Yongnuo YN-568EX speedlight is now in stock

Yongnuo's HSS and wireless-enabled speedlight, the YN-568EX, now retails for $209.99. Is the price too high?

Yongnuo YN-568EX, front

The first Chinese speedlight to offer high speed sync (HSS) support, the YN-568EX, is now in stock. Retailing at US$209.99 (about £130), the 568EX provides advanced wireless slave mode, E-TTL and HSS as well as full manual control.

Yongnuo YN-568EX

At this price point, Yongnuo are up against some well-established competition. For the same money you can have yourself a Metz mecablitz 50 AF-1 with a very similar feature set: HSS, wireless TTL, modelling light and manual power adjustment. What’s more, the Metz (pictured below)  has a USB port to future-proof the device with firmware updates.

Metz mecablitz 50 AF-1

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 €209.

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.