The Yongnuo YN 460 Mark II design has been updated in one detail as reports indicate: YN-460 Mark II now comes with a metal foot!
Thank you very much speedlights.net reader Albert for reporting about the Yongnuo YN-460-II now shipping with metal base plate on the plastic foot! You can see a photo of it below.
For comparison, you can see here the now “old” flash foot design:
The Yongnuo 560 now also has a metal flash foot. Huge thanks to photographer j-pang for the comparison picture here:
Update from 1/12/11:
thank you for the feedback about other YN models: YN460, YN467 and YN468 come also with metal foot. I think it’s a safe assumption that all YN speedlites now have the metal base plate on the flash foot!
If you want to learn about how the different models compare and which one is right for you, go to the Yongnuo Speedlites overview page.
Where To Buy
You find a wide variety of Yongnuo speedlites on eBay, either in the Yongnuo manufacturer store or check all eBay offers. Make sure to ask about plastic or metal foot if it matters to you, since the switch was very recent and there will be still versions with a plastic foot out there.