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Yongnuo YN560 III - Speedlights

I am not a fan of TTL speedlights, for the same reason most photographers are not a fan of Full Auto. I need to make adjustments because that's how I want the photo, not because its proper average exposure. So I choose to shoot with manual flashes.

When it comes to manual flashes there are a lot of them on the market. But as you may know about me, I choose things for a reason, for a purpose, so I can do specific things.

I original bought a set of manual Yongnuo YN560 II speedlights, hey price was decent, under $100. And I coupled them with some remote receivers so I can places them in hidden places (I don't ever use optical trigger as a plan)

The only thing lacking was the ability for me to adjust power remotely, sounds like its no big deal right, well wait until you place 2 or 3 of them in a scene, and when you walk over to them, the model wonders off, and now you have to adjust everything over and over.

Going to one of my favorite sites for flash information, , I learned of a new version of my flashes with build in receivers. Saweet!!! I quickly bought a set of them six (6) to be exact. I then was able to use my existing transmitters (RF-602) and when released, I bought the RF-560 TX and all was said and done!!!

I wont go into full detail on this flash, if you want to know more check it out here: YongNuo YN-560 III – Review


Another nice thing that I like about this flash, is I can use any standard cannon power pack / battery pack with it. I currently add the packs when I need to do some high FPS shooting, no trouble so far shooting 6 FPS at 1/32 power with a pack. I usually put two (2) speedlights together for more output and short recover times.


Mike Bradley

Author: Mike Bradley

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