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Dec 21, 2013 17:19 |  #1

Cant decide which one to get
YN 565 or YN 568 or YN 568II?
I read that the YN 568 II has some bouncing
issues
Does YN 568 mark 1 have HSS?
I know the yn 568 doesnt have a port for external power- no real issue for me
What are the major differences between yn565 and yn568?
Head on 565 goes 270 degrees and on 568 for 360
What else did i miss/ what else is important?
I know i did a post about flashes but now i have narrowed
it down to these 2(3) flashes if i dont get a nice deal on a 430 ex ii on ebay!
This would me my first and only flash for now on a 60 d which is underway
Please help me decide
As a beginner i might have missed something important.
I would use this flash mostly indoors for bouncing
or as a fill flash outside. Ettl is important because i will use it 95% on the hotshoe
Thx so much for any advice!!!




  
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Dec 21, 2013 17:27 |  #2

I'm quite curious about feedback on their flashes in general. I have read mixed things about the reliability but I've used their radio triggers and they were bulletproof.


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Dec 21, 2013 18:00 |  #3

The 568ex has HSS and a head that swivels 180x180 degrees. (The 565ex does not have HSS and a 180x90 head)

The 568ex II is the same but adds a master mode

The 565ex has a external battery port (neither te 568ex or 568ex II do)




  
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Dec 21, 2013 18:02 |  #4

Can i control yn 568 mark i with my pop up flash?




  
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Dec 21, 2013 18:51 |  #5

I have the 565 plus the 568 and love them both, have had no problems with either of them. I have my 580ex on one camera and the 568 on the other and the 565 as a backup for my 2nd. shooter or whatever.




  
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Dec 21, 2013 18:58 |  #6

Titan6891 wrote in post #16545613 (external link)
Can i control yn 568 mark i with my pop up flash?

If your built-in flash has master capability, yes. If not, two modes on the Mk 1 allow for remote firing (in manual mode) from a non-master popup.




  
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Dec 21, 2013 21:03 |  #7

I have 2 YN565EX and have used the living daylights out of them over the last year with no problems. No bounce issues to speak of - at least none that can't be addressed with FEC. At the price I seriously plan to buy more - you can never have too many flashes.


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Dec 23, 2013 10:07 |  #8

I have a 560 II and it is a great flash for the money - While it is not ETTL and is a manual flash it is very user friendly and easy to set for your desired settings. The reason I got a flash is to be able to "manipulate light" to my liking so a manual flash is fine. Also it can act as a slave flash and i have some wirless triggers or you can use the hotshoe flash to trigger the slave. I had a speedlight 430ex and this Yongnuo flash has many of the same features at a fraction of the cost.

Again while the flash I have is not one you listed I can say that I am impressed with the quality and build along with the features of my Yongnuo Flash.


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Dec 23, 2013 10:10 |  #9

Appreciate all your comments!




  
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Mar 25, 2014 14:08 |  #10

Just learning about ttl and speedlights. Not sure which to choose as well, yongnuo 568ex or the 568ex ii. Amazon reviews are low for the 568ex ii so I would like to go with the 568ex. My question is, if I use the YN-622C Wireless TTL Flash Trigger, can I control the 568ex as a master? TO me it sounds like I would have to mount a flash trigger on my camera hot shoe, then the 568ex, with another trigger. That's quite the load. Any input would be appreciated!


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Mar 25, 2014 14:12 |  #11

bloobirdiesimages wrote in post #16785453 (external link)
Just learning about ttl and speedlights. Not sure which to choose as well, yongnuo 568ex or the 568ex ii. Amazon reviews are low for the 568ex ii so I would like to go with the 568ex. My question is, if I use the YN-622C Wireless TTL Flash Trigger, can I control the 568ex as a master? TO me it sounds like I would have to mount a flash trigger on my camera hot shoe, then the 568ex, with another trigger. That's quite the load. Any input would be appreciated!

The 622c becomes the master. All flashes then become slave. You need a 622c for each flash.




  
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Mar 26, 2014 08:10 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #12

I was looking for a flash to go with my yn-622's. And I was looking at the same exact choices.

I think I am going with the Cheetah (Godox) V860. Looks like a better option. Same price range, HSS, no bounce problem, no battery door problem, a FANTASTIC li-ion battery much better then the triple A option and far better customer service from Edward. If you get the Cheetah brand.

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The manual version if you dont need ettl.

http://flashhavoc.com/​godox-v850-ving-review/ (external link)

Just throwing it out there if you are not hooked on the YN flashes. Out of those you mentioned I had finally narrowed it down to the 568 version 1 until I found out even some of those had the battery door issue was well. Then the 560III came out and couldn't be radio fired by the 622's. At that point there was no real reason for me to stay with the YN brand.




  
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Mar 26, 2014 08:17 as a reply to  @ Scoobert's post |  #13

Thank you Scoobert, so all I would need is a 622 and the 568ex on my camera? I was thinking I would need a 622 on my camera (for my camera), and the 568ex on my camera with another 622 attatched to the flash (for my flash)?

Thank you gonzogolf, I will look into that set up as well.

Anybody ever use the Canon 580ex as a master and yongnuo slave flashes with the YN 622 system?


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Mar 26, 2014 09:18 |  #14

bloobirdiesimages wrote in post #16787374 (external link)
Thank you Scoobert, so all I would need is a 622 and the 568ex on my camera? I was thinking I would need a 622 on my camera (for my camera), and the 568ex on my camera with another 622 attatched to the flash (for my flash)?

Thank you gonzogolf, I will look into that set up as well.

Anybody ever use the Canon 580ex as a master and yongnuo slave flashes with the YN 622 system?

You are missing a key point. You dont need a master if you use the 622. If you use the canon as a master, you dont need the 622. There are two separate systems. The canon wireless, which uses optical flashes of light to communicate with the slave flashes. Not all YN strobes use this system. The YN622c's use a radio communication (much better) to communicate with the the YN622c's recievers on each flash to translate the signal.




  
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Mar 26, 2014 09:32 |  #15

bloobirdiesimages wrote in post #16787374 (external link)
Anybody ever use the Canon 580ex as a master and yongnuo slave flashes with the YN 622 system?

Using the Canon 580EX as master makes the 622s unnecessary. The Yongnuo flashes that do support Canon's optical control system will work fine as slaves with the Canon master flash.

The on-camera 580EX, when used as a master, sends coded light pulses to the slave flashes to set mode and power output. The master on-camera 622, when used with the newer cameras and flashes, converts those commands to radio signals to control the remote 622 equipped flashes.

An understanding of how Canon's optical wireless system works is helpful in understanding how the 622s work. What camera do you have? If it's one that can use the popup flash as a master controller, you won't need the radio triggers initially to experiment with off-camera flash. All you need is a flash that is compatible with Canon's protocol.




  
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