Yongnuo’s latest radio-enabled flashgun, the YN560 IV, is now in stock at B&H Photo, the NYC superstore. The YN560 IV is the successor to the venerable YN560-III and adds the ability to remotely trigger other Yongnuo flashguns, thanks to an integrated radio transmitter.
The Yongnuo YN560 IV supports three groups and 16 wireless channels. It has a built-in 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver, and can be triggered by other YN560 IVs, by the YN560-TX commander unit or the RF-603 (I/II) and RF-602 series radio slaves, at a range up to 100 metres.
There is no TTL support here; just manual power down to 1/128 of full output. There is also a stroboscopic mode. Other features include a PC sync port, a backlit LCD control panel and a power socket for plugging in external battery packs.
The Yongnuo YN560 IV is available now for $70 from B&H Photo, including a 1-year warranty. You can also buy it on eBay for the same price. For similar features without the radio transmitter, check out our review of the YN560-III.
At the time of writing, the YN560-III costs almost the same as the YN560 IV, so it makes sense to go with the newer model even if you never use the master mode. If you want to swap on-camera flash for wireless power control as well as triggering, pick up a (~$40) YN560-TX.