Review Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite

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Review Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite

Review Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite

The YN565EX Speedlite is another Chinese flash from Yongnuo. I got a review of the brand new YN565EX for Canon. Yongnuo is tricky and measures the guide number with the flash zoom set to maximum, which gives a guide number of 58m.

Here are the key features of this flash:

  • The YN565EX's flash head rotates 270 degrees: 180 to the left, 90 to the right. Up / down the head is lowered 90 degrees.
  • The zoom ranges from 24 to 105mm, the same range of the head zoom for the flash YN568EX. When installing diffuser cards the flash zoom does not change.
  • The flash has a large monochrome display with orange backlight. The backlight turns on when you press the corresponding button.
  • Flash control is tricky, it’s difficult to understand without instructions.
  • YN565EX supports ETTL Mode, M Mode and Strobe Mode (Multi). Flash has no high speed sync mode.
  • Flash may be remotely controlled using the system Nikon CLS Nikon cameras / flashes and Canon cameras / flashes. The YN565EX can be controlled remotely by any other commander flash unit. To enter Slave remote control mode, press and hold the 'Zoom' button. Then use the joystick to select the desired group and channel. In remote control mode, automatic ETTL mode is available without high speed sync support. The flash can simultaneously receive control commands from both Canon and Nikon flashes. You can customize the work only from Canon and only from Nikon. I think this confusion is unnecessary - since they made a flash for Canon, why add gadgets from another system there and cross a hedgehog with a snake?
  • With S1 mode you can ignite the Yongnuo YN565EX flash at the first light pulse from the master flash. 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. In S2 mode, the YN565EX is convenient to ignite with a flash that works in ETTL mode. S1 and S2 modes cannot work in high-speed sync mode. The same modes can be found in a very cheap flash Yongnuo Speedlite YN460-II и YN460. 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, a single red LED on the front of the flash blinks to indicate that the flash is in remote control mode and ready to fire. You can configure the YN565EX in remote control mode to beep for accuracy and notify of successful recharge after each pulse. Attention: Yongnuo YN565EX cannot control other flashes.
  • Flash alerts can be turned off. The Yongnuo YN565EX 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. It is very difficult to get them out of the flash. The first time I pulled out cards with a clerical knife. The Chinese apparently made up their minds.
  • 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 ETTL mode, you can set the flash output correction to 5 ev in increments of 1/3 ev
  • The flash has a special auto focus lamp.
  • Yongnuo YN565EX is made in China, the body is made of nice matte plastic. The foot of the shoe is metal. On the flash there is sync connector studio flash PC sync and connector for external power unit SF-18C and SF-17C. The battery cover, to my surprise, is made in good faith :)
  • A cloth cover comes with the flash. The cover cannot be attached to the belt. There is a compartment for a flash stand in the case.

I frankly did not like the flash: there is no high-speed sync mode, a tricky menu, an incomprehensible mixture of Canon ETTL with Nikon I-TTL, the difficulty in removing the diffuser card and reflector card, long-spinning disk lock for installation on the camera, etc. YN568EX It has the same button interface, but it is more intuitive to manage it. When working on my Canon 350D ETTL (E-TTL II version) worked fine, but not perfect.

You can see the price for this hereor in the price block located below:
All prices on YN565

The cheapest is to buy Yongnuo flashes at aliexpress.

Conclusions:

Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite is a good Chinese flash for Canon cameras with automatic ETTL mode, it can also work in automatic slave mode. Can be ignited by command flashes on the corresponding Canon cameras (7D, 650D, 60D, 600D) and Nikon (D7000, D90 etc.). If your camera does not have a flash that works in command mode, then the YN565EX can be set on fire using S1 and S2 modes, or using another external flash in Master mode.

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Comments: 119, on the topic: Review Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlite

  • Benjamin

    Thanks for the answer, it is quite obvious.
    But the question was concrete. And do not wait for favors from the Chinese. I thought that not so much the developers were concerned about this problem as its users. Perhaps some of them will allow it.

  • Benjamin

    However, as can be seen from my example and other similar data, this dependence is NOT directly proportional

  • anonym

    used a year. mileage somewhere up to 1000 frames. burned out power control transistor. after working a month the same story. why I break it I didn’t understand, but I won’t take it in my life anymore

    • Taras

      Perhaps a factory defect. Bad luck. For China. But in terms of price, features and with a good case, this puff is beyond competition. One sturdy butt door. compartment is worth it. I doubt the Meike 910 is better in terms of quality and defect rate.

  • Batanik

    But really reflash under Nikon if you stepped and bought for kenon? (

    • lynx

      no

    • Taras

      It's not just about software. In Canon, there is a different arrangement of contacts on the shoe, different from the Nikon system (after all, another religion). Sewing such a thing is like sewing a cheap Chinese MP3 player. There the principle is: it works - don't touch it. Revisions of hardware and software versions - a cloud. If you do not sew it with your own, an inverted display will appear, or you will ruffle it instead of a font.

  • Benjamin

    Good afternoon!
    I had a question like this:
    When viewing EXIF ​​images taken with this flash, the Nikon ViewNX2 proprietary software detects the flash as Nikon SB-800 or SB-900 (depending on the software version). When a proprietary flash such as Nikon SB-400 is attached to the unit and turned on, in accordance with the unit's User Guide (section “e: Bracketing / Flash”), the “Built-in Flash Control” menu should change to “Optional Flash”, which allows you to select one of the modes on it - TTL or Manual.
    Should this happen when the Nikon YN565EX TTL flash is installed on the unit?

    • Veniamin

      As I recently found out, the replacement of “Built-in flash control” with “Additional flash” in Nikon DSLRs occurs ONLY when Nikon branded flash units SB-300, -400 and -500 are installed in the shoe, which do NOT have control modes.

      • Michael

        Which is basically logical. Because the instructions for advanced (and, apparently, old) flashes (SB800-SB900) indicate that the camera and flash settings are independent. The camera does not even see exposure compensation on the flash. And on Canon, on the contrary, everything is connected and controlled through the menu of the camera.

  • Taras

    Hello. Nikon D5100 and Yongnuo YN-565EX flash are available. There is a great desire to try out the Nikon CLS system in practice. Yongnuo 565 supports slave mode in CLS. But the built-in flash of my camera cannot work in Master mode. Question: if you purchase another “non-native” flash like “Shanny SN910 + Speedlite Master Flash i-TTL”, which can act as a Master, will the Nikon CLS work with my D5100 and Yongnuo 565 in slave mode?

    • Jury

      It makes no sense, even if it works, put an external flash to control Nikon CLS. It is better to sell YN-565EX and buy Shanny SN910EX-RF + radio synchronizer. It will be much more convenient

      • Taras

        In principle, I was going to set fire to the simpler 565th, mounted on a tripod, using the Shanny installed in the camera shoe via the optical channel (CLS). I need 2 external light sources with TTL support. And, yes, I forgot to say that the price of the issue is important. Not for commercial use, occasionally.

  • Veniamin

    Using this flash with the Nikon D5100, almost all flash functions work.
    I got a sync cable SC-29.
    I found that the autofocus backlight on the sync cable block does NOT work, regardless of whether the flash autofocus backlight is on or off (Fn4).
    Questions:
    - Is sync cable SC-29 compatible with this flash (in terms of AF-assist beam operation)?
    - if compatible, what settings need to be made in the device and on the flash in order for the autofocus illumination on the sync cord block to work?

  • Veniamin

    As I found out, using the SC-29 sync cable with YN-565EX flashes and others from the same company is completely pointless, because the main difference between this cable and the SC-28 is the presence of auxiliary AF illumination - it is NOT possible to use them in principle: on the legs of the mounts of all these flashes there are no two additional contacts necessary for the operation of the AF auxiliary illumination. Third-party SC-29 synchro cords do not have them either.

    • Taras

      I sold this flash because it is problematic to use it with radio synchronizers. The Yongs have been smart with their flash and sync lineup. It is inconvenient to use the “flash in the receiver shoe” sandwich. This puff cannot be master or slave on the radio channel. I discovered the Godox system. There is even a tiny pocket TTL flash for 2 AA batteries with a guide number of 30 can be both the master and the slave via the radio channel with a convenient menu for managing groups on the display, there is a high-speed sync and a couple of goodies. And Godox regularly release firmwares for their products. I downloaded it from the off-site and updated it myself via a micro-USB cord. Happy as an elephant.

      • Peter Sh.

        Buy our elephants!

        • Denis

          not advertising)

          • Taras

            Then every article in this photoblog, every mention in the comments of Nikon, Canon brands is also an advertisement.

        • Taras

          My dear - buy at least a manual Soviet flash "Electronics" at a flea market and tell us that it has richer functionality than the SB-910, and we will laugh.

          • Peter Sh.

            Don't be sulky, I'm sure Godox is a decent flash.
            Healthy competition among Chinese manufacturers will likely advance progress into unknown distances.

  • Peter Sh.

    All the same, I went to the Godox website, admired the fresh selection of flashes.
    Pocket truth was not found there. There is one on two batteries - TT350 for 85 ye, but it will hardly fit into your pocket. However, who has what pockets. I remember in early childhood I could shove a whole toad into my pocket.

    The website states that the TT350 is a mirrorless flash. I wonder if it won't work on DSLRs at all? How are they different?

    • Jury

      Godox is a good system, I have never worked with these flashes myself. Their attractiveness lies in the range from on-camera flash to studio flash, with several “intermediate” flash options, all flash units have a built-in radio channel and the ability to control from one controller on the camera.

    • Valentine

      TT350 is made compact for small cameras. They immediately go with TTL under micro 4/3, fujifilm, etc. But if you watch a really high-quality and very compact flash with 4 batteries, then, in my opinion, this is the Nissin i40. She goes to different systems. Type in the search engine Nissin i40 Nikon sb700 and you will see the difference in size (despite the fact that the sb700 is a fairly compact flash).

      • Peter Sh.

        Thank you, Valentine. I once turned the Nissin i40 in my hands. In terms of build quality and plastic as a whole, it somehow does not at all correspond to the price tag, like that of a native.

        Someone attached legs to my SB-700, but again I need to look for something. It looks like you have to take the Yongnuo 685, because already have studio yongnuo.

        • Valentine

          About Nissin i40. Pros: size (well, very compact for 4 batteries), build quality is actually good, reliable, there is a backlight for video, easy to carry in a protective case (such a hanging cube). Cons: the price tag is high, the power (for me) is insufficient (despite the 4 batteries and good components - the dimensions make themselves felt), primitive control and display (for such a price tag), not the most advanced functionality, in the "head-on" position not far enough from the lens axis (red eyes are present). In general, a good solution for a small mirrorless camera, but not an option for your camera. And the Godox TT350 will be even worse. The SB700 is more appropriate here, and the 900 is even better. Large, but the power and functionality are very good.

          • Peter Sh.

            Yes you are right. I need to stop doing nonsense, and take the SB-910.

            I once put some kind of Meike on D3s, so the camera didn’t recognize the flash, but refused to work at all. Now, somehow I'm afraid to put something step-by-step on her. But with the D610, this has never happened.

    • Valentine

      And also about the TT350: on Nikon, it seems, there is also a variation. They differ in index. In my opinion, there should be a TT350N with a Nikon TTL.

  • Vladimir

    All the good time of the day! Who can tell if there should be a thread in the PC port or not if you put the PC - PC cable from the camera to the flash?

  • Novel

    I use this flash for the 5th year. Overexposure and overexposure can easily do! Often, the first puff after turning on - the overexposure is terrible, then it works normally. Or, on the contrary, the first three five puffs are normal, then it is too thin, and then again normal. Moreover, I did the same shots at home, on fully charged PANASONIC Eneloop 2500mAh batteries, i.e. lighting conditions are the same only focal did different 17-50mm., but still did not reveal patterns. Immediately after the purchase, I replaced the transformer, put it from a flash from an old film soap dish, as well as a capacitor. Because of them, a flash often refuses to work. It works properly, but it has problems with lighting.

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