Yongnuo YN-565EX released

The feature-packed YN-565EX, supporting both Nikon & Canon wireless systems at the same time, is now on sale for US$180.

Yongnuo YN-565EX for Canon at P&I Shanghai

Yongnuo’s newest flashgun, the feature-packed YN-565EX, is now in stock. The speedlight costs US$180 at the official Yongnuo store and other online resellers. Currently only available in Canon mount, the flash offers E-TTL, manual and wireless slave modes.

The Yongnuo YN-565EX can also perform as a Nikon or Canon advanced wireless slave, or both at once – the first third-party product on the market to work with two systems simultaneously without having to buy another model.

Yongnuo YN-565EX for Canon at P&I Shanghai

Features include:

  • Guide number of 58 (at 105mm)
  • Electronic zoom from 24 to 105mm, plus flip-out wide angle diffuser
  • E-TTL, manual, stroboscopic, wireless slave (Canon/Nikon/both), optical slave (S1/S2) modes
  • Tilt and swivel head
  • External power input – Canon CP-E4 type
  • Support for Canon Flash Control Menus
  • 3 second recycle time at full power
  • PC sync port
  • Ready beeps
  • Metal foot
  • Backlit LCD
  • 12 month manufacturer warranty
Unfortunately, the YN-565EX does not support:
  • High speed sync
  • Advanced wireless master mode

The PDF instruction manual can be downloaded from their web site here. You can also watch a series of official demonstration video clips at the links below.

  1. Unboxing video
  2. Basic controls
  3. Advanced settings
  4. Nikon/Canon wireless slave

Though the YN-565EX cannot act as a master, the Yongnuo ST-E2 can. Combining the two, Canon users can build a complete Yongnuo TTL wireless system from for under US$300.

A Nikon version of the YN-565EX will follow in several months’ time. Note: Nikon users who do not need to use the flash directly on their camera hotshoe can buy the Canon version and use it in manual mode or advanced slave mode.

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.