YONGNUO – YNE3-RX Receiver Revealed!

YN-E3RX

 

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.

 

YN-E3RX

 

YNE3-RX RECEIVER FEATURES

 

  • 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):
YONGNUO – YN-E3-RT, YN600EX-RT,
CANON – ST-E3-RT, 600EX-RT

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.

 

YN-E3RX

 

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.

 

YN-E3RX

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

 

YN-E3RX

 

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.

 

YN-E3RX

 

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.

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

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

 

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206 Comments
  1. Brian Hursey 3 years ago

    This is a big deal it’s the one piece that was missing for legacy flash owners…

  2. Yuppa 3 years ago

    If It was a transceiver, then I’d agree. It’s a smart addition no doubt, but you still need a master in the form of a flash or a controller without a pass-thru hot shoe.

  3. RDW 3 years ago

    OK, so what does this do that the YN-ER-3T doesn’t do?

  4. RDW 3 years ago

    I meant the YN-E3-RT

    • Brian Hursey 3 years ago

      It means that now you can use legacy ttl flashes with canons rt system.. One big wall was people who invested and had E-TTL flashes like the Canon 580ex2 would basicly have to sell there legacy stuff and switch over.. Now you can add your old flashes into canons new system.. This is one reason many haven’t switched because they had money already in legacy non canon rt flashes…

      • RDW 3 years ago

        OK, thanks. I got rid of my legacy flashes when I purchased the Canon 600EX-RT. So I guess no real change for me.

  5. Greg 3 years ago

    Super Sync for studio flash will be possible?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Greg,

      Yes that’s the big question I’m curious about as well. I think we will have to actually try them to confirm anything.

      The current RT transmitters do not provide any SS timing adjustment, but the important thing will be whether the YNE3-RX receiver provides the early fire signal for long duration sync at all.

      If not, people hoping to use HSS style lights like the Witstro and Rovelight etc will be back to square one again unfortunately.

  6. Tony M 3 years ago

    Why Canon didn’t do this at the release of their RT system is a boggler. I suppose they expected that everybody was going to drop their 580EX’s and move to the 600’s, which I suppose happened to some extent. But I sure know enough people who kept their 580’s and got triggers.

    More fantastic is opening the doors to light systems other than legacy flash!
    I’ve been using my RoveLights on location (real estate photography), and have been getting phenomenal success using their optical sensor to control them even in other rooms. This however would completely solve any of my problems regarding consideration to setup. Total flexibility. This is exciting stuff.

    It took long enough for somebody else to fill this gigantic void, at least Yongnuo finally recognized it. I’m rooting for them to pull this one off and hope that it too doesn’t turn into vaporware.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Tony,

      Canon certainly expect you to move onto the new flashes, and cameras. They have to keep turning over new gear which is understandable.

      Though they also have absolutely no intention of opening up the system to include non canon lights, and I’m sure they wouldn’t be thrilled with this at all.

      The thing is though, not offering any option to fire additional studio lights in their top end flash system is just disrespectful to their professional customers who they know need this. Its almost like leaving a PC sync port off any camera they offer at all, at any price.

      Its getting a bit off topic, but I think people would be a lot more critical of they way third party companies are cloning the appearance of these flashes and transmitters etc if Canon where not intentionally making their lives difficult.

      YongNuo are reportedly hoping to get these out any day now, so I really don’t think they are going to be vaporware at this stage. Any delay could set this back to after the Chinese holiday though, so that would be at least weeks away again.

      • Tony M 3 years ago

        I would still have thought Canon would consider and appreciate people who invested heavily in their 580EX and offered a solution like we see here. I’m also surprised that they’re literally turning down money by not coming out with a 440EX-RT system for lower end users. Heck, I’d even like a smaller flash or two!

        Then again, Canon does a lot of things that are head scratchers. I’m no big fan of the stealing of intellectual property (having file a patent myself), but when people are waving money around – why should a company ignore them? I’ve always hoped that Yongnuo moves away from Canon cloning and strikes their own direction with compatibility. I do like having the menus be identical etc., but can certainly survive with newer UI’s and looks. Phottix is a perfect example of doing things their way and being successful.

        Anyway, I’m glad to hear that you’re optimistic this is really going to happen, and I’m dying to find out what compatibility (if any) this has with studio lights. Perhaps it will be a future consideration for Yongnuo in the future, or even a possible firmware update.

  7. DWBell 3 years ago

    Hey again,
    So this opens up my old 580EX and 430EX’s to radio triggering via the Canon STE3RT and/or 600EXRT?
    Also does it allow me to dumb trigger my Eli Quadras and BRXI studio strobes via above trigger?
    Bit confused.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi DWBell,

      Yes that is correct, provided they work as advertised.

      YongNuo have not actually listed the mark one 430EX and 580EX flashes as compatible though. So mark one flashes may not have any remote control at all, or may just be limited to TTL only (as with using the YN-622C etc with them).

  8. Jesse Patterson 3 years ago

    This is fantastic! I hope they work as advertised cause I’ve been looking for an easier way to trigger my YN560 III flashes along with my Canon 600 flashes. I could put a rf602 on this badboy, have the 560-tx in my pocket and control THE WORLD! I also hope SS is available. If not, total bummer.

  9. eusti 3 years ago

    If this actually somehow allowed for HSS that would be fabulous.
    That would allow for my older battery powered strobes to be integrated with the 600EX-RT system…

    D.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi eusti,

      Actually now that you mention it, there is no mention of HSS stated at all.

      I thought HSS would be a given with compatible TTL flashes like the 580EX II etc, but this may not actually be the case unfortunately.

  10. andy 3 years ago

    Does this mean that now i can :

    1. adjust power level of 580EX II from either ST-E3-RT or YN-E3-RT?
    2. Can use wireless E-TTL ?

    I am not interested in getting 600-RT yet since i already have several Canon 580EX II in my system even though now i use mostly YN-560 IV / YN-560 TX.

    If answer is yes, then this is big deal to me. Hopefully, the cost is reasonable and lower than Cactus V6 (which is only Manual)

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Andy,

      That should be yes to 1. and 2.

      Though depending on how you want to use them, you may still be better off with the latest YN-622C and YN-622C-TX in your situation, because the YN560-TX are now compatible as transmitter to YN-622C receivers (providing remote manual power and zoom only).

      There is no direct compatibility between the ST-E3-RT or YN-E3-RT and your YN-560 III / IV flashes otherwise.

      You would have to do what Jesse Paterson mentioned a few comments above, and place an RF-603 II or similar transmitter on a YNE3-RX receiver to then fire the YN-560 III / IV flashes. Then have a second YN560-TX in your pocket etc to control their power levels.

      The ST-E3-RT or YN-E3-RT would then control the 580EX II with YNE3-RX receivers attached, and allow TTL there as well.

      The YN-560 III / IV may take a hit on maximum sync speed that way as you would be relaying through 2 sets of triggers.

      • Andy 3 years ago

        So this means, i would have the followings:
        1. ST-E3-RT or YN-E3-RT on the camera
        2. RF-603II/RF-605 on top of YNE3-RX for each canon 580EX II.

        So, now i can control power either M or E-TTL from ST-E3-RT or YN-E3-RT as well as YN-560TX controls manual power to YN-560IV.

  11. manny woods 3 years ago

    Why no locking ring? Have Yongnuo learned nothing from previous trigger attempts.

    Could you directly attach YN-E3-RX to a YN-568EX and control it with a YN-E3-RT?

    • Yuppa 3 years ago

      This is a slave (receiver) ONLY. Unlike their early RF-603 transceivers, you’ll never put this on a hot shoe. Granted, having a ring gives one the maximum versatility, but their feet have always been tight in the mini-stands and they provide a 4/20 threaded hole, too.

      And, yes–that’s the idea!

  12. Charles Farrah 3 years ago

    Will this trigger/receiver combo be able to be used on my Rovelights and adjust their power as well? Alien Bees too? That would be great!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Charles,

      With both the Rovelight and Alein Bees you could at least fire those with the YNE3-RX. While still using the lights respective transmitters for remote power control.

      This at least keeps the camera free of extra transmitter units to fire the lights (while having a flash or ST-E3-RT / YN-E3-RT, on the camera hotshoe).

  13. mmmfotografie 3 years ago

    @CharlesFarrahb; keep on dreaming.

    As long producers do not agree on a protocol for controlling external devices we screwed each time a new device is coming out.

    Producers like Yougnuo even make devices incompatible, on purpose, to competitors.

  14. Andy G 3 years ago

    Sorry, didn’t read all the comments. Should this work to trigger Einstein E640?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Andy,

      The YNE3-RT should fire the Einsteins, though they won’t provide any remote power control or any remote functions.

      You can use Cyber Commander in hand as well for remote control of the E640 lights though. The YNE3-RX just keeps the camera free of extra transmitter units to fire the E640 (while having a flash or ST-E3-RT / YN-E3-RT, on the camera hotshoe).

  15. GeorgeA 3 years ago

    Any more news on release of these? If one doesn’t feel that manufacturers aren’t providing what he/she wants, feel free to develope/provide the products that you need. I have owned several Yongnuo products and I am very happy with them and the options they provide.

  16. Alexander Loff 3 years ago
  17. Author
    Flash Havoc 3 years ago

    The YNE3-RX receivers are also now available on Amazon and Ebay as well.

  18. steve 3 years ago

    After getting 3 bad yn-600-ex-rt’s, I think I will wait till they get all the bugs out before I jump on the bandwagon and buy any. In addition the price will drop in a few months.

  19. Alexander Loff 3 years ago

    Yes
    The price has dropped to $49.99 (including the link that I gave earlier)
    And this is only the beginning.:)

  20. steve 3 years ago

    It is also available on Amazon and full filled by the same.

  21. steve 3 years ago

    Didn’t see your post about Amazon. Sorry just fell outa bed! 🙂

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hehe… actually I just added Amazon to the post, so you didn’t really miss anything 🙂

  22. andy 3 years ago

    This probably does not support 580EX / 550EX at all. So this is no use to me. I would keep them as backup and switch to yn600ex-rt. I myself is transitioning to RT system. So $50 a piece is not tempting at all…

  23. Tony M 3 years ago

    This probably does not support 580EX / 550EX at all. So this is no use to me. I would keep them as backup and switch to yn600ex-rt. I myself is transitioning to RT system. So $50 a piece is not tempting at all…

    I would think that’s exactly what it would work for. It’s listed above on Yongnuo’s compatibility list.
    I don’t have any legacy flashes, but am wondering just what it might be able to do with a RoveLight.
    I’m tempted to get it just to see – at least I can return it on Amazon. I’d be happy if it worked after manually setting the RoveLight, and it juts triggered it!

  24. Yuppa 3 years ago

    These are available on Yongnuo’s official Amazon store now @ $56.99:

    http://www.amazon.com/YONGNUO-YNE3-RX-Speedlite-Transmitter-600ex-rt/dp/B00TGUR6TS/ref=sr_1_36?m=A1K1FMTDMC210P&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1424993829&sr=1-36

    15 in stock as of Thursday, 5:37 PM CST.

  25. mikeyang 3 years ago

    If YNE3-RX worked as advertised, i think it would be a wonderful piece as i have different flashes 580ex II, 550EX, YN560 III, 600EX-RT, bowens strobe..etc… Now with one YN-E3-RT, i can use ETTL, M on different flashes.
    One thing i read above that YNE3-RX Supports single contact flash trigger. Does this mean that i can use any Yongnuo manual flash like 560III (of course i have to adjust power level right on the flash)? This will be benefit as i can use several manual flashes for kicker lights because i don’t change power often and this Save me $$$ for buying YN600EX-RT.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi mikeyang,

      Yes that it the intended purpose of the YNE3-RX receiver. To allow manual speedlites and studio strobes etc to be fired via the RT master as well.

      Unfortunately YongNuo have made a bit of a mistake with the YN-560 system. If using another radio trigger system, the remote manual side is disabled altogether.

      So a silly work around like stacking a YN560-TX or RF-603 II on top of a YNE3-RX receiver would be a way around this (allowing remote manual power control again through the YN560-TX transmitter held in hand etc).

  26. Apostolos 3 years ago

    Would you say that the Godox 860 combined with the YNE3-RX is probably the best value in Canon-RT TTL at this point?

  27. Apostolos 3 years ago

    Oh, would you be able to do HSS with this combo?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Apostolos,

      There is no mention of HSS, though hopefully this could possibly be an oversight.

      tomK or others receiving the receiver now may be able to answer this pretty soon though.

      That is an interesting though about the V860C. I guess we’ll need to answer the HSS question first.

  28. tomK 3 years ago

    Mine arrived today. Within 2 minutes I was firing a Cheetah/Godox barebulb strobe from Group Mode on a Canon ex600RT speedlight. AWESOME. I popped a ex580II on and put the group into eTTL mode. Seems to work fine.

    So AWESOME!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Excellent thanks tomK!,

      Still waiting for mine to arrive. Could you possibly try HSS with the 580EX II? Very curious if HSS does work at all. Thanks.

      • sarissa 3 years ago

        Setting HSS on the YN-E3-RT seems to transfer OK to my 430 EXII

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 years ago

          Fantastic, thanks Sarissa !

  29. Jesse 3 years ago

    Do these support SS? Also, I can’t wait to find out if these are reliable enough to purchase! I hope they work well with the SN-E3-RT also. I’m loving the consistency I get with the SN-E3-RT and if the YNE3-RX is compatible, I’ll just explode!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Jesse,

      If you mean Super Sync (and not possibly a typo for HSS), that is an interesting question.

      There is no specific SS mode on the YN-E3-RT transmitter, though the YNE3-RX could still possibly pass on the regular early HSS fire signal though (possibly either from the sync port or hotshoe), well have to wait and see.

  30. Andy 3 years ago

    So far i got yn-e3-rt. it works fine with canon 600ex-rt. However, it does not sit tight on camera hot shoe. It wiggles if i lightly twist it. The scroll wheel is not rotating smoothly.

  31. Andy 3 years ago

    After struggling with YN600EX-RT and YN-E3-RT, i decide to return them all or will sell on craiglist. I go back 580EX II and will get YN622 system along with YN565EX II. I made a mistake to buy yongnuo stuffs on Ebay (even though they’re shipped from the USA, it’s a pain in the b**t). The seller keep asking to test out some non-sense stuffs. I just want to return even i have to pay for return shipping.

  32. Kenny 3 years ago

    Did a search on Google about Yongnuo stuff and this site is always on the top 10 results. Which is good for a complete new user to the Yongnuo system.

    I got myself a YN568EXII and YN560IV. I’m thinking of getting the YN600EX-RT flash. My question is whether there is a Yongnuo transmitter/transceiver/receiver that will trigger these 3 flashes, either in Manual mode or in ETTL mode? (I know the YN560IV is manual only flash). Also thinking of getting receivers that will trigger studio flashes.

    The other option I have will be to go for the Phottix Mitros flash and the Strato II or Odin transceiver units, which are more expensive.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Kenny,

      The YN560 IV is the odd one out there.

      YongNuo basically have 3 separate systems available for Canon, the RT TTL system, the YN-622C TTL system, and the YN560/RF602/3/5 manual and remote manual system.

      These systems were completely separate and not directly compatible at all, though with recent products like the YNE3-RX there is some compatibility emerging between the systems now.

      _

      So you could use either the RT or YN-622 system to fire and fully control your TTL flashes, YN-568EX II, and YN600EX-RT.

      If using the YN-E3-RT or Canon ST-E3-RT as transmitter, the YN600EX-RT is directly compatible, and the YN-568EX II would require the YNE3-RX receiver unit to be compatible.

      If using the YN-622C-TX as transmitter then both the YN600EX-RT and YN-568EX II would require a YN-622C receiver attached.

      _

      The YN-560 system is still mostly separate though. Either system and receiver (YNE3-RX or YN-622C) could simply fire the YN-560 IV flash.

      The only problem there is that you will loose any remote manual power control ability with the YN560 IV flash.

      To work around that you can place a YN560-TX or RF-603 II transmitter on either of the receiver units mentioned above to then fire the YN560 IV flash. The YN560-TX can then control the manual power level and zoom of YN560 IV flashes.

      _

      You can use any of the receivers above to simply fire your studio lights. (An RF-603 II can be used as receiver in the YN-560 system).

      _

      The YN-622C system basically works with any Canon camera, while the RT system has some limitations with pre-2012 bodies. The YN-622C system does not currently have receivers built inside any flashes though.

      _

      Phottix are a bit more organised 🙂 though higher priced as you mention.

      • Kenny 3 years ago

        OK thanks for the lengthy and very useful reply. I’m leaning towards the YN-622C system. Have you tried using it with YN568EXII to trigger off camera HSS? That’s the main criteria for me besides just having a system that can work with the flashes and studio flash. Thanks again!

        Also is there anyway to know if the YN-622C is the updated version or the older one? If I remember correctly this site mentioned about some slightly hardware/firmware update.

  33. Paul 3 years ago

    Yongnuo lists only the 600EX-RT, 580EX-II and the 430EXII as compatible flashes. Does anyone know if an older 580EX (not the 580EX-II) work at all, or work with some limitations, or is it fully compatible and they just didn’t list it? I’ve searched around but can’t find a definitive answer.

    I have a new 600EX-RT and an old 580EX, and I’d love to be able to pop a Yongnuo YNE3-RX on the bottom of my old 580EX and be able to continue to use it and be able to fully control it from a Yongnuo YN-E3-RT transmitter mounted on the camera.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Paul,

      I’m really not sure yet. Though its highly possible there would be no remote manual power control at least with mark one flashes.

      I think its likely the YNE3-RX would provide similar function as when using a mark one flash on YN-622C triggers. Which is basically TTL only.

  34. sarissa 3 years ago

    YNE3-RX unit arrived today($49.99 inc shipping from china arrived 10 days later) – just had a few minutes to check its basic functions with the matching YN-E3-RT
    Setup in simplest group A, channel auto worked first time with my 430EXII, tested the remote shutter release and also a 600 EX-RT as the B group – setting both to manual and playing with power settings was a breeze.

    When I have more time this weekend, I’ll explore the HSS question and other settings – so far it looks to do the job as advertised.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback Sarissa, sounding great so far.

  35. Paul 3 years ago

    I e-mailed Yongnuo directly via their Amazon store and did get a reply. It was short and sweet:

    “Thanks for your asking. Our YNE3-RX cannot work with Canon 580EX.”

    so now I’m wondering, does it not work at all, or does it work in some limited way, like for some things, but not others? As you said, if it at least fires the flash in TTL mode (like how I use it now with the YN-622C triggers), even if I have to do the flash adjustments on the 580EX itself, it still might be worth it. Otherwise, my 580EX is useless.

  36. Andy 3 years ago

    I believe this only works with ETTL II version only. Also it depends on the camera. I have 1Ds III which does not work well with RT system in wireless mode. That’s why i have to go back yn-622C system.

  37. Paul 3 years ago

    I asked some more questions of Yongnuo and this was their reply:

    “We don’t really recommend you to use our YNE3-RX with Canon 580EX, if you really want to, you could have a try, we think it’s OK for the trigger function and you also need to put a YN-E3-RT on the Camera and a YNE3-RX on the off camera Canon 580EX , and set up some parameters on the flash, I must tell you, it’s a little complex.”

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Thanks Paul,

      I will try and look into this once my receiver arrives. I need to find a MK one flash though as well, now that I want one I can’t find an original 430EX for sale at the moment.

  38. Apostolos 3 years ago

    I would like to share with the visitors of this blog my rude awakening as far as Chinese-made flashes, and especially Yongnuo are concerned. I recently bought a few Yongnuo 560-IV and I was trying to figure out in which direction to go, in terms of what TTL flash system to go with. I bought a set of 605 triggers which did not seem to work properly. Also one of my 560-IV seem to be making odd noises (compared to the other five I have) when I power it up, so I decided to return them, a bit after owning them for a month. RUDE AWAKENING!!! I had bought them through Amazon, from “Fulfilled by Amazon” sellers. At the beginning Amazon wanted to charge me a 20% restocking fee for the 560-IV. After I bitched about it, since I’m a long-time Amazon customer, they reversed their position and covered the entire refund. Same thing with the 605 triggers. They told me to deal with the seller, EACHSHOT, which I think is the official Yongnuo store in the US. EACHSHOT told me to deal with Amazon, and after I mentioned that Amazon had told me to deal with them, since the initial 30 days had passed, they told me “to ship the triggers to China” for repair. Finally, Amazon, again, decided to stand behind the product, again, not as a matter of policy, but as an exception, because I buy a lot from them. Bottom line, “fulfilled by Amazon” or not, if you buy Yonguo flashes, after the first 30 days, you need to ship your flash/trigger/light to China to get repair or replacement. So, that great low price you paid for the flash, doesn’t seem such a bargain anymore. Has anyone shipped a flash to China, how much does it cost? So, from an economic/service/support standpoint, I would have to say that at this point, the only good option would be to buy Flashpoint flashes from Adorama (Adorama’s Godox re-brand) because they are the only major brand of Chinese flashes with US-based support.

    • Yuppa 3 years ago

      Rude awakening…like the 560-IV isn’t a TTL flash?

      Let’s calm down a bit and do the math:

      560-IV: 20% of $70.00 = $14.00
      RF-605: $40.00

      If you paid the restocking fee–something they NEVER charge for a defective product, so?–and you “ate” the 605’s, we’re talking a piddly $54 bucks here.

      No, I don’t see ANY reason to move away from mainland Chinese flash products.

  39. Apostolos 3 years ago

    Oh, and B&H, from where I bought some of my Yongnuo 560-IV, has the same policy, 30-days and after that you’re SOL, i.e. you ship them to China. It’s not just Amazon.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Apostolos,

      That is interesting regarding B&H Photo, I didn’t realize that. Though it doesn’t completely surprise me as the problem with YongNuo gear is there is very little mark up if they are going to retail a prices comparable to YongNuo’s.

      YongNuo have always had a bit of a strange business model of basically selling direct at factory wholesale prices, so retailers make very little money if they are going to sell at comparable prices. So its hard for them to cover the cost of exchanges etc as well.

      The way the whole thing operates and even the products themselves have never been the absolute ideal. It was very much, and still is to a reasonable degree a case of beggars can’t be choosers, even now when it comes to many simple practical features they could still implement.

      A lot of people are very happy with what they have gotten for the money though, if YongNuo were to shut shop tomorrow many people would be pretty devastated. If they lift their service and warranty prices will go up as well though. You can usually buy from a local dealer now at double the price to receiver the extra service.

      EachShot are not affiliated with YongNuo in any way on Amazon or elsewhere. YongNuo do have their own official Amazon Storefront now.

  40. Jay 3 years ago

    Just received 2 YNE3-RX receivers. Using a YN-E3-RT on my Canon 6D, I
    put a Lumopro 180 manual flash on one receiver, and a Vivitar 285HV on the other (set to manual full power). I also used a Canon 600EX-RT. The Vivitar and Lumopro were in manual mode 1/1 full power, and the 600EX-RT was in ETTL.

    The YNE3-RX receivers were also in ETTL.

    The three flashes functioned in ETTL. The exposure was correct, meaning that the flash output of the manual flashes was apparently controlled by the receivers. I did not expect that.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Jay,

      I’ve been hearing some very good feedback about the YNE3-RX so far, though what you’re saying there would have to be some sort of miracle 🙂

      I’d love to be wrong, but I don’t see any way a manual flash can be automatically transformed into a remote manual flash, let alone a TTL flash. It sounds like the 600EX-RT must have been providing most of the light in your TTL exposures?

  41. marcello 3 years ago

    Let me guess, no ttl pass through again.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi marcello,

      The YNE3-RX is just a receiver unit. It’s not for mounting on the camera hotshoe, so it can’t really have a pass though hotshoe.

  42. Jay 3 years ago

    That’s what I was thinking. I will try a few more tests.

  43. George Anderson 3 years ago

    I have 2 questions. In the original literature it was mentioned that the 270 EXII was compatible but now that model is gone from the list. Anyone know why? Second, I ordered 2 of these at the end of February and the last tracking event was March 3 saying they were being prepared for shipment (Shanghai). Is this a normal length of time to still not have them?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi George,

      I ordered mine around that time from ThePhotoGadget on Ebay, and they haven’t arrived yet either. The Chinese postal system likely still has some backlog due to the New Year shut down. I’d be surprised if mine don’t arrive some time next week though.

      I’m not sure about the 270EX II. It looks like the 320EX has been removed as well, so there must be some compatibility issues with them unfortunately.

      I don’t know if YongNuo could possibly update this with new firmware again later.

  44. Jay 3 years ago

    Just ran another test. I used one Lumopro 180 manual flash set to slave, full power. Mounted on YN-E3-RX which was set to ETTL.
    I used the YNEX-RT set to master, and ETTL mode. Image turned out correctly exposed ( I used a short flash distance to subject also).

    Next I dialed in -3 stops on the YNEX-RT. The image exposure did not change. It was still correctly exposed.

    I then put the YNEX-RT Into Manuaul mode and took another photo. It was completely washed out and over exposed.

    It does appear that the receiver has turned the manual flash into an ETTL flash with limitations.

  45. Jay 3 years ago

    Also, if I change the flash output on the flash directly, I get a washed out, over exposed image. Only works like ETTL when the manual flash is set to full power output.

    Exact same results when using the Vivitar 285HV.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Are you possibly using a high shutter speed than X-sync in the lower output images?

      Unless I’m missing something, there is just no way to control the power level of a single pin flash through the hotshoe.

      Did you try moving the flash further away from the object with all the same settings, to see if the exposure is going down (or correcting it self as ETTL would do).

      I can’t see what you are doing there, but it would have to be ambient or other flash in the image that is changing. Unless possibly as I mentioned first, that your using a higher shutter speed and this is providing long duration sync, cutting down the light in the image.

  46. Jay 3 years ago

    New test. Same setup. One flash. Vivitar 285HV set to Manual, full output, attached to the YNE3-RX.

    Canon 6D, Manual exposure, F4 @ 1/6 sec.
    YN-EX-RT set to ETTL.

    Took two photos, one with flash very close and one far away. Camera in same position for both. Exposures were identical, correctly exposed.

  47. Jay 3 years ago

    I think I figured it out. The flash does not synchronizing properly in this configuration. I’m just getting two identical ambient light photos because the flash is not getting recorded.

    The world is round again.
    Sorry for the confusion.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Ok thanks, no worries, its easy to get caught out with things like this.

    • Chris 2 years ago

      Did you figure this out? My YNE3-RX E3-RX is not syncing with my Canon 580ex II. The 580ex II fires, but it is not recorded. I have not tried a firmware update on the YNE3-RX E3-RX, although I have updated the yn600ex and the trigger.

  48. dkb827 3 years ago

    if this is based on the canon RT system will it work with the shanny SN-E3-RT?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi dkb827,

      I haven’t had a chance to test them yet, but surprisingly we have feedback form one person saying they do appear to be fully compatible so far.

  49. Roger 3 years ago

    Can the YN-E3-RX receiver do High Speed sync from the YN-E3-RT?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Roger, I haven’t had a chance to test them yet, though others are saying yes they can do HSS!

    • Han Balk 3 years ago

      I’ve tested mine with the YN-E3-RT over about 100 meter in HSS mode on 1/8000 without any misfires! I’ve a review on my blog: http://hanbalk.nl/yongnuo-yne3-rx-review/

      Unfortunately it’s in Dutch, but I guess Google Translate can help.

  50. tomK 3 years ago

    FWIW — I can’t use my YNE3-RX

    When triggered by Canon ex600RT, the on-camera ETTL flash delivers way too much juice, totally blowing out the photo. Either turn off the on-camera flash and the manual off-camera light (fired by the Yongnuo) works as expected. Take the Yongnuo off-line and all the Canon equipment (I have five ex600RT’s) all play as expected.

    I’ve been through this before as Pocket Wizard Mini/Flex had this same issue when they debuted.

    UGH — for the moment, NOT recommended. Hoping a firmware update in on the horizon.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi tomK,

      I haven’t had a chance to test this yet, though you’re the first person to mention any issues. You may have a faulty unit there yet.

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