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11-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Yn560??

I'm still quite new to this flash game but I've had my Sigma EF-610 Super for a little under a month and it's been working just great. However, I find that I'm only using it in manual, and was thinking that I could return the Sigma (~$250) get the YN560 (or 2) and use the extra funds on other lighting equipment. Other than TTL and such, how much of a difference will I feel using the YN560?
It looks like the Sigma has a guide number of 61 while the YN560 has a GN of 58. Will that be a noticeable difference? also is manually setting the zoom position any problem?
If it makes any difference, the YN560(s) will be often used off-camera with Cactus V5s.

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Also, any suggestions on where to buy a pair?
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$64 w/ free ship I think -> http://www.amazon.com/Yongnuo-YN-560-Speedlight-Flash-Canon/dp/B004GZLFHM/re...0701577&sr=8-1

I have a pair of them, great flashes - as soon as funds allow I will be purchasing a couple more. I use mine off camera with wireless triggers and haven't had an issue with them yet. To answer your questions about zoom position, I have had no problems setting it.


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Thanks for the input. I also realized that you probably can't use High Shutter speed sync with these correct?
Also, the link is for the Canon/Nikon model The one for Pentax has 'Neewer' on it as the brand?

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You can't use High Speed Sync no, and as manual flashes I can't imagine how they could be any better really. And manually setting the zoom is no problem for off camera flash anyway. I've never heard of one with a Neewer branding though, I thought they generally did filters.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yoon395 Quote
The one for Pentax has 'Neewer' on it as the brand?
There are others for pentax you can get that are labeled Yongnuo (manufacturer labeled) through amazon...



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I sold pentax 540gfz a while ago too, and only using yn-560 now, both on-camera and off-camera..
even with on-camera, I find I only use manual..really, dial power up and down in yn-560 is very fast..unlike pentax 540fgz..need to press the botton first, and then flick the dial..with yn-560, just press left and right...very fast...
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QuoteOriginally posted by yoon395 Quote
Thanks for the input. I also realized that you probably can't use High Shutter speed sync with these correct?
Also, the link is for the Canon/Nikon model The one for Pentax has 'Neewer' on it as the brand?
You need a dedicated flash for HSS, the Yongnuo YN560 is a non-dedicated flash, which is universal, it will work on anything with a standard hotshoe or sync port. Because of this, it doesn't matter what the listing says, the YN560 works the same on all brands, they only really make one model. The stores list brand names to draw in users of those brands.

Yongnuo does sell some dedicated flashes with all of the TTL features for Canon and Nikon, but not Pentax, that would be the YN467, YN468 and YN565.

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I have the sigma 610 super, yn 560 and Pentax af540.

The Pentax is the most powerfull and the YN is the weakest of those three.
The YN and 610 dont look the same, they are designed quite different.

If your only shooting manual then go with the YN560.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yoon395 Quote
Thanks for the input. I also realized that you probably can't use High Shutter speed sync with these correct?
That is correct

QuoteOriginally posted by yoon395 Quote
Also, the link is for the Canon/Nikon model The one for Pentax has 'Neewer' on it as the brand?
It doesn't matter what brand amazon says they are for. It'll be the same flash whether it's for Canon or for Nikon or for Pentax.

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also is manually setting the zoom position any problem?
Never had a problem with manually setting the zoom position on my five YN560s; they're pretty easy to figure out how to use.
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