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YN-622 Reviews?
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:30:39 PM »
Anybody know of any reviews of the Yongnuo YN-622? It's for sale on ebay but I can't find any reviews for it. It looks promising but I don't want to buy it without some input.
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YN-622 Reviews?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 01:40:01 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 05:26:16 AM »
http://www.lightingrumours.com/feature-guide-to-the-yongnuo-yn-622-for-canon-2672
Its not hands on yet AFAIK but more details than on the yongnuo site.

I just sprung for these and YN-565EX on thephotogadget.com
the YN622 was only $98, the ones I saw on ebay were $10 more...

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 09:23:01 AM »
http://www.lightingrumours.com/feature-guide-to-the-yongnuo-yn-622-for-canon-2672
Its not hands on yet AFAIK but more details than on the yongnuo site.

I just sprung for these and YN-565EX on thephotogadget.com
the YN622 was only $98, the ones I saw on ebay were $10 more...

Yeah, I saw that already. I'd like to see some real hands on with it though. Would love to hear your opinion on it when you get it. It seems like a good option for me but as I said, I don't have the cash to just try it out. It needs to what I need it to. I had read somewhere that it wasn't going to have a test button but I'm glad to see it got added. Overall it seems like a good choice but we just need more info on it before we buy it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 09:46:26 AM »
I'm also awaiting reviews. Two pairs (controlling three flashes) would cost me £130 instead of £540 for Phottix Odins (transmitter plus three receivers). That's less than a quarter of the price for at least the same functionality.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 12:07:38 PM »
There is a guy on a different forum who just got his today, and he said he will try and post a video review tonight.  I'll post the link if he does.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 01:33:39 PM »
Yongnuo make good products (flashes, triggers, transceivers, wireless remotes etc.) as long as the particular item you purchase works. So buy off a retailer you can trust for a refund (e.g. Amazon, or eBay seller domiciled in your own country)...

Totally agree!  I have their 602 triggers, 468 and 460 flashes which have worked flawlessly for almost 2 years now.  I recommend them to non-pro friends looking for cheaper gear.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 04:28:20 PM »
my only yongnuo product is a yn-560, and i've had zero problems with it.  also, it was like $60, and is a fast recharging, quiet, and powerful flash that can be triggered optically by a flash using either manual or ettl.  can't beat it for the price.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 04:48:48 PM »
my only yongnuo product is a yn-560, and i've had zero problems with it.  also, it was like $60, and is a fast recharging, quiet, and powerful flash that can be triggered optically by a flash using either manual or ettl.  can't beat it for the price.

I've got one of those, and another one the way to use with my Phottix Strator (2x receivers). Works great, good power, plain old manual :)
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 06:25:47 PM »
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 09:31:43 PM »
You know, I'm curious, they say this can't be used to trigger a camera trigger. Could you not use the PC port to do this? Is it because it would mess up the camera or that it's not a contact closure mechanism?
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 11:03:06 PM »
Yongnuo make good products (flashes, triggers, transceivers, wireless remotes etc.) as long as the particular item you purchase works. So buy off a retailer you can trust for a refund (e.g. Amazon, or eBay seller domiciled in your own country). The only downside to buying a Yongnuo is not that their products suck, they don't, in fact they're great and are value for money, but some units are faulty because QC in non-existent in China (everything that comes off the production line is boxed and shipped out as margins are thin).

Absolutely. this will be my first yongnuo purchase, and I can't afford for them not to work either. thephotogadget website says they will do a quick test to make sure the unit they ship is functioning if you ask them to in the notes.
I don't expect they will check every function but at least makeing sure you don't get a DOA unit helps.
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 11:07:08 AM »
my only yongnuo product is a yn-560, and i've had zero problems with it.  also, it was like $60, and is a fast recharging, quiet, and powerful flash that can be triggered optically by a flash using either manual or ettl.  can't beat it for the price.
Speaking of the yn-560. Does anyone know what amount of control you'll be able to have with something like that with this product. Will you be able to change the power of it from the camera? If so, that makes those a huge bargain.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 01:45:36 PM »
my only yongnuo product is a yn-560, and i've had zero problems with it.  also, it was like $60, and is a fast recharging, quiet, and powerful flash that can be triggered optically by a flash using either manual or ettl.  can't beat it for the price.
Speaking of the yn-560. Does anyone know what amount of control you'll be able to have with something like that with this product. Will you be able to change the power of it from the camera? If so, that makes those a huge bargain.

i would guess that no, it will only work as a trigger, but it has an optical trigger, so you don't even need one.  thats not the fault of the yn-622, its just that the yn-560 is made to be a simple/cheap/powerful flash and it doesn't have that capability built in.

I'd like to point out that i'm not 100% on this, but that is my guess.
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 02:08:27 PM »
my only yongnuo product is a yn-560, and i've had zero problems with it.  also, it was like $60, and is a fast recharging, quiet, and powerful flash that can be triggered optically by a flash using either manual or ettl.  can't beat it for the price.
Speaking of the yn-560. Does anyone know what amount of control you'll be able to have with something like that with this product. Will you be able to change the power of it from the camera? If so, that makes those a huge bargain.

i would guess that no, it will only work as a trigger, but it has an optical trigger, so you don't even need one.  thats not the fault of the yn-622, its just that the yn-560 is made to be a simple/cheap/powerful flash and it doesn't have that capability built in.

I'd like to point out that i'm not 100% on this, but that is my guess.

I'd be willing to say you are correct. The YN-560 is manual only, no TTL of any kind. It's a simple optical/PC-sync trigger.
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 02:08:27 PM »