Shenzhen-based photo accessory manufacturer Yongnuo has announced the second generation of its popular YN622 TTL triggering system. The Yongnuo YN622C II for Canon and the YN622N II for Nikon will improve on the designs of the original YN622C and YN622N, including better support for the YN560-TX commander and compatibility with the RF-603/RF-605-series radio triggers.
The YN622C II and YN622N II will, respectively, transmit E-TTL and i-TTL signals between Canon/Nikon cameras and compatible Canon/Nikon/Yongnuo flashguns. Depending on the exact configuration, remote zoom control, manual power adjustment, flash exposure compensation and high-speed sync will also be supported. Using the YN622 II system you can have several groups of remote off-camera flashes with independent settings and power levels, all controlled from the camera position.
In “622” communication mode, the YN622C/N II will behave like the previous generation triggers, supporting remote adjustment of flashes through controls on the transceiver itself, via a master flash on top of the transceiver, or through the camera’s menus (Canon only). When used as receivers underneath flashes, the YN622N II has a “603-RX” mode which supports basic triggering from the RF-603/RF-605 manual flash triggers. The YN622C II has a more advanced “560-RX” mode that also allows remote control of manual power levels and zoom settings from the YN560-TX.
Details on the company web site reveal a new “quick lock design”, as well as an auto-focus assist lamp.
Update: pictures of the new devices have now been published. More available here.