Yongnuo teases 2nd-generation YN600EX-RT II flash

The Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash will be upgraded to the YN600EX-RT II, the manufacturer says.

Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II

At the same time that Yongnuo announced their new LED-equipped TTL flash, the YN986EX-RT, the company has also revealed plans for an updated version of their Canon 600EX-RT rival, the YN600EX-RT.

The second-generation flash will be called the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II. No technical details have been released yet — a teaser message on Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site, says “stay tuned”.

Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II

There is not a lot to separate the YN968EX-RT from the YN600EX-RT in terms of features, other than the LED video lamp. So it will be interested to see how the YN600EX-RT II distinguishes itself.

This year, Canon updated their Speedlite 600EX-RT to the 600EX II-RT, which has slightly faster recycling times. The Canon flash is available now for $529 from Adorama, B&H Photo and other retailers. The Yongnuo YN600EX-RT is available from Adorama, B&H Photo and eBay for $114.

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.