If you use off camera flash photography radio triggers are a crucial bit of equipment and something you must have.
Okay, you can fire the flash using flash cords and wires however this is a cumbersome method leaving trailing wires all over the place which not only look untidy but are also a tripping hazard. You may have a camera that wirelessly fires flash guns and speed lights however these are notoriously unreliable and misfires are a common issue.
I used to use flash cords and I was stubborn in that I would not spend money on more equipment that I didn’t think I needed. Yep, I was pig headed and struggled on with flash cords until one day a friend lent me his radio triggers. On that day I had an epiphany, ordered a set of radio triggers as soon as the shoot finished and haven’t looked back since. If you think you don’t need radio triggers for off camera photography you are mistaken, and you do need radio triggers.
Off camera flash has grown in popularity and there are loads of radio triggers out there to buy, and there is something for all budgets. At the top end are the Pocket Wizards, which are stupidly expensive, and at the bottom end there are the unbranded generic radio triggers, which are stupidly cheap. Then there is everything else in between.
The first thing you will notice about the Yongnuo 622 flash triggers is that they look a bit clunky. Okay, they aren’t the sleekest looking flash triggers out there but don’t be put off by this. After all, looks aren’t everything right?
The Yongnuo 622 radio triggers don’t feel bullet proof like the Pocket Wizards do but given the price this is to be expected. That said, the Yongnuo 622 flash triggers feel sturdy, solid and well made. You won’t pick up a Yongnuo 622 and think “whoa. This cold stop a tank” but then similarly, you won’t pick up a Yongnuo 622 and think “Hmm….. This is cheap and nasty”. All things considered I have to say I am impressed with the build quality and, given I have had my Yongnou 622 for several months now and put them through lot, I can vouch for their quality and durability.
With the Yongnuo 622 radio triggers it is possible to control three separate lighting groups. Whilst I don’t need this feature for much of my photography it is nice to have as I am sure I will use it at some point in the future. If you have the need for different lighting groups the Yongnuo flash triggers are something that will definitely be of use to you.
The Yongnuo 622 radio triggers are user friendly and a doddle to use. The location of the buttons and settings is logical, the layout is clear and you won’t even need to consult the manual. These radio triggers are the simplest bit of flash equipment to use I own. As well as being easy to use these flash triggers are also very reliable and faultlessly fire every time the shutter button is pressed. Misfiring can be an issue using flash triggers however this is not the case with the Yongnuo 622 triggers as they never misfire.
The Yongnuo 622 flash triggers are jam packed full of features and technology including ETTL and HSS. These features offer even more shooting options so I can choose the best setting for the situation I am in.
Godox An essential accessory to use with the Yongnuo 622 triggers is the Godox YN-TX transmitter, which sits in the camera’s hot shoe. With the transmitter you can change the power and settings of the flash triggers from the shooting position, which means you can tweak all the lights without having to go over to them. How cool is that?
One of the best things about the Yongnuo 622 flash triggers is the price. Considering the build quality, the ease of use, the ETTL technology and everything else the Yongnuo 622 triggers are super cheap. I am stunned how Yongnuo can produce such good flash triggers for such little money and still make a profit. Maybe it is just the top brands over charging for their flash triggers? Whatever, if you want a lot of bang for your buck, and let’s face it who doesn’t the 622 triggers are for you.
As I am sure you have already guessed I think the Yongnuo 622 flash triggers are awesome and I can’t recommend them anymore. They are well made and durable, they are simple to use, they are effective and don’t misfire and they are cheap. Yep, if you are looking at getting some flash triggers forget about the rest and go straight for the Yongnuo 622 triggers.
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