YONGNUO TTL Speedlite YN-565EX GN 58 for Canon and Nikon

Months ago, YongNuo, a third party manufacturer of inexpensive flash units and other lighting accessories announced the new YN-565EX speedlite. The new speedlite will support both Canons E-TTL and Nikon’s CLS systems. The YN-565 is part of YongNuo’s EX series which promises E-TTL / I-TTL support, large guide number, multiple trigger mode, auto zooming and other features found on top of the line Nikon and Canon’s Flashes.

I’m really excited about this flash, just take a look at some of the many features and tell me if you won’t be impress:

    GN58@ ISO100, 105mm; which reaches the level of the mainstream hot shoe flashes, supports TTL/M/Multi mode.
    The YN565EX can be triggered by hot-shoe, flash command slave mode, optical S1, and S2(pre-flash-canceled mode).
  • AWL SUPPORT FOR Nikon’s & Canon’s SYSTEM
    The YN565EX can be triggered by Canon 580EX II, ST-E2, or Nikon SB-900/800/700,  EOS 7D/60D and the new T3i,  Nikon pop-up flash Commander and SU-800.
  • 3 Second recycle time.
  • Support for Auto and Manual Zooming.
  • PC Port like the YN-560
  • Sound Prompt
  • Metal Hot Shoe like the YN-560


Available in two models, one for Canon and one for Nikon, compatible with the dedicated TTL hotshoe of both brands. The Canon’s 580 EX II, the YN 565EX is capable of acting as a master or flash commander in Nikon’s lingo, and like the current YN-560 / 430ex II, the YN-565EX can receive Canon’s E-TTL wireless signals.

No details on price and release date as of this writing. I’m a big fan of Yongnuo since I got the YN-560, they’re cheap, but reliable flash. My only concern with the YN-565EX is the price.

You can checkout Yongnuo Flash Systems and other speedlite accessories here.
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