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Yongnuo 560 III...any good?

 
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Feb 22, 2016 16:30 |  #1

Looks like a decent unit at a great price. What say you all?


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Feb 23, 2016 16:10 |  #2

Absolutely, as long as you understand it is manual-exposure only.


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Feb 23, 2016 19:02 |  #3

Thanks bump! I know all about the manual flash thing.


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Feb 24, 2016 20:39 |  #4

I say pay $5 more (on US Amazon) and get the mk IV, has built in wireless controller/trigger.


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Feb 25, 2016 03:12 |  #5

I have 2 YN560 iii, plus the 560TX controller. Very happy .




  
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Feb 25, 2016 10:52 as a reply to  @ lilkngster's post |  #6

The III has built in receiver as well.


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Feb 25, 2016 11:27 |  #7

smaeda wrote in post #17912514 (external link)
The III has built in receiver as well.

But not a transmitter. You can control other 560iii/iv flashes or flashes connected to a yongnuo 603 or 605 transciever from the 560iv AND have an on camera flash if that's what you need.


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Feb 25, 2016 11:27 as a reply to  @ smaeda's post |  #8

But the IV can transmit. Basically, the IV is a III + the $40 560 tx built in, for just $5 more. If there is any thought of going multiple units/wireless, start with a IV and then add IIIs.


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Feb 26, 2016 10:25 |  #9

The III's are very good. I had a couple with the TX transmitter.

I recently sold them and switched to a Godox / Flashpoint / Cheetahstand combo (with the 360 and a couple of the regular flashes).

The only reason I switched was because of the batteries that this other system uses (yes on regular speedlights you can get external battery packs).

I did like the ease of the built in receivers on the III's.

Ultimately I switched because I wanted the power of the 360 and to be on one system.

But if your needs are met with the 560's then they are great.

I would also go with a IV first and then some III's (if you go in the 560 direction).


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Feb 26, 2016 10:41 |  #10

I have 4 of the YN 560 IV flashes they have worked well for me. When I was buying them I decided to pay the extra little bit for them because they are newer. I figured YN may have fixed or modified some unseen parts to make them better than the III version. I don't think I have ever used a flash as the master. I use the 560TX or just a 603II with them.


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