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02-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Yongnuo YN-560 II now avaiable

I have been watching the Yongnuo ebay store for about a month now and they just released their update to the YN-560. It is supposed to be very similar to the old 560, just with a lcd display.

Yongnuo Upgraded Flash Speedlite YN-560 II for Pentax K200D K100D K20D K10D | eBay

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I was supprised that it is only like $6.00 more expensive thatn the original model. I will probably be ordering one next month and will post some pics if no one beats me to it.

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Thanks for the heads up...I've been waiting for these for a while now. I'm in for 2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by usrbrv8 Quote
Yongnuo Upgraded Flash Speedlite YN-560 II for Pentax K200D K100D K20D K10D | eBay
I though it have pttl , but it just a manual light with universal mount for any hotshoe but Sony ....
The hyperlink title confused me

When will YongNuo launch pttl flash ?
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Wow, that LCD is a much welcomed improvement over the LEDs of the first model. I was thinking about getting another 560 soon to go with my current one, but looks like I'll save up a little more and go for a pair of these and keep the old model as a 3rd light.

I'm fine with it not being P-TTL, very few of my lenses will allow that anyway, but one with a thyristor mode would be really awesome.

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At the moment it does not look like Yongnuo has any plans to release a Pentax P-ttl flash (at least no plans I have read about and they have never made a p-ttl flash before so I don't know why they would start now). That being said it would be nice if they would, a little more competition in that area might force Pentax Ricoh to make some updates to their line up (AF360).

Since Yonguno already has a good deal of experience reverse engineering Canon and Nikon ttl it would be nice to see them take a crack at p-ttl and maybe release a p-ttl supporedt radio trigger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by usrbrv8 Quote
At the moment it does not look like Yongnuo has any plans to release a Pentax P-ttl flash (at least no plans I have read about and they have never made a p-ttl flash before so I don't know why they would start now). That being said it would be nice if they would, a little more competition in that area might force Pentax Ricoh to make some updates to their line up (AF360).

Since Yonguno already has a good deal of experience reverse engineering Canon and Nikon ttl it would be nice to see them take a crack at p-ttl and maybe release a p-ttl supporedt radio trigger.
I'm using AF360 and quite painful as it is lag of swivel .... and power is just barely.
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Thanks for the heads up!

I've been waiting for this release to get my first manual flash setup. Going to be getting 2 plus a trigger set.

Anyone recommend the Yongnuo triggers (proper model numbers)? I thought I might as well order the whole setup from their ebay store.
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Those with a K5, just take note.
I've heard of problems with this version of the flash on the k5 after firmware update.
So pls check with YN ebay store itself or do a web search on this topic.

One thread right here :
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/162331-mounted-yn-560-flash-problem.html

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I don't have any experience with the YN triggers, but I would highly recommend the cactus v5 triggers if you can expand your budget a little. They have worked great for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by usrbrv8 Quote
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I don't have any experience with the YN triggers, but I would highly recommend the cactus v5 triggers if you can expand your budget a little. They have worked great for me.
Thanks for that - during my research I've heard nothing but good reviews for the Cactus v5's, and they aren't that much more money.
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Just recieved one. Initial impressions are good, sturdy with a nice case. I'll post a review soon.
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Just recieved one. Initial impressions are good, sturdy with a nice case. I'll post a review soon.
Great - looking forward to your thoughts.
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Pls help to check

Pls let us know if this Yn-560II can work with K5 with the current firmware .

If yes it will be great
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QuoteOriginally posted by supersimon27 Quote
Pls let us know if this Yn-560II can work with K5 with the current firmware .

If yes it will be great
Can't help - I only have a K10D
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Comes in a nicely designed box


Sturdy case that holds the flash and foot


Comes with foot


Built in wide and diffuser and bounce card


Bounce card can be used seperately from wide and diffuser

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