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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2013, 03:11:03 PM »
Maybe I should cancel the order.
Probably, but I can't confirm as I don't have the 6D. The model numbers under the usernames, anyway, change depending on your post count and have nothing to do with actual photography :)
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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2013, 03:11:03 PM »

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2013, 03:14:50 PM »
not sure of 6D compatibiltiy -- check thephotogadget.com site. 

btw just in case it isn't obvious.. the camera designation under your username has nothing to do with what one really shoots with.  thats just a progressive scale that assigns a more expensive camera depending on the number of posts you make :D.

veterans have 1DX assigned.  that doesn't mean they shoot with a 1DX it only means they are prolific posters :D

on edit:  here's the compatibility list

Wireless TTL Slave mode: Canon 5DIII, 6D, 7D, 60D, 600D, 650D, Yongnuo ST-E2, Canon 580EX II, Nikon SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, Commander SU-800, Camera with CLS i-TTL system:D4, D3x, D3s, D3, D2x, D700, D300s, D300, D200, D7000, D90, D80
•Hot shoe TTL mode: Canon 1Dx, 1Ds series, 1D series, 5DIII, 5DII, 5D, 6D, 7D, 650D/T4i, 600D/T3i, 550D/T2i, 500D/T1i, 450D/Xsi, 400D/Xti, 1100D, 1000D, 60D, 50D, 40D
•Not compatible with 20D, 30D
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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2013, 11:05:47 AM »
FYI, the 568EX-II (identical except for a master flash function) is now available for about $10 more - I got a couple last week and so far they're behaving fine, talking to Canon and YN slaves with ETTL ratios and FEC set through the menus on a 7D and 5DIII. It should also mean a drop in prices on the original 568EX, while stocks last.

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2013, 08:34:02 AM »
nice review. just purchased some not long ago. Taken about 800 shots and havent had any issues  :)

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2013, 09:09:15 PM »
nice to see the master capabillity in the II;  thats bound to be very attractive for many, i.e. to use it as a primary/only flash.   my personal preference is to use a Canon speedlite for that, so I'm quite happy with my 3 slaves next to my 580 EX II :D.

I did an indoor shoot with two 568s in an umbrella and one as a hairlight.  fired them all with the 580 EX II on-camera, and worked like a charm.  Another configuration I haven't tried yet, but sounds interesting,  is to use Syl Arena's OCF cord to place the 580 EX II inside a softbox or umbrella along with slaved 568s.  Alas, the cordless freedom is so attractive I might have to invest in some 622s

anyway wahoo go team go;  the 568 is a winner imho.  keep em fed with eneloops lol

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2014, 03:54:24 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would summarize my experiences to date.  As mentioned previously, the optical slave mode works well.  the Syl Arena OCF cord works good too  -- when I use three 568s in an umbrella, I hook up my Canon 580 EX II to  the OCF cord and use the other two as optical slaves.  all happy.

Since that time I have grown very weary of the tethered approach, so I don't use the OCF cord anymore.  And my Canon 580 EX II bit the dust as well -- so  for $160 I invested in four 622C triggers/transceivers.  One goes on the camera and the other  three mount to the flashes on a three-way bracket.  I'm very pleased to use the on-camera menu to control all three flashes, and with the demise of my 580 EX II my flash system is now 100% Yongnuo.  the system transitioned from my 40D to the 5D3 just fine as well. 

yes I realize Yongnuo has released their 600rt compatible system. cool.   Fascinating to me is that Yongnuo is now offering USB firmware  updates!  Anyway,   For  now I'm content with the std 568/622 setup, and I can't complain about the price either.    my flashes and triggers are still going

and, again, I purchased all of my Yongnuo stuff  from http://thephotogadget.com/, which for me as been a top drawer retailer.

 

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2014, 04:23:34 PM »
Thousand Thanks  for this Great Testing and Review YN568 EX, Dear friend Mr. Dlleno.
I have 2 of Youngnuo YN565EXII which work perfected with my Canon 1DS, 20D, 5D MK II, 7D, 7D MK II and EOS-M, BUT These YN565 EX II do not work with my 3 years old Phottix Odin E-TTL.
Do New YN 568 EX work with Phottix Odin ?
Thanks.
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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2014, 04:23:34 PM »

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2015, 05:04:40 AM »
You, Sir, are the most gracious member of this board!  It is my pleasure to attempt answering your question, but I'm afraid I have just confirmed that the Phottix and Yongnuo are not compatible...

T approximately $40 each, the YN-622C trigger/transceiver is a most wonderful addition to the 568EX II.  And now I see that the 568 EX II is down to approximately $120, making possible a complete radio triggered  "580 EX" flash for $165, approximately.  extraordinary. 

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2015, 05:04:40 AM »