The first Chinese speedlight to offer high speed sync (HSS) support, the YN-568EX, is now in stock. Retailing at US$209.99 (about Â£130), the 568EX provides advanced wireless slave mode, E-TTL and HSS as well as full manual control.
At this price point, Yongnuo are up against some well-established competition. For the same money you can have yourself aÂ Metz mecablitz 50 AF-1Â with a very similar feature set: HSS, wireless TTL, modelling light and manual power adjustment. What’s more, the Metz (picturedÂ below) Â has a USB port to future-proof the device with firmware updates.
The YN-568EX is now listed at Yongnuo’s eBay store and by other sellers. So, would you buy the as-yet-untested Yongnuo or the Mecablitz? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Update: The YN-568EX is now available from a wider range of online retailers, selling for around $180-190. In France, you can buy it from Lovinpix for â‚¬209.