phottix Laso RT receiver do currently work with the Streaklight 360 TTL / AD360II-C (and 5DM3). So they are just like a big 600EX-RT slave flash. That compatibility is subject to possible issues added with firmware changes though.

  8. Ken 5 years ago

    What are some of your thoughts on the best way to fire a AD600/Flashpoint XPLOR 600 in manual mode (without using the R2/X1 triggers of a Godox master speedlight… I know I can’t get TTl without being in the system) while using canon 600 EX-RT’s and the YN 600 RT’s and a YN-E3-RT on 5D mkIII to trigger and control everything. For the immediate need, I just want to trigger the AD600 within this system. I haven’t received the light yet and I’m hoping I can just do an optical trigger (the oldest thing in the book…having another flash trigger it: NOT the proprietary Canon old optical trigger/control system)

    In the longer term I want to trigger and control everything wirelessly with radio and I guess will have to either buy R2/X1 receivers for al of my current speedlights making them hard to use with all that extra bulk sitting under them, or buy all new Godox/Flashpoint speedlights/more AD600’s. But for now I just want the AD600 to fire.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Ken,

      The otpic slave should work, as long as you keep everything in the rest of your RT system set to manual. If you use any TTL then things could get messy, even if you use S2 optic slave mode on the strobe (which ignores some pre-flashes).

      Though for the sake of $40-$50 you may as well get a YNE3-RX receiver and attach that to the AD600 / XPLOR via the PC sync cord supplied.

      No issues with pre-flash or line or sight etc then, and HSS should work if you switch it on and off manually on the strobe.

      You could still use an X1 or XT32 transmitter in your pocket for remote power control of the AD600 (and turning the modeling light on and off etc), and then use that transmitter on camera for full control (possibly TTL) when not using the other RT speedlites in the mix.

  9. Ken 5 years ago

    That’s great. Yeah I think getting this YNE3-RX makes sense then. I have a R2/X1 transmitter coming with the XPLOR 600 so I can adjust power on the YNE3EX triggered XPLOR. SOooo: I can trigger and get HSS this way as long as I’m using no TTL using the Canon /YN system. And I can remotely adjust power using the X1 transmitter in my pocket. Is this right? This could work in studio where I need lots of lights. Then in the field I’ll prob get a few godox R2 speed lights to use with the XPLOR so it’s all in-system so I have full functionality with I camera and off camera flash…the only time I’d need it.

  10. Hugo G 5 years ago

    FH, i’ve tried recently of fire some godox flashes (adorama version) using the yn-e3-rx receiver; I knew i couldnt do it in TTL, but since I successfully fired the ad600 via sync port, I thought could do the same, but … neither the zoom r2 ttl or the zoom Li-on R2 ttl fire … any ideas how (if possible) I can achieve this, or if the sync signal only works for the AD600?


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Hugo,

      I didn’t get any response using the V860II-C’s sync port either (or with the flash mounted directly on the YN-E3-RX receiver hotshoe).

      Though I tried a PC sync cord to hotshoe adapter attached to the flashes foot and that worked fine.

      So then I just covered the TTL contacts on the YN-E3-RX receiver and just mounted the flash straight on the receiver hotshoe and that worked fine as well. HSS, and Long Duration Sync worked ok as well.

      So the YN-E3-RX doesn’t like the Godox TTL flash, though its not cooperating with the flashes sync port for some reason as well.

      • Hugo G 5 years ago

        Thank you, I ll give it a try this way, didn’t thought about this “hack” !!!!!

        • Hugo G 4 years ago

          update: I got a new sync cable, and I’m able to fire the zoom r2 ttl, and the e-volv 200 … the Li-on has a smaller plug, but everything indicates that it should fire too … Glad to know that canon Rt and godox system can be somehow integrated … (X1 transmitter in my pocket 😉 )

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 years ago

            Ok, thanks Hugo.

            I’m just wondering myself now if HSS is going to work at all that way with the eVOLV.

            • Hugo G 4 years ago

              Elvis ,it works !!!!!! I’m getting even exposures at 1/8000 on my 5dIV using the sync port, connecting the yn3e-rx to the evolv… Just have to set HSS on the e-volv otherwise it won’t work … Last night I achieved controlling the evolv from my canon flash (in manual only) by setting the x1 on the yne3 hotshoe, setting the power in manual mode from the canon flash changed the power also on the x1 and the flash fired changing power too, it also worked with the zoom r2 flashes … That’s a great way to incorporate godox flashes to the RT system, at least in manual mode … but now I can’t replicate what I did 🙂 … will keep trying and once i figure it out will e-mail you, I’m not sure if I’m rediscovering black powder here , but I’ve been trying to add godox to RT and this seems to be the way, with some limitations …

  11. Paul Younghusband 4 years ago

    came across this very informative website whilst trying to find an answer to the following:
    will my Canon 430 EX III-RT fire an external flash with one of these receivers attached to it, say the Yongnuo 568 II with ETTL, the Canon flash was released after this announcement was made so is not in your description. I am assuming it will as the 430 has a wireless transmitter built in, am I correct ?

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