The Yongnuo YN568EX-II has the ability to control up to 3 groups of remote (slave) speedlites, being Groups A, B & C in either ETTL, Manual or Multi Mode.
Unlike the regular on-camera operation, manual mode isn’t always intuitive and the Yongnuo manual is not exactly great either. With this in mind I’ve put together a sequence of steps that should help you understand it’s functions. Continue reading →
The YN568EX-II can operate as a remote (slave) flash to many different master types, including another YN568EX-II, a Canon 580EX-II, ST-E2, 70D, 60D, 600D plus others (Sc mode), or Nikon SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SU-800 and several camera models such as the D700, D800 etc. (Sn mode). Continue reading →
Like many professional cameras, speedlites seem to be getting bigger, so it’s a huge relief to see the new i40 flash system from Nissin totally buck that trend.
With a guide number of 40 it’s clearly not going to be the most powerful flash you can buy, but in terms of portability it has to be worth considering, especially if you’re also thinking about converting to mirrorless cameras for similarly reduced size and weight. Continue reading →
Yongnuo have introduced yet another low cost variation of their speedlite systems, this time using wireless 2.4Ghz (radio) to communicate with up to 6 remote flash groups with full manual control over the Power from 1/1 all the way down to 1/128 in 1/3 stops (GN58), Zoom (24mm – 105mm) and Mode (Manual / Multi / Off). Continue reading →
Note: This review was written prior to the release of the SB-900, and an addition has been made at the end to reflect the SB-900s new features.
Introduced in 2003, the SB-800 became the standard flashgun for most pros and advanced amateurs using the Nikon system.
For those coming to flash photography for the first time, or are perhaps upgrading from earlier non TTL speedlights, the SB-800 includes several operating modes to suit just about every need. These are: Continue reading →
Sometimes manufacturer’s manuals are not so easy to follow, or get lost, so for those wanting a more pictorial demonstration of using the Nikon SB-600 in CLS Remote (Slave) mode here goes: Continue reading →