Review Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite

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Review Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite

Review Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite

This review presents the Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite for Nikon cameras. YN568EX - nice big external flasha. First of all, lovers will like it huge flash lead numberequal to 58m (ISO 100, at 105mm) For example, Nikon's native flagship flash S It has guide numberequal to 34m (ISO 100, 35mm). Yongnuo is cunning and measures the guide number with a flash zoom set to 105mm, which allows you to get 58m.

Here are the highlights that give the big picture of the YN568EX:

  • The YN568EX flash head rotates 360 degrees. The zoom ranges from 24 to 105mm, the same range of the head zoom for the flash Nikon SB-800. When installing diffuser cards The zoom of the Yongnuo YN568EX is 14mm. The flash can adjust the flash zoom to the focal length of the lens automatically; you can also set the flash zoom manually.
  • The flash has a large monochrome display with orange backlight. The backlight turns on when you press the corresponding button. I don’t like the color of the backlight, the green color of my native flashes is much more pleasant.
  • Flash control is simple, you can figure it out without instructions. To enter the additional menu, press the 'Mode' and 'Backlight / sound' buttons simultaneously. The internal menu is terrible, the words on the menu are made with 'clumsy' and hard to read letters.
  • YN568EX supports mode I-ttl, M mode and strobe mode (Multi). The flash has high speed sync mode FP.
  • Flash may be remotely controlled using the system Nikon CLS... The YN568EX can be controlled remotely by any other commander flash unit. To switch to Slave (Sn) remote control mode, press and hold the 'Zoom' button. Then use the 'CH / GRP' button and the joystick to select the desired group and channel. In remote control mode, automatic I-TTL mode with FP support and S1 and S2 modes are available. How to remotely control the flashes is described in the section Nikon CLS.
  • With S1 mode You can set fire to Yongnuo YN568EX flash by the first light pulse from the master flash, the mode is similar to Nikon SU-4. In S1 and S2 modes, the power is manually set, from 1/128 to 1/1 (full). In S2 mode the flash is ignited without any problems on the second (or last) flash pulse. S1 and S2 modes cannot work in high-speed sync mode. The same modes can be found on other Yongnuo flashes: YN460YN460-II, YN565EX, YN468, etc. Attention: The light trap, which is responsible for receiving command pulses, is located on the front panel of the flash, therefore, to synchronize with the flash, you need to place the YN568EX so that it “sees” the command pulse of another flash. In remote control mode, two red LEDs on the front of the flash blink to indicate that the flash is in remote control mode and ready to fire. Also, the YN568EX in remote control mode emits sound signals about the accuracy of operation and notifies about a successful recharge after each pulse. Attention: Yongnuo YN568EX cannot be controlled by Nikon CLS other flashes (no Master mode).
  • Yongnuo YN568EX for Nikon, in remote control mode, has ETTL mode for Canon flashes. When ETTL is on, the flash does not respond to command pulses from the Nikon master flash, but the same flash can be used remotely with Canon cameras :)
  • Sound alerts on the flash can be turned off. Yongnuo YN568EX has a flash ready indicator button, when you press it, a test pulse occurs.
  • The flash has a diffuser card (wide-angle diffuser) and a reflector card. This is a nice plus. For example, Nikon's native flash S Does not have a reflector card.
  • The flash is attached to the camera using a spinning disk. To install or remove the flash from the camera, you need spend some time to twist / unscrew the locking disc.
  • In I-TTL mode, you can adjust the flash output to 5 ev in increments of 1/3 ev
  • The flash has a special auto focus lamp. The backlight works very well, in the pitch darkness my camera Nikon D80 I focused without any problems with the help of the flash backlight alone.
  • Yongnuo YN568EX is made in China, the body is made of nice matte plastic. The foot of the shoe is metal. The flash has a studio flash sync connector. The flash comes with a cloth case. The cover cannot be attached to the belt. The case has a compartment for the flash stand.

Please note that there is a new Yongnuo YN568E modelXII, the main difference from the Yongnuo YN568EX is that the new flash is still only suitable for Canon and it is now possible to control other flashes.

Version for Nikon

Version for Nikon

My experience:

Yongnuo YN568EX has all the basic functions for convenient operation in automatic modes. I like this well-designed compartment for 4 AA batteries and large flash display. I want to note that the 'native' outbreaks Nikon SB-700, S, S have much more functionality than Yongnuo YN568EX. Typically, amateur photographers only peer into the flash power and the presence of an automatic TTL mode, while professionals know that a flash can have a lot of useful functions that are not obvious at first glance. Yongnuo YN568EX lacks these subtleties that are inherent in models S, S. I strongly believe that for serious work the photographer is most suitable Native flash Nikon.

The cheapest is to buy Yongnuo flashes at aliexpress.

Conclusions:

The Yongnuo YN568EX is a good inexpensive flash.

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Comments: 160, on the topic: Review Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite

  • Oleg

    I want to get the first flash, I thought about buying one (I’m sorry for my own money), you wrote that some important details are missing, how does it differ?

    • Yaroslav

      If this is the first flash, then I would advise (although the question was not for me :) I just myself was in a similar situation) all the same save up money and take my own flash, I tried it before buying the SB-700, NISSIN dI 622 Mk2 and a flash from this I took a review from friends, and I missed "something", although I almost bought the NISSIN dI 622 Mk2, but all the same I collected it on the SB-700, and I don't regret it, if the question of money is acute, then it makes sense to take a chance. Don't consider it an advertisement.

      • Igor

        I disagree ... I already wrote in the review to Nissin that I shot with the Yongnuo YN-568EX and compared to my SB-700 it charges faster. I tried it on the same batteries - the difference is 0.5-1 seconds in recharge, took 3-5 frames in a row. The build quality is good. I would not take an SB-700 for 2500 now, but would buy such a puff for 1500.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Today I shot on the sb-900 and this one from the review on the same batteries. Yongnuo recharged much more slowly. So there are some nuances.

    • Lynx

      if it’s strained with money, it’s better to take something like YN 467 or something else with TTL from this series, they are certainly weaker, but they cost about 2-2,6 thousand, and there is enough power for a novice photographer.
      And then, if necessary, you can type it on your own Nikonovka, for example.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      For example, my native SB-900:

      recharges faster
      has a much larger zoom (10 vs 14, 200 vs 105)
      has a button lock rotation head
      knows how to tilt 9 degrees down for macro photography
      has a slot for an additional battery pack
      additional diffuser nozzle included
      the case can be worn on the belt, the case has two compartments more
      can remotely control other flashes
      has a damn useful aperture-priority auto (Non-TTL auto)
      can use additional color filters with automatic recognition and tuning bb
      has advanced modes of filling with light - CW, STD, EVEN, as well as the irreplaceable BL mode
      there is a distance priority mode
      instead of a fixing disk, a usual latch is used, which I really appreciate in my native flashes
      of course, the menu is nice, and not "crappy" like the Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite
      there is a choice of test flash power
      there is an automatic fit for FX or DX lenses
      thermal control
      display contrast control, etc.

      • Igor

        I think that comparing it with the SB-900 is not correct, because the price difference is more than twice. But in comparison with the SB-700, it is not inferior. Its price can almost be compared with SB-400, and here the advantages of the Chinese are already enormous ...

        • Arkady Shapoval

          If we even compare with the SB-700, then the latter also has many subtleties that distinguish the SB-700 from the Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite for the better. What is the inscription SpeedLight instead of Speedlite :)

          • Novel

            Canon also has Speedlite)

  • Nicholas

    I bought a flash Yongnuo the truth of a different model, attracted the price. I didn’t work very long! If you take it, then only with confidence that you can return under warranty. In general, a lot of marriage ((((

    • Dmitriy

      Well, what kind of model? What did you regret to buy in the store?

  • Yuriy75

    There is nothing better than branded. I myself thought to take it cheaper, but confused in the reviews I decided to take my own, I do not regret it. I did not disappoint. And money is never enough.

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    Well, you also mixed it !!! The Yongnuo YN-568EX mark II is now available only in the Canon version - it has added the master E-TTL mode.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      This is due to the fact that Yongnuo is lazy on his flash for Nikon and Canon to separate functions, as a result, on my flash there are both I-TTl and ETTL at the same time. Many users who buy themselves such a flash for Nikon (and vice versa for Canon) will scratch their head in speculation, what exactly is I-TTL, ETTL.

  • Alexander

    Read about how much such power is needed below ...

    I could not read it. Only about the lack of a number of useful functions, which ones? Is it only Master mode or something else? The first review I met here that looks fluent and written for show.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Fixed
      Did I miss something in the review?

      • Alexander

        It got better, thanks.

  • Vladimir

    Review “about nothing” ...

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Maybe something is omitted in the review?

      • anonym

        I would say nothing is said. specifications are what you find “on every corner of the internet”. Personally, as a fan of the reviews on this site, and concurrently, the owner of this flash model, I can say that this review can be safely called a retelling of the technical data printed on the box in which this flash is delivered ... ... ..

        • Arkady Shapoval

          The review itself is a short excursion into the flash with my remarks and comments. And on the box and 1/10 is not written what I have in the review.

          • anonym

            well, everything that is written in your review is in a hundred or two reviews from other, much earlier, authors. to be honest, I was expecting a more authentic review, with personal feedback…. but no….
            sorry if my review of your review is not entirely positive

            • Arkady Shapoval

              Perhaps there is simply no more to write about the Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite, since the flash is just average.

  • Andrei

    Justify such a need for a bit of dumbness, yongs depend on them, really, up to 40, the load is real
    don’t break the balance for 3500 UAH and China for 1500 UAH
    I'm penniless, I think, won’s Warta, and with a short copy, I’ll crush it with a bang

    • Novel

      All, I emphasize, ALL manufacturers indicate the leading number for: ISO 100, f / 1.0, zoom 105mm. That of Canon, that of Nikon in the same way. For other options, the instructions have tables.

  • Aryeh

    Does she have a P-TTL?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      My copy doesn’t, that’s for sure.

  • Novel

    I often use Yongnuo flashes, in particular the YN560, on racks, indoors. If the flash head is pointing at the ceiling, what zoom should I set? And is he needed at all in such a situation?

    • Novel

      If the head is at the ceiling, the autozoom does not work. Set manually by experience. If the ceiling is low, then it is wider, if it is high, it is narrower.

  • Lera

    Good night everyone. I read a good review. Nikon SB-700 has a zoom of 24-120, not 24-105 and it is a cut above all Chinese with any leading number. Unless only Metz with their German quality, the rest is a waste of money. A personal opinion is not pretending to be true.

    • Alex

      Judging by reviews on the Internet, Metz's “vaunted German quality” has been limping lately.

  • Join

    NB910 GN 34 with a 35mm zoom head, FX format, ISO100. The Chinese have a declared number of 58 on a MAXIMUM zoom of 105m, ISO100 and other unknowns.

    I am surprised. Where, where, and here I did not expect such a head-on comparison of marketing megapixels. Or would you like to offend lovers :-P?

  • ALEX

    all right :)

  • Eugene

    Forgot to mention that the Yongnuo YN-568EX supports high speed sync up to 1/8000.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Actually I didn’t forget, I just didn’t write so clearly.

      • Igor

        By the way, one more interesting point. This puff on D5100 and other amateur cameras can work with a shutter speed of 1/4000. True, the pulse power needs to be manually set and slightly adjusted by exposure, but on a sunny day, the fill light on the face against the sun gives a good ...

        • Stepan

          Igor, please tell me how exactly to configure the Yongnuo YN-568EX to work with exposure time 1/4000 on the Nikon D5100?
          In the manual flash power control mode - do you need to set a specific value?
          And on the camera - also what is the special value of exposure compensation to choose? And the shot will turn out with a shutter speed of 1/4000?
          If you are not much trouble, please describe the sequence of actions in more detail.
          I am sure many owners of the D5100 and similar amateur Nikon cameras will be grateful to you!

          • Igor

            I took this puff for a day from a friend and he set me up, since we took a lot of pictures that day, there was no time to delve into what he turned on in the puff. But I’ll say for sure that the puff did not work in TTL, I manually set 1/32 of the power, but the pictures turned out to be slightly overexposed and it was necessary to slightly darken the exposure. I’ll definitely ask a friend and write on Monday. According to his short story, I realized that we have some kind of mode that gives out a very fast series of pulses and thus illuminates the frame evenly at short shutter speeds, but the power of the puff falls by half and there is no automatic mode, but I took about 20 photos in the afternoon, against the sun and with face light everything was fine.

          • Stepan

            Thank you for responding!
            Really very interesting.
            Find out from your friend, please read more.
            Waiting for Monday)

          • Igor

            I found out. Everything is quite simple. It’s necessary to put it in manual mode and set the required power, as a rule, 1/32 is enough in the afternoon. And in the photo, turn on the puff mode on the front curtain. That's all, the compatibility mode should turn on in a puff, although there will be no information about this on the screen. Then just take two or three pictures and exposure to a darker picture.

          • Stepan

            Thanks, we will try!

        • Tap Dance

          Igor, please tell me, where did you get that the shutter speed will be exactly 1/4000?

  • alex

    The photo shows a flash for Canon, not Nikon, which confirms the ETTL mode, and not Nikon's I-TTL. And the inscriptions on the flash for the Kenon systems are written in white, and for Nikon - in golden color. There is also a slight difference in the hot shoe contacts.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Fixed

  • Jury

    Still, he has to take his own flash if:
    1) There is free money and nowhere else to spend.
    2) If you are a professional photographer. Then it will pay off.

    And so, Youngnuo flashes will suit so many people. They are quite good and cheap =)

    • Maksim

      With two hands FOR!

  • Vyacheslav

    I was already about to take the nissin di622 mark II, but I read the instructions on the SB-700 and found that the flash has DX and FX modes, what is the point of taking the flash with zoom if it does not know how to adapt to the DX mode, because most DX camera enthusiasts have it. Accordingly, in reviews of third-party flashes, they write about frequent flash errors in TTL mode, and the flash simply does not take into account the crop factor. So I’m going to buy the SB-700, third-party flash is visible only for professionals with expensive FX cameras :) well, or as a second, third flash.

    • Artyom

      the flash from the review has a choice of crop or full frame

  • Ivan

    Arkady, since March I have been using this subject with a 5100 camera. The main minus is the terribly working i-ttl. With a whale, depending on the focal length, you constantly have to make a correction of + 2- + 3, with a 35 fix more or less tolerable. Have you experienced this with a test instance?

    • Lynx

      incorrect TTL is a typical trouble of Chinese outbreaks.
      For example, in my case, the correction has to be introduced if a diffuser is put on the flash or it is aimed at the ceiling and at the reflection.
      And if "directly to the object" then everything is fine.
      Here, either work in manual mode, or buy a native one.

    • Sergei

      I had the same trouble on the D5000 with a whale .. and then I found a problem .. in the camera I switched the built-in puff to auto mode and determined that when you turned on everything, you first need to turn on the camera puff and then the device and the problem with itl disappeared .. this flaw did not pop up focus 55 .. there was an impression that the camera was generally without puff ..

  • Yaroslav

    one serious minus of this camera: the battery cover breaks almost immediately

    • Lynx

      Used a similar flash for more than six months.
      The lid is in place. CHYADNT?

  • Alex

    So is it more powerful than the 910th or the same in power?

    • Novel

      Nikon 910 has 53m by 105mm ISO100 with an incomprehensible aperture, Yong's 568 has 58m under the same conditions.
      For comparison, my Canon 600ex-rt has the same 105mm ISO100 - 58.
      Adjusted for manufacturers' maximalism, we can say that the power puffs are similar)

  • Andrei

    For the price of 170 bucks, with delivery, this is a very good flash.

  • Stanislas

    Please advise what is better to take: Yongnuo YN568EX-II or Canon Speedlite 430EX II? Yongnuo seems to be 100 dollars cheaper. But they say it is very nothing.

  • Igor

    I bought yeng-nuo 568 a month ago. I have a D5100. The flash made friends quickly with the lenses 35 / 1.8 w and 50 / 1.8 w - TTL works well. But from 24-85 / 3.5-4.5, you have to add power to +1 (by 3 stops) and the display shows only 24 zoom; 28; 35; 50 ; 70 and 85 mm, intermediate f. distance does not display. While I'm mastering - no jambs were noticed behind the flash, it charges very quickly. Who knows - tell me how to use the Multi mode.

  • Sergei

    Can someone tell me: I recently bought a 568 for Nikon. I can't figure out how to turn on the HSS mode. Judging by the instructions, you need to press the corresponding button (2nd from the right in the top row, next to the ZOOM button), designated as CH / GRP. But when you click on it, the "zoom" is reduced. Maybe it doesn't have HSS mode?

    • Turnskin

      There is. And your instructions, by any chance not for a flash for Kenon? Very much like that ...

      • Sergei

        So I am inclined to think that for "canon". There is an original, in English, but there is something written about the camera menu. So the flashes for "Canon" and "Nikon" are different, since even the inscriptions under the buttons are different?

    • anonym

      turn on FP mode on the camera, the flash will switch itself

  • Igor

    Arkady. I ask for help. What settings in the D5100 camera and this flash need to be set to avoid overexposure? Or only empirically?

  • Sasha

    Tell me who knows! I have no instructions in Russian for this outbreak. Which means: SL EP; CL ER; 1 nc; L cd; SE of; SL 5d; SL of; SO nd; SL SD; HA LF; AF? I kindly ask you to respond to anyone in the know or drop the link to study it yourself. Thanks in advance …

    • Alexander Trekhsotkovich

      SLEP-means like the time after which she goes to sleep
      CLER is abbreviated as CLEAR, that is, resetting default menu settings
      L cd screen contrast
      SO nd abbreviated SOUND
      Af-like Auto Focus highlight
      and so on….
      In general, all these "krakozyabry", as Arkady called them, are deciphered in the instruction booklet that comes with a flash in the box (although it is in English and Chinese only, but I once translated these terms into Google translit, I even wanted to translate the entire instruction once yes put it on the Internet for general review, but then I sold this puff and that's it)

    • Alexander

      I have what you need, namely the instructions for this flash in Russian for both Canon and Nikon. I can send an e-mail pdf file. If interested, write alexandrum79@gmail.com, I'll be glad to help:-)

      • Lynx

        Would you answer a 2014 question in a couple of years

        • Alexander

          ... sorry, Dear, but only when I myself needed information on this topic, I visited the corresponding resource site of Radozhiv, where I found the discussion I needed. I am sure that the majority of the readers of this site (amateur photographers, and maybe even photo professionals), unlike you, do not sit around the clock on the forums, but this is exactly what they do. Here I found that many people faced the same problem as me: they could not find an adequate translation of the manual for the Nikon system. Therefore, I offered to share information. And you know, the proposal found a response. They are still writing, asking to send instructions. Which I do with pleasure. This means it is necessary, and I did the right thing, because People thank me. In the same way, until the end of my days, I will be grateful to anyone who once shared with me, albeit insignificant, but useful information. And your caustic comment is rubbish without meaning: I think this approach is wrong, the logic is extremely stupid and harmful for useful communication (not only in relation to this topic), Hallelujah! )))

          PS: I think many will agree with me.

          • Lynx

            What a horror.

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    • Alexander

      ..and number 5

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