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Monday, January 10, 2011

Yong Nuo YN-560 Manual Flash

Yong Nuo YN-560 Manual Flash (Guide Number 58 @ 35mm ISO 100, Suitable for Phottix Tetra, Aster, Strato, Atlas Triggerer, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus, etc. DSLR Cameras)

Yong Nuo YN-560 Manual Flash (Guide Number 58 @ 35mm ISO 100, Suitable for Phottix Tetra, Aster, Strato, Atlas Triggerer, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus, etc. DSLR Cameras)

I have been using this flash and i must say, this flash ROCKS!!!! If you want additional flash, this is it. It's cheap and affordable.

If you are looking for a solid performance flash that also have versatile functions, then the Yongnuo YN560 is just for you. It comes with a guide number of 58 and full power output recycling time of only 3 seconds (using alkaline batteries). With the YN560 flash, the long anxious wait for the flash to recharge will no longer be a problem.

This flash also offers a wide range of features including:

Versatile Interfaces
This flash also comes with hot shoe, PC-sync and external battery pack connection ports. You can attach the flash to a wider range of camera and flash triggers. Testing has shown that the battery pack improves recycling time by 1 second and battery capacity by over 100%.

Fine Tune Power control
Output power can be easily fine tuned by 57 different levels from 1/128 all the way up to full power.

Wireless slave
Apart from being a manual flash, this flash can also be used as optical slave flash. It will detect light emitted from the master flash and correspond simultaneously.

Zoom and bounce
Zoom button on the control panel allows you to manually adjust the flash head zoom from 24mm up to 105mm. Flash head can be rotated 270 degree horizontally and over 90 degree vertically, you can bounce the flash of a wall or a reflector with ease.

Included also is a mini stand to let you place the flash off-camera on any flat surfaces. The YN560 is fully compatible with the Cactus V4 wireless flash trigger too. Add this to your light setup today!


  • Yongnuo Manual Flash YN560;
  • Model: YN560;
  • Package includes:
    • Yongnuo manual flash YN560 x 1;
    • Velvet bag x 1;
    • Mini-stand x 1;
    • Instruction manual in English and Chinese x 1;
  • Guide Number: 58 (at 35mm focal length, ISO 100 in meters);
  • Movable vertical angle: 0º to 90º;
  • Movable horizontal angle: 0º to 270º;
  • Power Source: 4 x AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH are usable);
  • Recycling time: Approx. 3 seconds (using alkaline batteries);
  • Compatible with Cactus V4 wireless flash trigger;
  • Color temperature: 5600K;
  • Flash duration: 1/200s - 1/20000s;
  • Adjustable power level in manual mode: 1/128, 1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and 1/1;
  • Adjustable power level in output power fine-tuning function: 57 levels output power level from zero to full power;
  • Dimensions: 60mm x 190mm x 78mm;
  • Weight: 350g;
  • Interfaces: Hot shoe, PC sync port and external charging port for battery pack;
  • Supports power saving mode (can also be disabled);
  • Zoom function: 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 80mm, 105mm;
  • Brand new, never been used;
  • Made in China.


Anonymous said...

You mentioned
Flash duration: 1/200s - 1/20000s;
I even noticed on the product manual that it says
Flash time: 1/200s - 1/20000s;
but how do we set this? I cannot figure out this option.

Thanks for any help.

Tim said...

Flash duration is dependent on flash power. At full power, the flash will have a duration of 1/200s, at 1/128 power it will have a duration of 1/20000s.

Filmari nunti said...

I have a sony alpha 300 and i bought a yongnuo flash Yn-560 ahd a hot shoe YN-H3, but i have a problem... When i take a picture bought flash are whorking.I whant te flash of camera of. Can it be fixed? Please send me an in on

John said...

I just tested my YN560 with my E-P1. I connected them using a PC synch cord through a Nikon hotshoe adaptor. The E-P1's max flash sync is rated at 1/180s but using a cord I can sync up to 1/320s.

I took several shots at full power, at shutter speeds from 1/320s to 1/60s. I maintained an aperture of f/8 at ISO 200 throughout, which gave correct exposure at the given distance.


Absolutely no difference whatsoever. The exposure remained the same at all shutter speeds. I did not lose any flash power by shooting over 1/200s.


Make your own mind up, but I don't believe the 1/200s flash duration at max power claim. It's actually better than that - at least it is on my particular metal-footed version.

yuliang11 said...

yongnou is nice, but i've had some bad experience with this brand.

yuliang photography

Unknown said...

hey does anyone know if the the canon external battery pack will work the 560. they look identical.

mr vancouver shooter said...

How I wish my parents will buy me that camera too.

Anonymous said...

I just got 2 of these and they are awesome! I have a Canon flash that I use for on-camera work but these along with wireless triggers are fantastic for portrait work.

amir said...

I have problem using YN560 with canon 60D, after using flash, the built in flash doesnt pop up, any help pls