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The second photo of this thread was shot with a YN560 II in an octabox as the mainlight. Lots of power!
“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” - Edward Weston
wow, tfs sir winston.. i just ordered mine from tayhua. can't wait to test it.. i hope they send me a good copy..
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had one for a couple of weeks as well, as good as my 430exii except this one can do 1/128 of power as well.
made some comparison and it's power is the same as my 430exii
The YN560ii comes with a neat leather-like pouch which is a big improvement to the YN560 pouch. Another cool thing is it comes with a separate Stofen-like flash diffuser. Power-wise and zoom-wise it is the same as the YN560. It has a new mode called Multi, which according to the manual, "allows rapid series of flashes to be fired". Though, personally, I don't see how it could be a useful mode. I think its coolest most useful feature is the battery power indicator which let users know if and when to replace the batteries.
By the way, the YN560ii has a digital interface that shows the power and zoom settings at all times. But usability-wise, I find the LCD interface harder to use since you have to look closely and *read* the setting (which makes it unfriendly to photographers with poor eyesight). Unlike the YN560 which shows the power settings as a series of LED lights. One glance at the YN560 (even at 10 ft away) and I know immediately what my setting is - no reading, no squinting to get a good look. Plus it sort of takes time to translate a number into brightness/zoom.
If they drop the price of the older YN560 to anything below P3000, I suggest to get them instead. The battery power indicator is nothing an extra set of batteries cannot fix. And besides, any serious photography enthusiast should have an extra set of batteries anyway.
Last edited by Karlo Ibarra; 05-02-2012 at 03:54 PM.
I just got my new Yongnuo YN 560-II yesterday. So far so good! I got it directly from Yongnuo's Ebay store so I paid much cheaper plus 1 year warranty. Although I had to wait 2 weeks for the package to arrive. The box came in bubble wrapped and the package includes the flash, the usual chinese and english manuals, the flash foot, a nylon fitted case, and a free diffuser. I tested all modes and settings and was pleased with everything.
Compared to my older Nissin Di622 Mk II, the YN's finish is more "plasticky" but it seems durable because I accidentally dropped it (agad!) from about 1 ft from the floor but was still working. In terms of quality, I liked the light that was being produced by the YN better.
“We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds.” -Arnold Newman
I just got mine couple of weeks ago and i might get 1 more^_^ Awesome Flash for its price
anyone using this on-camera? any problems so far?, planning to buy one soon, TIA!