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Yongnuo 560 - too good to be true ?


ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
9 Jul 2012 11:30PM
Bought one of these to replace the third flash I've trashed this year. Its a really basic flash with an impressive GN of 58 - same as the canon 580EX2.

Worked like a dream tonight - just flashed away without missing, nice "BEEP" to tell oyu when its charged....

They're 40ish quid in the UK, less from Hong Kong....

Surely they must explode after 3 shoots or something... any horror stories, or are they really too good to be true?

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CaptivePhotons 12 1.6k 2 England
9 Jul 2012 11:57PM
I have one to complement my SB900 and will be buying another shortly. Well worth the investment.
Ade_Osman Plus
12 4.5k 36 England
9 Jul 2012 11:58PM
I've a 2 year old Yongnuo wireless remote, think it cost me 15, use it all the time for my macro stuff and apart from changing batteries in it twice which is good considering the amount of use it gets, it hasn't missed a beat!

Ade
ianrobinson 5 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 11:59PM
I've heard and read about these flash units and they reckon they are as good as the canon 580 ex ii, an almost direct rip off in fact.
Keep us informed If you have the mini flex tt5s and tt1 as i would be interested to see how they work with this system...
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
10 Jul 2012 12:01AM
they don't have ETTL Ian so probably not compatible

as a purely manual flash unit, they seem really simple and powerful and cheap...
Paul Morgan Plus
14 16.9k 6 England
10 Jul 2012 12:08AM

Quote:as a purely manual flash unit, they seem really simple and powerful and cheap...


As say that was quite expensive for a purely manual setup.
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
10 Jul 2012 12:26AM
Relative to what Paul?
10 Jul 2012 12:31AM
got 4 X yn560 II work with no problems. I got rid of my nikon flashes for these since I only ever work in manual with flash.
Paul Morgan Plus
14 16.9k 6 England
10 Jul 2012 12:42AM
283`s, 285`s loads on ebay at silly prices.
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
10 Jul 2012 12:50AM
manufacturer?
Paul Morgan Plus
14 16.9k 6 England
10 Jul 2012 12:57AM
Vivitar
Paul Morgan Plus
14 16.9k 6 England
10 Jul 2012 1:02AM
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
10 Jul 2012 1:08AM
ah ok - yeah, seen these

they're more expensive than the 560's new though... be interesting to see how much they make though Smile
Paul Morgan Plus
14 16.9k 6 England
10 Jul 2012 1:12AM
These units have been about for 30 odd years, I believe the 285`s are still being made, the 120` guide number is pretty good.

The older units can often be picked up for just a few pounds.
arhb Plus
8 2.7k 68 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 9:32AM
Yongnuo do make an ettl model now, which is very cheap compared to canon prices.

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