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Mar 07, 2013 00:53 |  #1

So I just got my brand new YN560 II in the mail today. I put in a fresh set of batteries, turn it on, wait for a red pilot light, press the pilot button.....and nothing. Am I missing something?


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Mar 07, 2013 02:51 |  #2

Some Yongnuo flashes require a really deep press of the button to trigger. One of mine is an absolute pig to fire because the contact is set so deep - I can do it, but I have to press with thumbnail which is rather annoying (it feels as though I'm pressing the button right through and out of the front). Maybe this is your problem?


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Mar 07, 2013 03:18 |  #3

I bought three of the 560 II and a YN-568EX. No problems.

It can be a deep bitton. WIll flash trigger off camera via cable sync, pocket wizard or some sort remote. This is just to narrow down or at least know flash fires at least.


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Mar 07, 2013 03:39 as a reply to  @ boywonder27's post |  #4

when i opened mine, i soldered a metal wire to reduce distance of the button.

not the greatest button in the world;


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Mar 07, 2013 08:55 |  #5

Thanks guys. I haven't tried it with my RF-603's yet. Just haven't had time yet. I'll give it a try today. I really hope it fires period.


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Mar 07, 2013 09:15 |  #6

I have two; one of them needs a little more encouragement than the other.
I've accepted it as part of the price you don't pay.



  
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Mar 07, 2013 11:48 |  #7

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I have two; one of them needs a little more encouragement than the other.
I've accepted it as part of the price you don't pay.

I think I'm going to have to do the same. I tried it out with my RF-603s before leaving for work and it worked like a charm! I was a little worried that my $57 (total cost including shipping) ebay purchase was a dud. Even though it's brand new I knew it would be out of any warranty if it was a dud.

Whew! Crisis-mode averted!


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Mar 07, 2013 13:07 as a reply to  @ rivas8409's post |  #8

Yongnuo stuff im buying in pairs. not because anything have failed, but for the price, i cant complain if fail.

and to avoid 1 month tho arrive in Brazil... so i got spare to everything on the bag

got 2 YN560-ii, third is arriving in a few weeks.


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Mar 07, 2013 13:36 |  #9

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Yongnuo stuff im buying in pairs. not because anything have failed, but for the price, i cant complain if fail.

and to avoid 1 month tho arrive in Brazil... so i got spare to everything on the bag

got 2 YN560-ii, third is arriving in a few weeks.

I'm planning on picking up 1 more as a spare as well. A Canon 540EZ and 2 YN 560II's should be a decent speedlight set up I think. Once I pull the trigger on an AB1600 I think my "portable" lighting setup will be complete.


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Mar 07, 2013 14:16 |  #10

The 560 III's are out. Pretty much the same strobe plus you get a built in RF-602/RF-603 for ~$10 US more.


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Mar 07, 2013 14:46 |  #11

I've already got 5 603's in my bag so the 560III don't appeal much. I was originally out for a simple 560 since the LCD screens get a little difficult to see when a flash is up high and angled downward but I just couldn't pass on the price of the 560II that I found. It was flat out luck- it was listed on ebay about 3 minutes before I snatched it up. I see them brand new on amazon and ebay for around $75, which in and of itself isn't bad but I snatched mine up brand new for $57 (shipped). Good deal if you ask me, I couldn't pass it up.


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Mar 07, 2013 22:12 |  #12

Very good deal. I'd've jumped on that faster than a recharge at 1/32 power.



  
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