Yongnuo flash YN560


May 17, 2005
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Hi everyone

I am told Yongnuo flash YN560 is a good alternative to Canon 580 EXII? Anyone has any experience in them and how is the reliability?

Where can I find these flash in Singapore?

Thanks :D
 

cleonbus

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Yongnuo 560 is manual while 580EXII is TTL.Go to the usual shops around Funan to get quotes...
 

fullwater

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YN 560 is a manual flash. That means either through judgement, trial/error, light metering measurements, u adjust the flash power to give u the appropriate lighting for your photo.

580 EX II is a ETTL flash. Canon's top flash model which will calculate the appropriate lighting for you, when mounted on most new Canon DSLRs.

Only owned the YN560 so i'll share some of my thoughts.

YN 560 being sold by alot of sellers in the 'Mass Sales' section. Prices around the 120 range i think.

It is powerful. So powerful that I hardly even use the maximum flash power most of the time o.o

It feels sturdy and looks well designed.

It is extremely prone to reliability issues. I was skeptical about this but I experienced it first hand when my 1st generation model(plastic mount) zoom motor failed. Used sparingly fired only about 200 shots without even moving much of the zoom head. I got quite edgey cos i only bought it brand new for 2 weeks. Being itchy-handed, I opened it up and managed to fix it.

The new batch apparent had better quality control. Meanwhile, with a working YN 560, I'll say its quite bang for the buck. However, do note that I think its quite risky, especially for newbies, to pay 120-ish dollars on a product that is notoriously prone to failure. Tons of criticism online. U can google them to find out more.
 

madmartian

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Hi everyone

I am told Yongnuo flash YN560 is a good alternative to Canon 580 EXII? Anyone has any experience in them and how is the reliability?

Where can I find these flash in Singapore?

Thanks :D
Heard its a pretty good flash. Tested it out at the I.T. Show.
I'm also using a third party flash & soon will be getting the YN560

You can get the flash here ;)
 

wilb87

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Hi everyone

I am told Yongnuo flash YN560 is a good alternative to Canon 580 EXII? Anyone has any experience in them and how is the reliability?

Where can I find these flash in Singapore?

Thanks :D
Like mentioned both are two different type of flash. I wouldnt say that its an alternative.
 

skylover

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Hi everyone

I am told Yongnuo flash YN560 is a good alternative to Canon 580 EXII? Anyone has any experience in them and how is the reliability?

Where can I find these flash in Singapore?

Thanks :D
My piece of advice, try to get original speed gun if you are not those who dare to risk it.
 

wranger

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yes u can use it for PT 4 - u can get it at sgcamerastore , got it for $115 with free cap
 

spree86

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It can be use with the PT04. I am using this combination.
Thanks!! I want to make sure before getting it=)

yes u can use it for PT 4 - u can get it at sgcamerastore , got it for $115 with free cap
$115 is a good price, some more with free cap, thanks!!
 

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