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Arte ­ Automobilistica
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Aug 12, 2012 11:45 |  #1

I have done quite a bit of research on Yongnuo flashes before buying a YN560 II. I then saw this
http://strobist.blogsp​ot.co.uk …drive-yongnuo-yn-560.html (external link)

Has anyone had similar problems?


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Aug 12, 2012 12:17 |  #2

was happy with my 560II until it died after a month.


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Aug 12, 2012 15:36 |  #3

Arte Automobilistica wrote in post #14848342 (external link)
I have done quite a bit of research on Yongnuo flashes before buying a YN560 II. I then saw this
http://strobist.blogsp​ot.co.uk …drive-yongnuo-yn-560.html (external link)

Has anyone had similar problems?

You realize that's a two year old blog, right? And refers to the original 560.

I have two of the 560 II units and find them outstanding.


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Aug 12, 2012 18:08 |  #4

i've looked into these too, and it seems like the issues mentioned in the blog no longer apply now that they have new models out.

i believe this is the newest model and one that as of may- has been cured of any problems regarding the flash dying.

http://www.amazon.com …1389517282&pf_r​d_i=507846 (external link)


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Aug 12, 2012 18:12 as a reply to  @ AliZaman's post |  #5

i have several of the yn560's and the only real problem i've hd is with the older ones with the plastic hotshoe. it seemed to be a bit more intermitent than the ones with the metal hotshoe.

the only one to completely die was done as a result of it falling inot the Pacific Ocean so i really can't blame build quality on that one :(

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Aug 12, 2012 19:36 as a reply to  @ girvan's post |  #6

So far my 565 has been working flawlessly. Only about 1,000 flashes so far, but zero issues.


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Aug 12, 2012 20:03 |  #7

Arte Automobilistica wrote in post #14848342 (external link)
I have done quite a bit of research on Yongnuo flashes before buying a YN560 II. I then saw this
http://strobist.blogsp​ot.co.uk …drive-yongnuo-yn-560.html (external link)

Has anyone had similar problems?

No
But keep in mind, David Hobby aka "strobist" is paid to use and advertise Nikon flashes.
I've been using Yongnuo flashes (YN465, YN460) for four years with no problems




  
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Aug 15, 2012 06:07 |  #8

I found this and it is pretty conclusive.

https://photography-on-the.net …o=showresults&p​ollid=5343

I'm going with Yongnuo. I even got a 2 year warrenty with my 560II

Thanks for your views


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Aug 15, 2012 07:35 |  #9

I shoot with 2 560's at every reception. on 1 or 2 lights power, I shoot around 500 shots every reception. I've done this for about...10 or so weddings. I also use them for automotive photography and just regular portraits here and there. If they did today, i'd order another set immediately...

...ok not true, i'd order the 560EX which would work with the YN622C triggers that I have on order but they are still the same guys i presume, just with manual control from a trigger and ETTL triggering as well.

ps fwiw ; here's a shot with 1 on camera flash, and both 560's on low power for rim ;

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Aug 15, 2012 07:37 |  #10

I have two 560's ii and a 565 and so far so good!


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Aug 15, 2012 10:58 |  #11

watt100 wrote in post #14850064 (external link)
No
But keep in mind, David Hobby aka "strobist" is paid to use and advertise Nikon flashes.
I've been using Yongnuo flashes (YN465, YN460) for four years with no problems

Really? Why does he go on about the LP flashes so often then?


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Aug 15, 2012 17:01 |  #12

I just got my first two 560-II's the other day; initial tests show just fine but I'll be playing more heavily with them this weekend. They feel really nice.



  
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Aug 15, 2012 17:08 |  #13

I had the second revision of the YN-560 I (with the metal foot) and I had it for about a year and a half. It was fantastic for a manual flash. I used it extensively both on camera and on light stands with some YN triggers. It suffered falls off of light stands, being knocked off of coffee tables and one time when travelling it shared a bag with a leaky bottle of apple juice. Functioned great till the day I sold it.


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AliZaman
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Aug 15, 2012 17:45 |  #14

just out of curiousity, Which YN models will actually do TLL/E-TTL?
Seems like all of them except the YN-565ex are manual flashes.


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Aug 15, 2012 18:05 |  #15

AliZaman wrote in post #14863261 (external link)
just out of curiousity, Which YN models will actually do TLL/E-TTL?
Seems like all of them except the YN-565ex are manual flashes.

actually, no
http://speedlights.net …rands/yongnuo-speedlites/ (external link)




  
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