I cannot get the Yongnuo YN622N-TX controller to work properly with the Yongnuo YN685N flash unit in manual mode (haven't tried TTL mode yet).
Coming from a Yongnuo YN560-TX controller and Yongnuo YN560-IV flash units (which are manual-only) combination, I want to get the YN622N-TX and YN685N combination working in manual mode as well. With the manual-only Yongnuo set, when changing output power and zoom setting on the controller the flash responds accordingly and shows the altered values in its display and you hear the zoom head repositioning.
With the YN622N-TX and YN685N combination however, when in manual mode, the flash doesn't seem to respond to changes made on the controller to output power level and zoom setting. No sound from the zoom head being repositioned and no changing values on the flash unit's display. Firing the flash using the TEST button on the controller DOES work. Only then the power output value on the flash unit is changed and matches the setting on the controller. But the zoom head doesn't seem te move (no sound and no changed values).
I can't get this to work with the YN685N flash unit either in 622R.SLAVE or in 622M.SLAVE manual mode.
However, with the YN685 in 603.SLAVE mode and when using my trusty YN560-TX controller, the flash unit DOES respond to changes in output power and zoom settings (including the repositioning of the zoom head).
I visited a store that sells both units new (I bought mine used) and couldn't get any of the four possible combinations of controllers and flash units to work. It seems unlikely that both mine and the brand new ones are defective.
Am I doing something wrong?