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Experience with YONGNUO

Dundaj
Hello my friends...
Do you have any experience with the YONGNUO brand? I am thinking about buying a flash and wireless trigger of this brand. It is quite cheap. I have read some review and it was positive, but I am still not sure if it is good choice. Can you write me your experience and the type of models which you are using? Thank you...
EF-S 18-55mm DC III ■ EF-S 75-300mm DC III ■ 2x Tripod Hama Sta...
Posted: 04/14/2014, 04:09:38 AM
Sijohnsen
I've got a couple of flash guns and a set of triggers, can't fault the flashes really, as long as you are used to manual work then they are an absolute bargain. As for the triggers I don't like the lack of a lock on the shoe, makes them too easy to come of a stand but that's my only real gripe
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Posted: 04/15/2014, 03:31:54 AM
Murdock2013
Hi Dundaj, You cant go wrong with Yongnuo products. Fantastic equipment for the price. As you know at a fraction of the cost of the big brands and equally as good in my opinion. I have three flashes 2 x yn560-II universal and 1 x yn560 EX and a set of triggers RF 603N for Nikon. I know a few pros that are using them.. Hope this helps with your decision. My only gripe was the opposite to Sijohnsens my triggers were a little too tight on the shoe of my umbrella stands but totally fine on my camera. the gripe was easy to resolve though!
Posted: 04/15/2014, 07:03:58 AM
Dundaj
Thank you for your posts.
I also know one PRO who use the YN equipment, but he also has a canon equip. But for expample for all of his flashes he is using the RF 603 C triggers...
EF-S 18-55mm DC III ■ EF-S 75-300mm DC III ■ 2x Tripod Hama Sta...
Posted: 04/15/2014, 09:04:20 AM
Robinstockphotos
I use third party flashes all the time and I have used Canon's original expensive speedlites too. To be precise I will list the points that are relevant for almost all third party flashes that cost less than $150-$200. The following points are meant from Canon's point of view but applies to any generic DSLR.

1. You don't have HSS (high speed sync) mode on cheap third party flashes. That means you cannot use shutter speed faster than 1/200s. Real pain if you like outdoors fill flash. It will make you frustrated.
2. Cheap flashes are great for indoors work because shutter speed doesn't exceed 1/200s
3. Canon's flashes have "custom functions" that generic flashes usually don't have. Which restricts creativity.
4. The TTL system on the cheap flashes is near useless, you'd need to use manual tweaking.
5. Not-so-strong build quality (doesn't matter unless you bang the flash around)

Overall, cheap flashes are great unless you need flash for outdoor shooting or 1st/2nd curtain flash exposure photography. For that you can still have third party flashes but I would recommend original manufacturer's flash.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 04/18/2014, 11:53:44 AM
5dmarkii
I use Yongnuo almost every day.Value to cost is fantastic!
Di Canon EX580II ...
Posted: 07/08/2014, 00:30:08 AM
Sijohnsen
the newer and more expensive yongnuo guns are supposed to be has compatible, don't know how good they are though
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Posted: 08/06/2014, 03:25:02 AM
Bradcalkins
I love their inexpensive flashes, and haven't had a problem with them yet:

http://mftadventures.blogspot.ca/2013/06/canon-580ex-ii-equivalent.html?m=1
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 08/06/2014, 09:50:25 AM
Pulsar124
I am using five manual YN560-III flashes in my home studio, under YN560-TX control (controls up to 6 groups of flashes over radio, including power and zoom). Works great.
10-20mm f4-5.6, home photo studio...
Posted: 03/02/2015, 15:56:08 PM