Tag Archives: E-TTL
8/26: Go here for the YN-565 in-depth review.
8/22: YN-565 on amazon (I talked with the seller “cheaplights” and he ships from the US and offers 30 days own warranty).
8/22: My Yongnuo YN-565 is still on its way – it left HK on 8/15 according to the mail tracking information system but there was no further update so far; I hope it will arrive between Tuesday and Wednesday 8/24.
In the navigation bar you find now the Flash for Canon overview with info on 30+ ETTL (II) enabled speedlites.
The Flash for Nikon speedlight guide lists 26 i-TTL flashes to choose from, both new and used models.
And a ‘strobist’ list is in the works – expect more info on Yongnuo, LumoPro, the old Nikon speedlights and some other models, e.g. the 285HV.
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.
Canon announced 2 new speedlites: the 270EX II, and the new and very interesting photo-video hybrid flash 320EX, which is the topic here.
For camcorders, there have been video lights with additional flash tube before – see the photo of Canon’s own VFL-2 further below. But for still cameras, the Canon Speedlite 320EX is the first flash with additional video light on the market (Nikon’s SB80DX had a similar looking light on the front, but that was an anti red-eye lamp).
Together with 2 new camera bodies – the T3 = EOS 1100D in Europe and the T3i = EOS 600D, Canon announced two new speedlites, the 320EX and the 270EX II.
The 270EX II is announced at $170 in the US (pre-order from amazon) and replaces the current entry-level flash 270EX, sold at around $145 currently. There are 2 new features justifying a price increase:
- there is now a wireless slave mode
- the flash unit can be used as a remote for an EOS camera
Yongnuo 468 versus Canon’s 430EX II – how does the $100 flash (e.g. from eBay) hold up against the mid-range speedlite from Canon costing about > 2.5x?
Finally, a Canon speedlite 430EX II has joined the collection (I plan on doing much more Canon testing in 2011!), and a direct comparison of YN468 vs 430 EX II is the topic of this article. Both speedlites were tested with a Canon Rebel T1i (Canon 500D in Europe).
Yongnuo currently offers 3 different TTL flashes, all part of the 460 line which means they share the casing and overall design. Among them, the YN465 is the simplest and cheapest (and my favorite), while the YN468 is the most advanced with an LCD screen on the back, but it’s also the only one that’s available for Canon only.
Until November 2011, the Yongnuo YN-468 was the latest addition to the Yongnuo 46-x flash lineup and their 6th model overall.
It is a “strobist” flash (visit strobist.com) with a manual mode down to 1/128 (a first for Yongnuo) and the 2 optical slave modes from its precursors, but it is above all an E-TTL(II) flash that works together with Canon DSLR camera bodies – e.g. the Rebel series – for automatic flash exposure, zoom reflector adjustment and other advanced features.
To complement the information in text and photos on the site I’ve started shooting some videos with short reviews about my speedlights. Yongnuo YN-468 manual mode review is the first one in the series, and embedded here:
The video shows:
- contents in the box
- an uninteded drop test
- inserting batteries
- manual mode operation
- partial output setting
- Cactus V4 triggering
- RF-602 triggering (partial)
More YN468 information
Don’t miss out on the 2 review articles about the E-TTL enabled 468 model from Yongnuo, or have a look at the data sheet:
The Canon 580EX mk II is Canon’s flag ship flash unit, and as such it offers next to all the bells and whistles also a powerful manual mode. This is exactly the focus of the following review: how does it behave in a strobist setup? How easy is it to set the manual mode? Does it work with Cactus or Yongnuo radio triggers? The answers can be found here.
- manual mode
- has manual mode: yes
- minimum manual power: 1/128