YongNuo have now confirmed a remote manual power control function is already built into the current YN-560 III manual flash units ! This function will be enabled via a new YN-560 transmitter unit with built in LCD interface, to be available before the end of 2013.
The YN-560 III is a manual only flash with built in 2.4GHz radio receiver, currently compatible with the very popular and inexpensive RF-602 and RF-603 basic manual radio triggers. With the new coming transmitter unit the YN-560 III will have remote manual power control for a number of flash groups, all adjusted directly from the transmitter mounted on the camera hotshoe. And the new transmitter will also be compatible with existing RF-603 (and likely RF-602) radio receivers.
For the many off camera flash users who are not after TTL or HSS features, this will provide the simple inexpensive remote manual flash system many people have been waiting for (and for quite some time now). Manual off camera flashes without the convenience of remote control will likely now start becoming a thing of past!
NOTE – The image below is just a photoshop example of what the new transmitter may look like.
Regular readers here will know we have long suspected a remote manual power control function may already built into the YN-560 III flash. The giveaway was an extra currently unused group function, as well as an extra mode option, which also currently serves no purpose.
The YN-560 III is a full power flash, with fast recycle time, external HV battery port and power zoom head. Please see the full review of the YN-560 III here.
The YN-560 III are currently priced from around a very low $70, and they are now widely available Amazon Fulfilled -
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