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New Yongnuo YN-622N Flash Triggers Now Available

By Anthony Thurston on May 16th 2013

A while back we did a whole rundown on budget flash triggers and we talked about the Yongnuo 622 flash trigger that at that time were only available for canon cameras. Well, the Nikon version of the YN-622 triggers are now out and available for purchase.

These transceivers could probably best be compared to the Pocket Wizard Flex units, but of course are available at a fraction of the cost. For only $99 you are able to get two transceivers, for the price of one Pocket Wizard flex unit you can get 4 of the YN-622’s. So obviously the budget minded photographer is the target market here, but how do the features stack up against the “Industry Standard” Pocket Wizards?

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The answer is a lot better than the gear elitists might like you to believe. The YN0622 is a 2.4Ghz wireless flash trigger that supports manual flash, front curtain, rear curtain, high speed sync and Nikon I-TTL. The highest sync speed that this unit can support is 1/8000th, more than enough for most cameras and situations. You can choose from one of 7 channels or 3 groups, and the unit is rated at up to 100m – which again is more than enough for most situations.

So should you get these over the Pocket Wizard units? It comes down to what you need them to do, if you need the extra range, more channels, and groups then the Pocket Wizard is likely the unit for you. But if the YN-622 does what you need then save yourself some money and get the YN-622’s.

Currently the YN-622N’s are onle available from the Yongnuo store or on Ebay. But expect them to hit Amazon soon, which is where I will be ordering a couple of these for review so keep an eye out.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Mi Guel

    I firs saw the YN622N’s on a New Feed on Facebook, Pye gave it the thumbs up. I ordered two and I was impressed, I ordered 2 more and I use in conjunction with the YN622 TX

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  2. Shari

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.
    My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views.
    I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share
    it with someone!

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  3. jr456

    I’m waiting for the PW fan-club to show up and start trashing these as being cheap junk. Frankly, I’ve used the RF-603s on many shoots with ZERO issues. Huge fan of them. They are small, reliable, do exactly what they’re supposed to do and are REASONABLY PRICED. I can buy no less than SIX of these for the price of ONE PW Plus X transceiver which does the same thing. No to mention PWs stick-up straight off the camera and have a higher chance of being knocked and ruining your hot-shoe. This is a much better design frankly.

    I’m rarely excited about gear and honestly I can’t wait to get my hands on these so I no longer have to keep opening up my softboxes to make adjustments and get HSS as well.

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  4. Josh McManaway

    I use these and love them. I have two pair and they’ve done really well thus far.

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  5. Juil Yoon

    Could someone compare these to the Cactus v5 triggers? I think they’re more comparable since their price ranges are basically the same.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      I will look at getting some Cactus v5’s in addition to the YN-622N’s to do this for you.

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  6. Óran Desmond

    i have had the canon version of these for about a month now and they are realy great, would recommend, with the features you get at the low price nothing compares.

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  7. Chris

    Do they have something like hypersync for studio strobes?

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  8. MNRD

    I ‘get’ that PW’s are the industry standard, but so many people overlook the flexibility and reliability of RadioPoppers. Granted, the price is closer to the PW’s than the Yongnuo’s or other budget triggers, but you get what you pay for. For Nikon shooters, being able to use the pop-up flash, external flash or SU-800 with the Poppers offers sooo much more flexibility, all while retaining full CLS capabilities.

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    • Jesse Starr

      I’ve tried to use RadioPoppers multiple times over the last few years and always give up because they are so unreliable. They also connect to the flash system in a really bootleg way with the brackets and Velcro.

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  9. Taylor Koepke

    Does anyone know what the real Yongnuo store is instead of the fake one someone else made?

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