Yongnuo YN-565EX with Radio Popper PX

If you're a bit late on this article, the new Yongnuo 565EX flash can be triggered by a Canon remote. So questions came up whether the Yongnuo YN-565EX Flash will work with the Radio Popper PX wireless triggers. Indeed it does and i've run some tests. There's no reason it shouldn't because the Radio Popper PX system takes the Canon infrared, does some magic, and then sends the very basic infrared back into the flash. The problem you'll run into is the standard RP shoe mount is not aligned. Never fear as a bit of Velcro will do just fine lining up the infrared ports.

Some of you might be wondering why you would need the Radio Popper system? Well let's start out by saying if you don't shoot in High Speed Sync, then you probably don't need it. You could do just fine with the RF603 triggers and switching the flash to manual mode. Instead of relying on Canon's infrared signals (which requires line of sight and gets pretty spotty outdoors), you could get more consistent results with a true wireless system. The only other benefit to using the Radio Poppers is if you want to control flash compensation straight from the camera (instead of walking up to the flash), or if you are managing power ratios and groups of flashes. If you're a bit new, my suggestion is to just go with the RF603 setup and learn how to work the flash manually. You'll actually gain a good understanding of flash.

9 thoughts on “Yongnuo YN-565EX with Radio Popper PX

  1. rebecca Hill

    Is there any cheaper yongnuo yn 565 than this in amazon?

    I was given this link by one of my friends who is in the photography industry for quite some time and told me that it’s good value for money.

  2. Emm

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    @Dietrich - Thanks. I have no doubt the ST-E2 works fine. This was a specific test for Radio Poppers which is a better alternative to working with ETTL off camera flash.

  3. Dietrich

    Emm, the guys at speelights.net got a replacement unit and it now works with Canon ST-E2. You may want to look into it. Or was the ST-E2 not working in the video because you didn't have line of sight?

  4. Emm

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    @Juan - I don't use the JRx, I use the PX which is infrared communication. I was able to control the flash compensation with my RP PX's.

  5. Juan

    Hi Emm! Yesterday a friend of mine brought his YN-565 to tested with my RP PX & JRx.
    It triggered but we couldn't control the power of the speedlight, and that is the most important feature on the JRx. I'll keep using my Canon's.

  6. @Nikita, you can sometimes find some of the original radiopoppers p1 system going on ebay for about $80 a unit. The PX units have backwards compatibility if you ever upgrade, and they do all the good HSS stuff the PX system does. I got a set of 1 TX and 3 RX for like $250 all together.

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