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Q & A
All Canon DSLR cameras use the same flash type, so, yes.
By eire1274 on November 18, 2017
Yes it is fully compatibke with the canon ettl protocol.
By Euclides Fuguet on May 1, 2018
haven't gotten that far yet, but the reason for the beeps is to let you know the flash has fully recycled and is ready for the next shot. Very useful for off camera flash photography
By m. Abdullah on November 5, 2017
Yes, with no problems. The 70D uses the same flash mechanism as the models listed in the description.
By eire1274 on October 4, 2017
No. It rotates 270 degrees.
By John Photo on May 7, 2018
the diffuser should pull up and deop down across the face of the flash. it should not detach. neither should the white card for flash bounce. if the diffuser does not pull up then it is stuck or broken.
By Paul Bunting on May 9, 2018
By Khalil on December 12, 2017
Yes it does! I'm using it with the t4i which is very similar, and my friend has the t3i, it worked with hers.
By Andrea on October 21, 2017
I have RF603, they trigger 565EX II without problems, and i'm sure RF602 will do too.
By Gus on August 17, 2017
Yes it ll work
By Narciso on August 4, 2017
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By R. Johnson
December 18, 2017
Just received this the other day. So far so good. Build quality is decent. I already have one of the YN560-II's that I really like and has worked well so far. Use it as a second off camera light for wedding receptions and in studio work. The YN-565EX does not have high speed sync which I don't mind as I have other dedicated Canon Speedlites that do. My only reason for giving it four stars instead of five is that it only swivels 180 degrees to the left and 90 degrees to the right which is annoying. My 580EX II's swivel 180 degrees both ways. Either way, ETTL works great on both my Canon 5D Mark III and Rebel T2i. Decent product for the price. I would recommend it.
By J. Foster
August 28, 2017
I've had this about a month now and have used it for a few things. It performs very well, works seamlessly with my Canon camera, and the build quality feels pretty good. The ETTL functionality is the reason I bought this one over the YN-560 and I am not disappointed. It works well and is very effective. With good batteries, I can even get rapid, successive flashes when taking pictures in burst mode. I've used manual flashes before, and am very comfortable with them. This flash just gives a bit more "safety factor" when using flash in situations where I can't always measure the light or take a sample pic or two. We'll see if this flash holds up to regular use, but it does come with a warranty, so I'm not too concerned about it. I'll update this review if I do have any problems, but so far I like this flash a lot. Two Month update: I just got back from a trip where I used this flash almost constantly while taking pictures in an indoor, low light facility. I took probably around 1000 pictures with it and experienced no trouble at all. I'm even more impressed with it now than before. The output is excellent, and recharge time is very short (with good batteries). I loved having the ETTL metering for quick candid people photos. It made it very easy to snap a photo and move on. I didn't have to worry about over or underexposing anything. I'm already thinking about purchasing another one of these flashes.
By Bill and Jillian
August 18, 2017
I've always found taking pictures with the built in flash on my Canon t2i a bit of a disappointment. The lighting wasn't always that great, and if you change the lens to some wide angles, the built in flash can hit the end of the lens resulting in a big dark spot at the bottom of my photos, like the top of a circle. So I never used the built in flash. I was over at a friends house, and he grabbed his camera with a good external Canon flash, and snapped a couple of photos of my wife. I looked at the photos, and I was in awe. This was the first time that I had seen gorgeous indoor shots like this. I had to get myself a lens like this. I looked at several canon lenses, but at around $200 each, they were a bit expensive for something I still wasn't confident I'd use very regularly. Then I found this well reviewed lens, and knew it fit the bill. I've taken some amazing shots of my extended family, wife and baby, just hanging out at home. My shots used to be a bit blurry, not quite focused. With this flash, all that is gone. I usually bounce the light off the ceiling, and the result is amazing. I'd say this flash has 98% of the features that the Canon flash has, at well under half the price. The other couple of features I could only use if I had several other hundred dollars of equipment, and even then its a very edge case. The flash comes with a soft case to protect the flash while in transit or storage. I would highly recommend this flash if you are looking for good value in a camera accessory.
June 16, 2017
I use this with a Canon 6D. I have used a few times and for the most part it keeps up even when I am shooting my young son in action. There are occasions where it seems to get behind and lags, refusing to fire. However, these times are few and far between. This is my first flash and honestly I don't know if Canon's equivalent would do any better. I think this is well worth the money and it does a great job. I have taken interior shots under florescent lighting that looks like daytime shots thanks to this little thing. I am still learning flash photography, but I am extremely happy with this purchase.
By Omar Upegui R.
June 15, 2017
The battery compartment cover, the buttons and the flash’s foot feels solid and well made. The speedlite can be locked in the camera’s hot shoe with a traditional locking wheel, rather than the lever-based lock designed by Canon and Nikon. The wheel has a good size, easy to use and with a comfortable grip. The flash itself is quite big, but performed very well on my DSLR Canon EOS Rebel T2i camera without tipping over. The flash performed flawlessly together with the radio transceivers (Yongnuo RF-603C II). Installing it on the camera’s hot shoe was a breeze. Triggering the speedlite thru the wireless transceivers was no problem as well. I also tried the TTL cable and the dedicated, digital Canon/Nikon infrared TTL slave mode. No problems either. If your camera has a built-in master mode, then go ahead and give it a shot. There’s no need to buy any other additional equipment to get started right off the bat. This technology uses infrared light instead of radio waves for the signal transmission, albeit it requires a direct line of sight between the commander/master and the slave flash as explained earlier. If you are looking for a speedlite of high quality with TTL features at a budget price, this could serve your lighting needs very well. I'm satisfied with it and plan to buy another one to upgrade my modest home photography studio.
By Papa Duane
June 15, 2017
Bought this to use with Canon T2i or 350D. I thought I wanted the Canon speedlite 600EX. I do a lot of portrait and event work. So portable flash is convenient to use. But I need to use more that one. Well it's pretty easy to see the math. I can buy 4 of these for the price of one 600. So first things first. Try one. I had read a lot of reviews, and after buying this one and testing it, well I just can't believe anyone would or could rate it less than 5 stars. I have used it on and off camera, and as a slave, with and without a radio trigger, bounced lite off ceilings and an umbrella (don't forget my Rogue FlashBenders ROGUERELG Large Positionable Reflector), and well tested just about every function the flash has. It's built in defuser and reflector work very well. Everything works as it should. It's power range is a little more than the 430EX, but not the power of the 600. I will be ordering the other 3 now. Final note... I have other flashes as well, but it's a plus to have all the same kind to use when you need more than one for any kind of shooting event.
June 14, 2017
Anybody that say real photographer don't use Flash is a Poser. I meet a real photographer who I knew was good from his pictures, and he told me to get a flash. At first I was like, Real Photographers don't need flash, I got a fancy camera. I was a damn posers. After buying this flash my pictures have went from Regular to BOSS status. Daylight shot don't have shadows, Nighttime shot look like I took them with the light on. Indoor shots look like I took them in a damn Studio! This thing can focus your camera in Total Darkness, so no more focus hunting. This thing is so powerful I can blow up an entire pitch black room when you point it at the ceiling. And this flash is dirt cheap. If you're reading this, Stop!! Buy this S*** Now, OBEY!! You wan't be disappointed. the Only down side, is my back hurt sometimes from carrying my big camera and this big flash all the time.
By Low Blood Sugar
June 12, 2017
The feet have a tripod thread so you could mount this to a tripod if you dont have a umbrella stand adapter. Potent eye grapeing flash at full power CON: 1) No high speed sync (My canon t3i can only get up to 1/200 shutter speed with this. This is fine for most stuff, but high speed sync still is my 1# want. Canon flashes suport this.) 2) Terrible manual with sections almost pirated from canons manual. The device itself is not something you could fully use without an instruction manual so this is an issue 3) Nothing new or innovative about this device. Canon's new flash have crazy features like continuous video light or remote shutter trigger. 4) The number of the flash and the EX would suggest that this is a master flash. I am ok without it, but i think it's bad naming. Wishlist: 1) High Speed Sync 2) A camera flash tigger Suggestion to the manufacturer: 1) Rewrite the manual to be CLEAR and EASY to read, keep the penguin illustration... UPDATE: Note on Wishlist 1) this isn't a big deal see below. UPDATE: Note on Wishlist 2) there is a button that lets you pop off a flash manually on it and you can buy a wireless shutter release pretty cheap on amazon. UPDATE: I have been using this flash for a long time now. Its really durable. Its holding up quite nicely. I use sanyo enloop rechargable batteries, and have a CTO gel(Orange Gell) pulled from a rosco swatchbook and a flash diffuser on it as my starting point. It works well because I can hold it out like a lamp, and not worry that i am pointing directly at the subject. The diffuser just lights up the whole room.
By Rita S
June 12, 2017
I had a Canon 580 EXII that blew. Looking for a cheaper alternative and works basically as Canon flashes. When combined with the Yongnuo transceivers worked extremely for use of two lights at local DIII college basketball games. I haven't checked the actual distance at this time, but certainly didn't experience any problems or misfires. I knew in advance I wouldn't have high speed sync and also could not use as a master. This unit as several have mentioned is most similar to the Canon flashes in layout and function. I will be ordering another or two of these in the near future.
By Rowen Lynn
June 1, 2017
First off, the price is to kill for. Its about 5 times cheaper and perform the same as the Canon 580 EX II. The only thing that could have improve on was the mount part, if they used the same kind of locking as the canon, it would have been awesome. The quality felt on hands were fantastic, they don't have that cheap plastic-ky feel to it. The rotation of the flash feels very firm and stiff, they doesn't really "tuck" as well as the canon's. But it may because the flash has yet to season. One more thing that canon has it better was the rubberized cover for the external power and pc port, canon separates them into individual covers while the yongnuo has only a single. Well most of the time I don't use these ports but whenever they are used, only one of them will be use at a time, so to keep the other one dust-free, individual covers would be a better option. If you are considering using a canon speedlite as a master and these as slaves, its fine but i feel that it is definitely more worth it to change the entire set of flashes into yongnuo, this way you won't get mixed up between masters and slaves.
May 25, 2017
I bought 2 x YN-565EX instead of 2 x Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras . They are ETTL, therefor can meter the amount of flash to be fired. Their efficiency is on par with the Canon 580EX II, There are 2 types of slave mode built into the YN-565EX, wireless infrared slave (Canon System) and wirelessly triggered with any flash. Previously I have owned the YN-560 and will recommend to anyone that they upgrade to te YN-565EX because of ETTL and efficiency. I have no scientific data but it seems as the YN-560 is less efficient than the YN-565EX. The difference between the Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras and the YN-565EX TTL is that the Canon has a smaller GN, therefor producing less light. Recycle time on the YN-565EX is faster than the Canon 430EX II and the YN-560. Wireless Trigger I have used them wirelessly with PIXEL King Wireless Radio E-TTL II E-TTL Flash Trigger for Canon DSLRs & Flashes, 1 x Transmitter + 2 x Receiver Kit in ETTL mode, they work well. Metering and Focusing are on par with my Canon 580EX II. The difference between the YN-565EX and the Canon 580EX II is that the YN-565EX does not have master mode.
By John C.
May 18, 2017
Since I photograph weddings and other social events, you never can have enough backup equipment so I bought this flash as a backup to two Canon 580 ex 2 flashes and a 420 ex flash. I figured it was 1/3 the cost of the Canon 580 units so why not. Well to my surprise was I surprised! I decided to test my new Yongnuo flash in real world working conditions and to cut to the chase for my last 2 events it was my primary flash!! Exposure and color rendition is excellent and recycling time very fast with no overheating problems. So far I am very happy with this purchase. Only time will tell how well this flash unit will hold up, I am hopefully optimistic but at 1/3 the cost I can buy three!!
May 10, 2017
I'm a wedding photographer and I have never really had limitations with this flash. I do see the advantages of using the higher end stuff, but for what I'm doing, I don't see the $300 difference. If you don't know how to use external flash then I recommend taking the time to actually learn the art with a cheaper flash like a Vivitar 285. It's all manual, but I feel it is necessary to learn these basics before you pay more money and end up getting too frustrated to appreciate a TTL flash.This flash is awesome when paired with a YN-622C. Love it and plan on using it for years to come.
By Jacob K.
April 8, 2017
I love the flash, so far everything works good. It has a built in diffuser but the picture shows a separate diffuser and I whether it comes with it or not, I never got that. Overall the deal was great! It has great built quality, I love the digital screen on it, the only thing I would recommend, which is a little bit of a hassle is the lock. It's one of the tighten locks, not just a clip lock. When I let someone use my camera they didn't to screw it down, and it just takes longer to screw down than it would be to simply slide it on. It definitely is worth the buy however, I'm yet to find the first problem to make me dislike it.
By Sir Stunna Lot
February 22, 2017
This is the second one that i bought. I got these specifically for Canon's wireless E-TTL, and they work very well(can use multiple groups, different channel, flash ratio). I used these with a 60D, using the pop flash as the commander and with a T2i using a ST-E2 as the commander. The wireless function works perfectly with both of my setup, I've have been as far as 15+ yards away, in an sunny outdoor environment, and the flash has no problem triggering. I also bought the external battery packs for these and those have improve the recharge rate as well as allowing for a higher number of continuous shots with flash in a row. Works also perfectly mounted directly on the camera. The basis of this review is based on the practical value of this flash when compared to my canon 430exII.
February 20, 2017
I received mine about a week ago and have done some tests with it. It feels like a very high quality unit...not at all like the YN 460's that I have. Here's what I've found: 1. E-TTL exposures are right on the money in TV/AV and Manual camera modes. 2. The built in optical slaves are much more sensitive than the YN 460s or my Sonia slaves. 3 Works with my RF-602 triggers. 4. The AF Assist works like a champ. 5. There is no High Speed Sync. 6. Second curtain sync works great (on camera). 7. The flash interfaces perfectly with my in camera menu system, unlike my past (Sigma) flash. 8. The EX-580 Canon style dome diffusers fit on it perfectly. 9. Auto zoom and manual zoom work as expected. 10. The manual is almost useful. Almost! If the innards of this thing are as durable as the exterior construction appears to be, this thing is quite a deal.
By VICTOR TENORIO
January 19, 2017
This is an impressive flash, so far is great! I have used it for 1 month and is great, it communicates with my Rebel XS with no problems. ETTL works great and what I like the most, is the degree of control I have, regardless if I use ETTL or Manual Mode! I will continue to use it and will update my review as time goes. So far, I am very pleased with this flash; it feels great, easy to use and easy to read as well. I will update my camera in near future and will see how this flash works with the new camera (Maybe the Canon 60D). I would like to see reviews of people using this flash with the 60D! I am very happy that I did not spend a lot of money with this flash, I was considering buying a Canon brand, but I'm glad I didn't! The delivery was very efficient and flash got to my house on time well protected. I kept informed on the status of my order until I got my product, this was very good. I am planning to buy another flash in the future if this flash continues working with no issues!
January 5, 2017
Got this for my T3 and 5D mark 2 and yeah it works great, E-TTL works fine and the output is even stronger than the 580. Its not as strong as the 600EX but you may never need to use this flash at its full power. works as a good fill flash and just about what ever else, its built very sturdy, some reviews may say its not built good but yes it is, i've dropped it twice before and no dents or troubles. If you need a flash thats cheap and good buy this. Pros-its basically a cheaper version of the 580EXII and has added features that make it easier to use and buttons feel better. Also can be used as a slave which has came in handy! Has a focus laser which works pretty good, i shoot alot of clubs and dark places and its on point 80% of the time, but that has to do more with my skills and lens focus. Plus you can rotate the head 360 which is great, the door for the batteries is easy to open and closes in a secure way but im cautious so i put electric tape around it just in case. I've used alot of third party flashes, and mertz, vivtar, sigma, they all arent built as good as this one and they cost a big more. Cons-Not many, only thing i dont like is how you have to spin to lock in place which can be annoying but nothing big. Conclusion: would have made it 5 out of 5 but i know has fake accounts that make the 5out of 5 look soooo amazing. sometimes you will possibly get a bad copy but i've bought from yougnuo before they may be in china but willy comply easy with returns and refunds. This is the 2nd version so all the problems with the 1st will not be seen in this one. great flash, cheap price.
By Joe M.
December 20, 2016
This review assumes that you are buying this for a Canon camera. I believe it will also work equally well with Nikon cameras, however, I have little knowledge in that area, so it is directed primarily at Canonistas. I was a little hesitant about purchasing this unit based on some of the negative reviews of older models. It seems as though the latest builds have corrected many of the flaws. Time will tell. I took a chance and so far, I'm pretty happy with my purchase. I've had a chance to test the unit fairly thoroughly and I give it 4 full stars. The reason it doesn't get 5 is it lacks the High Speed Sync (HSS) and Wireless Master functions, and I can't seem to get the Flash Exposure Bracketing (FEB) to work 'properly'. I've only tested the operation of the features, meaning I haven't taken it into the real world for anything more than test shots to verify its operation and my operation of it. I tested the Guide Number (GN) rating by using the flash manually, i.e. measuring the flash distance to subject and set the exposure accordingly and found it to be pretty accurate. I didn't use a flash meter, I did it the old fashioned way and the GN should be of some value in comparing it to other units. The Auto Zoom works as advertised and as others pointed out, is noisy. I have no problem with that as long as it doesn't affect its operation down the road. Only time will tell. The FEC, FEB, Rear-curtain sync, FE lock, Modeling Light, and Canon camera's menu access were impressive. They're implementation of ETTL is spot on. Being a Canonista, I found most of the functions to be similar, if not identical in setup and/or operation of the flash to Canon's 580EX II, and 430EX II. Everything worked as advertised. I was extremely impressed with their implementation of Canon's ETTL and wireless capabilities. I used my Canon T3i as the master and was able to test almost every wireless flash function. The only function I couldn't test was the 3 group wireless slave implementation. Unfortunately, you need a 580EX II or newer flash or a newer Canon camera to act as Master. However, all of the A:B scenarios and A:B ratios worked flawlessly. The folks at Yongnuo either have inside knowledge of Canon proprietary technology, or they are the best reverse engineers out there! To my knowledge, Canon doesn't make this kind of thing available to the public. The purchase price is roughly 30% of the price of a 580EX II and the 600EX-RT. That's hard to beat. I understand Yongnuo has a newer version which inludes a working HSS function. I have a Canon 480EX II and therefore have HSS available to me, albeit on a less powerful (slightly) unit. I'll update this review as time passes, just to let folks know how it actually holds up. I have no comments on the high battery usage complaints in many of the reviews, however, I heeded the warnings put out by others and I have a pretty good supply of the premium Nickel Metal Hydride batteries that I keep fully charged and in the gadget bag at all times! I would definitely recommend this flash unit as a backup, a spare or as a second or third flash unit for home studio type work. Unless the few features it doesn't have are completely unimportant to you, I would recommend purchasing a Canon 480EX II or better for your first flash unit. If wireless capabilities are important, make sure your camera's built in flash can be used as a Master, otherwise you'll definitely need a 580EX II or better to use as a Master.
November 3, 2016
I am a professional wedding and portrait photographer. I bought this flash as an upgrade from my faithful Sunpaks. I normally would have bought the Canon flash but thought for the price I would give the Yongnuo a try. It worked very well during portrait shoots where there was plenty of time between shots. Exposures were dead on and the controls are easy to learn and manipulate. And I do mean learn..this was my first dedicated flash. I have been using Sunpak 383's and Vivitar 285's for 20+ years, figured I should move into the 21st century. This flash did everything Yongnuo said it would and I was pleased, until I shot a reception with it. When I shot fast and the flash was working hard the recycle time kept getting longer so I changed batteries and they were very hot (NIMH rechargables) so I changed to regular disposable batteries, same thing again. When pressed hard the flash kept overheating. Luckily there were two of us working so no shots were missed. I e mailed the folks at Yongnuo and they cheerfully refunded the full purchase price and shipping cost, even though I had the flash for over 6 months. Customer service was fast and very polite. This is a great flash for non commercial work and the folks at Yongnuo have excellent customer service. I would recommend it for people who do not have to push their equipment to the limit.