Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite for Nikon Cameras

Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite and Wireless Flash Controller Kit for Nikon Cameras

Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite and Wireless Flash Controller Kit for Nikon Cameras

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Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite and Wireless Flash Controller Kit for Nikon Cameras Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite for Nikon Cameras Yongnuo YN-622N-TX i-TTL Wireless Flash Controller for Nikon

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  • 2.4 GHz Radio Slave System
  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Zoom Range: 20-200mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Recycle Time: 3 Seconds at Full Power
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • HV Power, PC Sync, USB Port
  • YN-622N-TX E-TTL Wireless Controller
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TTL System: Nikon

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Yongnuo YN685 overview

  • 1Description

Comprising the essential components needed for a versatile wireless flash system for Nikon cameras, the Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite and Wireless Flash Controller Kit from B&H bundles the i-TTL-enabled flash with the YN-622N-TX E-TTL Wireless Flash Controller for wireless, off-camera triggering and control from up to 328' away.

The YN685 features its own built-in radio transceiver for full radio slave functionality with the included YN-622N-TX controller and is also compatible with Nikon's i-TTL flash system when mounted to cameras for simple flash exposure control. A powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm is complemented by a versatile 20-200mm zoom range, and the head can tilt upwards 90° or rotate 180° both right and left for full positioning control. A rear LCD panel, dial, and selection of buttons offers easy settings control, including the ability to work with high-speed, 1st curtain, and 2nd curtain sync options or adjust the power manually from 1/128 to 1/1 settings. Four AA batteries are used as its power source or an optional battery pack via HV power port, and a fast recycle time of 3 seconds is possible at full power.

  • Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite for Nikon Cameras

    With a built-in YN-622N radio receiver, the YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite from Yongnuo offers complete radio slave functionality with both the YN-622N and RF-603/YN-560 radio systems for maximum compatibility with your existing gear. The flash is also compatible with Nikon's i-TTL flash system when mounted to the camera and has a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm. Benefiting this power is a wide zoom range which will cover 20-200mm in full frame, and a diffuser for wide angle lenses. It also features full bounce with tilt up to 90° and rotation of 180° to the left or right.

    Operation is simplified with a clear LCD screen on the back, a dial, and a selection of buttons. The head also offers a pull-out bounce panel for reflecting some light forward when using the tilt functionality. Full sync options are available as well, with high-speed, 1st & 2nd curtain sync. It runs conveniently on 4 AA batteries, has a recycle time of three seconds at full power, and includes an HV power port for battery packs. Additionally, it has a PC sync port.

    Compatible with YN-622N, YN-622N-TX, YN560 IV flash, YN560-TX, RF-605, RF-603 III, and RF-603 transmitter systems
    High-speed sync to 1/8000 second
    Flash exposure compensation and bracketing in 1/3 EV increments from -3 to +3 EV
    Manual power output from 1/128 to 1/1
    Heat protection
    Sound prompts
    Custom functions and auto save settings
    Locking metal foot
  • Yongnuo YN-622N-TX i-TTL Wireless Flash Controller for Nikon

    Control multiple flashes equipped with the YN-622N i-TTL transceiver with the YN-622N-TX i-TTL Wireless Flash Controller from Yongnuo. Compatible with Nikon i-TTL cameras, this controller slides directly into the hot shoe and utilizes a 2.4 GHz frequency with a range of 328' to trigger the remote flashes. The controller also has TTL, manual, and multi flash modes available for full creative control. Additionally, it can utilize 7 channels and 3 groups for setting up multiple flash units easily and efficiently.

    The YN-622N-TX utilizes an LCD screen to display settings and allow users to make adjustments. On the device is also an AF assist beam to help in low-light conditions. Multiple sync modes are available for more specific needs or effects, including 1st and 2nd curtain sync. A high speed sync mode will help in bright lighting conditions and for stopping motion with a maximum speed of 1/8000 second. A built-in mini-USB port enables firmware updates to be installed, and the device runs on 2 AA batteries.

Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite for Nikon Cameras
    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 196.85'  / 60 m ISO 100 at 200 mm Position
    Exposure Control Manual, i-TTL
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
    Bounce Head -7 to +90°
    Swivel Head 360°
    Coverage 20 - 200 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 20 - 200 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 3 Seconds
    Flash Duration 200 - 20,000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Wireless Operation Method: RF
    Distance: Up to 328.08' / 100 m
    Wireless Communication Channels 7 Channels
    Wireless Groups 6 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 3.0 x 8.3" / 67.0 x 77.0 x 210.0 mm
    Weight 15.03 oz / 426 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 4.0 x 3.8"
  • Yongnuo YN-622N-TX i-TTL Wireless Flash Controller for Nikon
    Channels 7
    Groups 3 (A, B, C)
    Wireless Range 328' / 100 m
    Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Control Modes Manual, Multi, TTL
    Sync Speed 1/8000 Sec
    Ports 1 x PC Sync
    1 x 2.5 mm (Camera Shutter)
    1 x Mini-USB
    Bottom Mount Hot Foot
    Battery Type 2 x AA
    Dimensions 3.5 x 2.1 x 1.5" / 9 x 5.3 x 3.9 cm (Transmitter)
    Weight 2.9 oz / 82.2 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 4.2 x 2.0"

Yongnuo YN685 reviews

YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite and Wireless Flash Controller Kit for Nikon Cameras is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good kit B&H have a winner with this kit. The components worked right out of the box. I wanted this for high speed sync outdoors, and it works great. B&H were very good getting this to me overseas very quickly based on my shipping options. I ordered on a Wednesday, and by Saturday it had registered at my countries customs department ready for clearance. The units are built very well, but their instructions manuals leave a lot to be desired. But youtube has some nice overviews to get one started. And again, for a photographer, these things tend to be intuitive just the right amount, so it's easy to be up and running in under an hour.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yes i would purchase this item again So far, this product is working great. It is my first speedlite and flash controller. The only thing I can say bad about the YN685 Speedlite and Wireless Flash Controller is bad instruction books. While trying to read through them, it appeared to me as though the writer recently began speaking English or was using a translation app. I would like to see a better instruction book with more information on how to perform different task for each item. But with a little, should I say playing with it, I have able to learn how to change settings, etc. Appears to be a solid product. Only four stars due to instruction books.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Follow Up to Feb 28, 2017 Review So, I've updated the YN-622N-TX trigger firmware from 1.05 to 1.08. The process was simple and painless. However, the issue with flash mis-fires, over/under-exposures in TTL mode continues. So, I re-iterate that this system is well priced for HOBBYIST looking to develop off-camera lighting skill. The YN-685 Speedlight (on camera) continues to deliver consistent TTL performance and has replaced my Nikon SB-600. I've used both Lithium and Ni-MH batteries. Performance has been the same. Now I'm looking for a compatible/reasonably-priced power pack. Test Photos - https://ddstevenson.smugmug.com/Equipment-Test/YoungNuo-YN685-YN622NTX-Combo/
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not work for me I bought this bundle for my Nikon system based on a recommendation from a friend who'd been using it, despite my reservations about the stories you hear about the lack of Yongnuo reliability. The reviews everywhere looked good, so I went with it. It worked well for about 20 shots, and then the system stopped working: specifically, the trigger would no longer talk to the flash. No physical configuration was changed: it just stopped working mid-shoot. The flash worked on the camera body (D810), and the camera seemed to recognize the trigger when it was mounted, but the two pieces wouldn't talk to each other. I tried everything: using new batteries, letting both things sit overnight with the batteries out, doing factory resets on both devices (including the custom function clear on the flash), updating the firmware on the trigger to the latest (1.08), and moving to a different location just in case it was some kind of radio interference. I wish it had worked, because the price is good, and the system seems otherwise to be well-designed. My friend's system still works, and he's happy with it. So if you get one, test it before any important shoot, and be prepared to return it. I'm going with the Cactus system instead: I hope it works better!
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good For Hobbiest Learning Off Camera Flash Its been just a few weeks since it received the flash and controller. For the price, I'm not upset with the performance thus far. But, here are the details of my experience: Instruction Manuals - basically the Chinese manual was given a quick pass thru Google Translate, copied, then pasted. YN685 On-Camera (i-TTL) - Works well. Consistent exposures. Should serve your event photography well. via YN622N-TX - So far, the TTL is not reliable: under-exposures, over-exposures, mis-fires. However, using manual exposure mode, the exposures ARE consistent. I'll update my review after further use.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could be a steep learning curve I have only had these units for a little over a week, so what I have to say about the flash itself and the transmitter should be taken with some degree of caution. The flash feels substantial and, frankly, it feels as solid as my Nikon flash. The transmitter worked quite well, as did the flash. All that being said, the instruction manual for each of the units is horrendous. It is terribly poorly written and incomprehensible at times. Only by trial and error, was I able to figure out at least the rudiments of how this flash and transmitter function. If you don't mind a certain amount of frustration and tinkering, then I suspect these units will function quite well.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dual Flash Field System Amazing price. Amazing product. Shooting with a Nikon SB600, priced three times as much with less power. I will be purchasing two more of these. Shooting out in the field with a need for capable, replaceable, and economical equipment. Required Yongnuo receivers to sync the SB600 and the YN685 for a two flash system. Shooting with a Nikon D80.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value in a speedlite and controller I bought my first Yongnuo about a year ago concerned about its quality but it was so much cheaper than the Nikon version I thought I'd take a chance. A year of using it has convinced me it's every bit as good as the Nikon for a fraction of the price. The YN685 kit along with two Yongnuo receivers I already had lets me wirelessly control both the new strobe and the old one along with a custom light that uses multiple heads in a softbox. Bottom line, powerful tools for very little money, I'm sold.
Date published: 2017-07-24
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