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06-29-2016, 10:15 AM   #1
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radio flash and Yongnuo

Hi folks,

I received today a YongNuo IV, with radio trigger inside itself. I want to fire it up with radio K3 trigger, if it is managable . . I didn't succeded yet

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Did you buy a radio trigger unit to put onto your K3 hotshoe?
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Unfortunately, the radio trigger in the YN-560 IV can only communicate with other Yongnuo flashes/receivers. (i.e. YN-560 IV, YN-560 III, YN560-TX, RF-603 (I/II), and RF-602)

That said, the YN-560 IV does have a built in Slave mode that will allow you to use it off-camera by triggering it from your K-3's on-board flash. Set your YN-560 IV to S1 or S2 mode, and point the little red window on the flash towards your K-3. When your K-3's flash fires, your YN-560 will flash too.

Alternatively, you can buy the RF-603 I/II on B&H. It communicates wirelessly with your YN-560 IV so you don't have to rely on line-of-sight control.
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radio flash and Yongnuo

Hello !, for shooting with the flash pop up, you must put the yongnuo S1 or S2 mode (S2 omitted in the pre-flash pop up)
To fire it remotely with Trigger Yongnuo on the shoe of the camera, the flash mode must be in RX and TX shutter mode.

Hope this can help you!
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Hello, to fire the flash in slave mode with the flash pop up, you must put the flash Yongnuo S1 or S2 mode (S2 mode bypasses the pre-flash pop up)
To fire the flash Yongnuo wirelessly with the trigger radio, you must place the trigger on the shoe of the camera in TX mode and flash off camera in RX mode.
Hope this can help you!

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Ah, I see, I must buy a Yongnuo trigger as well.... OK, will do that then.... I was hoping my K3 radio capabilities will trigger it, but that's obviously not gone happened
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The cameras do not have any 'radio capabilities'. If you are thinking of the 'wireless flash' feature, this is not a radio system but rather an optical signalling system, using pre-flashes from the camera flash or an accessory flashgun to send coded messages to off-camera 'wireless slaves'.
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I suggest to You YN560-TX. Then You have more freedom!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aksel Quote
I suggest to You YN560-TX. Then You have more freedom!
Second this. I use one with multiple Yongnuo IV units and it works really well.

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You can use the YN-560 III with the RF-603 and YN-560 TX as well. The (III) version of the speedlight can receive radio signals, it just can't send them. In other words you can trigger it with a radio trigger, but you can't use it for triggering other speedlights (except in the case of slave of course).

With the YN-560 IV, you can use it to wirelessly trigger other IV or III speedlights. Basically version IV is a 560 III with the 560-TX built in.
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In fact, I can order another one YN 560 IV, and trigger each other .

One I put on hot shoe, as a radio controller, and second one will be triggered by this one. Is this managable ? I believe it is.

I also have an old pair of two 560 II which can be used in strict Slave modes combined with these two.
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The hole idea is in fact to have RADIO CONTROL over light control, because I can put my main Flash where ever I can, and don't have to watch does it have optical connection with master, or pop-up flash.

It's much more convenient when you have to hide your flash behind something.
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One I put on hot shoe, as a radio controller, and second one will be triggered by this one. Is this managable ? I believe it is.
That's right. OR If you want, you can just order the YN-560 III, and use it as the off-camera flash. Your 560 IV can be on-camera and it can trigger the 560 III wirelessly.
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That's right. OR If you want, you can just order the YN-560 III, and use it as the off-camera flash. Your 560 IV can be on-camera and it can trigger the 560 III wirelessly.

But is it possible to manage the main radio master on hot shoe to NOT flash, but just send signal to other(s)
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But is it possible to manage the main radio master on hot shoe to NOT flash, but just send signal to other(s)
No, unfortunately not with the YN-560 IV. It must flash to send the signal to other speedlights. If you want a radio trigger that doesn't flash, then you have a choice of the RF-603, or the YN-560-TX.
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No, unfortunately not with the YN-560 IV. It must flash to send the signal to other speedlights. If you want a radio trigger that doesn't flash, then you have a choice of the RF-603, or the YN-560-TX.

yes, I was thinking so ... shame
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