Reddit Reddit reviews Yongnuo RF-603 N3 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger/Wireless Shutter Release Transceiver Kit for Nikon D90/D3100/D5000/D7000

We found 29 Reddit comments about Yongnuo RF-603 N3 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger/Wireless Shutter Release Transceiver Kit for Nikon D90/D3100/D5000/D7000. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Yongnuo RF-603 N3 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger/Wireless Shutter Release Transceiver Kit for Nikon D90/D3100/D5000/D7000
Works as a wireless shutter release control to trigger your cameraTransceiver System - works as a wireless flash trigger and receiverEach RF-603 is designed to work as trigger and as receiverCompatible with Nikon D90/D3100/D5000/D7000 Series cameras for shutter release controlIncludes (2) RF-603 transceivers (1) N3 shutter release cord
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29 Reddit comments about Yongnuo RF-603 N3 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger/Wireless Shutter Release Transceiver Kit for Nikon D90/D3100/D5000/D7000:

u/Arve · 4 pointsr/photography

My two cents is that it's not really worth it. Yes, TTL can be convenient if all you will ever do is to shoot with on-camera flash, and leave your camera in auto all the time, and with an advanced wireless setup with multiple flashes, it's somewhat convenient to be able to adjust the ratios from the camera itself, rather than having to go to each flash in a different setup.

That said, in terms of advanced lightning and overall versatility, you are going to have a much better time with a wireless setup and multiple flashes.

However, for the price of the one SB-700, you can have:

  1. 2x Yongnuo YN-560 III - 2 x $85 = $170
  2. Yongnuo RF-603 wireless transmitter - $32 - ^1
  3. Cowboystudio double light kit - $68

    Total: $268, that leaves you with enough to add a softbox or some lightning modifiers.

    Here's the thing: A manual flash, and compensating for it, even if you occasionally mount it on your camera becomes second nature after just a week or two, and the sheer convenience of being able to (let's say you're photographing a party), being able to just put two flashes in the room, set them both to something reasonable, point them at the ceiling, and shoot away handily beats out TTL, and avoids the harsh light on-camera flash gives you.

    Since you're giving prices in euros, you may want to check, or - whichever of these is more local to you - the Yongnuo gear is usually available there, and light stands to the Cowboystudio are usually also available, and shipping may be cheaper.

    1. Note there are two different Nikon models, the N1 or the N3 - you'd need to check which model you need.
u/alexdi · 4 pointsr/AskPhotography

Try those. Buy yourself a couple spares and they'll be as reliable as you need.

u/mustardlollies · 3 pointsr/photography

You should check out these:

Or alternatively just stick a piece of white card, like a business card in front of the on camera flash to bounce the light away from the subject. Also turn down the power of the flash manually. Doing both of these will prevent the on camera flash affecting the exposure, but will allow the slaves to pick up the flash. No delay is needed.

I used the same technique before I bought the triggers listed above, while they are manual control only they are a great starter trigger.

Hope that helps.

(First time poster long time lurker, made account to answer your query!)

u/zagaberoo · 3 pointsr/pentax

OP could also buy these triggers for which the YN560 has a receiver built in:

As a pair they can trigger any manual flash, but as long as you have a YN flash you only need one trigger. Saves one more piece of equipment to keep track of and carry batteries for.

u/AWESOM-O_jed · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

On the cheap I strongly recommend the yongnuo unit. Also works as a wireless shutter release, and very well reviewed for the price.

If you've got the coin, the pocketwizards are worth it, but for just starting out the yongnuo's are a steal.

u/vwllss · 3 pointsr/photography

> Does the camera body have a built in wireless trigger that SB-600-700-800-910 respond to?

Yes, kind of. The main on the camera does a few special preflashes that the other ones can pick up. It's kind of like if I used a flashlight to send you a message in morse code -- except they do it much, much faster.

> Or do I have to mount a flash on the camera shoe, and use a wireless transmitter built into that flash to trigger a wireless receiver in another flash?

That's an option but not necessary on the newest models. However, I still often opt to buy cheap radio triggers because it's nice not having to deal with line of sight.

> Is the Nikon wireless system in SB-XXX capable with regards to range, i.e. 100meter range or more,

No, I wouldn't say so. Maybe in a pitch black environment. The range is very dependent on how bright it is since in a bright environment the bursts of light from your camera are harder to "see."

> and is it line of sight limited, or should I buy the $39 wireless radio trigger kits from eBay?

It is line of sight limited.. kind of. In a dark place if it bounces off a wall it will still trigger your flashes. It's hit or miss and depends, again, how much ambient light there is.

> Or does Nikon sell a wireless trigger kit/CLS that takes better advantage of integrated features (i-TTL via wireless triggers)?

Nikon might, but in this case the most common thing would be to buy something like Pocket Wizards. However then you're shelling out around $150-250 per transceiver which is over $300 just for one camera/flash pair. You can easily drop a thousand dollars just getting your flashes to be wireless.. which really sucks.

> What do I miss out on with cheap eBay remote flashes?

They have very long ranges and are quite reliable so you mostly only miss out on the TTL aspect. If you're fine with setting flashes manually they're very useful. I have a set of RF-602's by Yongnuo (cheap Chinese) but you'd now want to purchase the updated RF-603. They will probably be ever so slightly less reliable than a pocket wizard set, but by less reliable I mean you may miss one shot every 200-500 photos.

u/finaleclipse · 3 pointsr/photography
  1. Nope! Put the flash into Manual mode, set the power of the flash, put it onto the camera's hotshoe, and fire away.

  2. The YN-603N is a great option for off-camera wireless shooting. I've used the Canon equivalent with my 60D, and so I have one mounted onto the camera plugged in with the shutter release cord, the flash off-camera set to radio, and the second 603 in my hand as a remote shutter release. Hitting the button on the 603 will trigger both the off-camera flash as well as the camera's shutter. It makes the limited macro stuff I do much easier because then the camera shake is limited to the shutter.
u/Consolol · 2 pointsr/photography

Are you using these? I don't see how a bracket doesn't have room for them.

> require the hotshoe to plug directly into the mount.

As opposed to where? I don't exactly understand.

Personally I use one of these because you can screw the foot into a tripod (standard 1/4 inch) or stand it up on a table by itself. I use an SB-28 with those triggers with no problem.

u/gph0ne · 2 pointsr/photography

Didn't realize the IV had a radio transmitter in the first place. Might just go with the 560 III, and I actually wanted to use a manual flash, not TLL. Are there any wireless triggers I could buy for the flash? I saw a few but didn't know if I should drop on any of them or not, specifically this one Thanks for the help! Is there anything else you recommend or have an input on before I go off and purchase it?

u/deejayqueue · 2 pointsr/photography

I've played with an SB800 and an SB900 with the camera (D7100) in commander mode. They work fine in a room where the light will reflect a bit, and they're ok behind white umbrellas, but I wouldn't push the issue much further than that.

For a mid-level solution, check out [These Guys.]
( They work on RF so you don't have to rely on line-of-sight. They're also pretty cheap, and as an added bonus can work as a wireless shutter release. I'm waiting to get paid, and then I'm gonna order a pair of them to play with, eventually I'd like 2 pair (you need 3 to trigger 2 flash heads, and one extra never hurt anyone.) But I want to make sure they're going to work properly first. The only downside to these is that they don't do TTL, so you have to dial the flash power in manually, which doesn't matter to most people anyway.

u/DatAperture · 2 pointsr/photography

The best system for you is probably Nikon DSLRs. They have the best low light performance for your money in the DSLR world, and being a camera manufacturer pretty much exclusively, they have looooots of lenses.

My recommendation:

Refurb D7000 - $519. 1/320 flash sync speed, plenty good in low light, pro ergonomics, works with nikon's newer and older lenses.

Lens: 50mm f1.8G. You said portraits only, so here is your best bang for your buck lens for that. $215.

Lighting: Check out the strobist 101 lighting kit. $100ish.

Flash: YN 565 + radio triggers. $150ish.

With a memory card and whatnot, that comes to around $1000 and you have a great portrait setup. But, you're limited to one focal length (albeit a very useful one). Here are some tips if you wanna push it into the $1000-2000 range:

Nikon 80-200 f2.8D - crazy bang for your buck.

Sigma 18-35 f1.8 - the best wide/normal zoom lens for aps-c cameras. The quality out of it is nothing short of astounding.

85mm f1.8G. You want shallow depth of field? You've got it.

u/manifest3r · 2 pointsr/photography

Ah yes, I do have a PC connector Amazon link of Yongnuo 603n. I was much too tired yesterday night to even think of that!

I'll give it a shot. Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if it works.

u/PenName · 2 pointsr/photography

How important is TTL when using a single OCF?

Basically, I'm learning to use my SB700 but don't like having the sync cable attached to my camera. I'm considering a few wireless options:



Pocket Wizard

The key question here is that I'm still figuring things out and don't know how often I'll need/want to use my flash. If I go the cheaper route, I'm limited to only using the flash in manual mode (versus the industry standard pocket wizards). So, is flash in manual mode a disadvantage for a beginner and I should go with the pricier, but more versatile PWs? Or is TTL not crucial for beginner/intermediate work?


u/keanex · 2 pointsr/photography

Get an external flash. If I'd bought one of those I likely wouldn't have had a strong urge to upgrade my two kit lenses as fast as I did. This plus these and you're set. I recommend buying rechargeable batteries, you'll need 4 AA for the flash, and 2 AAA per wireless transmitter.

u/vashibhavin · 2 pointsr/photography

Yongnuo RF-603 triggers work great for me. Although, they wont be very useful if you use your speedlites in TTL mode. It only supports speedlites in manual mode.

u/adamtj · 2 pointsr/photography

I use Yongnuo radio triggers with my d5100. They are about $30 for a pair and have worked well for me. They'll let you remotely trigger the shutter, but you can also used them to sync off-camera flashes (manual only, no TTL).

If you buy two or more pair, you can both trigger the shutter and off-camera flashes.

My only complaint is that when syncing flashes, there seems to be a little delay. That little delay means the flashes don't go off soon enough and I sometimes see black bars at my sync speed (1/200th). I have to set my shutter a bit slower, at 1/160th to eliminate the black bars. But for $30 a pair, that's a minor thing.

Something to keep in mind when using it as both a shutter remote and flash sync: You can trigger your shutter just by plugging one into your camera with the short shutter cable. It doesn't need to be in the hot shoe for that. You can then put a flash in your hot shoe and use TTL. However, you can't remotely trigger flashes that way. To sync off-camera flashes, you have to have one trigger in your camera's hot shoe. You can then stack a flash on top of the trigger, but you'll lose TTL for that flash. The trigger in your hot shoe can also have the shutter cable attached, serving both as the receiver for the shutter button in your hand and also as the flash sync master transmitter.

The reason the flash sync requires one in the hot shoe is because even though it knows when you press the remote shutter button, it can't know how long it takes your camera to activate the shutter. If it were to guess wrong, the flash would go off at the wrong time and the light would fall on a closed shutter. The trigger in your hand activates the one plugged into your shutter release. The camera starts the process of taking a picture. Some (very short) time later, the camera sends a signal to the hot shoe. The trigger in the hot shoe (probably the same one that's plugged into your shutter release) senses that signal and only then transmits to the other triggers to fire the off-camera flashes, ensuring that the flashes go off at the correct time.

u/freddyarium · 1 pointr/photography

I just picked up a Wescott 60" convertible umbrella (you can make it a shoot-through with the black peeled of), an Impact 13' light stand, an umbrella holder, 2 Yongnuo 603N's (to fire the flash remotely), and I'll be using my SB-600 flash I picked up from eBay for about $220. That's what I found going between Strobist and Zack Arias' awesome DVD "OneLight"

Also - I plan on shooting portraiture with my Nikon D7000 + 50mm 1.8. We're in the same boat.

u/chocolateface · 1 pointr/photography

That's great info, thanks very, very much. This is starting to take some (admittedly amorphous) shape in my brain.

Would these Yongnuo YN-622N Transceivers suffer from the radio limitation you describe (RF I presume)?

Or were you referring to the less expensive kind such as these?

u/CerotingDog · 1 pointr/Nikon

This should be a better option for 4 triggers. You might need to check D3300's compatibility with these triggers. But I don't see why they wouldn't work for you. I got a D3100 and these work perfect on it.

Watch the video review, it is worth it.

u/Chroko · 1 pointr/photography

It depends how attached you are to TTL metering.

The places I use flash also tend to have fixed ambient lighting. It's okay for me to manually tune the settings to get it right, so I don't use TTL anymore.

I have had a SB-600 for ages (the prior model to the SB-700), but I've since added two YN-560-II, along with two pairs of wireless triggers (beware there's a set that has a slightly different cable depending on which camera you have.) The 560's are dumb but powerful manual flashes - and the advantage of those triggers is that they can also be configured as a hand-held remote control that fires the camera.

That's the solution that I went with and it works for me, but it might be completely inappropriate if you still want TTL and remote flash power control.

u/fai1 · 1 pointr/photography

I don't really know whether ones better than the other. I owned a D40 but I've never used a D70 nor really looked at them.

You can do a quick comparison here -

But either way, you are better investing in lenses rather than the body. So I would say get whatever one is cheapest so you have more money for a good lens.

I'm not really sure what to recommend in terms of continuous lighting as everything cheap I've used has always sucked but you could pick up a Yongnuo flash. The set up with a flash would probably be about £75 (There iwll be cheapest places for some of this stuff).

This might be a bit over kill to begin with but some links anyway just in case:

flash and triggers:

Stand, bracket and umbrella:

u/umbrellabeach · 1 pointr/photography
u/spangborn · 1 pointr/photography

I tried a similar thing with two sets of Cactus triggers - it didn't work. Dealing with the poor quality cheapo triggers got to be a pain, especially if one part of a set died.

I ended up buying these transceivers, which are freaking awesome. I get ~100yd range out of them, and they also work as a remote cable release.

u/yesimalex · 1 pointr/photography

If lenses are out, then what about light?

Get a flash and some radio triggers, it'll change the way you do things.

u/prbphoto · 1 pointr/photography

60mm micro - $200

d7000 kit - $700 (look for a kit so you get extra lenses for other lifestyle work)

Yonguno Flash - $75

Wireless kit - $35.

You're $10 over your limit but you'll probably make that up with a smart purchase on the 60mm or d7000 kit.

u/fortresssolitude · 1 pointr/photography

I want to get a lighting set up for a home studio. I was going to get some youngnuo flashes from amazon. However, how do I find a set of 1 trigger and 3 receivers for a 3 point light set up?

In this amazon pckg it looks like I only have one set. are they all synced to the same frequency?

Any tutorials good tutorials for these flashes? I been looking but wound up with 1hr vids where the photogapher talks 90% about how cool he is and 10% of how to use the product.

I have a speedlite and just gave up trying to use it last summer, because it was so hard to use. The power was so strong. I tried one of those caps to diffuse but it seemed futile

u/Alphamazing · 1 pointr/photography

TTL can be nice in certain situations depending on what he's shooting, but yeah, a ~$30 price drop per transceiver for losing TTL is significant.

Hey OP: