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Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash for Canon and Nikon. GN58.

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YN560II
  • This feature can give you warning before it's too late, and not only after the power is out, it's also YONGNUO first full-manual flash with this function.
  • The flat, one-piece plastic screen has been replaced.
  • The Same Features as the 1st. generation YN-560
  • 2.36 x 7.48 x 3.07
  • Black
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Size: YN560II
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 30.7 x 7.5 inches ; 12.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0079M711S
  • Item model number: 54158080
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,681 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 15, 2012

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Size: YN560II

Attach the YongNuo YN560II multi-mode, shoe mount flash to your camera and get the desired illumination for your photos. This YongNuo camera flash has a guide number of 58 meters (ISO 100, 105 mm), allowing you to place the flash away from the subject. With a recycle time of 3 seconds, the YongNuo YN560II enables you to shoot continuously on a full charge. This YongNuo camera flash features a 24 mm ¨C 105 mm auto zoom range that widens or narrows the field of illumination as per the requirement. With the shortest flash duration of 1/20,000 second, this shoe mount flash helps you to capture high-speed objects in complete darkness

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Its build quality is very good and it works great.
Matthew Hoffman
I also like to use it in slave mode where it fires when another flash fires...and doesn't need a wireless trigger.
David Roush
As a much less expensive alternative to the Nikon / Canon units this Yongnuo flash is worth every penny.
Jason

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469 of 485 people found the following review helpful By MiRSD TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 23, 2012
Size Name: YN560II Verified Purchase
EDIT: A problem that I didn't experience at first - while the LCD screen is bright and easy to read in most situations (looking straight at it), I found out that it's not so easy to read from other angles. For example, if you put it on an umbrella swivel (for an umbrella, beauty dish, softbox, etc..) and have it angled it can be impossible to read. If tilted 90 degrees forward, it appears as if everything lights up on it (the LCD screen uses something similar to a digital alarm clock - so it looks like "1/188" which allows the "88" to light up certain parts to form different numbers. So it could be 1/1, 1/2.. 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128) Again, the problem is that at odd angles (like 90 degrees forward) it appears as "1/188" instead of what the actual power is. On the other hand, tilting it 90 degrees backwards it will look blank.. so the viewing angle isn't great and creates some readability issues. Another example is if it's sitting lower to the ground and you're looking at it from a standing height it will appear blank. You need to bend down and look at a better angle to see the actual power. This could be considered a big downfall for some and does show that there is an advantage to the original YN560's LED system.
For comparison, the Canon 580EXII does have a similar issue but not nearly as bad. Tilting it 90 degrees forward it is still easily readable.

Over the last couple years, YONGNUO has made a name for themselves in the photography world. They've released some very nice, high quality alternatives to the "name brand" products out there as VERY nice prices. One of their better lines of items are their Speedlites (portable flashes).

I own and use many of their Speedlites - the YN460, YN460-II, YN465, YN560 and now the YN560II.
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312 of 321 people found the following review helpful By J. Patterson on May 22, 2013
Size Name: YN560III
This flash is excellent for SO MANY REASONS! If you are just beginning in photography, you should check out this flash. If you are a pro and you need either a back-up, a slave, something to experiment with, and/or if you love to work in manual, you should check out this flash. Yes, it doesn't have any automatic functions, but for the price to feature ratio, you get more than enough to up your game with flash photography.

I have been shooting as a pro for about 2 years now. Before that, when photography was just a hobby, my first flash was the Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras. Even though it helped, it was not by much however, my knowledge of strobist photography was non-existent at the time. After a while, I graduated to the Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras. When I got the 580EX II, I realized that I missed out on sooooo much just shooting with the 270EX. In addition, I ended up getting a Canon 430EX II Flash and the Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites. After studying this book, my photography has not been the same since.

Even though I love my 580 & 430, I could not afford to buy 2 or 3 more of those flashes and even if a miracle happened, how much harder would it be for me to replace those flashes if one or more is lost or damaged. So I did my research and came upon the original YN560.
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225 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Kian O'Connell on January 11, 2011
Size Name: YN560I
I haven't shot enough with it to determine consistency, but I'm pleased so far. Flash is a bit large for the output, but it is still decent. I did some test shots and was getting f8 at 18 ft. This tells me that the GN is just about 144. The specs put it at just 58. (Maybe that was supposed to be meters and not feet). This is almost as good as I got from the Sunpak PZ42XC at full on manual.
Build is similar to the Sunpak flashes. Swivel and bounce feel no less solid and click into place just fine without shifting. The built in diffuser AND mini bounce card are nice although small. My sunpak PZ42XC doesn't have that. There is a PC sync and a power supply connection on the side which my sunpak doesn't have either. Then there is the optical slave which works well with two levels of sensitivity and of course my sunpak lacks that as well.
With all of that said, this flash isn't for just anybody. This is just a plain dumb manual flash without TTL or even a thyristor. THERE IS NO AUTO FUNCTION. If your intent is to use this as a camera mounted flash for candids, forget it unless you know how to manually setup for every shot by adjusting your aperture as needed. It is not intended for that purpose.

The flash came with a base that has a threaded hole in the bottom so it can be mounted to a stand. It would do a terrific job providing fill or backlight capability. It swivels 180 degrees and straight up so bouncing into an umbrella or through a diffuser while the slave sensor faces forward for a stationary photo shoot are ideal uses of this flash. So is placing it behind a subject for a backlight. My Lumiquest gel holder fits very tight due to the large flash head, but it fits.
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