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Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:26:09 PM »
Does the Test Fire button on the Yongnuo YN622C act as a standard wireless shutter release?

1) Can you half-press the button to make the camera Auto-Focus, and then full-press the button to take the shot? 

2) If you hold down the button, can you shoot in continuous burst? (assuming no speedlight mounted, so no power cycling cooldown)

Basically I'm trying to figure out if the button on the YN622C acts exactly like the camera's shutter button.

Note:
I made a similar thread regarding the Canon 600EX-RT at http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18425d
A poster replied that the 600EX-RT's release button has neither of the two functions I asked above.

The problem I'm trying to solve is that many standard wireless shutter releases (e.g. Satech WRT-A, Vellos Wireless Shutterboss) require a receiver brick to cold-mount onto the hot-shoe, which means I can't mount a speedlight onto the hotshoe.  I am trying to find a wireless shutter release solution that allows me to have a remote release button that acts exactly like the camera's shutter button yet allows me to have a speedlight on the hotshoe at the same time, should I have need to.

Thanks!
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Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 05:51:59 PM »
No. It's strictly a flash trigger.
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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 06:44:30 PM »
Does the Test Fire button on the Yongnuo YN622C act as a standard wireless shutter release?

1) Can you half-press the button to make the camera Auto-Focus, and then full-press the button to take the shot? 

2) If you hold down the button, can you shoot in continuous burst? (assuming no speedlight mounted, so no power cycling cooldown)

Basically I'm trying to figure out if the button on the YN622C acts exactly like the camera's shutter button.

Note:
I made a similar thread regarding the Canon 600EX-RT at http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18425d
A poster replied that the 600EX-RT's release button has neither of the two functions I asked above.

The problem I'm trying to solve is that many standard wireless shutter releases (e.g. Satech WRT-A, Vellos Wireless Shutterboss) require a receiver brick to cold-mount onto the hot-shoe, which means I can't mount a speedlight onto the hotshoe.  I am trying to find a wireless shutter release solution that allows me to have a remote release button that acts exactly like the camera's shutter button yet allows me to have a speedlight on the hotshoe at the same time, should I have need to.

Thanks!


No, the 622 cannot act as shutter trigger.

The RF603 can though, and a pair of them are pretty cheap (about $30). And you don't have to have it in a hotshoe - just connect the shutter release cable. That way you can hookup your flash directly to camera, or you can connect it to your 622 which in turn is in your camera hotshoe (if you want to).

The 603 sadly does not allow using a flash in the top hotshoe for the transceiver connected to the camera. The 622 does. So you can connect 622 to camera hotshoe, flash to 622, and remote 622 devices will still fire. If you put the flash on the 603 on camera, only other 602 transceivers will fire, not the flash on the camera 603  (the 603 is strictly a dumb trigger - it only fires and does shutter release, no TTL etc.),.

If you look into the RF603, get the right one for your camera. They have different shutter release connectors, and while you can find the cable for other models, it makes more sense to get the right ones with the triggers. C1 tends to be for rebel, C3 tends to be for the 7D/5D, etc. but double check.

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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 06:58:06 PM »
Thanks for the comprehensive description!

If you put a 622 in the hotshoe, and a flash on the 622, can you use a 603 to act as a remote shutter release that can also fire the flash?
If you can, then is that the best solution?  (since you said 622's can't act as a remote, and a 603 in the hotshoe can't fire the flash attached to it).
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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 11:05:47 PM »
Ditto what the others say.  It won't work.

I'll give you a word of warning though... I have the Phottix wireless trigger,
http://www.amazon.com/Phottix-Wireless-Timer-Shutter-Release/dp/B006JPV126/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1386302625&sr=8-7&keywords=photix+trigger

and I mounted the trigger a top of the yongnuo and from a distance of maybe 10 feet, there appears to be enough interference that the phottix receiver could not register my depression of the shutter release.

So if you wind up trying to do something like that... just be aware that it might not work as seemlessly as you hope...

I think the next time I'm going to just have the phottix receiver hang off the cord giving it about 2.5 feet away from the yong transceiver.
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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 11:21:25 PM »
Ditto what the others say.  It won't work.

I'll give you a word of warning though... I have the Phottix wireless trigger,
http://www.amazon.com/Phottix-Wireless-Timer-Shutter-Release/dp/B006JPV126/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1386302625&sr=8-7&keywords=photix+trigger

and I mounted the trigger a top of the yongnuo and from a distance of maybe 10 feet, there appears to be enough interference that the phottix receiver could not register my depression of the shutter release.

So if you wind up trying to do something like that... just be aware that it might not work as seemlessly as you hope...

I think the next time I'm going to just have the phottix receiver hang off the cord giving it about 2.5 feet away from the yong transceiver.


Thanks for the heads up!  To clarify, you're using the 622's right, not the 603's?

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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 07:08:12 AM »
Ditto what the others say.  It won't work.

I'll give you a word of warning though... I have the Phottix wireless trigger,
http://www.amazon.com/Phottix-Wireless-Timer-Shutter-Release/dp/B006JPV126/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1386302625&sr=8-7&keywords=photix+trigger

and I mounted the trigger a top of the yongnuo and from a distance of maybe 10 feet, there appears to be enough interference that the phottix receiver could not register my depression of the shutter release.

So if you wind up trying to do something like that... just be aware that it might not work as seemlessly as you hope...

I think the next time I'm going to just have the phottix receiver hang off the cord giving it about 2.5 feet away from the yong transceiver.


Thanks for the heads up!  To clarify, you're using the 622's right, not the 603's?


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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 07:08:12 AM »

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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 05:31:27 PM »
Thanks for the comprehensive description!

If you put a 622 in the hotshoe, and a flash on the 622, can you use a 603 to act as a remote shutter release that can also fire the flash?
If you can, then is that the best solution?  (since you said 622's can't act as a remote, and a 603 in the hotshoe can't fire the flash attached to it).

I tested for exactly that scenario and it doesn't work. It also doesn't work if you have a 603 on top of a remote 622. You need to have a 603 on the 622 on top of the camera for remote 603s to fire, which means a choice between firing your remote 603s, or having a flash on the 622 on camera.

What you could do is use a flash bracket to keep the flash about where it would be if it were on top of the camera (sort of), like this:
- Mount camera on flash bracket, 622 on top of camera, 603 on 622 and plug in shutter release cable from 603 to camera;
- Mount 622 on top of flash bracket, mount flash on that;
- Deploy 622 or 603 transceivers as needed. Trigger the whole setup (including focus/shutter) with a 603 in your hand. Half press of 603 focuses/meters, full press triggers.

Just bear in mind no TTL on the 603s. If you need to change the channel on them for any reason, the dip switches are in the battery compartment (I kept triggering another guy's stuff once while HDR bracketing the brooklyn bridge, so good to know if your stuff starts firing for no apparent reason).

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Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 05:31:27 PM »