received a Classy NO from Yongnuo today.
"Hi dear user,
Thanks for contacting us!
At present, all the YONGNUO products are mainly designed and developed for Canon and Nikon. For we don't have a Pixel Mago flash to be tested with our products, we are not sure if it's compatible with our products. If possible, we kindly suggest you to take your device to a physical store to test with our products to avoid purchasing a wrong device.
Thank you very much for your attention to YONGNUO products! If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us again.
as yongnuo is already well established on third part flash market, they won't give in as expected.
the answer from pixel looks like a kung fu deflection:
"Yes, we did found this issue. But our Mago can work with original flash. If not, we will develop new firmware to correct it.
Since there are so many flashes on the market, so cannot make sure every flash can work with the Mago.
Anyway, thanks for your support.
no comments about this last one. I'm hoping magic lantern or something crack this then
I'm actually surprised that the Yongnuo response was so well written, especially considering what their website and instructions look like. Obviously the response from Pixel is the results of your original email being filtered through an online translator, and then their response back through the other way.
To their point, you can't expect third party developers to consider products from every other third party vender. It goes against the basic concept of cheap third party alternatives. And you're right, they don't want you buying other third party gear, they're there to persuade you to buy theirs instead of the name brand stuff.