Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-07-2012, 05:25 AM   #46
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Carolina
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,720
QuoteOriginally posted by EdwardConde Quote
I am looking to add a flash unit to my camera bag... would this be a good starter flash? mostly will be doing indoor shots... Learning the ways of the flash..

Thoughts?
It depends on what you want to do, if you're taking shots where there is no setup time allowed, constantly changing ambient lighting and no chance for a second shot, then it would be a very bad flash. If you're wanting to do more creative things with light and are able and willing to experiment and tweak the setup, then it would be a very good flash. The Yongnuo offers very fine manual control over the flash power, much more control than the manual modes usually found in P-TTL capable flashes.

If you aren't sure what you want, picking up a P-TTL flash is probably best and maybe getting one of these Yongnuos as a second flash.

10-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #47
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sfantu Gheorghe
Posts: 48
please help me.
i wish to order a few yongnuo 560 II flash unit from yongnuostore.com . it is a trustful shop, location?
10-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #48
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2011
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 360
QuoteOriginally posted by piskota Quote
please help me.
i wish to order a few yongnuo 560 II flash unit from yongnuostore.com . it is a trustful shop, location?
Looks ok and price is ok. Just ships from china so dont plan on using it until halloween.
10-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #49
Junior Member




Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 27
My YN 560 II arrived today as a 2nd flash to my Cactus AF50 and after a couple of hours of usage I'm liking it alot!
The build quality feels better, the icons on the screen are larger and better lit and best of all...I don't have to cycle through all the settings to get to the one I want!
Recycle rate is pretty fast with eneloops too. I'm pretty sure this is gonna be my new primary flash as I really appreciate the fine manual control over the flash power.

If you are looking to learn about using a flash and can make do WITHOUT P-TTL and HSS I do believe this is one of the best manual flashes you can get.

02-03-2013, 01:38 AM   #50
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
Hi everybody,

I saw that the YN 560 II have a multi mode ! Does this "multi" mode work with pentax ?
I read it works with Nikon's camera but not with Canon's camera, what about pentax ?

source : YN-560 II Rear Curtain Sync?: Studio and Lighting Technique Forum: Digital Photography Review and Yongnuo Speedlite YN560 vs Canon 580EX vs Sunpak PF30x
02-03-2013, 03:36 AM   #51
Veteran Member
jeztastic's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canterbury
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 596
Multi mode I think shoots a succession of very quick flashes so you get the effect of several different shots in one frame. For capturing motion - think hummingbird's wings or a ball moving across the frame. Works fine with Pentax. It's not the same as High Speed Sync.
02-03-2013, 05:38 AM   #52
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
Ok ! Thanks
Is it similar to second curtain synchronisation ?
02-03-2013, 05:47 AM   #53
Veteran Member
crossmr's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seoul, Korea
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 308
QuoteQuote:
Comes with omnibounce diffuser
I just got a new one of these, had to send it back because it was defective, it was definitely new in the box, but it didn't come with any kind of omnibounce diffuser in the box.

02-03-2013, 06:00 AM   #54
Veteran Member
jeztastic's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canterbury
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 596
QuoteOriginally posted by kikislater Quote
Ok ! Thanks
Is it similar to second curtain synchronisation ?
No. You control that from your camera, so it is not flash-dependant.
02-03-2013, 06:02 AM   #55
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
yes but the final picture could be similar or not ?
02-03-2013, 06:03 AM   #56
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2011
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 360
I dont think they come with a diffuser, I have a I and II, nether came with diffures, the II just came with a nicer case. They are supposedly built exactly like a canon 580 so you could find one for a canon
02-03-2013, 06:42 AM   #57
Veteran Member
jeztastic's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canterbury
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 596
QuoteOriginally posted by kikislater Quote
yes but the final picture could be similar or not ?
I have no idea what you mean...

Edit: OK, now I do see...

The answer to your question is no. You really need to go and read up on basic flash techniques.
02-03-2013, 06:43 AM   #58
Veteran Member
jeztastic's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canterbury
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 596
QuoteOriginally posted by no694terry Quote
I dont think they come with a diffuser, I have a I and II, nether came with diffures, the II just came with a nicer case. They are supposedly built exactly like a canon 580 so you could find one for a canon
Mine had a diffuser but it had been shoved in with the packaging, it wasn't in the flash's box. I had the distinct impression the vendor had added it as a bonus.
01-25-2014, 06:38 PM   #59
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 15
Would this flash be suitable for real estate useage on a k 20d ?
Or is it for manual off camera use ?
On ebay new for $ 65

Thanks
01-25-2014, 06:48 PM   #60
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 38,785
QuoteOriginally posted by JIMS Quote
Would this flash be suitable for real estate useage on a k 20d ?
Or is it for manual off camera use ?
On ebay new for $ 65

Thanks
You have revived an old thread from last year. The Yongnuo YN-560 II is a fully manual flash and can be used on camera, but you will have to calculate the shooting aperture based on guide number and subject distance. Another alternative is to use a hand-held flash meter. You can do better, price-wise on Amazon.

You might be better served by an auto-thyristor flash having its own light sensor or any of the Pentax or third-party flashes offering P-TTL support for your camera.


Steve
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
ebay, flash, ii, lighting, month, photo studio, speedlite, strobist, yn-560, yongnuo, yongnuo yn-560 ii
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
yongnuo YN-560 flash for k-x mtkang Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 25 01-03-2012 11:22 AM
Pentax 540 and Yongnuo 560 - if they flash together? pich Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 3 10-29-2011 04:49 AM
Yongnuo 560 with K200d iClick Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 06-17-2011 08:57 PM
Yongnuo YF-560 Flash - a strobist review of it philbaum Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 64 05-13-2011 07:01 PM
YN-560 Question justtakingpics Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 6 04-30-2011 05:47 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top