I see the 622 transceivers and 622 tx, but am I able to use a 568EX as an on camera fill flash and also control the 568EX that would be off camera?

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No. The YN-568EX cannot act as an optical or radio master. The YN-568EXII (Canon only at the time of this posting) can act as an optical TTL master, but has no radio transmitter capability built-in.

If you need TTL on-camera fill flash, your best bet, if you're a Canon shooter, would be to use a YN-622C on-camera, and to put the YN-568EX on its pass-through hotshoe, and use the camera menus to control the remote YN‑568EX via another YN-622C as a receiver on its hotshoe.

See also: the TOYUG.

If, however, you're a Nikon shooter, sandwiching a YN-622N will not be a great solution for you, because there is no control of remote flashes from the camera menu, and you'll have to use those, um, less-than-intuitive buttons and LEDs on the YN-622N to change the power setting on the remote flash. It will work, but it's a pain. Your best bet is probably to find a Nikon CLS commander speedlight of some kind, such as an SB-700, and put that on the passthrough shoe, and then you can control the remote lights via the SB-700's menus.

See also: Flash Havoc's report on the YN-622N triggers and LightingRumors description of how to set remote power with a YN-622N.

  • So you're saying use a 622 and a 568 on top of that on camera. Then, in the menu I'll be able to control the off camera? May 29, 2015 at 0:20
  • @JoshBernthold Yup. The 622s have full TTL passthrough, and the camera menu can be used to control the remote flash via the 622. See the TOYUG for more information on the 622s.
    – inkista
    May 29, 2015 at 0:21
  • Now.... if I tell you I am a Nikon shooter that changes the answer doesnt it? Cant Canon only control in the menu or can Nikon as well? May 29, 2015 at 4:35
  • @JoshBernthold Yes, it changes things as a Nikon shooter and the TOYUG becomes less useful. I'll update the answer for that.
    – inkista
    May 29, 2015 at 4:44
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    @JoshBernthold Yes, "sandwiching" is putting the flash on top of the trigger on top of the camera. I don't think I can give you a knowledgeable opinion on which triggers to go for, since I'm a Canon shooter and have been very happy with my 622Cs, so I never looked much further (well, except at the YN600EX-RT. :D) But Phottix has a good reputation and seem to be being a system of compatible triggers, unlike Yongnuo.
    – inkista
    May 29, 2015 at 19:31

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