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01-03-2016, 03:03 AM   #16
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understood, my doubt were on the compatibility for the sincronization, but if you say it is not a problem i'll totally trust you

I'm not worried about shooting in M mode, expecially in the static situations in which I'll use it

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I have YN506IV. Working like a charm. With fully charged eneloop pro black batteries it can shoot 1/1 with NO recycle time for around 50shots then it goes down to 2sec.
Just don't shoot more than 10 times 1/1 without letting it to cool down. It's a nice bulky sturdy flash and if not for pttl+hss it's better than my 360fgz. Has really big GN menus are simple. I mostly use it for action photography.
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i i just got two 560 IVs and the 560TX for my K5ii and i'm very impressed, especially for to 'princely' sum of $170!

My light stands and umbrella holders should be here tomorrow and then I can put up my roll of seamless white and take some pics of the kids!
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QuoteOriginally posted by chiefsilverback Quote
i i just got two 560 IVs and the 560TX for my K5ii and i'm very impressed, especially for to 'princely' sum of $170!

Ooh, good combo!

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For the price, if YN survives a year, then it's already worth it.

Mine has been with me for three years, the plastic part has been stained (by sun block) but it still performs like new.
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It is an amazing piece of equipment, even without considering its price. I have YN-560 III and IV and it is a lot of fun trying remote flash release for back-lighting and such.
I find it easier to get correct exposure with manual flash settings. Only complaint is that you have to cycle through the zoom presets as there is no dedicated prev & next buttons for zoom.
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Hello everyone, i'm not a very active member of this forum, but i hope you can help me with some questions i have for you

I saved some money these days, and i'm thinking about a new flash for my Pentax K30. it would be my first flash, but it shouldn't be to expensive (yeah, i saved some money, but not SO MANY money ), and because of this i'm thinking about buying a Yongnuo flash, they are very cheap and seem to be enough powerful and practical, so they would make an excellente choice.
Do you have in mind some models that doesn't exceed my 70€ budget? i've seen the YN560-III, which is totally manual, and the YN568EX II, but this one doesn't seem to exist with Pentax compatibility.
Thank you to everyone who will help ne, and if i made some mistakes please excuse me, since english is not my native Language
Swore off forums but was reading about K-1.

Had a YN 560II for a year or so, supplemented my Pentax 540's, worked fine, great recycle. Gave it to daughter in law when I bought YN560III's, no more separate triggers. Have 4 now,

I use YN 560III's because for 65 bucks at B&H plus 4 Powerex AA batteries, I get a powerful speedlite with built-in receiver that I can easily and quickly control zoom and power from camera with their 45 buck 560-TX remote control. All I want is a manual flash with remote power control for multiple groups. Just like monolights. Dialing in main, fill and hair light is fast and easy. They work and I can shoot them all day and have. I shoot a bare flash out doors, just gang a pair or three and fire away. Very good in winds. Easy to carry, no single point failure, easy to have ready spares and if you lose, break or kill one, who cares?

Only flash I ever had fail was an out of warranty, bought new, Pentax 540. Wasn't worth repair. Have another 540 I bought used that's still trucking but I rarely use it. Doesn't recycle as fast as the YN's and two of the shoe mount screws fell out. If I'm spending 500 bucks, it's for another Einstein & Buff battery packs.

And a pair of YN603N II transceivers are $36, work great with monolights and Pentax 540's. You can piggyback a Buff Cyber Commander or an NPT-04 on them too.

If I really need HSS, I'll just shoot with a Panasonic FZ-1000.








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QuoteOriginally posted by Brooke Meyer Quote
Only flash I ever had fail was an out of warranty, bought new, Pentax 540. Wasn't worth repair.
I had a Pentax 540 fail after a couple of years of not excessive use, it just made a pop sound and wouldn't flash anymore!

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QuoteOriginally posted by chiefsilverback Quote
I had a Pentax 540 fail after a couple of years of not excessive use, it just made a pop sound and wouldn't flash anymore!
My AF360FGZ did the same!
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My AF360FGZ did the same!
I went without for while and then picked up a new 540 mk1 for $280, rather than $400+ for the mk2
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I got the light stands, umbrellas etc... to complement my pair of YN560-IVs:
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Perfect use of the gear, ChiefSilverBack, now if only that Yongnuo had a dial where you could turn up the smile on the subject! :-D
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Perfect use of the gear, ChiefSilverBack, now if only that Yongnuo had a dial where you could turn up the smile on the subject! :-D
i was interrupting his daily viewing of the Lion Keeeeng!
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Ah - that explains his 'prisoner about to confess' expression! :-D
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