Jonathan writes in and shares his Yongnuo RF-603 unboxing with a quick demo. The RF-603 is an upgrade from the previous RF-602 model. A single RF-603 can act both as a transmitter and receiver, as to where the 602 were actual separate units. This is definitely more convenient and also changes the required batteries to only AAAs (easily found at any store).
These are also Wireless Camera Shutter Remotes to fire your camera while on a tripod (best for sharper images). As you can see from the end of the video, Jonathan sets up the RF-603 to trigger both his camera's shutter while simultaneously firing off the strobe. Not only can they fire off strobes through a sync cable, but they also have a built in hot shoe for firing off Speedlite Flashes, which allows you to mix all different types of strobes in one setting. [Thanks Jonathan] You can find these inexpensive flash triggers following the link (click here).
Yongnuo RF-603 Wireless Flash Triggers
Nice video and thanks for posting. I think I might pick up some RF-603 units as backup to my Phottix Odin triggers. Just in case...
Found your website through the RF-603 YouTube vid from Jonathan (above). You have some great stuff on this site. I look forward to picking a few items up and using them .... Especially the Pico dolley setup. Very cool! Keep up the great work! And thanks for sharing your talents 🙂
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@Bridger - If you don't need ETTL or high speed sync, then you can use the Yongnuo RF-603 triggers. They are designed to fire both the flash, and also be a remote shutter trigger for the camera. All at the same time. They are all the same, you just need to find the one that comes with the correct cable for your camera model Yongnuo RF-603 (click here for pricing)
Emm, what if I wanted to have my camera stationary on a tripod taking static shots of architecture and walk around with my flash on a pole flashing different pieces of the building to composite later. What would I need to fire both the camera remotely and still trigger the flash?
video above has been made private.
does anyone have a link to a 603 kit that works with a t2I I am looking for four or three triggers? or will any of the C kits work?
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@AW - If changing the power output from the camera is important to you and also shooting with high speed sync, then go with the 580EX. (Note: this uses infrared which is not highly reliable outdoors). If you are ok with changeing the power output manually and don't need HSS, then the YN is the cheaper solution.
I bought the 602 transmitter/receiver combo and I was very happy with the way it performed with my 430EX ii on my 5d.
I shot some portraits this weekend and I found myself very limited with one flash.
Would you recommend saving for a 580 ex ii as a master unit and use the 430 as a slave? Or should I just get the new YN565 EX + two 603 transmitters?
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@Joel MacKenzie - The RF-602 is not compatible with RF-603 models. You have to choose one. I'm still on RF-602 which serves the same purpose. Otherwise I use the Radio Popper PX.
Just wondering if anyone knows or has tested these with the older RF-602's. Are they compatible with each other?
@Yin - They do not have high speed sync. For slow moving subjects or portraits outdoors you can use an ND filter to bring down your shutter speed down if you want a shallow DOF.
@Claude Lee - Nothing cheap, but there is rumors Canon will be implementing 'wireless' into it's new flashes (not infrared). If this is the case, we would worry no more about aftermarket triggers. That's been a rumor for some time now though.
I use the RF602 right now. Pretty fun to use but the emitter is a bit loose on the 550D hot shoe. I was looking at TTL wireless triggers. Is there any cheap Pocket wizard alternative you would suggest Emm?
I assume these don't have high speed sync?
@aaron - They sell different kits. The one that will work on a T2i / 550D is the same connector as a 60D.
i really like them all being transceivers and the size, but no locking screw or other way to mount them kinda of sucks. I love the loop/leash on the pocket wizards.
So looks like the shutter release will work with a 5D but will a mini pc to mini pc cable for a 60D? or is there another adapter cable that would work?