yongnuo question

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by ducatirider, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. ducatirider

    ducatirider New to Mu-43

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    May 14, 2012
    Hello,

    Noob here. i have a pair of YN-560III flashes. How many RC-603C's do i need? Since the 560III has built-in transceiver functionality, I assume I just need 1??
    I'm using an E-M5 and know that I will need to hack the 603C for Olympus' pin-out configuration.

    Thanks
     
  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    You should only need one trigger if you're using all YN-560 III flashes, since they just need a firing signal.

    However, if you're going to do that why not just get the RF-602 trigger instead? It's a separate trigger & receiver so you shouldn't need to monkey with the pin-out connections to trick it into transmit mode as with the 603 units, and the 560 III can be triggered by 602s or 603s.


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  3. Mstoeckle

    Mstoeckle Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2013
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    I believe I saw they are coming out with a commander unit for the iii's, I'd get the cheapest option until that solution arrives.
     
  5. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    I forgot about that but you're right, there is a transmitter control unit coming that will allow adjusting the flash power remotely as well. Supposed to be out before the end of the year:

    http://flashhavoc.com/yn-560-iii-remote-power-control-with-new-transmitter-coming/


    I use the YN-622 units so I'm waiting on the YN-622-Tx unit that will enable remote power control of the 622 transceivers myself :2thumbs:
     
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  6. ducatirider

    ducatirider New to Mu-43

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    May 14, 2012
    So back to the OP,...how many do I need?


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  7. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Still only need one trigger/transmitter, as I noted in my first post :)
     
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  8. ducatirider

    ducatirider New to Mu-43

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    May 14, 2012
    sorry jloden. thanks.
     
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  9. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Personally, I didn't want to deal w/ non standard non rechargeables. Also, with hacked RF603's, you can also remote trigger the camera AND flashes with one set (asuming coupled w/ YN560 III's).. you just need the right cable =)
     
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  10. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    No worries :smile:

    Fair point, the standard batteries in the 603 is handy if you need to replace them in the field.
     
  11. ducatirider

    ducatirider New to Mu-43

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    May 14, 2012
    If anyone is interested I found an easy way to short the pins on the 603C. Just use copper tape. Cost me 75 cents and I only used a sliver of tape.
     
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  12. leftnose

    leftnose Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 5, 2013
    I'm a little late to this party. That said, I've got a set of 622Cs to go with a 430 EX II and a couple of 565 EXs. I should be able to plop a 622 on top of my GX7 and trigger everything, correct? I'm not looking for anything other than a trigger at this point. I'm happy to set-up the flashes manually.

    EDIT: Nevermind. Gave it a try. The 622 definitely triggers other 622 with Canon compatible flashes in manual mode.
     
  13. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Yeah I've used my 622s for Nikon on the Panasonic GH3 without a problem also.
     
  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    The yongnuo commander unit is now available. Looks like it might be canon only at the moment. If I order one I'll see if it works on the m4/3 gear by connecting it with a panny jack. I have one for my pixel intervalameter that takes both cords.
     
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  15. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    RF-603 II's are out now with center pin compatibility and pass through.. no more hacking needed.
     
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  16. ducatirider

    ducatirider New to Mu-43

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    May 14, 2012
    Placed my order November 27th. Paid for express shipping and still have not received my cable.
     
  17. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

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    May 23, 2012
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  18. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
  19. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

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    May 23, 2012
    Mount Juliet, TN
    While on the subject, could I get some advice?

    I have an Olympus E-M1. I would like to incorporate two Yongnuo flashes, wireless trigger, and the capability to trigger the flashes with a remote to get a light meter reading.

    So, if I purchased two Yongnuo YN 560 III, a Yongnuo RF-602 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Flash Trigger for Nikon, and a YN-622N-TX Flash Controller for Nikon, would this meet my needs? Would I need to purchase a shutter cable?

    Thanks
     
  20. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    I don't have the em1 but I have an ep5 with a "Yongnuo YN-560 III Speedlite Flash w/ built in RF602/603 trigger for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fuji & Pentax DSLR's with Standard Hot Shoe and a rf 600 tx trigger and it works very well.

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