Firmware update for Yongnuo YN622C-TX allows use with YN560-TX
Firstly I need to give a big thank you to then guys at FLASH HAVOC for spreading the word however I thought I ought to expand on their posting and provide a step by step guide as to why this firmware update is so fantastic.
I am a big fan of the Yongnuo flashes and triggers as I believe they provide an equivalent product to the Canon/Nikon flashes and triggers but for a fraction of the price. To that end I have 3 YN560-IIIs and had been triggering them quite happily with RF603 C3 triggers. The only slight bugbear was that I had to adjust the output of each flash by altering the setting on the control panel of each flash individually.
Then the YN560-TX flash controller was launched and this allows me to control each flash from the controller individually. In fact coupled with 2 RF603 C3 triggers it allows me to also remote fire my 1Ds Mark 3 or 5D mark 3 as well using the supplied cable which attaches between the trigger and the remote release port on the cameras. (Note there are 2 different types of cable depending upon the model of camera so check which version of the trigger you order!)
So why did the 1.02 firmware upgrade get me so excited that I had to write this blog post?
What the firmware upgrade has done is to allow the YN560-TX to control ETTL flashes via the YN622C-TX enabling manual control of these flashes in combination with the YN560 IIIs. Therefore extending the usefulness of the YN622c triggers.
Installing the firmware is relatively straight forward. One tip is that the HongKong Yongnuo website is the best for this (It is in English) and at the time of writing the firmware was up to v1.06.
Manual control of Canon EXII flash via Yongnuo YN560-TXA great firmware update to the YN622C-TX allows manual control of EX II TTL flashes using the YN560-TX controller
The photo above shows the set up I used to do the test.
From left to right.
This configuration allows me to fire the shutter and flashes remotely and also alter the flash outputs without having to touch the camera or flashes.
You can also remove the YN560-TX from the RF603 and install it in the hot shoe of the RF603 on the camera's hot shoe if you wish.
Yongnuo YN622-TX firmware v1.02Yongnuo YN622-TX showing function 06 set to ON allowing control of 580EXii in manual mode from YN560-TX (not in shot)
All in all a great little upgrade making the YN622s usable as flash triggers in conjunction with the YN560-TX.
Please let me know how you get on with playing with these and if there are any other configurations that work via the comments.
Wishing you all a happy New Year for 2015
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