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Yongnuo Professional Flash Speedlight Flashlight Yongnuo YN 560 III for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus Camera / Such as: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark, EOS1D Mark, EOS 5D Mark, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS 600D, EOS 550D, EOS 500D, EOS 1100D (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
It using Yongnuo RF-602 / RF-603 2.4G ultra-long range wireless flash system. The lead flashing distances up to 100 meters / 328 feet above.Large-size LCD display. The YN560-III is equipped with large-size LCD screen, with clear and intuitive view, easy to use.New Power Zoom Function: By pushing the button on the speedlite, it can make the flash covered length range from 24mm to 105mm.The High Sensitivity Wireless Triggering Sensor: The high sensitivity wireless triggering sensor inherits from YN560, which makes the Slave function ( S1, S2, RX mode).New Charging Socket for External Power Pack: YN560III provides charging socket for external power pack, to meet your higher demand for charging recycle.
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43 Reddit comments about Yongnuo Professional Flash Speedlight Flashlight Yongnuo YN 560 III for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus Camera / Such as: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark, EOS1D Mark, EOS 5D Mark, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS 600D, EOS 550D, EOS 500D, EOS 1100D (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

u/[deleted] · 15 pointsr/photography

Yongnuo YN-560 III


Yongnuo RF-603 Wireless Triggers

and an 8 pack of Eneloops will get you more power than the two Canon's you mentioned. I've been using my Yn-560 v1 for 2 years and it's taken lots of abuse and still fires whenever I need it to. Don't waste the money on a Canon speedlight, really. You can get a pair of these, enough triggers to fire them all and enough eneloops to shoot all day for what you're going to pay for the one, base model canon flash.

These are MANUAL flashes - meaning if you want more light, you dial in more light. If you want less light, you dial in less. I shoot my camera in manual because I like to control the settings I use, I also prefer to light like that as well. The one TTL flash I had was a Canon 550EX and it was shit. The mount was made of plastic and nearly fell apart in the 8 months I used it.

I own version I and III. Have used the old one the most, but love them both. Built well and not so expensive I'm going to be PISSED if it gets broken.

u/scampers12 · 6 pointsr/photography

Macro Extension tubes - ~$60

Yongnuo 560 III Speedlight - ~$70

The speedlight is fantastic and with a set of the radio triggers for about $30 it's a really cheap way to get the flash off camera.

u/SgtKashim · 5 pointsr/Guitar

I started here. Read his "lighting 101" and "102" entries, then start on his blog. Really good info there.

As for equipment - you can get a huge start with a pair of relatively cheap manual flash-guns and either a cable or a cheap radio trigger. I use the YN and 285HV (notes about the 285HV ), and I trigger them with either optical triggers or these stupidly cheap radio triggers. Side note... the CBS triggers I've had to re-solder a couple of times. Wouldn't recommend if you're not handy with an iron. After that, most of the light modifiers you can fake. Cheap tupperware makes a good diffuser, foil and cardboard make good gobos or reflectors... Paper works reasonably well as a softer reflector.

And, of course, the usual thought and composition reminders. I shot most of these with a single flash bounced off either the wall or ceiling - just a single flash-gun can help enourmously. :D

u/Comfortably_Numb · 5 pointsr/Nikon

I used to use commander mode when the only flash I had was a SB-700. When I got more into flash photography I bought two of these flashes and two of these triggers. I've had zero issues with the flash or triggers. They have ttl triggers also

The advantage the radio triggers have over commander mode:

  • do not need line of sight

  • have much longer range

  • work well in sunlight

u/ChocolateWatch · 4 pointsr/photography

Brand flashes are some of the most overpriced items in photography. I wouldn't jump straight in with one if I wasn't sure I needed it.

People recommend YongNuo flashes for good reason - they are well built, do pretty much exactly the same job as the brand flashes, but are a fraction of the price.

You can go for a 560iii which is fully manual, or the 565 which is TTL; that is, the flash will adjust itself based on information gathered Through The Lens.

As you can see, the 560 is under £50 and the 565 is under £70, so even if you do upgrade, you haven't exactly broken the bank, and it will mean you just have 2 decent flashguns. Which you go for is up to you. TTL may be useful for parties where you going around taking candid or quickly posed shots in changing light, so if you can afford the extra 20 quid, go for it. If your budget is tight, the 560 will still do a great job - it's easy to adjust on the fly.

You will probably also want to look into light modifiers like softboxes (mini ones for on-camera, larger ones for off camera), umbrellas, light stands, and remote triggers. A more affordable flashgun gives you much more leeway in that regard.

As for learning how to use it, head over to The Strobist. And of course, you can always ask here.

u/Eponym · 4 pointsr/photocritique

Definitely go with the cheaper speedlights these days. A few Yongnuo YN 560 III's paired with the remote power control transmitter (here's a slightly cheaper limited option) will give you everything the more expensive canon/nikon speedlights offer, but hundreds of dollars less.

u/nroslm · 3 pointsr/photography

Shop lights from Home Depot... 37 bucks will get you 1,000 watts. They have cheaper configurations as well, put off a ton of heat tho.

As someone else has mentioned Yongnuo speed lights. I picked up three of the YN 560 III at 70 bucks a pop and have been very, very impressed with the quality and performance.

Those silver sunscreens for car windshields will work as a make shift reflector, then again so would white poster board.

I'm pretty sure rigging up a homemade snoot wouldn't take much imagination, or a homemade honeycomb style grid (straws perhaps? Google is showing me one with corrugated cardboard, clever).

It's getting to be the holidaes, LED christmas lights will be on shelves. Could use them to rig up a ring light perhaps.

This site covers some of what I touched on and more:

But at the end of the day nothing works as well as lighting and equipment designed for photography mostly do to how much light you really need to be effective. Just think that the sun throws roughly 1000 watts per square meter, achieving that kind of saturation while still remaining useful can be quite tricky.

u/your-tosis · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

You'll want to use an off camera flash. As a general rule, you don't ever want to use your on-camera flash. For about $100, you can get a wireless-enabled flash and a wireless trigger for it. Make sure your you select an appropriate model for your camera brand.

You would take a test shot without the flash to make sure everything that isn't covered by the flash is pretty much all black, then with those settings, shoot with the flash until you find an appropriate power output for the effect you're going for.

u/d4m1en · 3 pointsr/photography

Paper to diffuse the light: I use tracing paper, cheap and effective.

Light source: realize you don't need a continuous light source for shooting stills. You best option is a couple (or more) cheap, manual strobes like Yongnuo YN 560 and a wireless remote trigger like Yongnuo RF-603NII. That will give you A LOT of light allowing you very good photographic results at low ISO and narrow lens aperture.

u/lizanawow · 2 pointsr/DSLR

You can get a refurbished with the 55-200mm lens and the wifi adapter for $400. Just got that exact kit myself and love it. Get that, a extra battery (12 on amazon) a cleaning kit (10 on amazon) a few memory cards, a for a speedlight and a 50mm prime lens to round out your 600 bucks

u/Consolol · 2 pointsr/photography

Yongnuo 560 IIIs are pretty cheap and are often suggested.

u/daegon · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

The Yongnuo flashes are very well rated, reliable flashes, but if you shoot Nikon, you'll get more flexibility out of the sb-600. Be aware, however, that the sb-600 lacks a flash sync port. If you wish to use radio triggers you'll need a hot shoe adapter or modify the flash to add a sync port. Check out the YN 560 III as well.

u/CaliforniaBurrito · 2 pointsr/photography

Get this and start practicing. Play with the power settings on the flash and the settings on your camera for a proper exposure. You're going to want to go with a low ISO and fast shutter speed if your trying to freeze an active child. By the way, I'm also a m43 user and I love the system. If you're not on already, jump over and browse the forums, lots of very knowledgeable folks over there discussing these same topics.

u/kake14 · 2 pointsr/photography

I am going to buy an external flash soon for my 60D (probably a Yongnuo YN 560 III). I know I should also buy a transmitter so I can bring it off camera but what else should I pick up along with it?

u/Regrenos · 2 pointsr/photography

Yognuo makes some incredible flashes for the price - fully compatible with Canon, Nikon, etc. This is a superb flash, and this is the accompanying trigger for Canon 450D. There's a receiver built into the 560, but I don't think you can buy just one trigger.

u/vanlag · 2 pointsr/photography

I have a gig taking photos of a restaurant and food next week. I have the Canon 700D with 18-55mm lens, and this flash (YongNuo YN-560 III Flashgun).

Is my gear enough to take usable photos for a website? I'm starting out so it doesn't have to be ultra pro quality but decent enough to show the items at their best.

u/bobedus · 1 pointr/photography

I just got this flash [YN 560 III] and am in love with it! especially for the price. I'm thinking about getting two more for a portable lighting kit.(

u/miyagicrna · 1 pointr/Nikon

Look into [this] ( one. I own two and I think they work marvelously for the money you pay.

Also, "my husband, (male, 26)" made me chuckle.

u/philosophocles · 1 pointr/photography

Get a Yongnuo yn-560III. They can be found on amazon for 70ish and used on eBay for around 50.

u/Isuhydro · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Cool. Would this be a good flash to get with my nikon d3200 and those triggers?

u/blacksun_redux · 1 pointr/photography

Thanks for the reply!

I have 2 Yongnuo YN 560 III flashes currently. Along with 2 pocket wizard 801-329 Plus X.

Works great, but not TTL or HSS. And from what you say, I cannot optically slave the 2 old flashes off a new Yongnuo YN685. ?

u/pinoyboy82 · 1 pointr/photography

I have a Panasonic GX7 and am wanting to buy a speedlight for shooting in dimly lit situations. So far I've narrowed it down to:

Neewer TT850


Yongnuo YN 560 III

Any suggestions? Here are some pics I've taken![email protected]/

u/jhurrell · 1 pointr/photography

I would love to get a flash recommendation for my Canon 60D.

I've been lurking on Amazon and looking at Yongnuo flashes:

  • YN-565EX II
  • YN 560 III

    and the Altura:

  • AP-C1001

    I'd like TTL and to remove the flash from the camera and fire remotely. I'd also like to stay below $150 so Canon flashes are out.

    Has anyone had experience with either brand and is willing to provide to feedback and guidance?
u/awesometographer · 1 pointr/photography

If you're solid about the $100 point, I'd recommend a YongNuo 560III for $60ish, Yongnuo YN603 wireless triggers for $30, and a CowboyStudio Speedlite Umbrella Kit for another $30.

All in all, $120. You could do sub-$100 with a Neewer TT560 flash, or a Neewer C180 monolight, which are decent, I use them all the time. Or if you can stretch I got plenty of recommendations. Cheap lighting is my thing.

u/ohgoodgracious · 1 pointr/photography

I love the Canon brand flashes, and will often rent them for larger events. However, for every day use and budgetary reasons, I carry a Yongnuo 600ex-rt

Honestly, for the price, the quality is quite good.

You can also save 40 or so dollars and go for the Yongnuo 560 III

u/stuffx87 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha
u/piss_n_boots · 1 pointr/M43

am no pro so YMMV but I feel 90% confident saying

  • if you're going 'manual' then yes, all basic flashes work with your hot shoe

  • a basic setup (I would suggest the Yungnuo line, myself) would be a fine intro and all that softbox stuff is compatible with all the 'standard' full-size flashes you may consider.

  • you can buy some very cheap flash diffusers so it's a great way to jump in and play around without much risk.

u/soberto · 1 pointr/photography

I mainly use my camera (Canon 700d) to take pictures of people holding fish, i.e. short range portrait shots like these ( / In the day all is well but at night I need to use some sort of lighting. People have steered me away from using LED lighting like those lamps used for video and advised I use a flash. My question is, which of these flash would be best for my needs?


u/RedditarDad · 1 pointr/photography

I always think that a tripod is a good thing to have. When I didn't have one I never thought I needed one, but once I finally got one I found that I wanted to use it all the time. You do not need to get an expensive one, I have 3 and I have gotten them all from thrift stores and yard sales.

If you want something which will help you take different kinds of photos I would recommend an off camera flash. These are a little more on the expensive side, but there are great options out there that do not include the $500+ Canon version. I have two Yognuo's and they are fantastic. These wireless flash triggers are an awesome addition to the flash.

u/NotStevenPink · 1 pointr/photography

Yongnuo YN-560 ii or YN-560 iii. They both have commander mode and the iii has a radio frequency transmitter option.

u/themanlnthesuit · 1 pointr/photocritique

huh! may I recommend this one?

I've always been a Nikon guy but this guy can do amazing things for a 10th of the price. And if you're going to use it off camera, just get one of the cheap wireless yongnuo remote triggers off ebay for like 30 bucks, the speedlight has an integrated wireless trigger. Besides it's twice as bright as an SB-600.

Two of these and an umbrella are all I need for a professional lighting in any situation.

u/Slim_Saviour · 1 pointr/photography

I'm looking to buy my first set of flashes, and i don't really understand what it is i need to get started.
I've got a Canon 700d.
I want to shoot skateboard photos, so i need to at least be able to shoot at 1/1000 shutter speed and I want 2 off-camera flashes.

I'm thinking about buying these:

u/slacr · 1 pointr/Cameraporn

Of course! Links at the bottom

I use a canon version YN-603, but Nikon should be fine too, just the central pin is used. It would also be possible to use the 560-TX, in order to remotely control the speedlights, but it's too big to fit comfortably on the 500. The 560-TX is really great on a camera with a hotshoe though.

And since the trigger doesn't accept PC-sync input (only out), a hama hot-shoe adaptor with pc sync cable to the lens.

This triggers a couple of YN-560 speedlights. All in all a starter kit at less than 200 USD!

u/hotpepperpowder · 1 pointr/photography

I am about to get into flash photography and, wanting to hit the ground running, I will buy three flashes and related equipment off the bat. I have decided to go with the cheap Yongnuo flashes.

The Yongnuo is up to version IV, but I can purchase some used version III's for a bit cheaper. The difference between them is that the IV has a transmitter built in that can communicate with the other flashes remotely. If I am understanding correctly, this would eliminate the need to buy a separate transmitter (called the TX for Yongnuo).

Is there any benefit to buying three IV's or is it fine to buy one IV and two III's? The latter seems fine to me, but as I am new to all this, I thought it best to ask the more experienced in case I am missing something. The savings are minimal, but as I am about to buy quite a lot of photography gear, it should contribute to substantial savings overall.

I may purchase from a similar cheap flash company if I can find a better deal. If anyone knows and even more cost-effective way to get into flash, please let me know.

Link to the IV

Link to the III

u/Joel_W · 1 pointr/photography

Thank you so much. I wish I had seen this before. So much knowledge!

Could you help me on this though; it recommends the YN-560 III flash gun because it" comes with a radio receiver that is compatible with the RF-602 and RF-603 radio systems."

However when I view the flashgun on Amazon, I don't see an adapter/receiver.

Could you help me find where I buy the adapter it mentions?

u/Modfp · 1 pointr/WeddingPhotography

I'm gonna say you can do it with what you have. Maybe if you wanted to, get a longer lens (maybe 55-200? I know they make cheaper lenses -- and if you buy used, you can save more money. All of my lenses are used). But the important part is to just move around a lot, get up high, put the camera on the ground, zoom in and zoom out, focus and recompose and have fun with it.

The only thing I do think you'll definitely need, is this

a flash is important for interior shots. Just keep your ISO at a solid 1,000 to 1,600 (yes even with with 5300, it will be fine!) and aperture as low as it will get (but not lower than 2.8 if it does go lower, and just keep upping the flash power if you need to, to get a nice, well-lit, shot.

Just have fun. If she knows its your first time, but sees that you studied and really wanted to do a good job, it should all turn out fine. And if not, then maybe you aren't to blame! You'll only need one battery, but maybe buy a backup just in case.

Don't bring the tripod.

u/prbphoto · 1 pointr/photography

60mm micro - $200

d7000 kit - $700 (look for a kit so you get extra lenses for other lifestyle work)

Yonguno Flash - $75

Wireless kit - $35.

You're $10 over your limit but you'll probably make that up with a smart purchase on the 60mm or d7000 kit.

u/Supervillian · 1 pointr/photography

Photographer friends! I'm finally going to buy some lighting equipment, so I was looking for any recommendations. My budget is around $500 for a two light setup. I usually shoot costume photography (at conventions and outside of them) and portraits.

I would like to go with Yongnuo for the triggers (YN622) and flashes themselves (probably 1 565EX and 1 560).

I have no idea what to go with for the stands (Maybe Manfrotto Nano or Lumopro Compact?), swivels, and umbrellas, except that I'd love for them to be small and light (I'm weak!).

I'm also not sure what modifiers to pick up for using an on-camera flash, like a softbox (LumiQuest Softbox or Lastolite Ezybox?), the Gary Fong Lightsphere that everyone has, or something else (LumiQuest Quik Bounce?).

I will put some good rechargeable batteries (Eneloops?) into my budget, but is there anything else that I'm missing?

Also, I'm not in a hurry to pick any of this up, so are there any sites to keep an eye on for sales?


u/XenonFlare · 1 pointr/Cameras

I have a Yongnuo YN 560 III. It has all the same features as the high-end name brand flashes for only $70.
Be aware in order to get ETTL support, you need to buy their ETTL triggers.

u/chillcut · 1 pointr/photography

I just recently bought the 60" umbrella and a second flash, so most of my portraits are with one light only. I did some shots with a small softbox + lightbulb so that I can use my flash to get the background pure white (you see the rectangle shaped catchlight in these cases). Although the lightbulb light wasnt even close to a flash regarding the power (and therefore theses shots are at >100ISO) it was pretty good for learning to see light and shadow....because...yeah, you actually see this stuff with a continuous lightsource :)

Most of the shots are with the smaller shootthrough-umbrella, but since I was lacking a second flash I had some extra work with lightroom / photoshop to make the background pure white.

Oh, and last but not least: Go and buy a 5-in-1-reflector if you havent already, this little thing is a godsend! This portrait was shot with the small shootthrough and the 5-in-1-reflector, as you can see in the catchlights.

Next step for me would be a third flash (man, these things are cheap!) to get rid of the need for someone holding the reflector when one flash is busy with making the background white.