Yongnuo YNE3-RX receiver announced; adds Canon RT functions to any flash

Yongnuo has announced an upcoming product called the YNE3-RX, expected to be a universal receiver for the Canon RT system.

Yongnuo YN-E3-RT

Yongnuo has announced an upcoming “wireless flash receiver” called the YNE3-RX. The as-yet unseen device is said to be “coming soon” and is expected to be a receiver that will let you add any non-radio flashgun to a Canon RT system.

Update 7/2/15: Product photos have been released.

On the manufacturer’s product page, the following features are listed:

  • Support flash E-TTL, Manual and Multi (stroboscopic) flash modes
  • Supports single contact flash triggering
  • Test button and remote shutter release function
  • Prontor/Compur (PC) sync output
  • USB firmware updates
  • Manual triggering via single-pin hotshoe

The Yongnuo YNE3-RX will be able to turn the following flashes into receivers:

  • Canon 600EX(-RT), 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX (II)
  • Yongnuo YN568EX (II), YN565C, YN468C (II), YN467C (II), YN465C.
Yongnuo YN-E3-RT
Transmitters like the YN-E3-RT will control the YNE3-RX via radio

Using one of the following commander units, you will be able to trigger and remotely adjust the settings of the slave flash:

  • Yongnuo YN-E3-RT, YN600EX-RT
  • Canon ST-E3-RT, 600EX-RT.
Yongnuo YNE3-RX
“YNE3-RX wireless receiver (new products coming soon, so stay tuned)”

Further technical details, a price, release date or pictures of the actual product are not yet available. You might not want to hold your breath until this one is actually on sale — rival manufacturer Shanny promised a similar product with their own SN radio modules but then seem to have quietly cancelled the project.

Upon release, the YNE3-RX will be available from the official Yongnuo eBay store and other sellers.

Need a transmitter? Check out our review of the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.