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Yongnuo flash

Jan 29, 2012 @ 03:44
So i've been wanting to try strobe photography, i have absolutely no experience with it.
Do you think a yongnuo 560 (or two) would be sufficient for a beginner? Even though it's all manual.


Jan 29, 2012 @ 05:24
manual is the way to go it'll make you actually learn and understand lighting. though i'd just suggest the 565 anyways, ettl will come in handy sometimes and the digital display actually shows what the output level is.


Jan 30, 2012 @ 02:54
used my friend's yn-560 for a while. totally worth it. if you're considering getting into flash photography, get it. it's super cheap, but is a great working manual flash. i know the strobist praises the lumopro lp-160, which is what i bought for myself, but honestly the yn-560 is just as good, even though its guide number (how strong it is) is just a little bit lower.

there is also a 560-ii that is coming out soon or is not out yet, but BE WARNED. though the ui is much improved from the 560, there is no backlight to the digital screen, making the screen near useless if you're shooting somewhere with the flash and there is no light. in my opinion, get the 560. not the 560-ii.

and tthx has a point, ettl DOES come in handy, but using a manual flash gives you complete control over what you are doing with your light. even if i went pro i'd probably use a manual strobe. hell, most (to my knowledge) modeling lights are manual anyways so knowing how to perfectly control your light will become important if you get into that.

in short. get the 560. i HIGHLY recommend it. and if you hate it, you're not out that much money.


Jan 31, 2012 @ 05:32
Thanks, i think i'mma order one or two. Probably gonna get a Sigma 30 f/1.4 soon as well.


Jan 31, 2012 @ 07:40
I'm thinking about the YN-565 or the YN-560, any significant difference to merit the price difference?
Feb 01, 2012 @ 17:46
I'm thinking about the YN-565 or the YN-560, any significant difference to merit the price difference?

the 560 is a manual flash, like you control everything. the 565 is an auto flash with ettl.


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