Yongnuo announces YN568EX II flash unit with wireless master control
Shenzhen-based manufacturer Yongnuo has announced a new flash unit called the YN568EX II. Yongnuo revealed the new flashgun in a post on Sina Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging site, where the company published a picture and a brief outline of the specs.
The YN568EX II will be capable of acting as a master controller for Yongnuo and Canon EX-series speedlites. Other details include a guide number of 58 (at Iso-100, 105mm), E-TTL, high-speed sync, manual mode, stroboscopic mode and a three-second recycle time.
No mention is made of a Nikon version. Since the YN500EX model is now being touted as a “YN568EX Mini”, it is possible that in the future Yongnuo will also bring out a YN500EX II — as a YN568EX II in a smaller form factor.
Pricing and availability have not been announced. For reference, the original YN568EX currently goes for about US$170 on eBay.