Yongnuo provides only partial compatibility information for their Canon ETTL speedlites. A lot of combinations are neither officially compatible nor incompatible – e.g. 600D with YN-465, Rebel T3 with YN-468, or 550D with YN467.
To help with transparency actual user reports are collected here and combined with official info in the table below. Pls understand there can’t be any warranty for the accuracy of information provided here.
Compatibility Table Explanation
green table cell background = officially compatible
red bg = officially not compatible
no bg color = no official information from YN
“yes” = compatibility report from one actual user
“yes” = compatibility report from more than one actual user
“?” = no user reports available yet
Examples: a table cell with green backgrund and “yes” means the combination is compatible per Yongnuo’s specs and has been reported to work. Red bg and “yes” means official incompatibility, but there was a positive user report.
Last updated 02/29/12
|Entry level DSLR|
|1100D / Rebel T3||no||?||no||yes|
|1000D / Rebel XS||yes||?||yes||?|
|600D / Rebel T3i||no||no||no / yes (Feb 2012)||?|
|550D / Rebel T2i||yes||yes||yes
(auto ISO 1600)
|500D / Rebel T1i||yes||yes||yes
(auto ISO 1600, ISO display shows “—”)
|450D / Rebel XSi||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|400D / Rebel XTi||yes||?||yes||yes|
|350D / Rebel XT||yes||yes||yes||?|
|Mid range DSLR|
(ISO display shows “—”)
|20D||?||yes (with EV corr)||?||yes|
|High end DSLR|
(ISO display shows “—”)
|5D Mark II||?||yes||yes||yes|
|5D||?||?||no (only in manual mode)||?|
|1Ds Mk III||?||?||?||?|
|1Ds Mk II||?||?||?|
|1D Mk IV||?||?||?||?|
|1D Mk III||?||?||?||?|
|1D Mk II N||?||?||no||?|
|Other ETTL camera models|
|SX10 IS||?||?||no / unclear||?|
Official Yongnuo information
As of 8/26/11, this is what’s published on the manufacturer website and item descriptions in the official eBay store:
- “can only be used with Canon E-TTL cameras (not compatible to Canon A-TTL, and not compatible to Canon 5D, 5DII,1D, 1DS, 1DSI, 1DSII,1DSIII”
- “suitable for: Canon 40D 50D 350D 400D 450D 500D 1000D”
- “suitable for: Canon 40D 50D 350D 400D 450D 500D 1000″
- “not compatible to Canon 5D 5DII 1D 1DS, 1DSII,1DSII 20D”
- “suit for : Canon 1000D 550D 500D 450D 400D 350D 50D 40D”
- YN-565 EX
- suitable camera in TTL function: Canon 5D II 30D 40D 50D 350D 400D 450D 500D 550D 600D 1000D 1100D
Canon Rebel XS XSi XTi T1i T2i T3
- suitable camera and flashes in wireless TTL slave mode: camera: Canon 7D, 60D, 600D; flash: Canon 580EX II, Nikon Nikon SB-900, SB-800, SB-700
In the table, camera/flash parings stated as compatible are highlighted with a green background, official incompatibility is marked with background color red.
Sources of User reports
User reports come from the comments here on speedlights.net, discussion threads on photography-on-the-net (e.g. here), dslr-forum (e.g. here), flickr.com (e.g. here) and own experience with 40D and T1i.
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