Yongnuo will release a new module that makes wireless flash control easier with their YN-622 triggers. The YN-622N-TX and YN-622C-RX — for Nikon and Canon respectively — are improved 2.4GHz transmitters with LCD control panels.
The announcement came alongside the Chinese manufacturer’s big reveal today of a Canon RT-compatible flash system. Yongnuo engineer Guanchao Liang said: “For current YN-622 users, don’t be disappointed. We have YN-622N-TX/YN-622C-TX on the way.”
The new control units should make life easier for photographers who like to adjust remote flashes from the camera. Previously, Canon users had to perform this operation through in-camera menus and Nikon users had to memorise a sequence of button presses.
Thanks to the backlit screen, which sits on top of the trigger, it is possible to review the power levels of each group — manual or TTL — in a lighting setup and quickly adjust the settings of each one.
The YN-622-TX is compatible with the original YN-622 units and should therefore make the series appeal to people previously leaning towards the Pixel King Pro, Rikon Kody or Phottix Odin, which have similar LCD interfaces. The YN-622-TX also benefits from an autofocus-assist lamp on the front of the device.
Pricing has not been announced but the release date is slated to be December 2013.
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