Yongnuo Just announced the availability of a new version for one of their most popular flash units and probably the most popular flash within the strobist community the YN560 series. The is now a new YN560III.
As i mentioned before, I think that the newest version of a YN flash has to be better than its ancestor not only by its specs but for its building quality and its Quality assurance (QA).
But Whats new with the YN560III?
- Its main feature is that the new YN560III - RF-602 and RF-603 2.4G compatible radio receivers built-in to the unit! If you have those in your camera bag and you work with the popular RFs, I think you might find it very handy! You might note the graphic channel & group and indicator on its back .
- Power – Its pretty similar with the YN560II GN58 and recharging times are suppose to be very fast, just like the YN560II.
- Control – Full manual control just like the earlier models, probably including a creative stroboscopic mode.
- TTL? – No! this flash is fully manual flash with all the strobist feature and control you might think of!
- Price – If the popular YN560II sells now for about 72$ on eBay, we guess that the YN560III will sell for about 90$.
YN560III specs sheet - There is no official specs sheet yet, probably in the next couple of days something will show up, but this is what we know of: Read more →
Hi, I posted a review for the YN560II that I got a while ago and the review came out very popular, so many visitors mail me for questions about this unit , some of the questions I found repeating over and over, so I decided to put a list here. I case you still have something to ask me about the 560II you can feel free to leave a comment below at the comments section or mail me from this page.
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Hi, after my first (and positive experience) with the YN565EX (you could read about it here or read my review for the yn560EX here ) I decided to get one more flash unit into my strobist bag. As for strobist needs I only need a manual flash, good controls and flash power. I must say that at first glance you get it from the yn560ii, big time!
Update : There is another YN560 Model the YN560III available now, read our YN560III preview here. New our YN560III review (20/3/2013)
So lets start with some quick specs with the new model yn560II:
- Power: The Yongnuo Flash has a guide number of 58 which puts it in front with the other big flashes like the Canon 580/600 and Nikon 800/900/910. This will be plenty of light for your needs.
- Manual control (only): This flash is manual only flash, no TTL support and no af assist beem, but it offers lots of control, actually all the control you’ll need from a strobist flash.
- Salve Modes : That’s what I like about this on, it has accurate and very useful S1 and S2 slave modes.S1 and S2 are optical slaves sensor in the flash that will fire the flash when the sensor senses an other flash fires around.S1- triggers the flash normally while S2 mode will trigger the flash avoiding the pre flash, in case you camera uses pre flash to adjust focusing.That makes it handy as an off camera flash even if you don’t own triggers yet.It can even be used with your pocket camera
- Connectivity : It has a standard PC socket in case you’ll need to trigger via PC connection. An external battery pack can be used here too for getting its recycling times even better and getting some more flash fires before juicing up your batteries.
- Bouncing : You can tilt it both ways right/left and up/down like all other flashes.
- Zoom Control – the flash head can be controlled from 24mm to 105mm all manually. Read more →