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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:
The big difference is an increased guide number which reaches now 38 in the specs (and 34 in reality as you’ll see further below), compared to GN 33 (official) /28 (real) for the 460 “mark 1″ flash.
Luckily, the price has only been moderately increased, making this a very attractive offer for off-camera flash to use with radio triggers.
Here you find the instruction manual of the Yongnuo YN460II speedlight. Like for the YN-460, it is not a book but a leaflet with English on one side and Chinese on the other. And that is almost more than is needed already: it is a manual mode flash unit and there is not much to learn. The only thing you won’t be able to figure out immediately yourself is the meaning of the two slave modes “S1″ and “S2″, the rest is totally self explaining.
The Yongnuo YN-560 as the first model within the 56x line is a fully manual flashgun – like the 460 and the 460 II. After looking at the manual mode operation of YN560 and Canon 580EX II this post here now compares the newcomer with the existing top model, the YN-460-2.