YongNuo have released the YN-565EX II flash for Canon ETTL DSLR’s. The MK II version being only a small update on the original and still very popular YN-565EX.
YongNuo are saying the function of the MK II model is exactly the same as the original YN-565EX. And there is no Canon or Nikon Optic Wireless Master mode added (as was the main update to the higher model YN-568EX II).
What has changed is an updated LCD screen layout, with what appears to be a larger clearer numbers. Though at the expense of the flash distance scale, which now appears to have been left out.
This is the Image below is shown on the YongNuo Website, though I don’t think it is quite correct. As the LCD diagrams in the YN-565EX II manual show a new screen layout, and not the original screen as shown below.
The YN-565 EX II user manual shows the new display, as shown here bellow the original YN-565 EX layout –
Also added to the display are Icons for Low Battery Power, Sound Prompt, and Overheat Protection.
The full original YN-565EX screen layout can also be seen here.
The YN-565EX was at one time YongNuo’s flagship, full powered, TTL flash model. Until the later YN-568EX was released having a HSS (High Speed Sync) function.
The YN-565EX, and now YN-565 EX II, still remain one of YongNuo most popular flashes though. This is because they offer an economical option for people not requiring HSS. But also because they have a high voltage port for external battery packs, which the higher model YN-568EX unfortunately lacks.
If HSS is not required, the YN-565EX II also provide one of the best economical options to use off-camera with the YN-622C TTL triggers, providing TTL, Remote Manual power control, and Second Curtain Sync.
The Current YongNuo top end TTL flash line up basically goes like this –
YN-568EX II – HSS – No External Battery Port – Optic Master & Slave (around $105)
YN-565EXII – No HSS – External Battery Port – Optic Slave only (around $86)
YN-500EX – HSS – No External Battery Port – Optic Slave only (around $85)
Price and Availability -
The YN-565EX II are available now from around $85 –
YongNuo – Website