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Shall i get YONGNUO YN560 Or something from this company?

 
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Mar 13, 2013 05:26 |  #1

i have never used speed light before.
Sometimes have to cover indoor events (not professionally)
So looking to get one inexpensive Speed-light
While searching on ebay i found YONGNUO are much much cheaper then the canons. Ofcourse canon ones wud be better but how 's YONGNUO ?
Are these ok and performers?
if yes, then what's the best one of this brand?
Any YONGNUO users ?


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Mar 13, 2013 05:39 |  #2

I'd never heard of these until the other week when I went on a photowalk with a bunch of other photographers. One of the guys their had one (the YN560 I think). He really liked it and let me have a play with it on my camera.

It seemed pretty well made and the few test shots I fired off in the pub look very good. I don't have a Canon 580EX (I do have an old 380EX) to compare it with but I was very impressed considering they're about an 8th of the cost of the real thing.


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Mar 13, 2013 05:43 |  #3

I have one of these for my Nikon (decided to go cheap with the Nikon) It's a good flash. It's a little too blue so I put an orange gel difuser on it and it evens out the color a bit. Not a bad flash really other than the color issues I have with it.


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Mar 13, 2013 07:10 |  #4

CameraMan wrote in post #15709764 (external link)
I have one of these for my Nikon (decided to go cheap with the Nikon) It's a good flash. It's a little too blue so I put an orange gel difuser on it and it evens out the color a bit. Not a bad flash really other than the color issues I have with it.

I have a YN560II
as a non TTL flash with low price, I enjoy using it and I think there's no color issue.




  
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Mar 13, 2013 08:35 |  #5

Mine has a hint of blue to it. The first one is with no adjustments SOOC. The second one is with just the WB corrected. I had the camera set to Manual 1/250, f/4.5 ISO 400 and I had the camera set to AWB for the first 2 shots. The 3rd shot I set the WB in the camera to Flash.

1. 1/250, f/4.5 ISO 400, AWB (No Software Correction)

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Mar 13, 2013 08:38 |  #6

I guess with the WB set to Flash in Camera it appears to be better than AWB.


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Mar 13, 2013 08:39 |  #7

Yongnuo is a good cheap alternative to canon, just don't expect the same power out put, build quality, or features as a 580ex II. The yn560 is a manual only flash. If you're looking to get a first flash I'd suggest getting one that does manual and ETTL such as the yn468ex, yn565ex, or yn568ex.

The 565ex and 568ex are yongnuo's more powerful flashes at this point with the yn568ex being able to do HSS as well.

If all you want is manual then it's hard to beat the yn560. I own two and they are great flashes (I have also owned the other three that I mentioned and still own the yn568ex...also an amazing flash)




  
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Mar 13, 2013 15:51 |  #8

I own a Canon 430exII and two YN-560II flashes. The YNs get far more use than the Canon flash in most cases if I'm doing set poses. (Canon really only gets dragged out if I'm walking around for event type photography, or as my third flash)

Personally I like using fully manual more than eTTL, and the only thing I wished the YNs did was remote setting changes. But honestly I actually like the YN-560II's adjustment settings far more than the Canon in manual mode. It is just simplier and faster to manually adjust than the 430exII.


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Mar 13, 2013 16:18 |  #9

I'm a fan of Yongnuo flashes as well. The 560 is really good. Good optical slave in sunny outdoor weather, good build quality, zoom head if you use that, all manual, recycle beep. Great bargain flash.


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