We recently got some new Yongnuo ETTL Triggers to replace our slightly dated standard ones.
We consistently use these triggers from Weddings through to Commercial shoots. They are very versatile and a god send in many different situations. Allowing the ease of ETTL on shoots allows a very quick set up with great results. ETTL does have its downside when it comes to a more dedicated shoot, but for a fast paced Wedding for example ETTL comes into its own. Many people will use ETTL on their Speedlights on camera, these triggers allows the same off camera.
We love the Yongnuo YN622C-TX, this little remote allows use to change the Speedlights as we go along. Pop on the bottom of your Speedlight the YN622C and set it group and channel, done; now move to your TX and control the Speedlight attached, we use the Yongnuo YN568EX II. You can put the Speedlight into ETTL mode or Manual mode from the remote. You can also change the zoom of the Speedlight from the remote. This is brilliant when you have a posed set up image. You can pop the lights you want around your set up image and then control the power, zoom and mode of the Speedlight from the Camera position, no brainer. We use these in ‘studio’ style shoots, Weddings where we have set up the scene for a sunset shot say. There are plenty of other Trigger and Remote kits out there, with Pocket Wizards being one of the market leaders. We have found these absolutely brilliant, offering everything we need and more.
Example of their use:
The YN62C-TX is the remote, it has a clear screen with the buttons located underneath. This allows you complete control over your Speedlight:
The Triggers are the YN622C, these have simple options on them to allow you to choose the channel they are on, incase you are working with other Photographers using the same or different Triggers. You can also choose what Group the Speedlight is on as well. This is helpful in a multiple light set up. You can place your rear lights on Group A say, the front left light on Group B and front right on Group C. This allows you to independently control that light from the camera with the remote, up the background for example, or add contrast to a hair light.
Yongnuo – http://www.yongnuo.eu
YN622C-TX – The ‘C’ stands for Canon, you can get the ‘N’ version for Nikon – http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086003-REG/yongnuo_yn_622c_tx_e_ttl_wireless_flash.html
YN622C – Again the ‘C’ stands for Canon – http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1104841-REG/yongnuo_yn_622c_e_ttl_wireless_flash.html
ETTL – Evaluative Through the Lens – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_flash_system
Speedlight – Often referred to as a flash gun – http://www.canon.co.uk/for_home/product_finder/cameras/speedlite_flash/