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Nov 01, 2013 06:40 |  #1

So.... having received my YN 622 triggers, I am grinning from ear to ear...

At some not too distant stage, I was thinking of buying another 2 Canon 580EX II's, but, if I understand correctly, the YN 568EX's have a HSS function, and do almost everything the 580EX II's can do, and are only fractionally less powerful....

I'm also not sure of the difference between the 568EX and the 568 EX II's, if someone could enlighten me, I'd be grateful!

They look very good on paper, just wondered how reliable they are in the real world... should I cough up for the 580 EX II's, or save a bit of dosh and buy the YN's??

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Nov 01, 2013 06:53 |  #2

Am also assuming full compatibility with my 650D, should I choose not to use my YN 622's, or even my 580EX II's....??

Anyone use this with a 650D?


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Nov 01, 2013 12:02 as a reply to  @ Hugechoonz's post |  #3

They have fixed most of the issues with the YN568EXI The YN568EXII the only difference is that the YN568EXII has master ir, which you don't need since you have the yn622c's. The 650d is a type A camera with camera menus so everything should work. I just baught 4 YN622c's and another yn568EX. I thought about getting a yn568EXII however after reading a post on flashhavoc on it it turns out there is some exposure bugs. So I did not want to deal with that. HSS works fine. I measured the power vs the 580EXII I have and the YN568EX is 2/10th of a stop less powerfull at 24mm into a 43 inch umbrella measured with a light meeter.

Here is my new setup :) Well everything I had but the 4x 622c's and 1 of the yn568EX's

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Nov 01, 2013 12:14 as a reply to  @ bhursey's post |  #4

Also in regards to reliability I haven't seen any issues yet. Although I do like having my Canon 580EXII I bought 3 years ago as my main flash. I mainly use the YN568EX as off camera flashes and backups.


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Nov 01, 2013 18:27 as a reply to  @ bhursey's post |  #5

Lovemy 568 flash, I have the first. Works great as my 565 does as well.




  
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Nov 02, 2013 00:33 |  #6

The 568ex is just slightly less powerful then the canon 580ex II (I think it's something like 3/10's if a stop less powerful. Don't remember exactly)

Other then that its an amazing flash. Just wish it had an external battery port!!

The 568ex II added a master mode but as bhursey already said, since you have the 622c's that's not needed. Also seems there is a battery door issue and bounce issue with the 568ex II that is not seen with that 568ex




  
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Nov 02, 2013 05:32 |  #7

I had compatiblilty issues with my YN 568EX combined with the 1DS MIII. At two different shutter speeds I would get a blue or green color cast in the photos I wouldn't get when using it with my 5D classic. These color casts were only seen when shooting at either 1/200sec or 1/160sec I believe.

Here are two photos showing the color casts. It was easy to correct the raw images but I replaced the YN with a 430exII just for compatibility sake.

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Nov 02, 2013 06:07 |  #8

If you decide to go the Canon route and want to buy brand new.

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Nov 02, 2013 11:15 |  #9

Thorrulz wrote in post #16418039 (external link)
I had compatiblilty issues with my YN 568EX combined with the 1DS MIII. At two different shutter speeds I would get a blue or green color cast in the photos I wouldn't get when using it with my 5D classic. These color casts were only seen when shooting at either 1/200sec or 1/160sec I believe.

Here are two photos showing the color casts. It was easy to correct the raw images but I replaced the YN with a 430exII just for compatibility sake.

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2P7E5706 (external link) by RickZPhoto (external link), on Flickr

Holy hell....what the heck is the deal with that? You ever get a hold of yongnuo? I wonder what would cause that.




  
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Nov 02, 2013 15:54 |  #10

Never contacted the company over it. I think it has something to do with the YN flashes compatibility with certain 1D series bodies. There is a comment in regards to a YN flash over in the dslr 1DS MI section.

Otherwise I've used other YN flashes with non 1D series bodies and never encountered any problems.


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Nov 06, 2013 13:48 |  #11

Thorrulz wrote in post #16419029 (external link)
Never contacted the company over it. I think it has something to do with the YN flashes compatibility with certain 1D series bodies. There is a comment in regards to a YN flash over in the dslr 1DS MI section.

Otherwise I've used other YN flashes with non 1D series bodies and never encountered any problems.

How could a 1D series camera change the color of the light coming out of the flash tube so drastically? It doesn't make sense to me. I don't see how there can be a compatibility issue. Light is light and there is no way the color should change that much from one photo to the next.

Your EXIF data says you used manual color balance and the XMP Photoshop tags say the first shot was a color corrected to 2000 with a -27 tint and the second shot at 5000 with a -150 tint. That could account for most if not all of the difference you see.


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Nov 06, 2013 15:53 |  #12

msowsun wrote in post #16429868 (external link)
How could a 1D series camera change the color of the light coming out of the flash tube so drastically?

It doesn't - the colour of the light doesn't change, but the camera's reading of the white balance does. I've had a couple of instances where a flash photo has come out green like one of those above (with a 580EXII) - a quick fiddle with the white balance resotres it to how you would expect...



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Nov 06, 2013 22:03 |  #13

I am thinking of getting a 568ex II as well.

I have a 270 ex and feel I want something more powerful. I looked at 430ex II but the price is a little bit beyond my budget. I'm not a professional the flash will be used only for family events.

The price of 568 ex II seems right to me. I'm using a 5d mark II and I don't see I will upgrade in next couple of years so future compatibility is not a concern either.

My only concern is, is this 568 ex II solid enough? In other review I saw, it's like hit or miss. If it's not broken at the first place it will last for a long time. But I'm not sure.

What do you think? Thanks!


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Nov 07, 2013 10:41 |  #14

cntangcn wrote in post #16431095 (external link)
I am thinking of getting a 568ex II as well.

I have a 270 ex and feel I want something more powerful. I looked at 430ex II but the price is a little bit beyond my budget. I'm not a professional the flash will be used only for family events.

The price of 568 ex II seems right to me. I'm using a 5d mark II and I don't see I will upgrade in next couple of years so future compatibility is not a concern either.

My only concern is, is this 568 ex II solid enough? In other review I saw, it's like hit or miss. If it's not broken at the first place it will last for a long time. But I'm not sure.

What do you think? Thanks!


There are some issues with the exII version.. So unless you need a IR master. I would posibly get the first gen that has the bugs worked out.

http://flashhavoc.com/​yongnuo-yn-568ex-ii-canon/ (external link)

NOTE – Some MK II units have reported issues with an exposure problem when bouncing, and a battery door issue. Please see more in details in the comments bellow. These issue are not reported in the MK I units, so some people have currently been exchanging for those. The MK I does not have the optic master function, but that is not needed with the commonly used YN-622C TTL radio triggers. - See more at: http://flashhavoc.com …non/#sthash.Pwj​cdOv4.dpuf (external link)


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Nov 09, 2013 23:41 |  #15

bhursey wrote in post #16432127 (external link)
There are some issues with the exII version.. So unless you need a IR master. I would posibly get the first gen that has the bugs worked out.

http://flashhavoc.com/​yongnuo-yn-568ex-ii-canon/ (external link)

Thank you. No i dont need IR master function (at least for now). If that is the only difference and If the first gen is more reliable then it is the one for me


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