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Yongnuo 560 IV is a dollar less than the III at bhphoto.com
Posted By: asharpe, 02-22-2015, 10:46 PM

There's been a lot of discussions around here about the Yongnuo 560 III + the TX vs the 560 IV. B&H has the IV at a dollar *less* than the III ($70 US vs $71 US). So, I just bought the IV. There seems to be very little reason to get the III + the TX anymore, unless you really want 6 groups, or you want to remotely control the flashes from the camera and don't want one on the camera itself.

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02-22-2015, 11:44 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by asharpe Quote
There's been a lot of discussions around here about the Yongnuo 560 III + the TX vs the 560 IV. B&H has the IV at a dollar *less* than the III ($70 US vs $71 US). So, I just bought the IV. There seems to be very little reason to get the III + the TX anymore, unless you really want 6 groups, or you want to remotely control the flashes from the camera and don't want one on the camera itself.

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I'm in the process of getting a bunch of the 560 IIIs (currently have two, looking to get maybe 4-5 total) and I've thought about this a lot.

One reason why you might want to have the TX is so you can pre-position flashes in a space, and then walk around with your camera with only the TX and not a whole flash on your camera. Also, the controlling more groups thing.

But at these prices, it seems the ideal setup would be the TX + 560 IVs. It's seems the most flexible.

In any case, it's all a win for Yongnuo.
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And now it's 64.40 vs 65.32
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Does the 560 IV fire on the camera hotshoe?. I had the 560 III and was never able to get it fire. When mounted, it will do a test flash than recycle light will stay on. Looks as if the flash froze. push test button to get the flash flashing again but no response. Couldn't change settings either. Is this normal, thanks

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Very interested. Is the trigger necessary since the IV is its own receiver/transmitter? Or does the trigger simply allow for a greater degree of control, but the IV will fire wirelessly as a slave without? I've been searching for answers to this for a while, can't find exactly what i'm looking for.
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Ttran88, yes, you can mount the YN 560 IV on the camera and it fires when you press the shutter release. Is it possible you are using too high a shutter speed setting? Max sync speed for Pentax is 1/180 second.

Bonobo, the YN 560 IV when mounted on the camera can trigger other III or IV models with it's built-in TX mode. Both models have optical slave settings of S1 and S2 so they will fire on either the first or second triggering flash from the camera's built-in flash or one mounted on the camera. The benefit of the YN 560 TX trigger when mounted on the camera is that it allows you to adjust the zoom function and flash power levels, e.g., 1/128, 1/64, etc., on III and IV models from the TX, in addition to triggering them. You can trigger other brand flashes with the 560 TX or the 560 IV by mounting them on YN 602 or YN 603 triggers.
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well that was quick. now they are back up to $70.
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Would the 560 IV be a good first flash or should i stick with a Pentax brand flash?

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QuoteOriginally posted by T Evergreen Quote
Ttran88, yes, you can mount the YN 560 IV on the camera and it fires when you press the shutter release. Is it possible you are using too high a shutter speed setting? Max sync speed for Pentax is 1/180 second.

Bonobo, the YN 560 IV when mounted on the camera can trigger other III or IV models with it's built-in TX mode. Both models have optical slave settings of S1 and S2 so they will fire on either the first or second triggering flash from the camera's built-in flash or one mounted on the camera. The benefit of the YN 560 TX trigger when mounted on the camera is that it allows you to adjust the zoom function and flash power levels, e.g., 1/128, 1/64, etc., on III and IV models from the TX, in addition to triggering them. You can trigger other brand flashes with the 560 TX or the 560 IV by mounting them on YN 602 or YN 603 triggers.
Thanks got my IV version and works like a charm on K5IIs. Wish the flash interface sat in tighter. I think the version III I bought and return was a bad copy. This one works. nicely made for $71
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