Yongnuo YN-622C-TX Transmitter Review

Yongnuo YN-622C-TX Controller Review

Yongnuo YN-622C-TX front view showing LCD display
Yongnuo YN-622C-TX Controller

Introduction

The Yongnuo YN-622C-TX is a full-featured TTL 2.4GHz radio controller that attaches to the Canon camera’s hotshoe and can communicate with off-camera speedlites that have a compatible radio receiver. The receiver can either be a Yongnuo YN-622C II radio receiver which is then attached to the speedlite (such as a Canon 580EX II) or it could be a speedlite with an integrated 622C receiver such as the Yongnuo YN685.

The YN-622C-TX controller provides a faster and more convenient user interface on the camera than Canon’s own flash control menu. What’s more it allows remote manual and TTL groups to be mixed together and used at the same time. High Speed Sync is also enabled.

Guide Price: approx £52 / US$40

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Compatibility

This radio flash controller can be used to control a YN-622C II receiver. The receiver can then be attached to a Canon speedlite such as the 580EX II or the 430EX II allowing full manual and TTL control. Not only can you control the power output and TTL flash exposure compensation but you can also control the zoom function.

The YN-622C-TX can also be used to control Yongnuo speedlites with a built-in 622C radio receiver. At the moment this includes the Yongnuo YN685 and YN565 II (not reviewed)

Flash Head Tilt & Swivel

Fixed head

Wireless flash controller

Manual Exposure

Manual / output settings: Yes – 1/1- 1/128
Manual steps: 1/3 stop increments

ETTL Exposure

Canon ETTL with flash exposure compensation (FEC), flash exposure lock (FE lock) and flash exposure bracketing (FEB) 

Wireless Communication

Radio Wireless (RF)
Transmitter maximum range approximately: up to 100m
No. of groups: 3 (A, B & C)
No. of channels: 7
Master/Slave: The YN-622C-TX is the transmitter and fixes to the camera hotshot. It acts as the master controller. The YN-622C transceiver is fixed to the hotshot of the slave speedlite and allows full ETTL functionality.

Optical Wireless
No, this is a radio transmitter only. 

Yongnuo YN-622C-TX back view showing battery compartment

Auto-Focus (AF) Assist 

Yes

Other Features

High speed sync (HSS): Yes
Second-curtain flash sync: Yes
Modelling flash: Yes (fired with camera’s depth-of-field preview button)
Colour temperature info communication: Yes
Remote shutter release: Yes
Custom function: Yes 5
Flash settings from camera menus (with compatible cameras only): Yes
External flash exposure sensor (S1, S2): No
PC terminal: Yes

Flash trigger for Canon 580EX II

Batteries & Recycling Time

Battery: 2 x AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH)
Standby time 120 hrs

Build Quality

Dust and water resistance: No
Mounting foot material: Metal
Size: 89.5 x 53 x 39mm
Weight: 82g/oz (excluding batteries)

Canon 580EX II mounted on a Yongnuo YN-622C

Compatible accessories: 

The YN-622C-TX can directly control a Yongnuo YN685 speedlite
The YN-622C-TX can directly control a Yongnuo YN685 speedlite
You can control a Canon 580EX II speedlite by attaching a YN-622C receiver
or you can control a Canon 580EX II speedlite by attaching a YN-622C receiver

Alternatives

The controller has an easy to use interface and LCD display allowing you to quickly adjust your speedlite settings. The YN-622C is actually a transceiver so it can transmit and receive radio signals. Instead of using the YN-622C-TX you can use two YN-622C units, one on the camera and one on the speedlite. Since it doesn’t have an LCD display you have to rely on the camera’s flash control menu. It’s a slightly cheaper option but not as convenient to use so I don’t particularly recommend it.

Useful Website Links

hkyongnuo.com

photo-store.net

flashhavoc.com

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