Yongnuo 560 ii Sony mount equivalent for M43rds

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by EarthQuake, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    So I have a pair of Yongnuo 560 II flashes in Sony proprietary hotshoe mount that I used with a Sony A580 for product photography. I also have a set of Pixelpawn TF-363TX wireless triggers.

    I purchased a simple hot shoe adapter to put on the wireless trigger, and it works, but not being the correct connection the trigger "falls asleep" if there are any amount of time between shooting, which is really annoying.

    So what I'm wondering is what is the equivalent setup for M43rds? I've got an EM1 and and EM5, and don't need TTL or anything fancy. Will a standard Canon 560II such as this work?


    Along with a set of these?


    Or do I need a wireless trigger that is specifically Olympus type? Again, I don't need TTL or anything fancy, and shoot at 1/100 most of the time, I just need something basic that works and won't fall asleep.

    Perhaps this, it looks like the same model that I'm used to working with, but for Olympus?

  2. dwkdnvr

    dwkdnvr Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    I can't help a whole lot, but I recently ordered this

    and this

    and so far can say that "it works" with my E-M5 - haven't managed to test it much more than that. I haven't tried letting it sit to see whether it sleeps or otherwise gets confused, though. I went with the cactus triggers mainly because it provided 2 receivers rather than having to order an additional one.

    It also seems to work fine with my Sigma DP3M, for whatever that's worth - it seems to indicate that this is a generic setup that should work with most hot-shoes but I'm very new to flash so maybe that's not a valid conclusion.
  3. inkista

    inkista Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Yes, you can use the YN-560. All you need is a flash with an ISO-compliant foot (i.e., the fire/sync contact/pin/signal is in the center of the hotshoe).

    No, you can't use the RF-603s (Mk I), not without getting out a soldering iron and cracking open one of the units and shorting together two of the signals. Yongnuo is aware of the issue, and has released a MkII version of the RF-603 that should solve this, but I haven't seen any reports in the field that they're compatible with mft, yet, since they were only released last week.

    Basically, if you only need a manual trigger, look for a manual trigger that has an Rx/Tx switch on it. The problem with the Mk I RF-603s is that they "autosense" whether the transceiver unit should be in Rx (receiver) or Tx (transmitter) mode by using one of the TTL-signal pins (i.e., any signal pin that's not the fire/sync signal--which on all hotshoes other than Sony/Minolta will be the one in the center of the hotshoe "square"). And that signal is system-dependent.

    So, if you try to use the Mk I 603s on m4/3, you basically have units that can never act as a transmitter, unless you get a Canon version and short the pad to pick up a signal from another contact/pin that the mft hotshoe uses. [eyeroll]. That's why if the manual trigger has a Tx/Rx mode switch on it (e.g., Cactus V5) they should work. The MkII 603s have a Tx/Rx mode switch.
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