Yongnuo YN-560

Yongnuo have revealed a brand new line of speedlite flashes, the YN-56X series, starting with the YN-560. Pictures inside.

Yongnuo YN-560 on a Nikon D300 DSLR
Yongnuo YN-560 on a Nikon D300 DSLR
Picture by Yongnuo
Yongnuo YN-560 back panel
Picture by Yongnuo

Eagle-eyed Flickr users have spotted the first flash in Yongnuo’s new YN-56X line, the YN-560, on the HKYongnuo web site.

According to reliable sources, the YN-46X line has ended with the YN-468 – the Nikon version of which is scheduled to be released in 2 months.

Update: The YN-560 is slated to be released within a couple of weeks.

From the images (see more here) we can see the new YN-560 features:

  • New body design (think Canon 580EX II), including an improved battery compartment door.
  • 24-105mm manually-controllable power zoom
  • “Idiot lights” to show zoom setting, mode and power level
  • Manual mode and two slave modes (despite the caption saying “TTL”, this is likely reserved for a future model, e.g. YN-565)
  • Improved optical slave, with range of “up to 15m”
  • PC sync port
  • High voltage battery pack input (looks like Canon type)
  • Bounce card and flip-down diffuser
  • Ready beep (can be switched off)
  • Full to 1/128 power (control pad also suggests potential for fractional adjustment?)
  • Guide Number (GN) 58 (metres) at Iso 100, 105mm zoom.
  • “you can completely get rid of the evil anxiously waiting for call back dream” with a fast recycle time 🙂
  • 8fps at 1/8 power and below
  • Power saving mode (can be switched off)
  • Settings are saved when you switch the flash off

Read the full specifications here.

The Yongnuo YN-46X series is widely available on eBay (except the Nikon YN-467/8, to be released in 1.5-2 months).

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.