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 F.P.
  • 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

  • Igor

    Which flash to choose Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite or Meike Speedlite MK900 or used or Nikon SB800. I will use Nikon D5100, Nikon D70, Nikon F65 on cameras, well, maybe when I become the owner of Nikon F4 or F5.

    • Alexander Trekhsotkovich

      I am a professional photographer as my MAIN job is photography.
      And having gone through all these circles of hell with flashes I’ll tell you so.
      If I were to start all over again, and as always, I would not have enough money for the SB-910, then I would do so. For starters, I would buy a NEW flash of the Yongnuo 568 EX II HSS as in this review, then I would earn it on the Nikon SB-910 and take it, and Yongnuo would reserve it in case of a Nikon breakdown, there are such situations.
      I myself went such a path through the Nikon SB-700 flashes (I realized that there wasn’t enough power) I took the Yongnuo 568 EX II HSS (I realized that the mount to the shoe and the menu with anti-crackers was inconvenient and the functionality was cut) I took the Nikon SB-910 (I realized that this is something what is needed and took the second Nikon SB-910) now I do not know grief, I use it and enjoy it.
      Why did I take and recommend these flashes?
      Because they all have TTL and HSS (high-speed synchronization) By the way, this Yongnuo 568 EX II HSS model has the ONLY of all Yongnuo has high-speed synchronization.
      If you do not make money on photography, then I advise you to take Yongnuo 568 EX II HSS and stop on it, the flash is wonderful and costs NEW from the Chinese 6000-7000 rubles.

    • Alexander

      … Choose Shanny SN910EX-RF.

    • Dmitriy

      If Yongnuo - it is possible with a guarantee for a year, but for the money it will come out like MeiKe, and it already has a 1 year guarantee

  • Jury

    I can not figure out how to enable synchronization on the second curtain on it. Maybe someone knows?

    • Novel

      If Nikon - then in the camera menu

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    Thanks for the review of Arcadia.
    Thanks for the feedback to Alexander Trekhsotkovich, I did just that - I took 568EX and I am glad.
    And I put an additional diffuser from SB900;)

  • Maksim

    Guys, stop comparing this flash with the SB-900!
    If a person is professionally engaged in photography, or he is an amateur and does not mind the money (nowhere to go), he will buy the SB-910. And if he is an amateur with a great desire to try himself in photography, to discover new possibilities of his technology and his talent, entering the costs of all this into his family budget, then this flash is for him. Everything above is written about me personally and about people like me. And we are 99% on this site! And if you read this review, then this flash is for you!
    On my own behalf, I can subjectively note the unexpectedly high quality of this Chinese "junk". And it makes no sense to pay $ 300 for it in a store, when on a well-known Internet resource it costs $ 100 with delivery directly from the Middle Kingdom! And for this money it is already a pleasure to hold it in your hands!

  • Denis

    Used this very, very good for my money.

  • Vladimir

    YN568EX is a great option for hobbyists. I use it for a year. Powerful, never overheated, i-TTL works stably (from the ceiling you need to add power up to +1), the camera works well, AF illumination is normal. Reliability - as luck would have it. Pay attention to tight springs of the battery pack! I recommend adding springs by pressing in the batteries (without fanaticism), so as not to buy a new cover for $ 6.

  • Nina

    Good day. Beat the lamp in the flash, who can tell which one is suitable for it ???

    • Stiv

      If I'm not mistaken, I recently saw ads on Slando selling lamps for various Chinese flashes. Try to search.

  • Eugene

    Today this puff came from China. Nikon D5100. In TTL mode, underexposes in “reflective” mode (normal room with low ceiling) to +2. The question arose: the illumination in the form of a grid of strokes does not hit either the central or other focus points. Like other copies, is this normal?

    • Twilight_Sun

      Judging by the reviews - whoever is lucky. I hit the central one but this grid is slightly shifted to the right. Probably you can adjust something inside there, but why.

    • Igor

      I have TTL and in the forehead with the adjustment ... But for 100 ye for a layman, something is needed .. In the slave mode, it is set on fire, there is fast synchronization ..

    • Lynx

      China, as a rule, does not know how to fit TTL in reflections, only in the forehead is more or less correct.

  • Twilight_Sun

    Google looked at the subject of work with the D5200 wrote different things. Yesterday I checked it personally - it works. It's a pity, of course, that the D5200 itself does not support FP-sync.
    The rest is TTL, all sorts of bells and whistles, zoom, etc. also seem to work. The truth is not obvious whether it makes sense to switch the FULL mode to HALF to support the crop, because according to the instructions it is not clear what depends on it. In general, as for a beginner “to understand what an external flash is for an inexpensive”, this manufacturer will be a good option.

    Pros - there, of course, take your own and use it. Expensive - work well, earn. Something like this.

    Multi mode is a cool thing, it remains to figure out where to apply, so that artistically :)

    • Denis

      How exactly does the FULL-HALF switch happen?

      • Twilight_Sun

        I have pages 60-61 of the instruction. section 6. advanced options setting option No. 03
        after turning on, you need to press Backlight / voice and without releasing press MODE to go to the menu of these settings. further manage the arrows

        • Denis

          Thanks, changed FULL to HALF. At first glance, nothing has changed. But still it will be more correct))

          • Twilight_Sun

            theoretically, it should zoom in a different way, another area of ​​coverage, as it were ... in practice it should be worn out how to check, two cameras or something else tricky.

  • Maksim

    Recently acquired this flash. In remote control mode, two red diodes blink on the front of the flash, as described in the review. Can I turn them off?

  • Alexey

    Good day!
    I ask for help, as far as possession of the issue.
    Initial data: Canon 600D camera, YONGNUO YN-568EX II for Canon flash.
    Question: how to configure them to work in high-speed synchronization (HSS), namely in Av and P. In Av, the shutter speed is 60-200, regardless of the aperture; in P mode, the same thing, adjusts the aperture, selector expopair changes within 60-200 shutter speeds. I tried to turn on the HSS mode both from the camera and from the flash. HSS only works in Tv and M.

  • Vladimir

    Good day!
    Of course, I understand the negative attitude of people earning photographs to Chinese technology, we can say that it was not made for you, these outbreaks are bad and very bad, in your opinion, are aimed at beginners. I think that anyone understands that the owners of entry-level cameras (as in my case d3100) there is no point in taking the SB900 \ 910 to whom finances allow him to buy the SB700 at almost the price of a camera. for us mere mortals are left with not a rich choice - to buy China or not to buy at all! Many people wrote that it is practically impossible to buy these flashes because they are inferior to their relatives in some way, but you try to sell the SB910 to a person with a salary of 15000 rubles.
    As for the review, it is really somehow dry. one gets the feeling that even the Viltrox JY610N i-TTL deserves more attention. kindly make some reservation - the mole will not work for me, but to the neighbor just right! it would be nice to compare them not only with the flagship, but also with each other.
    as for the leading number, I think that it is possible to measure as follows, for example, to stand by the road or in an open area, but that there would be objects at different distances and do the puff at full power with a certain zoom that all princes have!
    I would like to see on your site an overview (more lively) of another Chinese Kaka-puff Triopo TR-586EX with an interesting (or not so) feature set for half the price of YN. I didn’t find it especially, only one video, there were a couple of negative reviews about the brand, so one user after a photo shoot in a studio of 400 pykhs melted the reflector due to the lack of protection against overheating, but how often does an amateur need such a series?
    those who mastered my scribbling, thanks! who will answer, thank you very much!

    • BB

      relatives of puff can also melt the reflector, they also overheat. Many photographers disable protection (including me), because a flash squeaks in the first place, and secondly, it may refuse to work at the most inopportune moment.
      Any flash should be used wisely: if you set the minimum iso, cover the aperture, and shoot an object in a dark room from a distance of 12-20 meters in series, then any flash will overheat.
      I know the local prof. photographers who use similar inexpensive flash on the road in the softbox, but there are three of them, so at max. capacities do not use them.
      In general, the difference between prof. amateur flashes - this is more stable operation (the difference in pulse power from puff to puff is minimal), and the presence of a large number of settings that a simple amateur simply does not need.
      I will not say about the power of this product, but about the Nissin DI866 I will say - the power is a couple of units higher than that of the Nikon SB900 (the difference is very small, one might say that they are the same power). I worked normally for a couple of years, and then began to periodically 'fall off' from the camera - the camera does not see the flash, you have to take off and put on. Lies as a spare, I use SB-900

      • Twilight_Sun

        so nissin is said to be normal outbreaks. but any absolutely noname Chinese I would not take. well that is, yongnuo at least many have known risks and problems. and all these triopos and other clones clone - some kind of pale with a large spread of quality judging by the reviews.

    • Dan

      I join the request to view the Triopo TR-586EX
      I know that they come across with poorly centered focus lighting.
      The most delicious Chinese price, the functionality is very similar,
      screen backlight is green,
      Under Canon, Nikon, Manual, S1, S2,
      case for mounting on a vertical belt.
      Swivel head to the top-bottom, right-left.
      Reflective curtain available.
      I would like to hear a professional opinion.

  • Arkadiy, take food - what kind of foolishness for your little thought is yn568 ex II chi meike 910?

    Zhuchka10323@gmail.com

  • Dmitriy

    Prompt please,
    Nikon 7100 and flash 568ex. How to make autofocus highlight work in the carcass? As you turn on the flash, the backlight stops working immediately, only the grid on the flash works. Turn off the grid on the flash, the carcass does not shine anyway.
    In the carcass settings, the built-in AF-assist illuminator is forcibly turned on.

  • Olga

    I ask for help. I immediately clarify that I am with the equipment for you, please do not throw tomatoes.
    I bought a YN 568EX flash on a Nikon D90. In any mode, it doesn’t work right away and clicks 3 times with light and clicks the camera with a short interval.
    I understand most likely this is something in the settings.
    I hope I clearly explained.

    • BB

      Olga, most likely you have red-eye reduction enabled. How to turn it off - read the instructions for the device in the section on flash modes

    • BB

      page 71

  • googleek

    Olga!
    In the settings of the built-in flash, turn off the “red-eye reduction” and the flash will stop pre-blinking several times before the shutter is released.
    To do this, near the built-in flash on the left there is a button with a “lightning arrow” symbol, press, the flash will rise. Press the “info” button at the bottom on the back to the right of the display and in the upper left corner on the large display watch when the eye symbol disappears by turning the front or rear wheel near the shutter button.

  • Andrei

    Hello colleagues, who knows if this flash works with the Nikon d2x? I mean TTL ...

    • BB

      If the machine supports the 'i-TTL' mode, then it should work

  • Andrei

    so the fact of the matter is that the description of the camera says about I-TTL support, and the manual says about DDL support ... I connect this flash to the camera and it works only in manual mode, when switching to TTL mode, the flash does not fire, only the display shows what is in TTL mode. On the D90, the puff works as expected. I don’t understand, either the problem is in the hot shoe, or the flash is not supported ...

    • BB

      Maybe you need to rummage through the settings in the settings?

  • Oleksandr

    Yongnuo 568 EX II or Nissin 866 for Nikon? tell me which is better.

    • BB

      I have a Nissin Di866 - I am satisfied with it, the flash is quite reliable, it worked tens of thousands of frames for me (and continues), the assembly is of high quality. Powerful enough (the stated number is 62, it seems) - in reality, the power is at the level of SB-900. If you don't 'beat' at full power, then in TTL I shoot in series of 2-3 frames, there were no problems with overheating.
      When working “head-on” at long distances, “makes mistakes” very rarely, when working at short distances, “to the ceiling + white card” - makes mistakes more often (however, the SB-900 also makes mistakes, but a little less often than Nissin).

      Perhaps Yongnuo will be a little more convenient to manage than Nissin, I can’t say for reliability, I just held it a couple of times in my hands.

  • Alexander

    Did you know that ... the Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite for Nikon cameras, in addition to Nikon cameras, also works on Canon and also on Pentax! Today it was an amazing discovery for me: just out of curiosity, putting it on the Pentax K10 camera, I found it working. And not only in the manual, but also in the i-TTL !!! Wow!))) True, in i-TTL the work is not entirely correct: the light pulse is a little weak, correction is needed. And the auto-zoom does not work, the focusing on the flash must be set manually.

  • Elena

    Hello, please help me figure it out, I bought this flash for nikon d 3200, it works fine, but when it wants to turn off by itself, at what at the most inopportune moments. It seems that she lacks power, but I put only charged batteries, all the same without results. It can work for an hour, and then the red button that shows the recharge does not turn on (I do not know what to do.

  • Anastasia

    Good day to all, do I have such a question for you? I bought a Yohgnuo YN568EX flash for Nikon a year ago, rarely used a space of 300 frames, but recently, when shooting with it, either a glitch or some settings went wrong. such, after focusing by pressing the shutter, the flash first makes three light pulses, and on the fourth makes the normal process set! All this happens both in the TTL mode and in the manual one. The pilot, the light trap in S1, S2 modes work, in general, all functions flash units work in addition to the above ROBLEM. I did a reset to the factory settings, it doesn’t help. I didn’t find anything on the Internet, maybe someone knows what the problem is, help me thank you all in advance!

    • Jury

      set the camera to normal flash mode without red-eye reduction

      • Anastasia

        Yuri thank you very much, as you said, and everything worked in normal mode!

  • Max

    You write: In the remote control mode, two red diodes blink on the front of the flash to indicate that the flash is in the remote control mode and is ready for use. Exactly two? For some reason I have one. So I think I have a marriage or you have a mistake.

  • anonym

    For laymen, this flash is more than. Considering that the younger Nikons do not have high-speed sync capabilities at all. On mine is, that's why the choice fell on this flash. Since I don't bomb at weddings and nightclubs, it is more relevant for me to highlight the shadows during the day. The menu is normal, without crocus, intuitive. With manual optics, everything is easily configured in manual mode, without instructions. Power in an ordinary apartment is abundant, even through a reflector.

  • Igor

    Yongnuo YN568EX or Nikon SB-600? What is better to take as an amateur for the first flash?

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