Yongnuo Speedlite YN560-II successor “is coming”

The YN560 III will be the latest iteration in Yongnuo's line of affordable off-camera manual flashguns, we are told.

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Update: It is here and it has built-in radio triggering. Click here for more information.

Yongnuo will soon announce an improved version of their low-price manual speedlight, the Yongnuo YN560-II, according to a trusted source. We are told by a distributor that the manufacturer is to introduce a new flash called the YN560 III, but we were not given the feature list or spec sheet. A release date and price are also unknown at this stage.

When the YN560 was upgraded to the YN560-II, it was given an LCD screen and new features including a creative stroboscopic mode. The lack of an “EX” suffix in the Mark III’s name suggests it won’t have access to Nikon/Canon optical TTL triggering and will remain a fully manual flash. As for other possible new features, we can only speculate.

The original YN560 and the super-low-rent flash before it, Yongnuo’s debut YN460, are both still available from the official outlet, so the YN560 II is unlikely to be completely discontinued, even after its successor eventually goes on sale.

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What features would you like to see in the YN560 III? Let us know in the comments.

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

    I’d ike a highspeed mode on every flash i buy.

  • Doug Birling

    Built in wireless trigger? Not sure what else a budget flash like that would need?

  • Andrew Hurst

    High speed sync and built in Canon compatible wireless communication to go with my Canon 600ex-rt

    • Hi Andrew. I believe the YN500EX is the flash you are looking for. It will work with the 600EX-RT in optical transmission mode, but there are no other radio-enabled compatible flashes yet.

      • Andrew Hurst

        Thanks David. Not interested in the optical side, like the security of a reliable radio signal. Never have a problem with the 603’s. Looking forward to the specs coming out. I have a few of the 560ii’s and they are great manual flashes.

  • mooboy

    Typical, just after I ordered a pair…

    Anyway, what I’d like to see (but doubt will have):
    Smaller size (SB800 ish)
    More power (SB800 ish)
    Better build and qc (SB800 ish)
    3.5 stereo sync port as well/instead of pc port

    But, for the most part, would just like an SB800 but manual only, no ttl.

  • Mark Davidson

    Just more power, 3.5 stereo sync.

  • Autoflash would be a conceivable feature, that would take the guesswork/trial&error out of quite a few setups.

  • Whatever they do, hopefully they keep the price point. But I’d like to see built in radio triggers. Though, that doesn’t help me since I have Cactus triggers. 3.5mm stereo plug then. A little more power (better spread maybe)