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 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.

  • 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.

  • http://www.jsvfoto.com jsvfoto

    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.

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