580EX II Speedlite or YN-568EX + YN-622C

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions
jhenry904 New Member • Posts: 23
580EX II Speedlite or YN-568EX + YN-622C

I am torn bettween getting the used Canon 580EX II speedlite (~ $400 USD) or getting the brand new YN-568EX and the 622C remote trigger (~ 290 USD). I currently own the Canon T4i, YN-468II flash and 430EX speedlite. What would you suggest 1). Use the 580EX II as master and trigger the 430EX and YN-468II for off camera flash photofraphy. 2). Use the YN-568EX, YN-468II, and 430EX speedlite on the YN-622C remote triggers? I might have to purchase additional set of YN-622C for the 2nd option. Thanks for your input.

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ScratchDisk Veteran Member • Posts: 3,581
Re: 580EX II Speedlite or YN-568EX + YN-622C

Hi, While I like Canon Wireless Light/IR type, I would opt for the 622C solution if possible.

I use Odins (& mainly old Canon 550Exs), but the general feedback about 622Cs so far is positive provided you thoroughly check for optimum compatibility between the 622Cs and their attached Speedlites. Bear in mind 1) the absence of a USB port on the 622Cs & 2) there are already rumours of a Yn trigger offering remotely adjusted M power fractions by Group (?no ETTL).

The 622Cs rely on your cam's flash menu for FEC and M power settings - remember that the latter (remotely adjusted M flash) is just as important as ETTL with FEC adjustment. For instance if your 430 is of the 'pre-II' variety, do you lose remote M power fraction setting?

But provided you get the compatibility issues nailed, the reliability of RF comms plus the useability of not needing near 'line of sight' for the control and triggering is a significant step - letting you concentrate more on your subject. Happy chosing! Donald

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SeedyBee Regular Member • Posts: 178
Re: 580EX II Speedlite or YN-568EX + YN-622C

Probably a bit late.

650D T4i makes full use of the YN-622Cs.
Note that FEC can be set using the camera button or flash menu or Quick Panel. It can also be set on-flash, when it becomes cumulative with camera setting.

By changing the 622s from Remote mode to Mix mode, you will be able to apply a wide range of controls.

YN-468II can be remotely controlled in E-TTL and Manual (but no HSS of course).

430EX can be remotely controlled in E-TTL but not in Manual, which is done by on-flash settings.

YN568EX is fully remotely controllable, with HSS. (No socket for battery pack.)

4 x 622s would be needed.


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