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Speedlite YN560 Flash for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus Cameras

4.3 out of 5 stars 532 customer reviews
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YN-560 I
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  • This new designed flash YN-560 is compatible with any camera with the standard hot shoe
  • The function is similar to the YN-460II, but we designed some new special part and upgraded the function,
  • Advanced Application:5. High-speed continuous shooting. 6. Rear-curtain Sync. 7. Reflection Flash.
  • 8. Use Reflection Board To Take Photo . 9. Using the built-in Wide-angle Diffuse
  • Package included: 1 x YN560 Flash Speedlight. 1 x Mini Stand. 1 x Protecting Bag. 1 x English User Manual
  • 3. Buttons are effective immediately4. The use of external charging box.
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Product Description

Color: YN-560 I

*Guide number:58 at ISO100, 105MM.
*Super speed of charging recycle:It only takes 3 seconds in charging after full power output. Even without new batteries, you can get the super charging speed that it only needs 4-5 seconds, you can completely get rid of the nightmare of anxious waiting for charging,. In addition, you can use the external power pack to accelerate the charging speed once more.
*Supporting high speed continuous shooting:Under the ouput level of 1/8 or below, YN-560 can support the 8FPS high speed continuous shooting.
*The Improved power saving mode:In the power saving mode, the flash keep sidle for 3 minutes and then it will setp into the dormancy state in order to save power. and it will automatically shutdown aftger keeping idle for 15 minutes. If you disabled the power saving mode, the power saving indicator will be on, the flash won't step into the dormancy state aftger being stopped. It will be automatically shut down after 30 minutes.
*The more fine output control: The adjustment range of YN-560 output level is 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128, there are 8 levels of putput and each level has 8 ine tuning stalls.
*The automatic setting saving:It can automatically save your current setting.
*Overheating protection
*Maually set the zooming position:The coverd focal length of the flash will switch in circel of 14 / 28 / 35 / 50 / 70 / 80 / 105mm by pressing the button.

Advanced Application:
1. Fine tuning the out put power
2. Multi-flash Lighting Application
3. Buttons are effective immediately
4. The use of external charging box
5. High-speed continuous shooting
6. Rear-curtain Sync
7. Reflection Flash
8. Using the built-in Bounce Card
9. Using the built-in Wide-angle Diffuse

This item is 100% Brand New. Never used. It comes with 3 Months Warranty by Seller.

Product Information

Color:YN-560 I
Product Dimensions 8 x 4 x 3 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Item model number YN560
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4.3 out of 5 stars 532 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #290 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Flashes > Shoe Mount Flashes
Date first available at Amazon.com December 22, 2010

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Color: YN-560 I
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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This flash is excellent for various 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, 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 will only qualify myself as an extreme enthusiast because I still lack years and years of experience that other professionals have. I've been serious about perusing a professional career in photography for almost 2 years now, however, the majority has been studying the field and collecting equipment. My first flash was the Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras. Even though it helped, this flash really did not help THAT 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. After a while I ended up getting the Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras and the Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites.
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So I already own a canon 430ex II, and was trying to determine whether this flash was worth it. I am so glad that I bought it. I am a professional photographer who shoots mainly natural light, but wanted another flash for flexibility with off camera lighting scenarios. This thing rocks! In one job, I had accidentally turned off a remote receiver and thought that it was dead. This would have ruined the shoot, but thankfully the yn560 has a built-in optical slave that worked flawlessly and saved my neck! I have been using it with my canon 430 ex II (both off camera) with great results. I don't recommend this flash to people with the following needs:

1. TTL - it doesn't have it, manual only.
2. An LCD screen with menus and lots of options - this flash is pretty simple in terms of features.
3. A person new to flash photography intending to use it on camera with subjects of varying distances - if you don't know what you are doing with flash, it is a better idea to just buy the ttl flash first and then play with the manual flashes when you've had more time for study and experience.
4. People just trying to get a cheap flash. - this flash is certainly inexpensive, but the named brand flashes from Canon and Nikon are very nice. If you are going to own one flash, get a good one first with ttl and more features.

Lastly, don't let the comparisons of canon or Nikon flashes trick you. Those flashes are durable, reliable, and feature rich. This flash is great for manual flash work and off camera lighting. I love how it works for those things. I am even considering buying another one or two down the road.
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