YongNuo YN-568EX II – for Canon – Available from June 13

YongNuo have announced the MK II version of the very popular YN-568EX TTL & HSS flash for Canon will be available from June 13.

The new YN-568EX II is exactly the same as the current YN-568EX except for an added Master control for the Canon optic wireless system.

For Canon users though this added optic master controller may not be all that important now that there are much more convenient (and inexpensive) radio based TTL triggers like the YongNuo YN-622C available.

This master controller will be a lot more advantage in the coming Nikon version of the YN-568EX II, because the YN-622N TTL radio triggers for Nikon require a master control unit mounted on top of the transmitter, if you want to have full functions and easy control of the system. Where the Canon YN-622C TTL triggers do not use this master at all, as everything is controlled through the cameras flash control menu.

So for Canon users the best part of this MK II release may actually be the opportunity to pick up some current YN-568EX at slightly better prices again. The YN-568EX II is expected around $10 more, with YN-568EX prices on Amazon with local shipping currently from around $185.

YN-568EX

The YN-568EX / II is the current flagship TTL flash from YongNuo, and the first flash unit from a Chinese manufacture to feature High Speed Sync (HSS) allowing camera shutter speeds up to 1/8000th of a second.

The YN-568EX have overwhelmingly been the most popular flash unit to be combined with the also very popular YN-622C, and now YN-622N, TTL and HSS enables radio triggers, which provide the convenience of full remote control of off camera flashes in manual or TTL, directly from the camera.

In terms of power they YN-568EX / II are only 0.3 stops behind the top end Canon and Nikon flashes, and recycle time is around 2.8 seconds. The main feature missing in the YN-568EX is a high voltage port for external battery packs, and that has not been updated in the YN-568 EX II either. If you need the battery port the YN-565EX is the main option, great value at around $40 cheaper now, but without the HSS function.

Apart from that, the YN-568EX flash, and YN-622C trigger offer a very impressive system for the low price.

See a full review of the YN-568EX here, and YN-622C here.

 

YN-568EX and YN-622C

Price and Availability -

 

Amazon YN-568EX II Canon – UK
Amazon YN-568EX Canon – UK

Ebay – YN-568EX II – YN-568EX – YongNuo Ebay

EachShot -6% – YN-568EX IIYN-568EX – YN-622C

YN-622C TTL triggers for Canon – Amazon – UK – Ebay – YongNuo Ebay

 

YongNuo – Website.

NOTE – Some MK II units have reported issues with an exposure problem when bouncing when using evaluative metering, and a battery door issue (which should now be resolved) . Please see more in details in the comments bellow. The MK I version does not have the optic master function, though that is not needed with the commonly used YN-622C TTL radio triggers.

117 Comments
  1. Kelly 6 months ago

    Help please
    I have a Canon 6D with is flash. I just purchased both. When I press the shutter I get red horizontal and vertical lines that appear in the viewfinder, as well as subject or even a wall. This appears where ever I aim the camera and press the shutter

  2. Ajit 6 months ago

    The lines you describe are fired from the flash itself (if you look at the front of the speedlite near the base you’ll notice a red plastic square). This is fired in low light in order to help your camera achieve focus. There probably is a setting to switch it off completely or to only fire in low light.

  3. Denit 5 months ago

    How can I connect YN 568 EX II to my Canon 70D?

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