Can Yongnuo 622C Triggers also be used as shutter releases?

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abhijats
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Can Yongnuo 622C Triggers also be used as shutter releases?
Apr 8, 2013

Hi everyone, 
Wondered if anyone knew if it was possible to use the Yongnuo YN-622C transceivers as shutter releases as well? 
I'm setting up a photobooth and would like the guests to be able to fire the shutter themselves if possible? I'm using a 7D for the booth as well.
Would appreciate the help. With thanks, 
Ab

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In reply to abhijats, Apr 8, 2013

No. But you can use other radio or cable devices as a shutter release when you are using the YN-622C to control/fire flashes.

It takes 80 to 130 milliseconds after EOS camera shutter press for the camera to issue the Fire! command.

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In reply to abhijats, Apr 9, 2013

No, the YN-622 can't be used as a remote trigger for the camera.

The way to do it is to buy a pair of RF-602s (not RF-603s) and the N3 connector cable for the Canon.  The cable will connect the receiver to the camera and trigger it when the subject presses the test button on the transmitter.

When the shutter opens the YN-622 mounted on the hot-show will send out the trigger pulse to the flash.  The RF-602 and YN-622 won't interfere with each other.

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Now my question is why the heck do you want to use a YN-622?

The last thing you want to do is use off-camera flash in TTL mode if the subject to flash distance is fixed, as it generally is in a photo booth type setup.  If you use any form of TTL the exposure will change with each different type of clothing the subjects wear. The result is a nightmare of post processing exposure adjustments.

You are far better off using the camera in full manual exposure mode and using the off-camera flash in full manual power control mode. Get the exposure right and forget it - all the images will be properly exposed with no variations.

The only reason for using the YN-622 would be to allow you to adjust the manual flash power at the beginning, and to my mind that hardly justifies the cost of the YN-622 over a total of $55 for a dual RF-602 system.

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I use two RF-602 systems myself.  One set is on one frequency to act as a camera trigger, the second set is on a different frequency for the off-camera flash trigger.  It is extremely reliable for an investment of less than the cost of one YN-622 system.

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In reply to Sailor Blue, May 30, 2013

I fully understand why a YN622 (or any other device) can't trigger both a shutter and the flashes at the same time.  However, what if I want to use my YN622 to fire the flashes with some setups, and fire the shutter with other setups?  Why can't I just get (or make) a cable that connects the YN622's PC-sync port to the Canon's N3 port?

For example, I need the various flash firing features of the YN622 for lots of different things.  I also shoot sports sometimes (without any flash), and I like to be able to setup a remote camera behind the goal and have it automatically fire when my primary handheld camera fires so that I get two views of the same action.  The concept is well-proven, and I've used it myself with cheaper, less-reliable triggers.

Now I'm looking to upgrade triggers, and the YN622 is at the top of my list.  What is it about the YN622 that prevents the PC-sync port from triggering the camera shutter?

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Prairie Rim Images wrote:

I fully understand why a YN622 (or any other device) can't trigger both a shutter and the flashes at the same time.

The YN603 can trigger both the camera shutter and flashes at the same time so I assume that with the 622 it is just a design decision (or rather a sales one). I think (might be wrong) that the 622 simply does not have a socket for the PC sync cable/shutter connecting cable. If I had to guess I would say they want you to buy a 602 as remote shutter release and 622s for the advanced flash trigger features.... with the 603 sitting in the middle doing both shutter release and flash triggering, but only in manual mode.

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In reply to Dan Marchant, Jun 3, 2013

The 603 is effectively two triggers in a single package, which is how it triggers both the shutter and the flash with one button press.  That's not what I'm asking about.  The 622 receiver has a socket that gets triggered by the transmitter.  What prevents me from attaching a cable from the PC-sync port on the receiver into my N3 shutter port on the camera and thereby using the 622 to trigger my shutter remotely?  When YN claims that the 622 can't trigger shutters, do they really just mean that they won't sell you a cable with the proper ends on it, or is there more to it than that?

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I use a pair of 603 to remote trigger the camera. Receiver is hanging on the cable connected to the shutter input on my D7100, 622 is on the Hot shoe of the camera to trigger TTL (or manual) flashes. You can put 622 over the 603 too.

622 have no output to trigger the camera shutter, you can't use PC-socket to do that.

If I'm using flashes on manual mode  I'm using a few of 603 only. If some flashes are difficult to adjust (inside a softbox or very high) I'm using 622 to adjust those from the transmitter on the camera.

As now the 622 TX is available (for the moment for Nikon only) the adjustment will be even easyer than before but I can adjust different flashes quite fast.

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