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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2014, 01:56:16 AM »
I've been using the Yongnuo flashes (2-YN565EX and 2-YN568ex)and YN-622C transmitter/receivers for over a year now, and have had virtually no problems at all.  They have been reliable and have given good results.  I regularly use ETTL, except when in a studio.

The only problem I've had is with the YN568ex.  When I had a beach shoot, in full sunlight, I was using them for fill.  But on HS, they tended to overheat in the direct Caribbean sun after 5 or 6 flashes.  It wasn't a big deal.  I just added a neutral filter and continued without HS sync (1/120 shutter speeds).  But I have no idea how the Canon speedlites would fare in this extreme, either.

Certainly it is more convenient to use a single flash rather than a flash and a receiver combo.  But if budget is an issue, this combination has worked well.  I certainly can recommend it.

Would you recommend 565 II or 568?

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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2014, 01:57:09 AM »
I've looked at YN-E3-RT and have waited months for the YN-600EX (which to my dismay may not be an exact replacement for Canon 600EX).

The Yn is unreliable, see here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18534.msg385243#msg385243

The main selling points for the rt system are:
* terrific "group mode" if you have more than 2-3 flashes or want to switch m/ettl by remote
* no additional clutter for the radio gear, no additional batteries to worry about, "just works"
* 200mm reflector on 600rt adds power, lets you focus the beam and saves battery charge w/o additional clutter of "better beamer" or the like
What's the 200mm reflector?

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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2014, 07:06:15 AM »
What's the 200mm reflector?

The head zooms to 200mm., reduces the coverage area, like a snoot, but increases power on that spot.
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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2014, 02:42:44 AM »
Initial testing of my new 568 II was very positive. One as master, another as slave in group B, my old canon 550ex as slave in group A and another Canon 430ex as slave C. Works very well.
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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2014, 07:46:46 AM »
That's very nice to know. However, I've just stumbled upon Nissin's Di866 II. Does anyone have experience with it? People are saying it blows the YN-568 II out of water!

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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2014, 11:35:31 AM »
That's very nice to know. However, I've just stumbled upon Nissin's Di866 II. Does anyone have experience with it? People are saying it blows the YN-568 II out of water!

The nissin flash is a well built thing that is competing with the canon 580EXII while the YN568 is not competing in the same class as is reflected in the price.

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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2014, 05:24:30 PM »
I have two YN560 (originals, not I, II or III) and two YN568 II. I can't rave enough about them, especially for the price. Only problem that I have with them is the YN568 II's I have suffer from the battery door problem, but they have replaced this since Oct 2013 I believe.

I use old RF-602 for manual triggers when needed, but usually use the Canon 90ex flash as a commander for ETTL, HSS, and remote power control and it all works beautifully. Never had a misfire or any kind of overheating issues.

Highly recommended.

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Re: Yongnuo's Flash System? ETTL system only
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2014, 05:24:30 PM »