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Yongnuo Announces New 2.4GHz RF605 Triggers; Complete With New LCD, 6 Groups, and 16 Channels

By Anthony Thurston on October 11th 2014

Yongnuo has long been known for their simple and affordable, yet incredibly reliable, radio triggers. Today, the Chinese company announced their latest radio trigger: a transceiver, the RF605.

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Right off the bat, since I know you will all be curious, the RF605 WILL be compatible with Yongnuo‘s previous models, the RF602, RF603, and RF603II’s. But as for new functionality, the biggest feature upgrade is the addition of grouping. Users can now set up groups of lights to be triggered in different groups. The RF605 is also compatible with grouping using the YN560-TX.

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The RF605 also has a pretty big design change from the previous models, and sports the addition of an LCD for easy use. The new model also supports up to 16 channels, and has an advertised range of up to 100 meters or ~330 feet. That’s still not PocketWizard range, which can be effective up to 1600 feet, but 330 feet is still very respectable.

These new RF605 units also come with a maximum flash sync speed of 1/320th, and are powered by two AAA batteries. Unfortunately, no pricing or availability has been announced yet. But knowing Yongnuo, these will likely start showing up on Amazon and Ebay within the next several weeks.

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Yongnuo RF605 Features

  • RF-602/RF-603 two communication modes RF605 = RF602 +RF603
  • TX/RX/TRX multiple working ways
  • A/B/C/D/E/F 6 groups (compatible with YN560-TX)
  • Wireless shutter remote control
  • Clear LCD screen display, shortcut key operation
  • 16 channels
  • Communication range up to 100M

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Yongnuo RF605 Specifications

  • Type: FSK 2.4GHz wireless remote control system
  • Transmission distance: 100m
  • Channels:16 channels
  • Group:6 Groups
  • Shutter release: half-press, full-press
  • Shutter interface: 2.5mm socket
  • Studio flash light interface: standard PC socket
  • Max Sync Speed: 1/320 second
  • Battery: AAA×2(3V )
  • Size : 85MM x 41MM x 35MM

As I mentioned above, we don’t yet know when these new triggers will be available, nor do we know what they will cost. That said, I wouldn’t expect Yongnuo to change prices up too much. I expect these to fall within the same range as the newer RF603 II  triggers, maybe a little more.

You can get all the details from Yongnuo‘s website, here.

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What are your thoughts on these new Yongnuo Triggers? Do you think you may upgrade from your older Yongnuo sets, or switch from another brand? Leave a comment below!

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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. Josue Flores

    Yongnuo are really making good products, I´m very happy with my Yongnuo TTL radio triggers the YN-622 but this will be a good option too.

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  2. J D

    I’ve been using their triggers and flashes for well over a year now. I have never had a misfire or issue with them that hasn’t been directly related to something I did wrong. I got lucky and picked up 6 of the Rf-603s shipped to my house for under $100 last year and haven’t looked back since.

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  4. Kate Hailey

    I’m a fan of their triggers, I’ve used one type already, that are super small and can trigger the camera remotely which is nice. I could see getting them, for sure.

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  5. Kurk Rouse

    Yongnuo does it again, i really need to stop looking at gear, thanks for sharing any ways

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  6. Dario Camacho

    Due to my limited budget, yongnuo is what i use and im really happy with them

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  7. Matthew Kitchen

    Ooh, I’d like something with HSS for playing around with my Quadras (although the guys at Elinchrom said I need a TTL-compatible trigger to do that?)

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  8. Derek Schwartz

    I’ve got the 602’s right now, and depend on HSS to shoot wide open in sunlight…so, no upgrade for me given max sync on these at 1/320. Oh well – the 602’s have yet to let me down.

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  9. Brian Stalter

    I can see myself getting this…

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  10. Paul Monaghan

    Cheers for the heads up, I’ve been thinking about news triggers as my current lack a hotshoe mount and ones playing up a bit.

    Thinking cactus v6 still as it can enable hss with pentax but I’ll keep an eye on these.

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  11. John Cavan

    They’ve always been good bang for the buck if you don’t really want to spend on the more expensive options out there. The only recommendation I have is skip the shipping batteries and use good ones. I made that mistake with an older trigger and lost it to battery leak.

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  12. Austin Swenson

    I really have to say, I am liking the affordability of the yongnuo brand a lot, and I really think I might invest in the hot show 560 hot shoe trigger and these triggers for a more advanced per channel trigger setup…

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    • Steven Pellegrino

      I agree. A while back I purchased the Yongnuo YN-560 II as a backup flash for the Lumopro LP180. I liked it so much I sold the Lumopro and purchased a second YN-560 II. Just recently I purchased their very inexpensvie RF-603 N3 flash triggers.

      I was suspicious of their quality, especially their earlier flashes, but I am reading that more and more photographers have been using their gear for several years without a problem. So far I’m very satisfied.

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