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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2013, 12:46:35 AM »
Got mine today as promised  :D.
Ran a quick check on E-TTL to see it works fine. Lights up like a Christmas tree!
First impressions:

Like:

Build quality
Metal foot and hotshoe
AF assist
Takes AA batteries

Not so much:
Switches on the side are easily pressed
Locking mechanism (spoiled by the quick lock)

Now I need to find a case for these cuties. Ideas?
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2013, 12:49:40 AM »
Not so much:
Switches on the side are easily pressed


Couple times I've wondered why it don't flash, and then I noticed one of the units had changed the channel by accidental button press.

Can't think anything else bad about those, great triggers.

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2013, 12:58:24 PM »
Couple times I've wondered why it don't flash, and then I noticed one of the units had changed the channel by accidental button press.

Can't think anything else bad about those, great triggers.

Where did you pick yours up tpatana?  Would you recomend them in terms of shipping time, shipping cost, duties?  Thanks!

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2013, 01:27:22 PM »
I have got YN 622C a couple days ago.

I had no time for deep tests, but it seems that all is working perfectly. They are little bit bigger, than I thought. But it doesn't matter.

BUT 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.

So I am thinking to buy two more of YN 622C to use it as a main receiver/transmitter for my strobes. The old ones gave me 1/160s for my Canon 5D3. This one can help me with really quick movement, like jumping people in my studio, etc.

So - however I did not test them hardly yet - they seems just perfect for me. And the price is really nice.
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2013, 02:48:17 PM »
Not so much:
Locking mechanism (spoiled by the quick lock)
I'd prefer the quick lock too but if Canon would built this they would add that for $200 extra
(and would limit it to 1/500 or something.. ) so I'm fine with it :)

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2013, 03:12:20 PM »
I have got YN 622C a couple days ago.

I had no time for deep tests, but it seems that all is working perfectly. They are little bit bigger, than I thought. But it doesn't matter.

BUT 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.

So I am thinking to buy two more of YN 622C to use it as a main receiver/transmitter for my strobes. The old ones gave me 1/160s for my Canon 5D3. This one can help me with really quick movement, like jumping people in my studio, etc.

So - however I did not test them hardly yet - they seems just perfect for me. And the price is really nice.

Where did you buy yours?  Would you recommend them in terms of shipping time, shipping price, and duties?  Thanks!

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2013, 03:26:01 PM »
Couple times I've wondered why it don't flash, and then I noticed one of the units had changed the channel by accidental button press.

Can't think anything else bad about those, great triggers.

Where did you pick yours up tpatana?  Would you recomend them in terms of shipping time, shipping cost, duties?  Thanks!

Amazon.com. Came something around $80 shipped.

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2013, 03:26:01 PM »

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2013, 03:52:52 PM »
I have got YN 622C a couple days ago.

I had no time for deep tests, but it seems that all is working perfectly. They are little bit bigger, than I thought. But it doesn't matter.

BUT 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.

So I am thinking to buy two more of YN 622C to use it as a main receiver/transmitter for my strobes. The old ones gave me 1/160s for my Canon 5D3. This one can help me with really quick movement, like jumping people in my studio, etc.

So - however I did not test them hardly yet - they seems just perfect for me. And the price is really nice.


Where did you buy yours?  Would you recommend them in terms of shipping time, shipping price, and duties?  Thanks!


Hi!

I have bought them via ebay store - directly from the manufactuer. Web link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yongnuo-YN-622C-Wireless-TTL-Flash-Trigger-Canon-7D-5DII-5DIII-1DIV-1DIII-5D-/150878352686?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item23210cf52e

At ebay, there are many sellers, where to buy. But this one "hkyongnuophotoequipment" (crazy name :) ) is official ebay seller just from Yongnuo. So, I bought it there because I was sure that I will get the latest version of YN 622C with support for 5D mk III (as I was reading at Internet, some of others sellers may have the older version without the latest firmware of 5D3 support ).

I am from Europe - The Czech republic - the package came from Hong Kong in 7 working days! It was really quick. Marked as a gift, so there were no more taxes.
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2013, 04:03:49 PM »
[Hi!

I have bought them via ebay store - directly from the manufactuer. Web link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yongnuo-YN-622C-Wireless-TTL-Flash-Trigger-Canon-7D-5DII-5DIII-1DIV-1DIII-5D-/150878352686?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item23210cf52e

At ebay, there are many sellers, where to buy. But this one "hkyongnuophotoequipment" (crazy name :) ) is official ebay seller just from Yongnuo. So, I bought it there because I was sure that I will get the latest version of YN 622C with support for 5D mk III (as I was reading at Internet, some of others sellers may have the older version without the latest firmware of 5D3 support ).

I am from Europe - The Czech republic - the package came from Hong Kong in 7 working days! It was really quick. Marked as a gift, so there were no more taxes.


Many thanks!
It's looking more and more like I should just get them direct from Yongnuo using their ebay site as you mentioned.  Unfortunately Amazon.com will not ship to canada as we have to use the amazon.ca site instead which does not carry the same things for some reason!  I think I'll let the chinease new year backlogs clear up a bit and then I'll just order form hkyongnuophotoequipment store on ebay.
Thanks for all the help everyone!

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2013, 04:12:03 PM »
[Hi!

I have bought them via ebay store - directly from the manufactuer. Web link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yongnuo-YN-622C-Wireless-TTL-Flash-Trigger-Canon-7D-5DII-5DIII-1DIV-1DIII-5D-/150878352686?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item23210cf52e

At ebay, there are many sellers, where to buy. But this one "hkyongnuophotoequipment" (crazy name :) ) is official ebay seller just from Yongnuo. So, I bought it there because I was sure that I will get the latest version of YN 622C with support for 5D mk III (as I was reading at Internet, some of others sellers may have the older version without the latest firmware of 5D3 support ).

I am from Europe - The Czech republic - the package came from Hong Kong in 7 working days! It was really quick. Marked as a gift, so there were no more taxes.


Many thanks!
It's looking more and more like I should just get them direct from Yongnuo using their ebay site as you mentioned.  Unfortunately Amazon.com will not ship to canada as we have to use the amazon.ca site instead which does not carry the same things for some reason!  I think I'll let the chinease new year backlogs clear up a bit and then I'll just order form hkyongnuophotoequipment store on ebay.
Thanks for all the help everyone!


You are welcome!

Note: If you would like to try to use them with studio strobes, as I was writing about, you will need to buy this 6 dollars cable too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RF-603-6-35mm-cable-Flash-Studio-Strobe-3-5mm-Adapter-/160727446756
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2013, 12:53:52 AM »
Not so much:
Locking mechanism (spoiled by the quick lock)
I'd prefer the quick lock too but if Canon would built this they would add that for $200 extra
(and would limit it to 1/500 or something.. ) so I'm fine with it :)

No kidding :)
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2013, 10:21:10 PM »
I purchased my yn-622c several weeks ago based on the review in this link
http://flashhavoc.com/yn622c_review/

First time user of triggers, so nothing to compare it with.
it is very simple to setup and easy to use.
 Using with 7d and 580exii.

I am learning off camera flash, but can say I don't believe  these triggers have missed a flash in the photo that I've taken while using them.

All the postive reviews for the YN-622c  heavily out weight the few bad reviews about it.  I can't say that about some of the other triggers brands that I throughly looked into for 3+ times the price.

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2013, 06:24:21 AM »
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).
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
Just as a follow up...
I ended up buying the 622c's off Yongnuo's actual ebay store ( http://stores.ebay.ca/hkyongnuophotoequipment ), after checking all the exchange rates I found ordering the ones that are listed in GBP (pounds) to be my cheapest bet.
Ordered them last week on Wed (Feb 20) late at night (around 10:30pm EST)
They arrived 1 week to the day (yesterday Feb 27th)!!
That is lightning quick from hong kong if you ask me!
No problems with customs, no duties, and it was fairly well packaged.

Did a few quick plug and play tests last night and they work beautifully with both my 580EXII and the old 420EX.  The 420EX still gave me all the options in the menus which is strange because I thought it had to be EXII's for that.

The only issue I seemed to notice was getting completely blown overexposure when using FEL sometimes.  However, I was metering off something reflective so not sure if that was the issue.  I will play with that some more when I get a chance to see what's happening.

Ordered another set of them last night!

So recap: Yongnuo's ebay store ( http://stores.ebay.ca/hkyongnuophotoequipment ) is a reliable place to purchase, with quick ship, and on first impressions: BUY the 622c's!

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Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2013, 02:43:53 PM »
Hugo
Which studio strobes did you test the 622 triggers with that synced at high shutter speeds?

Thanks

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