Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-24-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
Junior Member

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: harrisville, ny
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 40
K-5 II compatability with Yongnuo YN-560 II?

Does anyone out there know if my k-5 II is compatible with the Yongnuo YN-560 II speedflash? The one I'm looking at on amazon is advertised for Canon and Nikon but does it really mean for those specific camera brands or is that just how they are marketing them?


04-24-2013, 11:21 AM - 2 Likes   #2
Veteran Member
kcobain1992's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,409
Yongnuo 560-II is a manual flash, which means the only pin that comes in contact with the camera is the central one, that triggers it. All metering and light adjustment will be done manually by the photographer.
That is to say, yes, it is also compatible with Pentax cameras, and all other cameras with hotshoes except Sony/Minolta, which have a proprietary hotshoe and therefore need a special flash.

Last edited by kcobain1992; 04-24-2013 at 12:29 PM.

  • 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!
camera, dslr, ii, k-5, photography, yn-560, yongnuo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yongnuo YN-560 II now avaiable usrbrv8 Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 60 01-25-2014 07:08 PM
What's up with my new Yongnuo Speedlite YN hotshoe mount? Edgar_in_Indy Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 13 04-16-2013 11:49 AM
Pentax K-5 + YN 560 II X-Sync striker_ Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 2 08-03-2012 11:47 AM
Yongnuo 560 II jeztastic Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 6 03-07-2012 04:13 PM
yongnuo YN-560 flash for k-x mtkang Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 25 01-03-2012 11:22 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:25 PM. | See also:, 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?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]