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Multi-Function YONGNUO Flash Speedlight YN-565EX II E-TTL Flash for Canon DSLR Camera

Multi-Function YONGNUO Flash Speedlight YN-565EX II E-TTL Flash for Canon DSLR Camera

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Support for Canon system.
The TTL flash with large guide number.
Reaches the level of the mainstream hot shoe flashes, supports TTL/M/Multi mode.
The YN565EX II can be triggered by hot-shoe, flash command slave mode, optical S1, and S2 (pre-flash-canceled mode).
Supports auto/manual zooming.
Covers a focal length range of auto, and 24 to 105mm, supports full-frame/half-frame camera.
Comprehensively support TTL functions.
FEC, FEB, Rear-curtain sync, FE lock, Modeling Light, Canon camera menu accessable.
Only takes 3 seconds to finish a charging cycle after a full level output, you can use external power pack to accelerate the charging speed once more.
Provides charging socket for external power pack, to meet your higher demand for charging recycle.
Provides PC port,you can make the flash synchronously by connecting to the PC port.
Turn on the sound prompt function, different sounds indicate working situations help you focus on shooting.
Press down the camera’s depth-of-fired preview button, the YN565EX II will send out continuous flash lasting one second.
Supports advanced settings, you can customize the unit according to your shooting preferences.
Save the current settings automatically.
LCD panel user interface with super gelivable metal hot-shoe stand.

For Canon 6D,7D, 5DII,5DIII
For Canon 60D,70D
For Canon 650D, 600D, 550D, 500D/T1i, 450d/Xsi,1000D,etc(Not suitable for 20D/30D/40D/5D/350D/400D)

Circuit design: Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor(IGBRT)
Guide No: 58(ISO 100, 105mm)
Flash mode: TTL, M, Multi
Wireless mode: Set-top /S1/S2 /Sc/Sn
Wireless triggering distance: 20-25m indoor, 10-15m outdoor
Slave groups: 3 (A, B and C)
Channels: 4
Zoom range: auto,24,28,35,50,70,80,105mm
Vertical rotation angle: -7--90 degrees
Horizontal rotation angle: 0-270 degrees
Power supply: 4 * AA size batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH are usable) (not included)
Lighting times: 100-1500 times(AA alkaline cell used)
Recycle time: appro * 3S(AA alkaline cell used)
Color temperature: 5600k
Flash time: 1/200s--1/20000s
Flash control: 8 levels of output control (1/128--1/1), 29 levels of the fine turning
External interface: hot shoe, PC port and eternal charging port
External power: YONGNUO external charging boxes like SF-18C, SF-17C (not included)
Additional features: Rear-curtain sync, FEC, FEB, FEV, modeling flash, manual zoom, auto zoom, sound prompt,advanced setting,
automatically saving setting, PC port, power saving mode and over heat protection
Item size: Approx. 19 * 7.8 * 6cm / 7.5 * 3.1 * 2.4in
Item weight: 377g / 13.3oz
Package size: 21 * 10 * 8.5cm / 8.3 * 3.9 * 3.3in
Package weight: 556g / 19.6oz

Package lists:
1 * Flash Light
1 * Protecting Bag
1 * Mini Stand
1 * User Manual (English & Chinese)


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  • By David C

    August 8, 2017

    Updated: So, I bought this Flash to go along with my T3i, and remember it's the PHOTOGRAPHER who creates the images not the expensive equipment alone. I wanted it for our first trip to Maui and didn't want to be caught without a flash. The Canon version was way overpriced (and as many of you have stated this version does equal if not better job for a fraction of the $$$). So, I used it at night in Maui and for some indoor shooting and I was very excited with the results. More importantly I have two kids in middle school band so that means lots of shoot in poorly lit Gyms during holiday concerts, and in classrooms. This flash with a Softbox or Diffuser really gets the job done. I've had parents ask me to SELL the pictures I get of their kids performing to them. Now of course I don't I just give them away, but at the same time I don't want to be an expert and paid photographer. I want to bend light and manipulate the light in the ways that professionals do, and some of those amazing shots you see in Kelby and McNally Books. With this flash you can! By this flash with a fully charged/half charged set of Sanyo Eneloops you'll be good to go with flashes for months. For those of you who insist on the BRAND name, go ahead, buy it and keep Canon Happy at the bank. Otherwise really give it a try test it and you'll be very happy!

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  • 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.

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  • By Kage

    June 13, 2017

    Haven't had an external flash since the days of dedicated thyristor vivitar on my OM-1 (miss those days...). I needed a flash for a wedding overseas to use with my Canon 60D. I looked online extensively, not wanting to spend much over $100, yet not wanting to have to buy a better flash in a few months. If you're looking at this then you know the 565EX is a twin to a much more expensive Canon flash. I definitely wanted ETTL since the flash would be camera mounted on my overseas trip. And it needed enough power to be able to bounce light off walls or ceiling. I was a bit hesitant since I read mixed reviews about the flash suddenly stopping, or overheating during a shoot. But I had no problems with it. Flash arrived packaged well, in a branded box tucked inside its sturdy cloth pouch. I examined it and was pleasantly surprised by the build quality, and a bit overwhelmed by the buttons and display. Also, once I put the batteries in (rechargeable AA's) I was not looking forward to hefting the weight of it around on a full day shoot. But I'm used to it since I use my LED light on my camera for video shoots. Ok, so then I checked the sparsely written and somewhat comical translation of the manual and understood the functions a bit better. Then I did an extensive test with the 60D, using it in various bounce settings in low light to simulate wedding conditions. Wow! I thought 'how can I miss!" The ETTL worked perfectly. During my test I tried different types of batteries, and of course the Eneloops were the way to go if I didn't want to wait to take another shot. And indeed, in a wedding scenario if you want to snap a few pics in succession I recommend the eneloops.

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  • 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.

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  • By MAC

    June 11, 2017

    I bought my Canon T2i because I needed something faster than a point and shoot. I use my camera to take pictures of the kids, pets and family gathering. It's my opinion this flash is the best deal going. I've read pretty much all the reviews about this flash and was almost scared away. I was looking at the 430EX and ultimately decided against it due to my price sensitivity. What I felt the YN-565ex offered was a bigger flash (Range and Distance). Now if you're a pro or an aspiring pro or you just might be rough with you equipment, maybe this product isn't for you. I use the YN-565ex as a flash. I don't use it as a slave or master, and I don't expect it to make coffee. It's a flash that works with my camera My only minor issue with this flash, so far, is the recycle time. I turned off the "ready" beep (annoying sound) and I don't always check the "ready" light before I take another picture. When this happens I missed the shot (Blank Photo). Not a big deal it charges in 2 to 3 seconds. A couple of things could be attributing to the slow recycle time... Battery drains fast or that just the way the flash operates. Oh, and there is no High Speed Sync... but who cares? Remember not a pro, and I don't want to be. I take picture of kids and dogs at the park and at birthday parties.

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  • By Bryan Vukich

    June 8, 2017

    I generally shy away from third party products unless they are proven performers; both through consistent high reviews, and positive real world reports. I was taking a bit of a risk with this flash. It's brand new on the market, there are very few reviews out there, and almost no real people have them in hand to test with yet. But... Given the high number of relevant features (especially Canon compatible E-TTL II, and E-TTL wireless slave), high power (only slightly lower than a 580EXII), and low cost; I was willing to take a chance. Overall, I'm not even remotely disappointed. It's no 580EXII, but considering I can get three of these for about the same cost, I'd rather have these. I purchased a  Janco External Flash Battery Pack for Canon 580EX, 580EX II, 550EX, 540EZ, MR-14EX, & MT-24EX Speedlite Flash Units (Replaces Canon CP-E4)  to go with it, which I would highly recommend if you are doing wedding/event photography, and need either the flash to cycle in well under a second, or need the batteries to last all day. Great, powerful, cheap combo. Highly recommended. I also picked up a  Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce for the Canon 580EX Flash  diffuser. It's a tight fit because of the rubber strips on the side of the head (much like the 580EXII), but I used my fingers to stretch it out a bit, and it fits better now. I wouldn't expect dedicated flash diffusers to be produced for a third party flash, but this one is usable, and you'll be happy with it if you have realistic expectations. And honestly, I'd rather have it tight, than the lose fit one (obviously with the correct model) has on a 430EXII. If you were in the market for a 430EXII, without a doubt get this. It's cheaper, higher power, and has more features. If you were in the market for a 580EXII, the answer is a little more difficult. If you have a body with no wireless master, and were planning on using a 580EXII as a master, or need a more weather sealed solution; then stick to the 580EXII. If you can live with the slightly lower power, no weather sealing, no wireless master (or don't mind using an ST-E2, or third party equivalent); then this could be a viable option, and should be considered. I was looking for a 580EXII class of flash, and could live with the limitations, so it was an easy choice for me.

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  • By Checkoutnow

    June 8, 2017

    I just received my 565ex yesterday, put it on my Canon T3i and immediately began taking pictures to surpass the 20 picture lemon curse folks have been having. I also took plenty of action shots at 1/200 of my Daughter dancing and they came out just like did when I did the same with the 580EX II I rented 2 weeks ago. Using the yn-565ex as a remote flash/off-camera worked just as well. I have a big shoot coming up this weekend - expecting to shoot at least 1500-200 shots of all action/in-motion type, so I'll update this review of how that goes ASAP. I'm planning to purchase some yn-560 units as side flashes for an upcoming studio shoot since I hear that they're perfect for this. At the end of the day if this doesn't perform well this weekend I'll send it back and spend the extra bucks to get the 580EX II. I did research over and over again and took the advice of some fine folks @ [...] and decided to pull the trigger on this. It's worth the money if it works out as it has for some pleased folks and it's just as easy to return it if it fails in performance this weekend. I also hear the failure issue is related to some coil that can easily and cheaply be replaced.. I'm not too worried about it - I've wasted more money on other useless nonsense in my life :) FYI I'm using  Sanyo NEW 1500 eneloop 8 Pack AA Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries  in the flash and it powered up with no problem I'll post some test shots with and without the flash and different variations, etc.

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  • By EO_MD

    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.

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  • 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!!

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  • By John S.

    May 15, 2017

    This flash works great. Has almost all the features of the canon flash without the canon price! It feels surprisingly solid and well made, menu navigation is fast and responsive. Screen and its backlighting seem very high quality, so to does the supplied case, which is sufficiently padded. Slave mode works excellent and the flash is very powerful. Recharge time is very fast, if you shoot at 1/8 power and below, you can fire it over and over without having to wait for it to recharge. The sound for recharging is a very cool feature, and comes in handy, however it is quite loud. Zoom makes a bit of a noise, but it's more of a gentle hum than an alarming noise. The ETTL works flawlessly, and it communicates with my camera without a hitch The only problem I have with it is that it does not have High Speed Sync, but at this price, it's still a great buy because of all the features and the excellent build quality.

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  • By mojo1

    May 11, 2017

    The Yougnuo YN-565ex does in fact work in slave mode with the Canon 7D. I didn't do extensive testing, but at least 30 feet was no problem and the audible beeps can help to indicate the light has recyled and ready for the next picture. I wanted to know that up-front, so there you go. Weight and size is almost the same as the Canon 580ex, however a light diffuser for the 580ex wouldn't fit the Yougnuo slightly larger frame. The light output is good, but the recycle time is much slower than I expected, sometimes 3-4 seconds seems forever when you need it, but this is my first speed light. Overall, it is a good value, and accompanied with a 7D, it is a definitely less expensive alternative for those looking to get into off camera speedlight work. I would recommend it

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  • By William A. Emmett

    May 11, 2017

    I am really surprised about this speed lite. I did a lot of research regarding this speed lite. The Canon was just to expensive. I checked many other brands at many of the photo stores online and in my local area. I came across this light in one of the forums I belong to. The person who commented on it raved about how it was clone of the Canon lite. They even offered a "youtube.com" link. I was really impressed. I bought the Yongnuo YN 565 EX. for my old Canon 50D. I worked as good as the Canon at about less than 1/2 the cost. I have bought Yongnuo remotes too. Good products.

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  • By Pedro

    April 26, 2017

    I was a lil skeptical of purchasing a off brand speedlite for my Canon T3, but after doing some hard research (cheezycam,forums,youtube) I came to the decision to purchase it, even though i was a little worried of having it arrive and not powering up, that did not happen. I was surprised how big it was and what a wonderful feel it had to it, not the cheap-ish feel. I did consider the Canon 580 EX but the price was undoubtedly overwhelming for a amateur photographer such as my self. Ive owned the YN-565 since 01/20/13 and have had no problems with it what so ever, the flash is powerful and does its job well! I would recommend on a personal note to use rechargeable batteries being that my energizer lithium batteries died in a few nights. I personally recommend this flash to anyone who doesn't want to break the bank or is looking for something to get the job done!

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  • By Readit

    April 15, 2017

    This Yongnuo YN-565 EX TTL Flash is just great. The build is solid just like Canon/Nikon, the only difference is the price is much much better for your wallet. When I first opened it I knew already from the existing reviews that this is a great economic speedlite option out there. The E-TTL mode works perfect with my Canon Rebel T3i and all the menu options work blissfully through the camera's control options. Not to mention the pictures they delivered: beautiful. Now, I am positive that those Chinese out there did a great job by producing this flash with mighty power. I give them a lot of credit for making a "Speedlite" available even for beginning photographers that don't have so much cash to flush away. Specifications: The swivel feels very strong and solid. Buttons press like quality, the LCD is very good as well as the light. It has the output range of the Canon 580-ex. You can even read the manual of the 580-ex it is smashing identical! What a shame for Canon the someone copied you so well. Conclusion: If you are starting out in photography (just bought a dslr, reading books, or watching Youtube videos about photography) and you feel that "urge" to purchase an external flash then just add this amazing piece to your cart, you will never regret it. The picture quality changes completely, you can't compare photos that were shot with a hot shoe to any others. That's it what I have to say.

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  • 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.

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  • By Euclides Fuguet

    February 15, 2017

    I just bought this flash last week, after many days reviewing all the alternatives offered for Canon. I made my decision based on Value/Performance. I believe it was the one that offered me the most options, power, E-TTL and compatibility with my Canon Rebel T4I for the price, which is very competitive. This is my first external flash ever and I am new to DSLR photography, and my budget is low. As soon as I placed it on the hot shoe, the camera recognized it immediately. Compatibility is great. E-TTL and Canon wireless slave mode work perfectly. You can control all the options using the camera menu. I am happy with the purchase and will update later if I run into any problem. The batteries I am using are the Synergy Digital Quick Battery Charger #SB-257, Nikon Coolpix L810 Digital Camera Battery Charger Replacement of 4 AA NiMH 2800mAh Rechargeable Batteries, with Charger, that I bought here in Amazon for my wife's Nikon Coolpix, and the recycle time is amazing. The flash has a light in the back that is Red when Ready to fire and Green when is recharging. With these batteries I have not seen the Green light yet. I tried continuous shooting (T4I can do 5 frames per second according to the specs), and the flash fired every time. The Canon flashes are great looking, fully compatible and they have Canon reputation behind them. However, I just could not afford/justify the price they cost. You can almost buy four of these units for the price of one Canon 580EX II. This Yongnuo 565EX is a very similar replica of the Canon 580EXII, except for no HSS or master wireless. For my occasional photography, I can live without these features. Wireless E-TTL works perfectly. I placed the flash on a tripod with its included stand, programmed it to be SLAVE and it fired every time I shoot with my camera. The camera built-in flash works as a master. Very cool included feature!. The flash produces an audible noise when recycling and when a good exposure was obtained. In case the exposure was not good, an alarm will sound. It is loud, but I have read online that it can be disabled using one of the functions. The difference is very noticeable when you shoot the flash straight to the subject (built in flash) vs bouncing off the light from the ceiling/wall. An external flash is a must!. So far no complaints. Amazon delivered on time and it was well packaged. It came with a nice pouch and a stand. I will post later if I find any issues. Happy Flash hunting. This mission is over for me (at least for now!)

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  • By C10layman

    February 13, 2017

    I know the Yongnuo 565 EX TTL god a bad reputation in the past and likely the reason why it's reviews are slightly lower is because the original design had some issues that were causing the unit to fail. Apparently this newer model was redesigned to make it more reliable and I've had no issues using it thus far. I've had it for two weeks and have taken several hundred shots with it and it's working great thus far. I've been so pleasently surprised with how much better my pictures have been turning out. I am finally able to shoot indoors and have beautiful pictures using this flash to bounce light onto my subjects and even my outdoor shots are much improved being able to use this as a fill flash to lighten up my subjects. I purchased a set of ENELOOP batteries with it and I've been able to shoot in continuous mode on my T3i with no issues with the flash lagging behind. For the price and considering how much more you'd have to spend on a Canon Flash I would highly recommend the 565!

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  • By Rye Rye

    February 2, 2017

    I'm a professional wedding photographer and a bit of a cheapass. These are two aspects that should be usually mutually exclusive, but when I was not a working photographer, I had a habit of buying YN manual flashes and have never had any issues with them. When I had to add another ETTL flash to my kit, I figured I'd pack a YN565EX as a backup instead of one of my manual YN560s. I was very pleased with its performance and light output and it actually ursurped my Canon 430EX as my main speedlight in the kit. Unfortunately, I got a little bit too comfortable and left the 430 out completely in favor of the brighter manual YN flashes and last night the YN565EX finally stopped responding to me at the beginning of a wedding reception. After 11 months, about 30 weddings, other random events and thousands on thousands of exposures I'm ready to call it dead. I shot the rest of the reception using a manual YN560 flash not without some inconvenience and find myself here trying to figure out my next course of action. I'm going to attempt to see if it's salvagable under warranty, but I'm also weighing the idea of buying the newer version of the 565 against maybe a Canon Speedlight that will be 4 times as expensive.

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  • By K. Zak

    January 17, 2017

    I've had the flash for a week and just used it for a wedding. Ordered this while my Canon speedlite 430ex ii was away on repairs. Paid the same price for this unit as it was to repair my 430. I've used the 430 before in several senior photo sessions and a couple of wedding and have had excellent results. This flash provides much more power but at the cost of battery life and flash recharge time. I went through three sets of batteries in about 700 shots. With the 430 I would go through 1 set of rechargeable batteries in the same time. Not only that, the flash recharge time got longer and longer the more I used the batteries. I don't recall the same issue with the 430. The 430 seemed to recharge much quicker, i.e. less wait between flashes. The big concern with this flash was how hot the batteries got during use. I could feel the flash getting quite hot as I used it and the delay between flashes reached nearly ten seconds. I popped out those batteries and burned my hands. They were that hot. Put in a new set of batteries and burned through them in another 200 shots and popped in the third set. The first set were still very hot to the touch and I would not have been able to put them in my pocket or hold them for an extended period of time. At no time of using my 430 over the last couple years have I ever felt batteries get hot like this. I've used it for four hour photo sessions without any issues with hot batteries or even the delay between the shots. Ok, now that I've gone on long enough about the batteries... I was very happy with the light output of the flash. It did seem over bright when I had close up shots -- which, again with the 430 I don't recall having blow outs like this unit. Felt at times like I was using in MANUAL mode with full flash power instead of ETTL with the amount of excess flash I was receiving. But, after some experimentation I was very happy with the results. I ended up avoiding too many closeups and did more flash bouncing that I normally do with such a high ceiling. Good note, though, this had excellent flash bounce with a 30' ceiling whereas the 430 would have had problems. Even after the complaints above, I am enjoying the flash and for the money I'm glad I got it. I plan on using it as a manual slave for my 430. I have already used it several times as a slave via flash from the on-board canon flash and has worked pretty well, except where I had extra-preflash -- but I can't fault the slave flash for that.

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  • By sapper819

    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.

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