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Yongnuo News: YN460-II and YN560 Now With Metal Foot

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.

Yongnuo YN-460 II Metal Foot

For comparison, you can see here the now “old” flash foot design:

Yongnuo YN460-II Flash Foot

The Yongnuo 560 now also has a metal flash foot. Huge thanks to photographer j-pang for the comparison picture here:

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Yongnuo 560 Real World Guide Number Table

Flash guide number for the Yongnuo 560 was measured before. What’s new now is a full guide number table with the manufacturer specs versus the Speedlights.net test results – see here below; go for more information to the YN 560 review test results page.

Yongnuo 560 guide number table

Guide number tables for other models of camera flash can be found in the respective reviews, for example for Yongnuo 460 Mark II, Nikon SB-600, or Nissin Di622 Mark II. The new Nikon SB-700 will soon be added with full guide number test results, too.

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Yongnuo YN-560 Speedlite Review (Manual Flash)

Yongnuo YN560 On Light StandThis is the in-depth review for the Yongnuo YN-560 speedlite, a manual-mode only flash designed for photographers who don’t need automatic exposure control.

Introduced in the summer of 2010 as an upgraded model of the YN-460 Mark II and improved in many ways, it is well worth the around $65 to $75 it costs on eBay or amazon.

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YN-560 now in Manufacturer Store

Update from 7/15/10:
Go here for the in-depth review of the YN-560 flash

Today the new and greatly improved manual-mode speedlite YN-560 has been finally listed in the manufacturer store “hkyongnuophotoequipment” on eBay. Big advantage is on top of buying direct from Yongnuo that they offer a 1 year warranty. The review is almost done too and will be posted here within the next 3 days!

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YN-560 Instruction Manual

Update from 7/15/10:
Go here for the in-depth review of the YN-560 flash

Here’s now the instruction manual that came with my Yongnuo YN560 flash. Pages 1 – 22 are reserved to the Chinese language version, English starts on page 23 (“I. Warning” – left out here). Please click on the small thumbnails for larger versions of pages 24 through 42.

Pages 24 – 25

Feature overview and speedlite parts

Yongnuo YN-560 Instruction Manual page 24

Pages 26 – 27

Buttons and back panel icons

YN-560 Instruction Manual page 26

Pages 28 – 29

Installation instructions, basic operation

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YN-560 Testing: Progress Report

Update from 7/15/10:
Go here for the in-depth review of the YN-560 flash

Here are now some results from the Yongnuo 560 testing while the full review still needs a bit longer. This quick post is looking at a couple of aspects only.

Recycle time

Flash recycle time can only be described as extremely short. I averages at 1.5 seconds with eneloop NiMH cells and 3.0 seconds with Duracall alkalines, and this is the average of 10 shots fired in a row:

YN-560 recycle times (full power, in seconds)

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Unpacking YN-560

My new Yongnuo speedlite YN-560 has arrived! I’m still writing on the review, but here is an ‘unboxing video’ as a little appetizer.

 

The 3 minute video shows:

  • opening of the box
  • instruction manual
  • flash stand
  • pouch
  • flash model guide leaflet (only 46x series models)
  • flip down wide angle panel
  • tilting action
  • opening battery compartment
  • PC port and external power socket
  • size comparison with YN-460-II, Nikon SB-600, Nikon SB-24
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Yongnuo YN-560 vs YN-460-II (Manual Flashes)

Yongnuo 560 Frontal Viewvs 460IIUpdate from November 16, 2011: expected for December release is a new, upgraded YN560-II model with LCD display and other upgrades. Learn more.

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.

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Yongnuo YN-560 vs Canon 580EX II

With the 56x line Yongnuo has just announced a new line of flash units, positioned above the existing 46x line. It is rumored that the 46x flash units will remain in production, and I hope and believe this holds true (this is confirmed as of early 2011).

Update from November 16, 2011: expected for December release is a new, upgraded YN560-II model with LCD display and other upgrades that will be replacing the current YN-560. Learn more.

Yongnuo YN-560 vs 580EX II Canon

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Yongnuo YN-560 Discovered

Update from 7/15/10:
Go here for the in-depth review of the YN-560 flash

As just reported by lightingrumors.com, the Yongnuo corporation has another new design in the pipeline: the new Yongnuo YN560. This is the successor of the YN-460-II: strong guide number, rather fast recycle, the 2 optical slave modes, but now with manual zoom from 24-105 (probably 18mm with wide angle diffuser) and a PC port. It is looking like a great strobist flashgun!

Yongnuo YN-560 front

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