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Apr 12, 2011 11:33 |  #1

Hey gang, I've been cruising eBay with an itch to pick up a few more TTL flash heads (it's possible that the Flash Bus tour yesterday had something to do with it), and there seems to be oddly inconsistent listings on the Yongnuo flashes regarding what bodies they are "compatible" with.

I did a search through the yongnuo threads here and didn't find anything outright saying "I've used this combination and it works" so i thought maybe we could start a thread verifying what body/flash/trigger combinations people have used with reliable success.

I'm looking specifically for information about using the YN-468 with 5D and 5D2 bodies as it says here - http://cgi.ebay.com …ashes&hash=item​45f9652372 (external link) - that it doesn't work

I've got a bag full of manual 460s, but I can't control output for those from the camera position with the pocketwizard AC3, so I'm looking to replace them with 2 yongnuo TTL flashes.

Also, if anybody knows that the yongnuo TTL flashes don't play nice with the pocketwizard system that would be great to know as well.


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Apr 12, 2011 13:49 |  #2

Well it says it doesn't work on the 7D either, but I can personally vouch that it works quite well with it.


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Apr 12, 2011 13:53 |  #3

I just asked something similar in another entry... about the YN flash and PW




  
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Apr 12, 2011 16:07 |  #4

I would appreciate an answer here as well. I'm looking to buy 468 and it's extremely confusing.


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Apr 12, 2011 18:12 |  #5

I've seen several different ads for them saying canon this canon that but I don't think they are making like 5 different versions of the flash, basically a nikon or a canon version I would guess.

He's a sample of one i saw.

http://cgi.ebay.com …3cb6d8e92d#ht_4​901wt_1014 (external link)

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Apr 12, 2011 19:05 |  #6

Would it be the fact that they have a 35mm sensor size? And do you think it would work for every other camera that doesn't have a 35mm sensor?


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Apr 12, 2011 19:58 |  #7

The language in that example seems to reference the fact that the flash zoom is 24-85 and so I wouldn't cover ultra wide angles.

I think there is just one Canon version regardless of what they say in the ad. But the yongnuo website says the same thing. Better safe than sorry.


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Apr 12, 2011 20:02 |  #8

Would be great if someone could contact Yongnuo and see what cameras they do work with. If they work with ALL the canon range then what's the go. Would appreciate it because I'm going to be out for a week and won't have time to do it :(. I've got a 1000d and I want it to work with that as well as the 60d when I upgrade.


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Apr 12, 2011 20:17 |  #9

BlakeinatorMate wrote in post #12210144 (external link)
Would be great if someone could contact Yongnuo and see what cameras they do work with. If they work with ALL the canon range then what's the go. Would appreciate it because I'm going to be out for a week and won't have time to do it :(. I've got a 1000d and I want it to work with that as well as the 60d when I upgrade.

Don't waste your time trying to contact Yongnuo. Others have tried but get all sorts of conflicting information due to language barriers.

Instead, go by the testimony of your fellow POTN members, many of whom say "YES, my Yongnuo flash works perfectly on my 5D, 5D Mk II, 7D, etc.


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Apr 12, 2011 20:19 |  #10

My 468 works fine on a 60d and a t2i... don't see why it wouldn't work on any canon.


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Apr 12, 2011 20:22 |  #11

Just need to find someone who has used one with a 1000d. :|


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Apr 13, 2011 02:58 as a reply to  @ BlakeinatorMate's post |  #12

I'm going through the same issue ..

I have a 5DII.
Ive posted a few question on another website,and got no replies.
I also,asked a seller on ebay if the flash I was interested in, is compatible...I did get a reply saying that it was not.

I agree with msowsun,......

Until I read anything from other forums members that it definitely .DOES NOT WORK..or,that some damage has occurred to the camera body...I will assume these flashes do work...I have not read one post,or seen any negative comments on youtube,about this compatibility issue,to the contrary,almost all you tube reviews are very positive.There is one thing .... the battery compartment door,seems to be cheaply made.,and even this issue has been addressed with the yn 560.
I had an order for a yn560 ,but i cancelled it and I will re-order one ,directly from the retailer in HongKong,buying directly from Yongnuo,,I know it comes with a one year warranty,also,, his ebay reputation is stellar .
I may even wait for the new yn565? which is supposed to be coming out at the end of may 2011,price has not yet been determined,guesses are -$140-$180?

Hope this info is helpful to all of us pondering our next flash unit?

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Jul 17, 2011 09:57 |  #13

I own a YN-468, and just bought a 5D. The YN-468 works fine on my 50D, but locks up my 5D. I can't be sure if the problem is with the camera, flash model, or my particular flash, but I thought I'd put it out there. I have the older plastic mount YN-486.


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Jul 17, 2011 23:42 |  #14

I can't get 2nd curtain sync on a YN 465 to work on my 30D. I emailed Yongnuo, and they did reply, but since I'd said the flash fired when the shutter opened, they didn't think I had a problem!

I sent back a few paragraphs on what 2nd curtain sync does.

I've seen reports of success with this on an XSi and a 40D, so I'm thinking that despite the flash compatibility specifications including (by inference, if not by name) the 30D, it is not in reality fully compatible.

I guess it may be less of a problem as the number of die-hard 30D users dwindles. If I hear more, I'll report back.




  
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Oct 18, 2012 21:28 as a reply to  @ xarqi's post |  #15

I'll add that my 465 is not working with my T4i. It was fine with the T1i though. Like the poster above, the flash would fire; but the pics showed no signs of a flash even being used.


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