Yongnuo has announced world’s first 3rd-party radio trigger and flash compatible with the Canon 2.4GHz E-TTL RT technology along with a couple of YN-622 radio controllers.
Third-party Chinese manufacturers continue to impress photographers. A lot of companies have been launching accessories with amazing features, which are available only in the most expensive products from Canon and Nikon.
The first accessory from Yongnuo is the YN-E3-RT, the first trigger and Speedlite in the world from a 3rd-party maker that is compatible with the Canon 2.4GHz RT system.
Yongnuo launches YN-E3-RT, world’s first trigger and flash compatible with Canon RT technology
Canon’s RT technology is relatively new and only a few products support it. The new Yongnuo YN-E3-RT can be attached to DSLRs via a hotshoe.
Photographers can then input and review the settings on an LCD screen. After that, it is a matter of controlling multiple Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites through radio and without being forced to leave the camera out of your sight.
Yongnuo planning to release YN600EX-RT Speedlite soon
Users will save a lot of time thanks to the ability to control all Speedlites in one shot and without having to move away from the DSLR.
The Yongnuo YN-E3-RT trigger and Speedlite will be compatible with the company’s own YN600EX-RT, a Speedlite that will be launched in the near future.
Both these products will be significantly cheaper and will provide the same features as Canon’s own expensive accessories.
Yongnuo YN-E3-RT trigger and flash to receive firmware updates in the future
Other notable features of the YN-E3-RT are a USB port, High-Speed Sync, Manual Control, AF assist light, and E-TTL support.
The USB port will prove to be useful when Yongnuo decides to release firmware updates for the triggers. The upgrades should enable new features, currently hidden from our sight.
Yongnuo YN-622C-RX and YN-622N-TX control units revealed for YN-622 triggers
The good news does not stop here. Yongnuo has also launched a couple of new radio control units for the company’s YN-622 RTs for Canon and Nikon cameras.
Yongnuo YN-622C-RX and YN-622N-TX are a couple of transmitters for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, respectively. They work via 2.4GHz radio technology and support AF assist light.
LCD screens allow users to control YN-622 triggers with ease
The addition of the LCD screen comes with better control over the YN-622 RTs.
Canon photographers could control the flashes directly within the cameras, while Nikon photographers have been forced to remember some weird button combinations, in order to make it work.
Thankfully, the radio control units solve all these problems and they should become available for lower prices compared to other products from Canon and Nikon.