45Supergun: Straight from Canon: "The master flash unit is always in Group A."
Additionally, the MASTER is always controlled by the camera: there's no
such thing as an, "off camera (untethered) master flash." So if the ON
camera YN622C is reporting that it's in group B--that's wrong--THAT flash
should be forced to be in group A (by selecting it via the flash itself).
I have NO idea why the on camera flash would be set to group B
automagically by the YN622C, since it's the MASTER. Maybe the pass-thru is
screwy? Generally speaking, the flash unit typically overrides ANY flash
settings in the camera. I guess you could set both to group A--to make
doubly sure--and try again to see which groups get set.
Simon Purkis: Hi John,
Using the YN 622C the other day.
One on camera ( no flash )
the second on my Canon 430 ex II
I went into the menu and saw that ettl 2 was set but all other options were
Do you know why this is the case with mix mode. At the time I did not
know I had put the
YN 622C into MIX mode or knew what MIX mode did. One other irritation
is the zoom option is greyed
out too. Is this something that will always be greyed out when this no
on camera flash.
Jason Barnett: not drink before doing videos
atyl1972: can i use 1 transceiver on my canon 5d mk3 as it has no on board camera
flash and it will act as a transmitter for an off camera flash, thinking of
getting the yongnuo flash unit too, basically can i simply use a flash off
camera with just 1 yn622c sitting on the canon 5d?
John Bodally: Ok well if u need any help let me know :)
Chally2015: Brilliant Video, I dont currently have any flashes but its something id
love to get into... I have the Canon 60D, Ive looked at the 430EX ii, but
ive also seen some cheaper ones which look similar, are these reliable
enough to learn with? Chris.
John Bodally: Thanks its a bit long but i like to explain everything then newcomers no
what there getting for there money
Kane Mitchell: Hi John. Wonder if you could help me. I have a pair but I can't get them to
work ETTL. When I take a shot it just goes at full power and blows
everything out. Any ideas? Would really appreciate any help. Thanks.
rezjrprod: Does it work with HSS?
John Bodally: Hi mate can you please let me know what gear your using thanks john
Kane Mitchell: I fixed it with my 7D. The key is the order you switch it on. Firstly make
sure all the hot shoe connections are all pushed in properly. First turn on
the camera and the trigger on the camera. When these are on, half press the
shutter to sync them together. Now turn on your receiver and flash. That
should do it.
leolol: Nice one :)
John Bodally: also check there on the right channel and groups i have orderd a yn-568ex
mk2 so hopefully be doing a review and test soon
Garry Connor: #2 CONT... Also when the speed light is on the receivers hot shoe I cannot
change any settings from the speedlights menu, or even turn it off. (I can
when it's on camera though). I have tried first turning the camera on, then
the transmitter 622, then the receiver 622 and then flash, but it still
doesn't flash at the right time and results in the photo no having the
flash light it up. I can press the test button from the transmitter 622
and it flash's. CONT...
Chally2015: Thats awesome, thanks john... Totally loving your videos and advice :)
Michael Jacalan: Hi John, in 12:12 when you said the on camera flash is automatically set to
Group B, it isn't actually. It's still in group A. The LED you saw flashing
B on the on-camera trigger indicates the "Firing" group ie A led = All; B
led = A:B; C led = A:B C. The on camera flash will always be Group A, and
you can't set it otherwise (it's a pass-through TTL). It's in page 18 of
the YN-622C manual.
John Bodally: Hmmm sounds like they may be a fault with one can you try another set from
anywhere? Has if they are in mixed mode the menu on your 5d will be grayed
out untill you hold the set button for 3 secs and watch for the blink on
the light then you should be able to change modes on the cameras menu
John Bodally: Thanks lol silly me well they work great going to use them at a wedding in
a few weeks. And i will use of camera not on. Do you find the ettl pass
through to be a bit darker then normal ettl???. If i put the flash on
camera and take a shot in ettl then put the yn622c on camera and take the
same shot in ettl pass through it always darker please let me know :)
Rony Nascimento: do you know if works in HSS with yn-465c?
Richard simpkin: i had the same issue on 5d2, 550, 50 and 650Ds haha how did you sort it?
Kane Mitchell: Hi John. I am using a 7D and 430 EX II. But after two nights of trying I
think I fixed it. Thanks anyway.
Michael Jacalan: I just tested it and it seems to have the same exposure on both on the
on-camera trigger and on the off-camera one. But we are probably using
different speedlites (I'm using Nissin DI866 Mk II). Good luck on your
John Bodally: :) thanks
Garry Connor: Thanks for getting back to me. No, I don't have access to another set
unfortunately. I have tried every combination possible. Tried them with a
mates 580eX II and still no joy. Has to be a fault. I'll get get back to
you when i get a replacement set. I've used a set before with a YN568EX II
on a fashion shoot and they worked perfect I've missed out on some work do
to this fault. Just hope the replacements are going to last! Thanks again
Garry Connor: #3 CONT.. I have tried resetting the 622's by pressing the CH SET + GP SET
for 3 sec's, but still no joy. Also tried pressing the CH SET for 3 sec's,
but no joy either. I first got the YN622's and used a old Helios flash and
it worked ok, then I tried the next day and this problem started. (befoe I
got the YN568) Do I have faulty YN622C's or am I doing something wrong? Any
help would be really appreciated. Thanks.
John Bodally: I would go for the yn-568ex its has good has the 580ex2 and only £130 so
cheaper then 430ex :)
John Bodally: Yes if your flash supports has
John Bodally: Well you can use the on camera flash to control your yn-568ex but it needs
line of sight but will work fine.
Van Vangelis: love your videos and the hands on approach with commentary. Thanks.
Garry Connor: #1 Hi, I have a 5D Mk 2 and just bought 2 YN622C's & a YN568EXII. If i put
the YN568 on my camera and it works perfect. When I put a YN622 on camera
and the other off camera with the YN568, It flash's, but it doesn't flash
at the right time as the photo taken will be completely dark. Also when I
go to my cameras flash settings in the menu, where FLASH MODE is it only
lists E-TTL II, MANUAL MODE and MIXED. TTL, AutoExtFlash and Man.ExtFlash
are NOT highlighted (can't be selected). CONT..
Andrea Mangano: THe YN-465c hasn't HSS so it's almost difficult to make it working in HSS.