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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2013, 10:11:03 AM »
New update on my recent purchase of Yongnuo's 622c   >:(

If I use FEL while the wireless function is enabled (wether in A+B+C, A:B, or A:B C) then it works perfectly. However, anytime I have the wireless function disabled and I use FEL I get complete overexposure. It's like it just fires 1/1 every time regardless of what subject I use the FEL on, when something more like 1/64 would suffice.
I am using a Canon 5D mkII and a 580EXII with my 622c's in E-TTL mode set to Evaluative. Exposure compensation set to 0.

I did lots of testing last night and long story short, it is still doing the same thing.
The long story, I tested the following:
-622 factory reset (both units)
-580EXII custom functions reset
-New batteries in everything
-Switching transmitter for receiver and vice versa
-1st curtain, 2nd curtain, HSS
-Evaluative vs average

What I noticed was that 80-90% of the shots after using the FEL button would produce completely over exposed (complete white out) shots when I had wireless disabled. With wireless enabled it works perfect every time. I also noticed that when wireless was disabled occasionally the FEL button no longer worked as in it would not fire a pre-flash. It still had the previous FEL in memory (blinking lightning bolt with * in viewfinder) but the only way to get it to stop doing this was to shut everything off and then turn them back on. Regular shooting with wireless disabled was always fine, but when I would use FEL it was sporadic at best with only about 10% correct exposure, no matter what I did.

One thing I am only now thinking of that I could have also tested was different lenses. I was using my 85mm f1.2 L lens which I believe does not transmit distance information for E-TTL use, I guess I should test a lens that does transmit distance and see if it still does the same thing.

I have a feeling that these were returns someone sent back to them, because the plastic cover on the top of one of them has a little corner that had been pulled back and essentially marked, as if someone tested them and wanted to mark the "broken" one.

Has anyone here also had this issue?  Can you guys test your devices to see if mine is a one off or this is a common thing. Can you think of anything else I should try or do you think there is something wrong with my units.

If there is a problem with my devices, does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do about it? I only received these last week, bought them direct off Yongnuo's ebay store. Not sure it would be worth me sending them back to hongkong, as the shipping alone would probably cost me too much, and no guarantees I would get a completely working model.

These issues have made me start to regret going with Yongnuo for these. I had already purchased another set last week and they told me they shipped it last friday (March 1st) yet when they finally gave me the tracking number yesterday after I had to ask 3 times for it, it shows that they have only scheduled it to be shipped yesterday March 6th (The item (RC*******HK) was posted on 6-Mar-2013 and is being processed for delivery to the addressee)! These issues have also made me reconsider going ahead with my purchases of a few yongnuo 568 flashes. I no longer have any trust in Yongnuo's direct ebay store!

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2013, 10:11:03 AM »

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2013, 02:52:48 AM »
I wonder how Yonguo is able to make Canon versions really quick ... whereas they take a long time to make the Nikon versions ... is it bcoz:
1. Canon has a much bigger market share than Nikon? (thus more profitable for Yongnuo)
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2. Nikon versions are difficult to reverse engineer?
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2013, 01:31:21 PM »
I ordered a pair of the 622 c's and a yn-565. I am planing on testing them out on my 6d and can't wait to see the results. Quick question, have any of you used the yn-568 flashes? I know the main difference between those and the 565's are the hss and lack of external battery supply, but is the flash quality the same? Also if i have 1 yn-565 could i use a 568 in addition assuming I have them all on transmitters and connected the same without issues? thanks for any info and advice
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2013, 09:44:44 AM »
I ordered a pair of the 622 c's and a yn-565. I am planing on testing them out on my 6d and can't wait to see the results. Quick question, have any of you used the yn-568 flashes? I know the main difference between those and the 565's are the hss and lack of external battery supply, but is the flash quality the same? Also if i have 1 yn-565 could i use a 568 in addition assuming I have them all on transmitters and connected the same without issues? thanks for any info and advice

Yes you can mix the 565 and 568 with 622c's.. no problem. You can mix any supported flashes and should have no problems.
I dont have a 568 yet, but will be ordering soon.  AFAIK, yes the only difference between the two is HSS and lack of external battery plug on 568

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2013, 09:21:25 AM »
I ordered a pair of the 622 c's and a yn-565. I am planing on testing them out on my 6d and can't wait to see the results.

Please share your results, given the absolute ridiculous €500+ pricing of Canon's rt flashes I'll also go for cheaper units (either used 580ex2 or yn-565) with the new yn trigger...

Btw: Here's a good page about the triggers: http://www.lightingrumours.com/feature-guide-to-the-yongnuo-yn-622-for-canon-2672

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2013, 01:57:04 PM »
I ordered a pair of the 622 c's and a yn-565. I am planing on testing them out on my 6d and can't wait to see the results.

Please share your results, given the absolute ridiculous €500+ pricing of Canon's rt flashes I'll also go for cheaper units (either used 580ex2 or yn-565) with the new yn trigger...

Btw: Here's a good page about the triggers: http://www.lightingrumours.com/feature-guide-to-the-yongnuo-yn-622-for-canon-2672

Will do. They should be here in about a week
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2013, 10:17:02 PM »
well i just got my 622 triggers and a 565 and got to mess around with them for a little bit with my 6d. This is my first time ever using wireless flash and here are some results. If you guys have any advice, it is gladly welcome. I'm still reading about flash and everything photography related so i'll gladly listen.
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2013, 10:17:02 PM »

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2013, 12:14:06 AM »
well i just got my 622 triggers and a 565 and got to mess around with them for a little bit with my 6d. This is my first time ever using wireless flash and here are some results. If you guys have any advice, it is gladly welcome. I'm still reading about flash and everything photography related so i'll gladly listen.
Congratulations ... btw, nicely composed shot.
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2013, 01:57:02 PM »
Nice shot.  Cats photograph so well.  Their disdain for everything just oozes from the photos.

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2013, 09:00:22 PM »
well i just got my 622 triggers and a 565 and got to mess around with them for a little bit with my 6d. This is my first time ever using wireless flash and here are some results. If you guys have any advice, it is gladly welcome. I'm still reading about flash and everything photography related so i'll gladly listen.

I found Speedlighter's Handbook by Syl Arena extremely helpful. For the noob (like me), it's all about lighting angles and shadow hardness control using a single light. I'm amazed at how far you can go just doing the basics. One thing I like about his book is it combines an instructional tech reference format with a cookbook format, making it very quick to find a recipe but also learn what makes the recipe tick.
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2013, 04:14:41 AM »
I have got YN 622C a couple days ago.
I was really impressed, that YN 622C is working with my studio strobes too - and what is more - now I can shoot with my studio strobes up to 1/8000s ! That was something really unexpected for me.
What cable do you use to connect the Yongnuo YN-622C with studio strobes? I'm running PCB Einsteins. Thanks.

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2013, 04:14:41 AM »