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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).
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.
Here you find the instruction manual of the Yongnuo YN-468. Just click on the images for bigger versions.
Pages 1 and 2
Safety warnings, speedlite parts and their functions, control buttons, LCD panel
Pages 3 and 4
Installing the batteries, attaching to the camera, basic function overview
Pages 5 and 6
Light signals, powering on, flash modes TTL, M, Multi = stroboscopic
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:
YN-468 review with 6 pages of test results and discussion!
The first YN468 for Canon are showing up on eBay today. There are 4 listings from the manufacturer’s seller account, mentioning different models of Canon cameras. I’ll get mine for testing today from hkyongnuoequipment on eBay.
Continue here for the preview of this e-TTL flash unit with zoom reflector, strobo mode and LCD display: YN-468 preview.