Yongnuo release YN-560 II, YN-468II for Nikon

Chinese flashgun manufacturer Yongnuo have brought out two new speedlights for on- and off-camera flash photography.

Yongnuo YN468-II for Nikon

Chinese flashgun manufacturer Yongnuo have brought out two new speedlights for on- and off-camera flash photography.

Yongnuo YN560-II

The first is the YN560-II, an improved version of the YN560 manual universal hotshoe flash, which has been massively popular among Strobist-style photographers. The newer model adds an LCD control panel, stroboscopic mode and other features.

Yongnuo YN468-II for Nikon

The company has also released the Nikon version of the YN-468II manual flashgun, adding to the Canon unit already on sale. (NB: The original YN-468 was never released for Nikon). The flagship of the YN-46X series, the YN-468II has better buttons, a synchronisation port and a metal hotshoe foot. While cheaper than the YN-565EX – the equivalent automatic flashgun in the YN-56X series – the YN468-II lacks some of the latter’s features such as a high voltage battery port and advanced wireless slave mode.

Where to buy

The Yongnuo YN560-II retails for around US$80 online. The YN468-II for Nikon costs approximately US$96. Buy from the official Yongnuo store to be sure of the 12 month warranty.

For further information, instruction manuals and technical data, please visit the manufacturer’s web site.

David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.
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  • JackAllTog

    This looks very good to 🙂 was the 460 just a GN of 38?

    Guide number: 58 at ISO100, 105MM
    New Charging socket for external power pack

  • Paul H.

    The 560 II looks like a real winner. Having used the version I flashes for awhile now, I’d say these manual flashes are a strobist’s dream (on half power or lower). Priced so low too…

  • did

    GN is normally with zooming head at 35mm and not at 105mm!!!
    It is completly false to compare the GN done by Nikon or by yongnuo, be careful!

  • vertigo

    When you say for on and off camera, does that means it supports commander mode? What cheap flash supports iTTL and commander mode so it can be fired wirelessly?

    • David A. Selby

      It can be slave to a commander, but it can’t be a commander itself.

  • YN560 II’s are a good alt for the sb-80dx and the YN468 II are a good alt for the SB600. While many deride YN, the truth is for the price of one Nikon you can get 2 YN’s.

    These look very promising. I’m going to get some YN560 II’s and 1 YN468 II.

    According to YN the YN468 II uses a laser for AF assist. That’s pretty impressive considering the price point.

  • Dakelsy

    I just bought the 560ii on advice from a friend, and must say after only a few days and lots of shots learning the flash it is a good product for even better price.

    No disappointments.