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Finally the new Yongnuo YN-565 EX has arrived in the Speedlights.net office! Buying a flash is a quick thing thanks to the internet. What’s very time consuming is the testing, reviewing, and the writing process itself.
Which is why I’ll do it differently this time – this review gets published now, and will be updated and completed over time so that you don’t have to wait forever before the whole text comes together.
Here’s the full review program – available parts as of now are linked from the table of contents:
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.
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
But how about a TTL flash for under 75$? With an additional “M” mode for “strobist” photography on top? That’s what you get with the Yongnuo YN-465!
The YN465, the first TTL model from the Chinese photo accessories company, is basically a TTL-enabled YN460. It is available in a Canon E-TTL (II) version or as a Nikon i-TTL model.