Review Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II

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Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II Digital Auto Flash

Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II Digital Auto Flash Review

Everything written here refers to the use of the Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II on Nikon and Canon. Note: the flash has only one sync contact and is suitable for both Nikon cameras and Canon cameras.. Also this flash suitable for Pentax camerasbut cannot be locked with the flash wheel on the camera. YN460-II is an improved model flash YN-460... Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II is a very simple, solid Chinese flash.

Pros of Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II:

  1. Flash power can always be clearly seen, even on a bright sunny day, since the flash power and mode of operation are based on LEDs.
  2. YN 460-II very easy to manage. Changing the modes and power, as well as turning the flash on and off is very simple. The buttons are nice to the touch.
  3. YN 460-II is very cheap. The price of a flash is highly dependent on the availability of TTL modes. In this case, YN460-II does not support any automatic operation and therefore it is very cheap.
  4. The YN460-II has a good guide number of 38. The flash power is pretty good, and you shouldn't ask for more from it. Regarding the power: I conducted an experiment, took two pictures at ISO 100, F \ 32, 1 \ 200. The first is using YN460-II at full power, the second is on SB-900 with 35mm zoom, and full power. YN460-II in power lost no more than a third stop. This really suggests that the YN460-II is a fairly powerful flash.
  5. Power is adjustable in 7 steps, from 1/1 to 1/64. The number of different capacities is enough for the normal work of the photographer.
  6. Head YN 460-II rotates 90 (+10) degrees vertically and 270 horizontally (180 degrees to the left, 90 degrees to the right). There is enough freedom of the flash head for almost all needs when used on the camera. The flash does not have a head lock button, the head rotates tight, and therefore does not change position spontaneously.
  7. Flash has diffuser card (wide-angle diffuser) and card reflector. This is a nice plus. Cards can be used together or separately. For example, native Nikon SB-600 Does not have a reflector card.
  8. The kit comes with a foot stand, a diffuser cap and a nice black cover.
  9. The flash can operate in slave mode with synchronization on the first flash or on the second flash. A very convenient thing. I used the YN460-II without any problems in S1 mode and set it on fire with the usual built-in flash of my camera Nikon D40... For Nikon, this is an analogue SU-4 mode. Also, in S2 mode the flash fires without problems on the second flash pulse, for example, when I use the main flash in TTL mode. Attention: the light trap, which is responsible for receiving the impulse that "ignites", is located in front of the flash. For flash sync, position the YN460-II so that it “sees” the command pulse of another flash. It's funny, but even the native Nikon flash SB-600 Does not know how to work in the light trap mode from a regular flash.

Disadvantages of Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II:

  1. YN 460-II works only in manual flash power control mode. This means that the flash level must always be set manually. On modern Nikon, Pentax, Canon cameras the camera itself does not “see” the flash, it only gives the command to ignite the flash at the moment the shutter is released. Therefore, please note that when you attach the flash to the camera, the actually acceptable result can be achieved only in the M mode of the camera control.
  2. У YN 460-II inconvenient battery cover. And, it seems that this cover is about to fall off. The lid is made worse, even than in Metz-48AF
  3. Lack of flash lamp zoom - zoom always remains at 35mm. Also, there is no display, quick synchronization function, support for any creative lighting systems, such as Nikon CLS.
  4. Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II has a regular shoe clip that needs to be twisted for a long time. It is more convenient to use the latch latch. The twist lock is poorly suited for frequent installation and removal of the flash from the camera.

Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II Digital Auto Flash has only 5 buttons

  1. Pilot - test pulse button
  2. MODE - Selects a flash control mode. When you click on it, the modes change in a circle: M-> S1-> S2-> M
  3. “+” - the button increases the flash output by 1 stop
  4. “-” - the button decreases the flash power by 1 stop
  5. ON / OFF - on and off button. To turn the YN 460-II flash on or off, hold down this button.

Attention: There are Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II versions with metal shoe mount and plastic. The type of mount depends on the year of manufacture of the flash. As I already wrote.

The cheapest is to buy Yongnuo flashes at aliexpress.

Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II Digital Auto Flash - a powerful flash that is suitable for photographers who have experience with flash. For strobism, a flash is just right. I do not recommend the Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II Digital Auto Flash for hobbyists as it works on camera only in manual mode. The flash is suitable for Nikon, Pentax (without fixing the flash on the camera) and Canon. The differences between YN460-II and YN460 are described In the review of Yongnuo Speedlite YN460.

Like :) Thank you for your attention. Arkady Shapoval.

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Comments: 98, on the topic: Review Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II

  • Kate

    Tell me, my Canon 550D camera stopped seeing the flash, and in September I shot normally. What should I do = ((

  • anonym

    But what is the best flash for Nikon d3100 ?? for an amateur

  • Igor Fursov

    Tell me, please, at what angle can the built-in flash ignite this flash? how much can it be turned away from the camera?
    if it is 90 degrees, can it be set on fire?
    thank you

  • Sergei

    Hello! Can you please tell if this flash can be highlighted during autofocus? that is, in very low light, can I focus? (I never dealt with modern flashes because I don’t know)

  • Amatich

    Set autofocus to A or S and there will be an autofocus highlight. In C mode, there will be no backlight, because this is a mode of constant autofocus, the lamp cannot light constantly.

  • Nicholas

    Hello! Tell me, is it possible to slow synchronization (on the second curtain) of this flash and Nikon D5000?

    • Vitalij

      So it’s possible, on my Nikon d3100 there’s no need to synchronize to another shutter, there’s no problem, it’s possible to ignite the third one, it’s far from the built-in lens, and from the shutter to synchronize another shutter, I’m all working in the camera. To the flash sensor, I’ll directly bachiti the photo-photo message, and if I can be around the corner.

  • Chorny

    Having recently bought a second-hand YN460-II for 500 UAH. Kriplennya plastic, ale motsny. Sit mіtsno without backlash. On D90 BB I put a "flash", it’s more in іnshih then to bluish then to chew. The M mode is not a problem. Pratsyuє wonderfully cool. Tilki from whistling yak pratsyuє (maybe nova inaksha). Also on Kyiv 19 vikoristovaya! Now, I’m born SB700, I’ll get it, I’m not a penny, take YN460-II new if you’re happy) Rs: practice in “M” mode.

  • Bogdan

    I got a used flash yesterday, but I can’t put it on Nikon. There is no mounting element. Can someone tell me how to connect, maybe there are adapters?
    Plug in the photo

    • anonym

      There is no hot shoe.

    • anonym

      Your flash for Sony, Nikon is not suitable. Although try searching for the adapter. From Canon / Nikon to Sony exist, maybe there are reverse ones.

  • Kate

    Good day! Help guys, I don’t understand what’s the matter, I have a Canon Rebel XS 1000D camera, a Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II flash to it. Previously, there were no problems, and recently, when I shoot, the flash sometimes did not work, although the batteries are charged and the indicator is green. shot indoors in daylight, in M ​​mode on the camera, ISO 1600, 1/100, f 5.0
    What could be the reason? (flash on camera)

    • BB

      Alternatively, try manually closing the contacts on the flash shoe, if it does not always work, then the problem is in the flash.
      And so - take it to the service, they will determine there.

    • Lynx

      1. Perhaps, and most likely, the capacity of the batteries has dropped.
      You need to check for new ones or buy a normal "healing" charge.
      2. The firmware may have flown. But rather accumulate.

      • Kate

        thanks for the advice) I tried it on batteries and others, it also didn’t work, I’ll carry it to the service, let it look

  • Ksenia

    Does not work with Nikon d7100.
    It can give one puff, and then it does not work ... what could be the reason?

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