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12-31-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Controlling YN560 III with YN560 IV or YN560 TX

I received a YN 560 IV flash and YN 560 TX for Christmas to go with the YN 560 III flash that I already had. I was expecting that I could control the features of the 560 III with either of the other two new acquisitions, but initially that wasn't possible as all either would do was trigger the 560 III. I couldn't adjust the group, channel, power, or zoom settings. I simply thought I had an old version of the 560 III that wasn't compatible with the new flash or trigger/controller. But yesterday, while watching a YouTube video review of the 560 IV, I learned that you must ACTIVATE that feature on the 560 III using either the 560 IV or the 560 TX. The instructions for doing this are in the manuals that come with the 560 IV and the 560 TX, but are easy to overlook. The instructions to activate the Group Function of the YN 560 III are on page 45 of the 560 IV manual and on step 6 on the instruction sheet that comes with the 560 TX.

01-02-2015, 11:51 PM   #2
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Hi!
If I understand your post is it correct that the YN 560 TX and the YN 560 IV / III will work just fine with my pentax?
Did you bought the canon or the nikon-version?
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Patrick
01-03-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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Patrick, yes, the YN 560 III and IV flashes will work with your Pentax camera as they are more or less generic flash units. For the 560 TX trigger/controller, you want a Nikon version,
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Hello T.
Thank you for the answer.
Maybe it's time for me to buy a late christmaspresent :-)
Have nice weekend!
/Patrick

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QuoteOriginally posted by T Evergreen Quote
I received a YN 560 IV flash and YN 560 TX for Christmas to go with the YN 560 III flash that I already had. I was expecting that I could control the features of the 560 III with either of the other two new acquisitions, but initially that wasn't possible as all either would do was trigger the 560 III. I couldn't adjust the group, channel, power, or zoom settings. I simply thought I had an old version of the 560 III that wasn't compatible with the new flash or trigger/controller. But yesterday, while watching a YouTube video review of the 560 IV, I learned that you must ACTIVATE that feature on the 560 III using either the 560 IV or the 560 TX. The instructions for doing this are in the manuals that come with the 560 IV and the 560 TX, but are easy to overlook. The instructions to activate the Group Function of the YN 560 III are on page 45 of the 560 IV manual and on step 6 on the instruction sheet that comes with the 560 TX.

Question. If I buy two YN 560 IV and mount one on camera will it trigger the one off camera?

Also, what do I need to buy if I want to trigger both YN 560 IV without firing flash from my camera? ( k5iis )

Thanks!
02-07-2015, 08:03 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by alisonkim Quote
Question. If I buy two YN 560 IV and mount one on camera will it trigger the one off camera?

Also, what do I need to buy if I want to trigger both YN 560 IV without firing flash from my camera? ( k5iis )

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Yes, the one on the camera will trigger the second YN 560 IV.

You'll want to buy the YN 560 TX Nikon version to fire a flash off camera without a flash mounted on your camera. You mount the 560 TX on the camera and it will trigger as many YN 560 IVs as you want to use. Alternatively, you can use either the RF602 or RF603 (Nikon versions) to trigger the flash units, but with the YN 560 TX you can also adjust the power output of the flashes either individually or as groups right from the camera. To my thinking, the YN 560 TX is the way to go as it isn't that much more expensive than the YN triggers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by T Evergreen Quote
Patrick, yes, the YN 560 III and IV flashes will work with your Pentax camera as they are more or less generic flash units. For the 560 TX trigger/controller, you want a Nikon version,
Why the Nikon version?

I purchased the 560-TX from E-bay and it mentioned nothing regarding Canon or Nikon version. When the 560-TX was set up initially it syncs with either a 603 or 602 trigger is says nothing about the c or n version.
The only difference between the Canon and Nikon version of these triggers was the shutter release cable and both fired the Pentax.
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If I'm not mistaken the wake up feature works on pentax if you buy the nikon version.

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As Alison mentioned, it has to do with waking up a sleeping flash. I have the Nikon version and it wakes up a sleeping flash by a half press of the shutter release button. I don't have the Canon version so I can't speak directly to it not doing that, but I've heard others say it doesn't.

As far as identification goes, the box my 560 TX came in has a sticker on it saying "For N." There is no designation on the 560 TX itself indicating it's the Nikon version.
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QuoteOriginally posted by T Evergreen Quote
As Alison mentioned, it has to do with waking up a sleeping flash. I have the Nikon version and it wakes up a sleeping flash by a half press of the shutter release button. I don't have the Canon version so I can't speak directly to it not doing that, but I've heard others say it doesn't.

As far as identification goes, the box my 560 TX came in has a sticker on it saying "For N." There is no designation on the 560 TX itself indicating it's the Nikon version.
I just looked at my box and it has no C or N desgnation. As far as awakening the flash I just turned that feature off on the flash itself along time ago when using the yn 603C II triggers and receiver so that wouldn't be a problem. I really don't use the Pentax flash with this system just to lazy to go to the flash and adjust its power.
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