In the below video I do an unboxing and review of the Yongnuo YN-622C ETTL flash triggers. I know you’re thinking, hey he has Cactus V5 radio triggers, why would he want ETTL as well. Well as you may or may not know ETTL lets you control functions of you flash from the back of your camera. The most important being the output of your flash.
Having to walk over to each one of your flash units on a job can take up a lot of your time. There essentially can be 4, 5, or more speedlites used in a portrait job.
Though Pocketwizard is the pro standard for firing off your speedlites or strobes, it’s pretty expensive to have a whole set of them. And before the 622Cs, finding a cheap ETTL solution was hard to do.
What you do need are ETTL capable flashes. Canon sells 3 this trigger can fire. The 600EX-RT, the 580exII and the 430exII. Yongnuo also sells an ETTL flash, the YN-565ex for about $160, which is well cheaper than the cheapest Canon. Since I only have one pair of Yongnuo triggers, I show how I can control the output of the key light from camera and use my Cactus V5s to simply fire other flashes off – setting their output manually.
Questions? Fire away…