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Yongnuo Flash Speedlite Speedlight YN560-III Support RF-602/603 for Canon Nikon Pentax Oympus

Yongnuo Flash Speedlite Speedlight YN560-III Support RF-602/603 for Canon Nikon Pentax Oympus

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Use RF-602/RF-603 wireless flash system which is trusted by the users around the world. Support 2.4G ultra-long-range wireless flash with the farthest triggering distance up to 100 meters.
The YN560-III can receive the signals sent by RF-603 or RF-602 wireless transmitter, supporting 16 channels. Easy to enjoy wireless lighting.
The YN560-III is equipped with a large size LCD panel. It is intuitive and convenient for use.
Lamp cover focal length can be altered between 24~105mm by pressing [ZOOM] button.
5) GN58 @ ISO100,105mm
High guide number 2.4G wireless flash supports M/Multi mode.
YN560 III can be triggered by the camera set-top, 2.4G wireless trigger. S1 and S2 light are sensitive trigger, S2 with pre-flash-canceled mode.
YN560-III provides charging socket for external power pack, meeting your higher demand for charging recycle.
YN560-III is equipped with PC port. Simply connect it to your camera and make them synchronized.
When the sound prompt system is enabled, different sound modes will prompt different working conditions of the speedlite so as to allow you to focus on shooting process (Note: the sound can be turned off).
The recycling time for full output just takes 3 seconds; you can get high speed current return experience even without using brand new batteries, which will only takes 4~5 seconds; besides, you can use the external charging box to accelerate the charging speed.
YN560-III is equipped with advanced options setting function, where you can self-define the functions of the speedlite on your own requirements.
YN560-III can automatically save your current operating settings to convenient your next use.

For Canon EOS 5D ,5D Mark II,  1Ds Mark [ IV / III / II / I ],  1D Mark [ III / II N/ II / I],7D, 60D ,50D, 40D, 30D, 600D, 550D, 500D, 450D, 400D, 350D , 300D,1100D,1000D etc.
For Nikon D3s, D3x, D3, D700, D300s, D300, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70s, D7000,D5100, D5000, D3100,D3000, D60, D40X
For Pentax K-7, K-x, K-m, K20D, K10D, K200D, K100D,  etc.
For Olympus E5, E3, E30, E300, E620, E520, E420, E450, E-P2, E-PL2,  etc.

Circuit design: Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
Guide No.: 58 (ISO 100, 105mm)
Flash mode: M, Multi
Triggering mode: Camera set-up, S1, S2, RX
Zoom range: 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 (not included; Alkaline or Ni-MH are usable)
Lighting times: 100~1500 times (AA alkaline cell used)
Recycle time: approx. 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 fine tuning
External interface: hot shoe, PC port and eternal charging port
Wireless triggering distance: 100m(2.4G wireless); 20~25m indoor, 10~15m outdoor
Additional features: The electronic flash head zooming, sound signal, automatically saving setting, power saving mode, over heat protection and advanced options
YN560-III Speedlite size: 19 * 6.5 * 5.5cm / 7.7 * 2.6 * 2.2in
YN560-III Speedlite weight: 368g / 13.0oz
Package size: 21 * 9.5 * 8cm / 8.3 * 3.7 * 3.1in
Pacakge weight: 542g / 1.2Lbs

Package list:
1 * YN560-III Speedlite
1 * Mini Stand
1 * Protecting Bag
1 * User Manual

Questions & Answers

  • Q ele e compativel com a panasonic dmc L10

    By leo August 6, 2017

    A sim

    Reply By Customer Service Center August 7, 2017
  • Q How to integrate for my Cannon 1000 SLR camara .Recently I got one piece of this from AMAZN. Please explain how to use with the above camara. MKS.Kumaran.

    By M.K.S.KUMARAN June 27, 2017

    A D877, support Cannon 1000 SLR, installed after the battery, installed directly on the hot shoe, turn on the power, on demand shutter can be used. How to use It is recommended to search for videos directly on YOUTUBE

    Reply By Customer Service Center June 28, 2017
  • Q How to integrate for my Cannon 1000 SLR camara .Recently I got one piece of this from AMAZN. Please explain how to use with the above camara. MKS.Kumaran.

    By M.K.S.KUMARAN June 27, 2017

    A D877, support Cannon 1000 SLR, installed after the battery, installed directly on the hot shoe, turn on the power, on demand shutter can be used. How to use It is recommended to search for videos directly on YOUTUBE

    Reply By Customer Service Center June 28, 2017


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  • By Renatone

    September 19, 2017

    Prendi questo meraviglioso Youngnuo completamente manuale e prendi il flash analogo di casa Canon; la differenza in termini di prezzo è abissale, quella in termini di qualità quasi inesistente ! Il Youngnuo 560 mark III è un flash SOLO manuale, imposti tu e decidi tutto tu senza l'ausilio di automatismo alcuno. E' un flash potente che utilizzo principalmente a distanza tramite l'impiego di trigger dedicati dello stesso marchio.. Yongnuo RF603CII RF603II radio trigger flash Shutter Release for Canon EOS 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 1D 1D Mark II 1D Mark III 1D Mark IV 1Ds 1Ds Mark II 1Ds Mark III 5D 5D Mark II 5D Mark III 1DX 6D 7D Il 560 mark III qualitativamente è un prodotto di ottima fattura con buoni e solidi materiali, il suo utilizzo è davvero intuitivo ma se ci dovessero essere problemi o dubbi nell'utilizzarlo ( viste le istruzioni solo in inglese/cinese ) sul web (youtube ecc.) è pieno di tutorial che vi saranno d'aiuto. Il fatto di costare poco, come prodotto, permette di acquistarne più di uno e di avere con una spesa davvero contenuta un piccolo set professionale a disposizione con cui vi potrete sbizzarrire davvero. La portata del wifi, da prove personali, copre tranquillamente i 30 m e dovrebbe andare anche un poco oltre. I tempi di ricarica del flash tra una "flashata" e l'altra è davvero rapido e degno di nota, numero guida (potenza della luce) è più che buono per la gran parte delle occasioni.. poi ripeto, se si acquistano almeno 2 o 3 pezzi si può giocare all'infinito indipendemente dal numero guida ! Ad un anno dall'utilizzo non riscontro problemi di surriscaldamento o malfunzionamenti. Per quanto riguarda l'alimentazione, utilizzo batterie AA "Duracell Ultra" ricaricabili ( n° 4 pezzi ); la carica dura davvero un'inifinità .. riesco quasi sempre a chiudere la sessione/servizio fotografico con ancora le pile cariche e il flash operativo ! Duracell Ultra Ricaricabili Batterie AA HR6 LSD 2400 mAh 4 pezzi P.S. PER CHI DESIDERASSE IL MANUALE IN ITALIANO, POSSO FORNIRLO GRATUITAMENTE TRAMITE MAIL IN FILE .PDF

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  • By Ezra

    May 14, 2017

    My review of the Yongnuo 560-III. This is a high quality flash comparable to the Canon 580EX and I will say that it has improved my indoor flash photography tremendously. I really love the ability to change the flash zoom settings from 24mm to 105mm. You can also change the power output from 1/128 (low power) to 1/1 (high power). I would suggest keeping it 1/128 for most situations, because this flash can produce extremely powerful output that can blind a person. (Be careful) The 560-III does come with a built in diffuser, but would suggest buying a separate 'plastic cap version' to soften the powerful output further. You have a choice of both Manual and Multi-Mode. There is a built-in backlight to illuminate and see your flash options in darker environments. There is an IR sensor and radio frequency mode for wireless flash settings. So far, I really love this 560-III flash by Yongnuo, and it a great deal for its cost. Two thumbs up!

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  • By MG777

    January 6, 2018

    Si vous cherchez un très bon flash avec récepteur intégré, c'est celui qu'il vous faut. les + : - Bonne puissance - Large plage de réglages - Grille diffuseur + réflecteur blanc - orientable dans tous les sens - Socle et pochette inclus - Récepteur de déclenchement à distance intégré. - Qualité de fabrication - Tout manuel (pas de TTL) les - : - un peu encombrant - Tout manuel (pas de TTL) - Batteries Li-ion non compatibles (utilisez des batteries NiMH ou bien des piles.) - Où est le manuel en français ?

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  • By giarag69

    January 3, 2018

    ottimo prodotto made in China di cui avevo letto innumerevoli recensioni; forse è adatto a chi è già abbastanza pratico di fotografia, ma anche per chi non è pratico va abbastanza bene, basta fare delle prove impostando i vari parametri a disposizione: 1) apertura diaframma; 2) ISO; 3) intensità del lampo flash. Mi ha colpito anche la qualità delle plastiche ben assemblate, davvero un prodotto sopra le aspettative e a mio avviso paragonabile ai modelli delle case produttrici di reflex. Poi per quel che costa ne fa forse il modello "manuale" con il miglior rapporto qualità/prezzo in assoluto. Non adatto ovviamente a chi vuole fare foto tutte in automatico, poiché non è TTL.

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  • By umby

    December 1, 2017

    Ho comprato questo flash nn avendone mai posseduto uno quindi nn sapendo nemmeno usarlo devo dire che appena arrivato mi sono trovato in difficoltà ma poi incominciando a provare e riprovare ho incominciato a capire che dire tutto manuale molto soddisfatto apparte per il fatto che se scatti in situazioni ambiente luce e soggetto più o meno simili va bene ma appena capita una serie di scatti diversi l'uno dall'altro incominci ad andare un pò in difficoltà perchè devi adattare costantemente tutto , distanza, potenza insomma devi badare nn solo alla reflex se scatti in manuale ma anche al flash un pò da rompicapo cmq da principiante direi ottimo.....da esperto vi dirò tra qualche scatto in più.... di "ANNO"

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  • By Orinoco

    November 27, 2017

    This is a manual flash. Your camera will only tell it to fire, it is a one way deal - it will not send any evaluative information back to your camera and then automatically make adjustments. You have to preset zoom and brightness. Until you get a feel for it you will need to take a shot, adjust, take the shot again, tweak... In short this flash has no TTL capability (Through the lens). If you can handle that, if you're prepared to spend some time familiarising yourself with the unit, you're going to be one happy bunny. Build quality is first class, electronic zoom is smooth and quiet, sound can be turned off if required (previous reviewer evidently didn't RTFM). I was becoming increasingly frustrated of banging brutal flash, head on, into my subjects, both with my Nikon bridge and with my 550D. With this I can bounce flash off a wall or ceiling and thanks to it's 180º swivel head one way, and 90º the opposite way, I can flip my camera over on the tripod to portrait and still have every angle I could need. It has a footplate, meaning I can stand it just about anywhere and trigger it with the in-built flash on my DSLR, my bridge, or any point and shoot - really useful if you want some additional side lighting. Alternatively you can light it with a wireless trigger. I've invested in a couple of Yongnuo RF 603 triggers. A piece of kit about the size of a pendrive that slots in the hot shoe of your camera and fires the flash up to a distance of 100 yards away. They're "transceivers" so they transmit and receive, meaning you can use them to fire the shutter from distance. At twenty quid for a pair of them it would have been rude not to get them. All in all this has been an awesome purchase. With the 200 quid I've saved not buying Canon flash equipment I've managed to invest in a Canon 50mm 1.8 lens (80 quid Tomtop UK) and a 75-300mm lens (109 euros Tomtop ES) - not top glass, but perfectly adequate for my needs right now. If I have any beefs at all, it's that the manual that accompanies the flash is a bit naff - the result of a ropey translation from Chinese to English. It's a not a huge issue, the menu on the flash unit itself is straight forward and intuitive, extra info readily available simply by googling the model number. This flash is ideal for indoor portraits, powerful enough to light the stage at my kids' plays from the back row, and does all the cool multi flash stuff so you can fire it 10 times in a 2 second exposure and capture the action of a golf swing in a single shot. Incredible value for money.

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  • By Alex V

    November 21, 2017

    I was looking for something to use to replace some Sigma Flashes that were not behaving the way they were supposed to. These flashes are great. I have since bought three and plan to buy at least two more. I thought I would be hindered by them not having ETTL features but found just the opposite. The ability to quickly change the manual settings has been a huge help. I just dial in the manual settings on my camera and adjust the Flash settings as I see fit and then they stay that way! Consistency is great. These things are durable too! I was taking out the batteries while walking out to my car and ended up half throwing the flash across the pavement and it is still functional. (Not sure if I was lucky or if it is the build quality but I don't feel like I need to be super careful) If you get these make sure to use good quality rechargeable batteries in them. I switched from normal bargan AA batteries to Eneloop XX (Now eneloop pro) batteries and the recycle time has improved greatly! Pros: -Great Light Output. -Affordable (You wont worry about breaking them) -Built in triggers -Good build quality -Affordable accessories Cons: -The only one I can find is that the flash head is a bit large so some accessories may not fit. I have some Gary Fong light Spheres and I have to stretch them a bit to get them on but they still fit.

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  • By Mike Benstead

    November 17, 2017

    I ordered two 560 lll' s, but unfortunately one was faulty and was sent back for replacement , and it was replaced within two days by Tomtop, great service, it may be that product testing isn't one hundred percent at the yongnuo factory, but That said I am very pleased with the overall construction, and they seem well made, and for the price compared to canon units they really can't be beaten , so much so that I have ordered two more, I also have the 560 tx which works perfectly with the units and saves you going to each unit to make adjustments, also they trigger with my canon 430ex ll speedlite mounted on my 6D which is a bonus, overall I am very impressed with them and if you just need to use manual flash like I do then use these they are great !.

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  • By Chris04463

    November 10, 2017

    This review is based on the YN560-III (3) Only I needed a cheap speedlight 3 days before 2 last minute shoots, so I took a chance and ordered this flash last minute and had it sent overnight. (Which was right on time, btw) I purchased for my d800 & D7100, nervous about the title which said canon pentax...ect.... It fit perfect and fired first shot. Side Note*** (for newbees) - THIS IS A MANUAL FLASH, not an issue if you understand the basics, but that is the main reason for the huge price discount compaired to Nikon SB-700/900/910. Power goes from 1/1 - to - 1/128 power in increments of 1/3 steps. The flash is still ticking no problem after 2 full day shoots (using flash for every shot) Refresh time notes*** ---- The flash never overheated, even after I used a set of batteries until they died and immediately put a new set in and kept shooting. The D800 shoots at up to 5fps, and during the times that I shot at continuous burst it refreshed every time UNTIL i increased the power up to 1/8. Review my speeds below. 1/16(+0.7) - 1/128 Full D800 FPS durring 10 Frame Burst @ 5fps 1/8 -- Fired the first 5 frames durring a 10 Frame Burst @ 5fps 1/4 - Fired first 2 skipped 3rd fired on 4th for 10 Frame Burst @ 5fps 1/2 - Fired on 1st skpped 2nd 3rd fired on 4th skipped 3 fired once 1/1 - Fired 1st shot only durring 10 Frame Burst @ 5 FPS ---Conclusion, very very good for the price Zoom function overview*** Works great - works quickly I wish it had a PLUS & MIN dedicated buttons because if you miss your MM you have to cycle through again The reach is great, I use with my Nikkor 70-200 2.8G AF-S ED VR I at 200mm and at 1/8 power set to 105mm it works as a fill flash perfectly. Wireless function*** I have not used with radio trigger, but the slave function works great, It does not have to be line of site (necessarily) The range is great, so far i've used at 60ft It has "Flash Fired" sensor on FRONT & BACK (It works like its got them on the sides also, lol) It has battery pack plug in and camera flash cord plug in as well. Built in diffuser works well also Currently the unit I have, has roughly 1500 fires and is still going strong -- I will update in the future, but I plan on ordering 2 more by next week. Feel free to email or submit a request with any questions.

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  • By Peter H. Togel

    September 1, 2017

    I bought two of them at the same time. I did a quick test when they arrived and both worked. But when it came to seeing them up in a more advanced mode like triggering them in two different groups using the YN560-TX, I found out that one of the units did not allow me to change from group A to any other group. That unit also did not react to the power change like the good unit. So one goes back with the hope that their quality control was better for the next unit I'll receive. Again, the good unit seems to do its job for now. Regarding the manuals, go on YouTube to find a video. The manuals are terrible. But who knows, if you need a job in quality control or you are a good writer, Yongnuo might just have a job for you. ;)

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  • By Joe The Flow

    August 18, 2017

    I dropped my speedlight a week before an important shoot. Yes, I should have had a back up but I'd rather spend my money on glass than an extra flash. So, with some reservation I ordered the Yongnuo YN 560 III. Over the years I've read so many mixed reviews but at the price I didn't have too much too lose. First of all, the flash arrived a day early, which was a blessing. My other flash was manual as well so I didn't miss the TTL. I fired it up and started shooting like crazy so I could get used to it. It's got POWER. I'm so happy with my purchase. I will be purchasing a couple more after the summer. If there is any reservation it's will the shoe mount. Seems a bit flimsy but we'll see how it performs over the next couple of months. Have no problem recommending this flash.

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  • By mention21

    August 8, 2017

    jus got my flash today and it works. :D I have a canon 60D and it works pretty good with the cam even though it has one pin to the bottom. The only con I've seen so far is that you don't have the option to change the flash settings from the camera which isn't all that bad because u can do it much faster right from the flash itself. There is not ETTL...you would have to get the Yongnuo YN 568ex II model for that...which i don't really care for cause i'll be using it for off camera lighting. Unlike the YN 568ex II.... the YN 560 III zoom head does not move when you pull up the built in diffuser and bounce card.......It makes for a good secondary flash (slave).....for the price..u can't go wrong

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  • By kc2pxp

    July 9, 2017

    This is such a great flash. I am glad I didn't spend $600 on the Canon version. I use a Canon 7D with this flash and I have Yonguo 603 flash triggers for my other flashes and strobes. Its nice to not have to use a trigger on this flash since its built in. I have a soft box for speed lights and the flash head will not fit when you use a flash trigger mounted on the hot shoe. This flash solved the problem for me quite nicely. The build quality is great. The buttons feel good and the head movement is nice and solid.

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  • By The Sideout Rocker

    June 17, 2017

    I have owned the 603II transmitters from Yongnuo for a couple years and have been extremely pleased with them. I have read several reviews on the Speedlite Flashes and decided to go with the YN560-III model. I had little issue setting up my 603II transceivers with the flash. I paired the YN560-III with my Canon 430EX-II flash on a trip to Texas to shoot a wedding. The flash provided everything I needed for the 8-hour coverage and the fact it had it a built-in receiver was a nice plus. I did not encounter anything unusual or quirky; no misfires (aside from batteries needing to be swapped out). I do a lot of off-camera flash shooting and the transceivers and receiver from the flash worked flawlessly, even at a range of 30-40 feet as I walked around the reception area. We'll see how things go as I use it more. However, so far so good. I plan to buy 1-2 more to complete my mobile unit. Even if I do encounter any issues, at $60-$65 per flash, I can get them replaced without breaking the bank. Purchasing through was painless. So far, everything has been good. I may write a follow up review after a few months.

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  • By J. Price

    May 27, 2017

    I'm really happy with this speedlight. There was a little bit of a learning curve for me because there are so many options on the light. Even after thinking I figured it out, I found out there was more it could do. It was all a matter of figuring out what the four mode buttons do and how to manipulate them. Flashes I've used in the past basically had only a few settings, so I really wasn't prepared for the step up. I'm also not a flash fan. I like to capture natural light and run from there. But, on paid shoots, sometimes that level of artistic vision isn't appreciated. I also want to point out how handy the pull out diffuser and bounce card are. They look cheap and useless, but in a pinch they work great. Especially the bounce card which just looks like a piece of white plastic coming out the flash. But it adds a great deal of diffusion and spread for such an innocuous thing. Oh, I'm sure there are better flashes out there, but for the price, this is a winner in my book. Just realize there may be a bit of a learning curve if you've never used one like this before.

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  • By Bobby V. Allen Jr.

    May 18, 2017

    I've been buying photography equipment from Tomtop for 2 years and have never been compelled to write a review. However, this little flash has impressed me enough to let everyone know how good it is. If you use off camera flash in studio or on location in manual mode this is the flash for you. Buy one set of the C3 radio triggers for your camera and you are ready to go. I've only had the flashes for about a week but I have been using them extensively and have had great results. I bought two of them to go along with the 7 other flashes that I have and they are now my favorite. This includes my canon 580 EXII. The built in radio trigger makes all the difference in the world. Put four batteries in the flash and stick it on a stand and you are ready to go. No more external triggers to worry about having batteries for or weither they are on or off. I trigger these with the C3 on my camera and the other flashes in S1 mode. In summary, great flash.

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  • By EZach

    April 30, 2017

    This flash has worked perfect so far and has tons of power with a quick recycle time. The build in recievers are a huge plus so I have less to carry, loose, and keep extra batteries for. As I already said the power on this flash is great and very close to that of the Nikon SB800 or SB900 with guide # and recycle times. This is NOT a ttl flash... It is also not $400, so to compare to the Canon 580's or Nikon 900's in any way other than power or manual modes is foolish. Stobist, off-camera effects, and some studio work could easily be accomplished with these. As this is a product review I have to say these are great, I purchased two(2) and plan to pick up a couple more. Side note: Watch who you purchase this item from. We went with 711onlinestore through Tomtop and had nothing but problems.

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  • By B. O'Leary

    April 21, 2017

    This is an all manual flash for experienced photographers who need a cheap flexible lighting set up. They work best in pairs, or sets of 3+ with light modifiers (umbrellas, octabox, beauty dish etc..) to make most of the built in wireless receiver. Match it up to the YN-560 Controller or a 603 trigger and you have a cheap portable system that will give you endless possibilities at a fraction of the cost of a set of battery operated strobes. At first (when I was very inexperienced) I regretted buying this flash and moved onto a used Canon 430EX, but have since learned to make the most of this flash and the massive potential it affords you. Where it excels: - Outdoor Fill Flash - With light modifiers (umbrellas, octaboxes, softboxes, beauty dishes) - On location shoots where space and time are an issue - In experienced hands. Where it fails: - Event work in dark venues (No AF assist light) - Overheats cheap batteries (but works perfect with rechargeable eneloops) Best things about this flash: - Price (I have 2, soon to be 3) - Wireless capabilities Worst things: Build Quality: - The battery door is a known weak point and I've had issues in one - The buttons became stuck on one of mine, refusing to turn off

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  • By Mr. DL KINSEY

    April 20, 2017

    For an amateur like me, I wasn't keen to plop a big attachment on top of my camera. My friend convinced me and for around £40, it's been an absolute bargain. The flash is easily adjustable. It's manually set but having never used a TTL flash, I can't say that's a negative. It's easy to adjust the strength and direction of the flash. The only criticism I have is Yongnuo's hot shoe connector. The laziness in me can't be bothered always tightening it and as a result the flash can sometimes slip. I see other official flashes have a slide mechanism which seems better. However if you are happy to spin that little disk 5-6 times when attaching and detaching (as I really should) it's a great flash. Especially when you consider the vast cost difference between this and Nikon ones

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  • By Huckleberry

    February 20, 2017

    The Sony flash for my camera retails new at nearly half a grand - that's ridiculous. I ended up getting a used HVL-58AM afterward too, but after losing many auctions for one (and refusing to pay blood money for a new one), thought I'd try the YN 560 as an interim flash. It really is spectacular, and even though I now have both, it still gets used a LOT. The levels of adjustment all the way down to 1/128, the many slave modes, and the multi setting make it very hard to give up, so I'll just keep it. For Sony it does need the Minolta to Standard Hot Shoe adapter, but I already had that, and nobody makes a 602 or 603 trigger compatible with Sony yet, so there is some degree of McGuyvering needed, but the results are well worth the effort. I now use it as a back/box/fill light or hair light a lot, and the flexibility of it is superb. The only downside in my mind is the lack of HSS, but my main light will sync at up to 1/8000 so it isn't the end of the world. It syncs fine up to 1/250, so for anything in studio it's fine, and for outdoor daylight I use the Sony. I only use the big strobes off camera, as either of them are just unwieldly on top of the camera (and the YN on top of the adapter to boot), but the built in acts as a controller and is capable of groups with the right triggers, so it works out quite well. TTL obviously won't function on a Sony camera, but I don't use it anyway, but I'm sure it could come in handy for a Canikon inclined person. The buttons/menus are a little cryptic, but google is your friend, and in a day's time you can know it inside out, and a couple more days you can make it play nicely with your dedicated units. For manual off camera use, it is every bit as good as the Sony, and at less than 20% of the new price, which make it a no-brainer. For my purposes, it's like having another 58, but for pennies on the dollar, especially as you can only have one act as controller anyway, and the two combined are more than capable of some pretty elaborate lighting. For under a c-note, you can have a great flash AND some eneloops, and really turn your creative options up a notch - or ten. Buy it - at the price, it would be silly not to. 4/2014 Have never updated a review, but had to this time. On location last month, I had this flash on a monopod as a slave and bumped it against the ceiling. The attachment on the bracket I was using let go and the flash fell almost 10 feet to a ceramic tile floor. The batteries shot out and flew well over 20 feet, the flash itself bounce a good 2 feet high and I was absolutely sure it was destroyed. I gathered the batteries back up, put them in and turned it on and it hasn't missed a lick since. Less than 2 weeks later, I had it on a light stand, well over 7 feet up and one of the models lost their balance, grabbed for the stand to catch herself and took it tumbling down the seawall with her, mangling the stand and sending the flash crashing onto and down between the big boulders. She was battered, the stand was totaled, but once I dug the flash out and put new batteries in (the ones in it were gone and we never found where they flew), it STILL works perfectly, gouges in the side and all. I have several $500 speedlights and NONE of them work any better (obviously in manual) than this unit, and while I don't want to test it, I suspect NONE of them would have survived either, much less both of these disasters. Built in radio receiver, highly variable power, dependable slave modes, multi mode .... this will do it all if you know what YOU are doing. Every poor review due to this flash not working in full auto mode make me want to scream. Anyone with even an ounce of ability would never even CONSIDER 'automatic' flash anyway. Cheap Chinese junk? B, please! It's a tank and outperforms all my 'name brand' flashes by a huge margin, dollar for dollar. I'll buy a bag full of YN's before I ever spend another penny on an overpriced 'name brand' speedlight again.

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