Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
Thread started 16 Aug 2015 (Sunday) 12:39
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Gulp-just bought a Yongnuo YN-568 ex flash

 
PNPhotography
Senior Member
Avatar
805 posts
Gallery: 9 photos
Likes: 58
Joined Sep 2007
Location: central PA
     
Aug 16, 2015 12:39 |  #1

The reviews seem to be all over the place on this flash but I pulled the trigger anyway (feeling cheap this week) I hope it works well with my Nikon D5500!Did I make a mistake??


6D|7D|7DMKII|Nikon D750|Nikon 85 F1.8|Nikon D5500|G15| Gripped|300F4|35F2IS|8​5 F1.8|135L F2|200L F2.8|17-55 F2.8|70-200L F2.8 MKII|430EX|
https://www.facebook.c​om …2755174446/?ref​=bookmarks (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
gremlin75
Goldmember
Avatar
2,727 posts
Gallery: 4 photos
Likes: 216
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Detroit, MI
Post edited over 4 years ago by gremlin75.
     
Aug 16, 2015 15:27 |  #2

canon rookie wrote in post #17670971 (external link)
Did I make a mistake??

Only if you bought the canon version instead of the Nikon ;)

I have 2 yn-568ex's (canon version). Both are a few years old and still going strong (knock on wood). One of them has even had a couple days from around 6 feet (one of which was to cement) and is still going strong. In fact that is my main 568ex that gets the most use

Yongnuo has lower QC then canon, Nikon, Metz, ect. But they are still very good flashes that many people use without issue. That doesn't mean you won't get a unit that is dead on arrival or faulty, but it's unlikely that you will.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PNPhotography
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
805 posts
Gallery: 9 photos
Likes: 58
Joined Sep 2007
Location: central PA
     
Aug 17, 2015 15:08 |  #3

Good to hear Gremlin75,I guess I'll find out soon enough.


6D|7D|7DMKII|Nikon D750|Nikon 85 F1.8|Nikon D5500|G15| Gripped|300F4|35F2IS|8​5 F1.8|135L F2|200L F2.8|17-55 F2.8|70-200L F2.8 MKII|430EX|
https://www.facebook.c​om …2755174446/?ref​=bookmarks (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
adamo99
Goldmember
1,173 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 34
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Mississauga, ON
     
Aug 18, 2015 12:50 |  #4

I use a 568EX-II with my Nikon Df with great success. Build quality is fine, light output is great, and metering works perfectly. I see no reason to spend 3-4X as much on a Nikon branded flash.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
HogansHeroes
Goldmember
Avatar
2,018 posts
Gallery: 134 photos
Likes: 704
Joined Oct 2010
Location: Iowa
     
Aug 18, 2015 15:17 |  #5

Its a good flash,you saved some coin so feel good about it.

Its really a Canon clone,I have several of the lenses and frankly they are just as good if not better than the Canon primes.


"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop."
-Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PNPhotography
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
805 posts
Gallery: 9 photos
Likes: 58
Joined Sep 2007
Location: central PA
Post edited over 4 years ago by PNPhotography.
     
Aug 18, 2015 16:55 |  #6

Thanks guys, it just came a hour ago. It seems built pretty well, first thing I looked at was the battery door and it seems just like the one on my Canon flash.can't wait to get it out and shoot with it.


6D|7D|7DMKII|Nikon D750|Nikon 85 F1.8|Nikon D5500|G15| Gripped|300F4|35F2IS|8​5 F1.8|135L F2|200L F2.8|17-55 F2.8|70-200L F2.8 MKII|430EX|
https://www.facebook.c​om …2755174446/?ref​=bookmarks (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
maverick75
Cream of the Crop
5,712 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 620
Joined May 2012
Location: Riverside,California
Post edited over 4 years ago by maverick75. (2 edits in all)
     
Aug 18, 2015 17:22 |  #7

I have the manual 560 ones and they have been flawless. They even take a beating and keep going. I've done several shoots in remote locations and they're not babied at all. Had a couple of drops as well from not having enough sandbags on lightstands.


- Alex Corona Sony A7, Canon 7DM2/EOS M, Mamiya 645/67
Flickr (external link) - 500px (external link) - Website (external link)- Feedback -Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,651 views & 2 likes for this thread
Gulp-just bought a Yongnuo YN-568 ex flash
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Nartholemue
895 guests, 260 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.