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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 #15 on: May 08, 2014, 01:56:16 AM »

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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.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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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 »