Gear Review: Youngnuo 622N TX (Nikon)

April 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I'd picked up a set of YN622N radio transceivers about two years ago and tried to use them with a master speedlight (SB 700) on camera and another SB700 off camera.  They did work but they were not reliable in the slightest. I hadn't bothered picking them up since the day they failed me at a wedding and I was really disappointed (read: pissed off) with them. They sat on a shelf for 2 years and a few weeks ago I considered selling them and started poking around the internet when I noticed that Youngnuo had come out with a separate radio controller for them (622N-TX).

I sent Mr Bastard on a long weekend rush hour errand run to pick one up before my shoot yesterday. He was not happy, but I was.  (He is too good to me)


Cripes what a difference!


I tested them to see if they'd work the night before the shoot with my flashes in a room on the other side of the house and they seemed to work.  Took them to my photo shoot yesterday and abused the hell out of them shooting fairly steadily for about 7 hours.  We were outdoors in full sun, indoors in cramped attics, getting kicked down a pathway (the lady that did it had a look of complete and utter fear on her face)  dropped repeatedly (never ever buy used gear from me)  and not a single misfire all day.

They're ttl capable and they also support manual modes, a few different groups available and 3 channels to shoot on.  I'm really happy with them (and happy I didn't sell the receivers before I gave them one last chance), especially since the 2 receivers and controller only cost me about $175 altogether. I shoot with Nikon, but from what I've read the Canon versions are even snazzier.

They get a solid thumbs up from me, and I'm so excited to play with them again I might even have to update my head shots soon.  Class Action

 

 


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