Recently I've been using the Yongnuo YN-622C II in connection with the Canon 580EX II in manual mode.
Everything worked fine. I could change settings in my camera setup screen to which the flash would take over. The flash was in Manual mode, the transmitter/receiver units both on C2 and 622 mode.
But then I forgot my triggers at an assignment and it was gone. I bought another 622 set and tried to set everything up the same but I came across several issues:
I can't put the flash settings on manual mode in my speedlight settings screen in my camera. It switches back to e-ttl mode...something I do not want.
The moment I turned on my flash I held down the zoom button so I could enter the flash master/slave settings. When I was finished and half-pressed the shutter button the whole master/slave/channel information all were gone and the flash switched back to e-ttl mode cause apparently since I could not change the flash settings to manual in my speedlights settings menu it takes over the e-ttl mode.
With my former set of 622s I never had this problem but I do remember I also had a hard time finally getting the right settings.
Does someone have a clue what I am doing wrong here?
Normally I should be able to change from e-ttl to manual mode in speedlight settings menu and when I connect my 580EX II directly to my camera that is the case (just tested it). But the moment I'm using the triggers it suddenly becomes impossible.
I do a lot of club nightlife photography and this was such a great way of using the 580EX II. I could easily change manual output settings in my speedlight settings on my camera without having to go through the flash settings.
I hope someone can help me solve this problem.