« on: January 10, 2015, 06:42:06 AM »
I first bought RF-602 triggers, part of a looooong journey
trying to find usable triggers. All have their shortcomings,
and I have yet to find the perfect trigger/flash combination.
(Yes, I have them nearly all).
For decades, P/C terminaly had locking threads, but the
Yongnuo cable was the first to implement the locking collar
on their plugs. Also they were the first to introduce metal
shoes on their trigger (compare to the flimsy Profoto Air Remotes!)
and the adopted 2.4 GHz as a worldwide compatible standard,
while LPA drove another nail into their coffin when they stuck
at their frequencies different in EMEA and NA.
Also, RF-602 were among the first to reliably bridge up to
100m/300ft distance. So - they got me on their capabilities.
After that I bought a couple of YN-460 II for a project where
I expected a high risk of loss or damage. I considered them
expendables. They were heavily used and abused, have fired
ten thousand times - and still work like the day I bought them.
Unfortunately they have the birth defect of a sleep mode timer
that cannot be disabled, and offered no remote power settings.
So, after many years of perfect professional service, I bought
a few RF-622C/RF622C-TX on top, and YN-500EX flashes.
They work, and they deliver.
In 2005 (before David hobby started out in 2006) I wrote to
Metz and suggested what today is considered a strobist flash.
At that time I had almost 20 Metz flashes. Metz answered that
they see no market there. Today I have only one Metz 54MZ3
left over, which is in fact not used anymore, and Metz filed for
the equivalent of Chapter 11 last year.
And I have more Yongnuos than I ever had Metz flashes,
both in number and value.
They simply convinced me with what they deliver.