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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 11:52:14 AM »
Thanks for review! I ordered mine direct from yongnuostore. Still waiting for it to be delivered (ordered end of March).
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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 11:52:14 AM »

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2013, 12:05:11 AM »
Yongnuo 568EX is available here on amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/YN-568EX-Speed-Flash-Speedlite-Canon/dp/B00C584074/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1366167953&sr=1-2-fkmr2&keywords=refone+Yongnuo+568EX



yes, very attractive -- 0% positive reviews on that seller!  are you that seller or somthing?  seriously do people just buy from anywhere that puts up a picture and a shopping cart?   thats not a risk I'm willing to take.  There are some important details to keep in mind when purchasing third party offshore equipment outside of the normal dist channels (trusted suppliers):

1.  The seller might be a A U.S. seller but that doesn't guarentee fresh inventory or a return policy.  theres a reason why the lead time is short -- they are adding value by storing inventory.

2.  there are retailers claiming to be official yongnuo retailers that are not.  There are storefronts and sellers on Ebay and Amazon that are not reputable.

3.  pick a reliable seller that has a reputation and a known interest in satisfying customers.  yes I'm quite pleased with thephotogadget.com and I wouldn't order Yongnuo from anyone else, frankly.  If you can find a U.S. based retailer that you know has fresh inventory, good customer service,  and a good return policy for tjhe same price as buying direct from China, then you will know that something is goofy. 

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2013, 01:38:33 PM »
Hey dlleno,

Thanks for the review. I just ordered the 568EX, should be here tomorrow... but it just occurred to me that the order page doesn't list the Canon 6D as a compatible body. Under your username in the forum, however, it says 6D, so should I assume that's what you're shooting with and you can confirm the 568EX works with it?

Thanks,
Jason

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2013, 01:41:13 PM »
Aaaaaand of course, now I see that my post says G15 under my username, which I didn't put there... so I guess that theory's a wash. Drat. Maybe I should cancel the order.

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #34 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 #35 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 #36 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 #36 on: June 23, 2013, 11:05:47 AM »

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Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« Reply #37 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 #38 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 #38 on: June 25, 2013, 09:09:15 PM »