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.

104 Comments
  1. Wolf 1 year ago

    Does anybody know a US store that sells the YN568 II (for Canon)?
    All I found were ebay and amazon sellers from China. Does anybody have experience with taxes when you buy from a chinese reseller?

  2. mvadu 1 year ago

    Hi, do you know if this or old YN-568Ex is compatible with canon 6D?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi There,

      As far as I know they should be compatible with the 6D, I haven’t heard anything to say they wouldn’t be? Thanks.

    • Rory 1 year ago

      The 568exII works on my 6D. The camera can access and control the flash no problem through the ‘flash function settings’ screen (mode / wireless / zoom / channel / frequency etc).

      • Jeannie 12 months ago

        Hi Rory,
        So to use the 568exII on my 6D do I need one or two YN622c triggers? Thank you.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 12 months ago

          Hi Jeannie,

          You still need two YN-622C units. One as transmitter on the camera, and the other as receiver on the flash. Thanks.

  3. Ricardo Gomez 1 year ago

    Have they been tested with Phottix Odin compatibility? That would be awesome!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Ricardo,

      Unfortunately YongNuo flashes often don’t get along with Phottix TTL triggers, I haven’t tried the YN-568EX II, but the MKI doesn’t work (in the Canon version at least). The Phottix Mitros is a great flash though, and you can pretty much be sure of Odin compatibility into the future – http://flashhavoc.com/phottix-mitros-ttl-flash-now-available-for-canon/

      Ironically the Phottix Mitros flash appears to work quite well in the YongNuo YN-622C TTL triggers through. Thanks.

  4. Armin 1 year ago

    Hi,

    any idea when the 568 II for Nikon will be released?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Armin,

      Unfortunately it seems the YN-568EX II for Nikon has been postponed for the moment. There is currently no estimated arrival time. YongNuo are likely concentrating on the new YN-622 TX transmitter units for now. Thanks.

      • Armin 1 year ago

        Thanks for your replay. I think concentrating on the 622 TX is a good idea, but I hope they don’t forget about the 568II for Nikon…

  5. Alex 1 year ago

    Anyone experiencing exposure consistency issues with the 568EX II? I just received mine today and is varying between 1-2 stops underexposed on bounce flash compared to forward facing flash. It’s not lack of power because I can set power manually to 1/32 and it’s overexposing on the bounce flash (small room).

    Happens on my 5D II and 5D III, persists after pulling both flash and camera batteries, resetting the flash settings on the camera and the clear option on the flash’s LCD too.

    I’ve owned two 565EXs, Nissin Di866 and Canon’s 430EX, but never had this problem… Anything else to attempt, or should I be looking for a return?

    • wiseman 1 year ago

      similar problem with my 650D.
      does it mean we can not bounce it?

      • Photoguy 1 year ago

        Just to clarify…. the problem happens using TTL mode. When using TTL, the flash should adjust the power automatically for a good exposure, but that is not happening and images are too dark. Alex, could you confirm that you are talking about TTL mode, right?

        wiseman, when have you bought your flash? I suspect that this is a problem in recent lots.

        • wiseman 1 year ago

          Yeap.
          problem happens when i use the TTL mode. The TTL works just fine when i directly shoot the flash to an object. different result is obtained when i bounce it. Give me some time to provide you guys with sample of pictures taken.
          Bought it several weeks ago: Jakarta. Indonesia.

          • Alex 1 year ago

            Yes I am referring to TTL. If i set the power to manual while bouncing flash, I can easily make the exposure at 1/4-1/8th power in my tests. So it has the power to do it… Set it back to TTL and it’s way underexposed again.

            I’m trying to get it fixed via Yongnuo but they said the folliowing: ‘ the TTL function of YN565 is fixed and not changable, but the you can set the brightness of YN568EX II yourself. We suggest you to set it to the brightest and try again.’

            Is anyone aware of this brightness function? It sounds like a calibration or internal FEC function, but I’m not familiar with it…

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 1 year ago

            Hi Alex,

            I think they would just be referring to Manual power settings there.

            I have forwarded this to YongNuo. It looks like there is obviously an issue with a batch of these Mk II flashes. You might want to let them know a number of people here are reporting the same problem. Thanks.

    • Photoguy 1 year ago

      I ALSO HAVE THE SAME ISSUE…. just bought it!!! When boucing up it is 2 stops underexposed. HORRIBLE!!!! I opened a thread on dpreview forum. Go there!!!

      Maybe it is a problem with one single LOT. I am wondering if older units had this problem too.

      • Fremen9 1 year ago

        I just got a YN-568EX II and have noticed the same problem when bouncing flash against walls/celings. It underexposes. .
        But I did notice on accident that when I change the mode to “Average” instead of “Evaluative”, it stops underexposing….so at least there’s that.

        Also..if I use AE lock, which meters the center point..that works perfectly too no matter what mode its in.

        • Alex 1 year ago

          Is this what you’re experiencing?

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCcQyRGdDq8

          • Photoguy 1 year ago

            EXACTLY.. but my beep works fine. Just the exposure problem.

        • Photoguy 1 year ago

          Thanks Fremen9… the average mode and also AE lock tips worked for me too. It is perfect now.

          I contacted Yongnuo and they said ALL 586II are like this, so this is not a problem in a single lot. What a shame Yongnuo!!!!!!!

  6. PJC Imagery 1 year ago

    To; Ales, Wiseman & Fremen9 I’m thinking of getting a YN-568EX II, but not if the ETTL system does not allow you to bounce. I bounce my flash 30% of the time or use a light modifier 40%. So direct flash 30% is just not going to cut it.

    1st is it a bug? If it is does, is the “Average” instead of “Evaluative”, a acceptable fix?
    Thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      I don’t think it can be a bug with all the units, otherwise we would have heard a lot more about it.

      YongNuo didn’t think there was really a problem, as you can imagine they would get questions every day which are just based on user error. But I have let them know again there does appear to be a genuine issue with at least some units. Thanks.

    • Alex 1 year ago

      Hi PJC,

      100% of my flash is bounce, I don’t like direct flash at all. I’ve found switching the flash metering mode to Average resolves the issue. Exposure variation compared to ETTL II seems slightly higher, but within acceptable limits for me shooting raw. Shooting manual (including remote manual via YN622C) works correctly.

      I believe it is a bug in a small batch, the seller has offered to accept a return, but I’m going to decline. Average works well enough and I don’t feel like paying the return postage or waiting for it to go back to China. I’m just going to ask for a partial refund for affected functionality.

      PS. I shot with this flash for a wedding and I was happy enough with the results with on-camera bounce flash, off camera manual flash (again using the YN622C triggers). The only downside is that once my rechargeable batteries got low, it just stopped firing. Charging didn’t slow down, the LCD didn’t power off or anything, it just didn’t recycle. Change batteries, recycled and fired fine. I was a bit worried at first, because it was a sudden symptom, but now I know what it means.

    • Photoguy 1 year ago

      Hi PJC… it worked for me. I works perfect now. Also, in Evaluative, if you press AE lock before taking the shoot, it works good too.

      I emailed Yongnuo and they said this is a problem in all YN586II… What a shame!!!

      But with this workaround, it works great, and I am very happy with it.

  7. JM 1 year ago

    Just got the YN-568ex ii today and i have the same issue with you guys. When i bounce it to wall/ceiling it’s underexposed. Does changing it to “Average” is an acceptable fix for this? this is my first flash and im not sure what is the diff. between average and evaluative.

  8. Alex 1 year ago

    I have no problems with exposure when bouncing. Only problem I have is the battery door came loose after a couple of uses. On BOTH of my ex II units. It’s a common issue if you read Amazon reviews. Returning them for the regular ex versions.

    • Photoguy 1 year ago

      Hi Alex, that is weird…

      Yongnuo answered my email. They said all YN586II have this problem.

      Putting in Average TTL metering mode, and it works great now.

  9. Mike 1 year ago

    Have the exposure & battery door issues been corrected with the 568EX II models ? I’m interested in a purchase of those or possibly waiting for the 600 model.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Mike,

      I really don’t know unfortunately. You can try contacting service@hkyongnuo.com.

      The MK II model only adds the optic wireless master function. So if you don’t need that the original YN-568EX does not have the exposure issue, and I haven’t heard of that having a battery door problem either.
      Thanks.

  10. Sesan 1 year ago

    Hi,

    Does the YN568EX and 568EXII have the same in built triggering system as the YN560III, or does it need a trigger even for its manual use.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Sesan,

      Sorry no the YN-568EX and EXII do not have any built in radio receiver (or transmitter). At this point you would need the YN-622C or similar to get full remote control via radio. Thanks.

  11. Michael 1 year ago

    I just got my YN-568EX II today and it has the same problem of underexposing when bounced on-camera in evaluative mode. Like JM, I don’t have a good enough appreciation of the difference between the evaluative and average modes to know how seriously to take this. But I’m thinking of sending mine back for a refund, and any advice would be appreciated.

  12. Evan 1 year ago

    I have lots of yongnuo gear, and the 568 has worse build quality than the 565. The battery door quickly broke and won’t latch and it also dramatically underexposes and I find myself using a minimum of +1 stop exposure compensation compared to my 580ex II.

    Yonguo’s customer service had always been great when their stuff broke, until now. They have been a HUGE pain and refuse to help, or now even return messages. I just get the runnaround. I love all my Yongnuo stuff, but this 568 is weak.

  13. Mike 1 year ago

    Is anyone aware of any progress from Yongnuo in resolving the bounce exposure & battery door issues? I’ve noticed some slight increases in the Mk II prices, while similar decreases with the Mk I pricing. I thought this might be an indication that those two issues have been fixed.

    I’m about to make a 568 purchase and I suppose the Mk I is the more sensible unit for me.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Mike,

      From YongNuo service (30-October-2013) –

      “The battery door produced since October of 2013 has been fixed. There is a label of produced time on every flash.

      We do not plan to update the exposure issue of YN568EX II for the moment.”

      So yes if you want to use evaluative flash metering while bouncing, the original YN568EX is the way to go for the moment.

      • Mike 1 year ago

        Thanks again for your quick reply. I suppose my only decision will be buy a 568 EX now or wait awhile for the 600 to arrive.

  14. Craig 11 months ago

    Has the 568EX II exposure issue when bouncing in evaluative been fixed yet? I saw that the fix is to use it in Average mode, but this seems unacceptable. Will this effect me if I plan on using center focus point and recomposing after? I ordered from thephotogadget.com since I heard that they have current newer stock. I just learned of this issue after I purchased and now I don’t know if it’s worth sending back to China for the 568EX model instead. Does just leaving the flash exposure compensation set 2 stops overexposed when bouncing flash in evaluative mode fix the issue?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 11 months ago

      Hi Craig,

      YongNuo service said they were not planning to update this, but they could change that any time. Average metering is more center orientated anyway, so most people probably wouldn’t find using Average metering much of an issue in general.

      I don’t have the 568EX II to test using FEC to compensate. But I think 2 stops is really too much to try and work around that way, Average metering would be the better option. Thanks.

      • Sig 11 months ago

        The workaround with Canon bodies is to use Average metering. What about Nikon bodies?

        I can confirm that the problem with underexposure when bouncing flash off the ceiling concerns Nikon as well. I use Nikon D90 and always notice ~2 EV underexposure in iTTL — no matter if the flash is mounted on hot shoe or is triggered remotely by built-in flash.

        Anyone knows the workaround for Nikon?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 11 months ago

          Thanks Sig,

          I have not heard of that before with Nikon. The Canon YN-568EX doesn’t have the issue, only the MK II flash.

          I don’t know the metering modes with Nikon so hopefully others can help shed some more light on this. Thanks.

  15. Vic 11 months ago

    I have both 568EX an 568EXII (and a Canon 580EXii) and can confirm that the bounce exposure problem exists on both YN units. You must set to average mode unless you have YN622C’s, in which case at all works! Yep, stick a YN622 between camera and flash and all is good in bounce evaluative mode – go figure Yongnuo techie!

    Another problem with these units is they will not work in TTL mode on a Canon G15. Just sayin. I asked Yongnuo technical about this issue and apparently they dont have a G15 to test with!? They only test with DSLRs.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 11 months ago

      Hi Vic,

      Thanks for that. Could you possibly check the build date on the YN-568EX? (white sticker seen when you swivel the flash head).

      I have an early YN-568EX here and it definitely works fine in evaluative and average. This is the first time I’ve heard of the issue in a YN-568EX as well. Thanks.

  16. Enzo 11 months ago

    Hi everyone, i’m french, so forgive me for my english… :D

    I’ve bought à 568EX II. I use it only in manual mode with a 568EX.

    Sometimes, i have some trouble when the speed is higher than 1/200 (of course, i was in High speed)

    The symptoms are : a lack of light from the 568 EXII and sometimes as if the photo was not exposed correctly with black column… (problem of HSS surely).

    Do you even know if the problem came from the bounce exposure and if i could fix it with a evaluative mode ? I don’t think so since this for TTL mode. But, have you ever seen such problem?

    Thank you

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 11 months ago

      Hi Enzo,

      Do you mean that you are using the optic wireless system (568EX II as master to the 568EX)?

      If you’re getting a black bar that sounds like its not actually going into HSS.

      Is this using a 5D/II/III? Thanks.

  17. Enzo 11 months ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,

    Thanks for your answer,

    I use the yongnuo trigger 622C, one on my Canon 5D MIII, one on my 568MI and one on my 568MII

    In fact, i’ve noticed 2 symptoms:

    – Sometimes, the strengh of the light is less important on my 568MII than my 568MI
    – Sometimes i have some black Bar (as you said, and i agree, it may be a problem of HSS… but Why?)

    For the first symptom, i precise that i use them on manual… So Why the strenght of the light of the MII is less important? I don’t Know.
    And, it didn’t appear each time…

    Thank to try to help me.

    Bye.

  18. Author
    Flash Havoc 11 months ago

    Hi Enzo,

    Ok thanks. If you do not have HSS set on the camera, it will not go over 1/200th shutter speed. So not having HSS set shouldn’t be the problem.

    Unless you’re only getting the black bar at 1/200th, that is possible if you don’t have HSS set, because even with manual triggers or a sync cord the 5D cameras can not always achieve a clean frame at 1/200th without using HSS.

    Its hard to see what is going on without being there. But I would do a factory reset on all the triggers. Clean all your hotshoes with some Isoproply alcohol or contact cleaner if possible. And make sure you have fresh alkaline batteries. Then also make sure very carefully that you have all the flashes seated right in the hotshoes properly. Its very easy to miss this and I have done it many times myself.

    Then retest again. Maybe try with a lower power level as well, because HSS uses a lot of power and they flash may not be fully recycled.

    Its normal for the light output to vary between different flashes in HSS as well. But they shouldn’t vary much from shot to shot. If that’s the case something is going wrong. Thanks.

  19. Enzo 11 months ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,

    Thanks for your advise, I will try tomorrow.

    The problem can’t came from the batterie, because when i changed them, i had the same problem. Maybe the triggers, i will try to reset them. I will try to clean them too.

    I’m sure that the problem did’nt came from the seated right since I had this problem when i didn’t seat them right and now i am carefully with this point. I check everytime.

    Thank you very much, now, i have some solution to try, and i hope i will understand why i have such troubles with the 568 II whereas i have no Problem with the 568 I. I regret to have bought this one. I should have bougth the 568 I instead…

    Have a good day.

    enzo.

  20. Gerard 10 months ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,

    I seem to be having lots of problems with my 568EX II / 622C /EOS 6D setup. I am trying to establish if my 622Cs are faulty as the 6D and 568EX II work perfectly together.

    When the flash is mounted on either of the 622Cs it cannot be switched of – all functions on the flash back panel do not work. Off camera, the flash only registers on images where the shutter speed is over 1/250 and HSS is set. Using lower shutter speed results in the flash firing; but the effect is not seen in the image, as the flash seems to fire before the shutter opens or after it closes.

    I’m new to this, so maybe I’m doing something very stupid. I also have 603Cs and they fire each and every time. The 622Cs often stop triggering – the flash goes to sleep and the test button cannot wake it. To reset, I have to open the battery compartment door of the flash to turn it off. I can’t imagine that the 568EX II is incompatible with the 622C.

    Has anyone had problems like these? When I use the 568EX II on 622C mounted on camera, it fires repeatedly with a single shutter press on full auto mode. I have a Bower ETTL flash, and two older manual flashes. None of the flashes work properly on the 622C. The manual flashes begin flashing as soon as the 622C is switched on. The Bower will stop firing and cannot be woken by the test button on the 622C.

    It’s strange that both 622Cs would have there apparent faults. I’ve been checking the Internet and I can’t find anyone else with similar problems.

    Any help or advice would be very much appreciated.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 10 months ago

      Hi Gerard,

      Firstly have you tried doing a full factory reset on all the YN-622C ?

      Fresh alkaline Duracell/Energizer batteries in all the triggers.

      Fully recharged batteries in the YN-568EX II.

      Clean all the hotshoes and feet contacts if possible with Isopropyl alcohol or contact cleaner.

      And be very careful to make sure you are actually seating all the flash and triggers right into the shoes. Its surprisingly easy to miss this.

      • Gerard 10 months ago

        Hello Flash Havoc,

        Thanks for your reply. Yes, I’ve tried resetting the transceivers. I’ve used both Energizer Alkaline and Eneloop rechargeable batteries – same results. I cleaned the contacts.

        I bought the 622Cs and the YN-568EX II as the 603s worked perfectly as manual triggers and I wanted to take advantage of ETTL capabilities and HSS.

        The fact that the YN-568EX II will not switch off when mounted on either trigger (whether they are switched on or off) seems strange. However, this may be normal behaviour. Have you noticed this in your own tests? If the YN-568EX II can normally be switched off, when mounted on the 622C, I will assume that my units are faulty. They do not seem to be performing as others have suggested. Other users seem to report flawless performance.

        I expected 100% compatibility with the 622C and YN-568EX II, is this not the case?

        Thanks again.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 10 months ago

          Hi Gerard,

          You should be able to turn the flash off, and adjust settings while mounted in the YN-622C, so something is going pretty wrong.

          You don’t have the flash in master or slave mode by any chance?

          You shouldn’t be seeing any of that behavior though anyway, I don’t know if anyone else may have experienced something like this.

          Its not uncommon to have an issue with more than one unit purchased together, because issues often seem to happen in batches, not always just one unit.

          They should be 100% compatible, but they are not flawless. 95% of the time they are fine, but they do loose communication sometimes, and simply need a quick reboot.

          • Gerard 10 months ago

            Thanks again, Flash Havoc,

            I wanted to be certain that it wasn’t just me (or an inherent incompatibility issue with the YN-568EX II or EOS 6D).

            You’ve been extremely helpful.

  21. Ampol 10 months ago

    Hi Everyone,
    This is Ampol, I’m now in thailand. I just got YN568exII yesterday. The issue I have is when bouncing the flash in TTL mode it underexposure. To get it back to the good exposure I need to make it +1.
    By the way “average” mode doesn’t makes thing better.
    Is there any way to get it improved, please?

    Thanks.
    Ampol

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 10 months ago

      Hi Ampol,

      I don’t have the MK II YN-568EX, but one stop FEC is probably not uncommon. Hopefully other MK II owners can comment, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is actually fairly normal. Different flashes often vary a bit like this.

      If it was much more than one stop I would definitely be suspecting an issue then.

  22. Ampol 10 months ago

    Additional information, I’m using EOS-600D.

    Ampol

  23. Ampol 10 months ago

    Thanks Flash Havoc,
    Comparing to YN565 that I have this YN568 disappointed me. Trying to contact the shop for new one hopefully they agree to do that.

    Thanks.
    Ampol

  24. Frank 10 months ago

    Can anyone please advise if the Yongnuo 568 ex ii is fully compatible with the Canon 70d, the Yongnuo webiste doesnt list the 70d perhaps because it is a newer model that they have not tested it as yet.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 10 months ago

      Hi Frank,

      I can’t confirm this for sure off the top of my head sorry. But its fairly unlikely that we wouldn’t have heard a lot more about it if there was a compatibility issue there. Hopefully a 70D owner can confirm this for you though. Thanks.

      • Fayez Najeeb 9 months ago

        This is the second time I am on this website and indeed I must say this it is very informative as Chinese brands like Yongno are not very well covered by Retailers and Reviewers. I am writing this feedback to give an updated view and info for people asking about 70D.
        I have the Canon 70D & I recently bought 2 weeks ago Yongnuo 568 EX II.
        The under-expose problem still exists (the white sticker says October 2013 stock) and it can be fixed by simply changing the setting to ‘AVERAGE’. Also I can use the Wireless Commander on my 70D to control 568ex ii without any trigger. And its working like the way it should :)

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 8 months ago

          Thanks Fayez,

          Yes YongNuo do not appear to have an intention to rectify the YN-568EX II Evaluative bounce issue. Their solution as you mention is just to use Average TTL metering. Thanks again.

  25. iurgi 10 months ago

    Hello Flash Havoc.
    My question is about the compatibility of trigger yn-622c, the yn-568ex flas ii canon 7d body and specifically wanted to ask the following:
    If mounting the n-622c in my camera canon 7d, I can control the flash yn-568exii (not mounted on the body) from the menu of my camera in manual mode
    Thanks and sorry for my horrible English.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 10 months ago

      Hi iurgi,

      That is correct. You will need a YN-622C attached to the YN-568EX II foot as a receiver unit as well though. Thanks.

  26. Ad 9 months ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,
    Thank for your all suggestions.
    I have a Canon 60 D and i wanna to buy YN-568EX II with a compatible wireless trigger.
    Would you guid me about ghis issue!
    Is there a good choice to choose YN-568 EX II and YN-622 C ?

    Are there compatible with together and with my camera Canon 60 D ?
    If so which seller would be better to buy ?(I live in Canada)
    How many parts are YN-622 C trigger because i don’t want to miss anything in order time .
    And the last question, what is the difference between the YN-568EX and YN-588EX II
    And regarding to my case which one you suggest to buy ?

    Thank you.
    AD

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 9 months ago

      Hi Ad,

      Yes the YN-568EX II and YN-622C are a good combination.

      Yes they are compatible with the Canon 60D.

      You will just need a pair of YN-622C to fire one flash off camera. Then for every extra flash you would need one more YN-622C.

      The YN-568EX II has an Optic Wireless Master mode which the original YN-568EX does not have.

      This Master mode is not needed with the YN-622C though, so it won’t matter if you have the MK I or MK II YN-568EX. But the original YN-568EX is getting harder to find now, so its often cheaper and easier to buy the YN-568EX II now anyway.

      If you can’t find a local seller, and Amazon is not suitable, you can purchase directly from the YongNuo Ebay Store, or EachShot is good as well. I have updated the links to those in the post under “Price and Availability”. Thanks.

  27. Rolus 8 months ago

    Hej Havoc,

    my question is related to the YN-568EXII with a 7D.
    In the meanwhile I understood, that internal 7D flash needs to be popped out, to ‘communicate’ wirelessly with the 568-EXII (or any other remote flash).
    My expectations had been, that I could control the flash via the 7D menue which has a menu iitem to control the external flash – but as soon as the flash is not mounted on the cam, it doesn’t allow to open the menu anymore.
    But the settings seem to influence the external flash tough – but the integrated and popped out flash is always flashing simultaniously (YN = Slave)
    Is this the max which I can get on remote functions of the YN-568EXII on my 7D (more complicated settings with other external flashes are not in my current focus).

    thanks in advance for your help

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Rolus,

      You’re looking at the wrong camera menu there.

      You will need to look for “Built-in flash func. setting” menu. And then set that to “CustWireless”

      Then you will have full control of the slave flashes in manual or TTL.

      If you do get YN-622C radio triggers later, then you would look at the “External flash func. setting” menu.

      That is because the camera thinks the radio triggers are actually a Canon flash mounted on top of the cameras hoshoe. So the “External flash func.” menu controls that flash.

  28. Rolus 8 months ago

    Hi Havoc,

    you’re absolutely right.
    Yesterday I took an extended session (try&error) to see the influence on the settings of the internal flash on pictures (while using remotely the Yongnuo as a slave). I had the wrong assumption about the integrated wireless 7D flash control abilities. From my current understanding the integrated flash is (the only way which the 7D offers) to control the external Yongnuo (via flash-ignition and not by funk, bluetooth, infrared or whatever).

    My expectation on the wireless function was a misconception, I expected the functionality of the ‘ YN-622 Wireless TTL Flash Trigger’.

    So the Yongnuo YN-568EX II works fine in the following configuration (wireless):
    Master = integrated 7D flash
    Remote Slave = YN-568EX II

    The integrated flash always ‘flashes’, but (also) to control the external flash and depending on the settings also to give some light to the picture.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Ok thanks Rolus, good to hear you have that working fine now. Thanks.

  29. Stacy 8 months ago

    Hi All,

    I would like to thank flashhvavoc for all the informative info i get from this site. Especially in regards to Yongnou products. I just purchased the YN568EXII with a date code of Mar/14 through EACHSHOT on Amazon and it does not have the problem with bounce flash and having to use average mode to get proper exposure. I am able to get proper exposure in both Evaluative and Average modes. This is on a Canon 60D. I am not sure if
    1) They have updated the flash.
    2) The problem is not occurring with 60D.
    3) I just happened to get a good copy.

    It appears they corrected the problem with the battery door cover as well. I think that issue may have been resolved for some time though.

    Overall I am very happy with my purchase of the YN-568EXII, again thank you flashhavoc and users for all your insight.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Stacey,

      Fantastic, thanks for the feedback!

      This is the first I have heard of this issue being resolved, so I will try and see if I can get some confirmation from YongNuo.

      I doubt very much its just working the the 60D, or that its just a good copy, as the issue was quite widespread. Its highly likely they have been updated now.

      The battery door issue was fixed from units produced in October 2013. Though I’m not sure this is an issue which can really be seen until it breaks (in time). October 2013 units onward should be ok though. Thanks again.

  30. via 8 months ago

    I’m really puzzled by this issue with underexposure while bouncing:
    1. Before I did purchase my two YN-568EXii I did read three tests in Internet, none of them did say anaything about this issue.
    2. When I did get the devices I did test them on my EOS 5d Mk 2 & 3 – by taking the second (!) test-picture, first one was direct flash :), I got the underexposure issue on my 5D Mk 3.
    3. First I did think some weird CF-Setting on my cameras might produce that behaviour as it was “nowhere” mentioned before, then I could immediately find this blog.
    4. On the 5d2 the setting to Avg-measurment did overcome the problem, but not on my 5d3! So please name your camera and maybe FW-version you did test it on when you write a comment to this issue. My 5d3 is Firmware 1.2.1, 5d2 is 2.1.2. I still wonder, here someone said flashes work with 70d, as this is a later EOS-camera-model which might be even more incompatible.
    5. Both my YN-568EXii are February 2014 units according to the white tag when the head is swiffeled. So even new YN-568EXii-devices don’t overcome that problem!
    6. On hkyongnuo.com you can find photos taken by 5D Mk3 with the YN-568EXii, but direct flash, not bounced. In contrast to that, my seller did ask Yongnuo-support if YN-568EXii is compatible with 5D Mk3 and they did say “No”.
    7. On both cameras I did test the flashes with Canon EF 28-135 IS lens.
    8. On my EOS 50d the flashes make no troubles at all.
    9. With YN-622C between camera and flash no underexposure occurs, but as YN-622c is quite large, this construction gets quite bulky!
    10. There was one statement in this blog that YN-568EX (the version 1) also makes troubles with underexposure (when bouncing), others did state version 1 didn’t have any problems with that. As I’m thinking about changing to version 1, can anybody confirm there are no such troubles with flash version 1 on 5d2 or 5d3?
    11. There also was a future YN-model 600 mentioned – anybody knows something about release-date, features, etc.?

    • Stacy 8 months ago

      Via,

      On my 60D the firmware is 1.1.1 the current firmware since 2012.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Thanks for the feedback via.

      Sorry we don’t know when the YN-600EX-RT will be available. I would expect within the next few months though.

      There may be different versions of the mark one YN-568EX as well. They are getting harder to find for sale now as well. So it may not be easy to find a flash that doesn’t have the issue with your 5DMKIII.

  31. via 8 months ago

    Thanks for your replies, I did choose to switch to Nissin Di 866 Mark 2 in the meanwhile, as I do feel more save with a device which says to be able to keep up with new cameras via USB firmware-updates.

  32. Andre 6 months ago

    Those anyone have the problem with the YN- 568 EX II connected to the YN- 622C some how goes to sleep and it’s impossible to awake them unless you restart the flashes again.

    Does anybody have that experience to help?

    Attn. Andre

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Andre,

      I’m not sure if this helps, but they often do that when the batteries in the flash are getting low. Are you using NiHM rechargeable batteries? And are they well charged? It may be the batteries are worn out and need reconditioning or replacing. Also the batteries in the YN-622C need to be in good condition, and its best to use good Alkaline Energizer or Duracell there.

      I’m not sure if the custom function sleep settings could have an effect here otherwise. I don’t have any custom functions set and do not have this issue though. Thanks.

  33. Ash 6 months ago

    Hi can i use this with the YN-622N wireless trigger system for nikon bodies ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Ash,

      No these will only work with the Canon version YN-622C. You would need the original Nikon version YN-568EX. There is no Nikon MKII version available as yet. Thanks.

  34. Nhelo 6 months ago

    Hi! newbie here, just want to ask how to use the master controller function without any triggering device on my eos70d?

    Thanks in advance!… sorry for the bad english :)

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Nhelo,

      I assume you mean you would like to use the 70D’s pop up flash as the Master, and the YN-568EX II as the off-camera Slave flash?

      If that’s the case, its really going to be easier for you to look at the 70D manual, and the YN-568EX II manual for the explanation of how to set the Master mode on the camera, and Slave mode on the flash, (than for me to try and rewrite it here without images).

      I don’t have the 70D, but looking at my 7D manual its under – Using Wireless Flash page 119.

      YN-568EX Manual – Page 48 – 6. Sc/Sn and S1/S2 Mode (you want Sc mode selected). Then from page 54 it describes the Wireless Flash System.

      If you still have problems along the way, just let us now. Thanks.

      • Nhelo 6 months ago

        Im thinking i can use the 568exii flash (off camera) without using the pop up flash of 70D coz of the master function of the flash(its like on my mind there is some signal like IR,Bluetooth or whatever signal coming from the camera sending it to the flash wirelessly without using the pop up flash). I can only use the flash wirelessly using the slave (Sc) function of the flash, triggered by the pop up flash of the 70d as a commander. To use the master mode of the flash i have to attach it to the hotshoe of the camera, does it mean that i have to buy the yn622c to use the master mode of the flash wirelessly?

        Thank you so much… :)

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 6 months ago

          Hi Nhelo,

          No problem, yes if you don’t want to use the pop-up flash as master the YN-622C radio triggers are the best option. They are a lot nicer than using the Canon Optic Wireless system anyway.

          The new YN-622N-TX should be available fairly soon, so you may want to wait for that, and get a YN-622N-TX & YN-622C set. Thanks.

  35. Ranjan Kumar Mandal 6 months ago

    Hi FLASH HAVOC, I am urgently in need of help & only FLASH HAVOC seems to be in condition to help me rightly. I own a Nikon D 7100 & am interested to buy one YN-568 EX ii Flash. Is the Nikon Mount Version of this model available now ?…If yes,then is it fully compatible with the Nikon D 7100 ?…Will it do the i-TTL job when mounted on the HOT SHOE of Nikon D 7100 ? Is there any issue of such negative concern yet for using YN 568 EX ii with Nikon MOUNT ? PLEASE DO KINDLY HELP ME ! Also if anybody here is using the same flash with Nikon D 7100, then I welcome his or her experience !

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Ranjan,

      Sorry no the YN-568EX II for Nikon is not available yet. YongNuo are pretty slow with new products at the moment so its hard to know when that may arrive.

      The original YN-568EX should be fine though with your D7100 and I-TTL on the camera hothshoe.

      The only difference between the MKI and MII models is the addition of the Optic Wireless Master Mode. Thanks.

  36. morow 6 months ago

    Hi guys i upgraded from 5D Mark 2 to Mark 3 and this flash Yongnuo YN568EX II was working just fine on the MK2 but on MK3 the Exposure Compensation is randomly jumping to +3, so i have random heavily overexposed shots. I have two YN568EX II flashes. Anyone experienced the same issue?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      I morrow,

      This is the first time I’ve heard of this issue. Do you mean you can actually see the EC show +3 on the flash or camera LCD?

      Otherwise if you mean the exposure is just blowing out intermittently, that is usually due to poor contact in the camera hotshoe, or dirty contacts.

      If it is displaying EC +3, and on both flashes, then you would be best to contact YongNuo as service@hkyongnuo.com and let them know of the issue. Thanks.

  37. Ranjan Kumar Mandal 5 months ago

    Thanks FLASH HAVOC for a nice & prompt reply. I was going through your details review of the GODOX V 860 C Flash ( http://flashhavoc.com/godox-v860c-ving-ettl-flash-review/ ) & am so pleased & content to note that only FLASH HAVOC seems to be so specific a help regarding flashes reviews.
    Now I want to know few things from you.. ( 1 ) If the GODOX V 860 Nikon Version is available (2 ) If n when its available ,will that be a “BETTER BUY” than the Yongnuo YN 568 EX for Nikon ? (3) Is this a better buying option than Nikon SB 700 ? As Nikon SB 700 ‘s GN seems very less & it lacks HSS, so if my budget allows buying SB 700 but NOT SB 910 ,then which buying option is better for me—SB 700 or the GODOX V 860 (Nikon) OR the Yongnuo YN 568 EX for Nikon ? For your information, I am not a Full Professional ,who is shooting Big Wedding or Events, but I am presently doing selective wedding shoots now & then to fulfill the costs of my hobby of Photography ,but aspire to be a full -pro in future. In mid July I will be shooting my nephew’s wedding event & need one soon ! PLEASE HELP ! Counting on you, as always .

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Ranjan,

      No sorry the V860N is not available yet. Its overdue and Godox are working on it as a priority, though I can’t say when it will be available. This is also Godox’s first Nikon compatible TTL flash, so it may take some time to work through any bugs (with firmware updates) even when it is available.

      The SB-700 does have HSS, it just has less power than the higher end flashes, and no external battery port.

      If you’re interested in using this flash on camera with the YN-622N and some flashes off camera, then you would be better off with the SB-700 at this stage as it can act as a master unit.

      Otherwise just for a TTL flash on camera, the YN-568 EX is more powerfull than the SB-700 and cheaper. Though the SB-700 is better quality.

      The V860 are nicer quality than the YN-568 EX, and they have the Lithium-Ion battery built in. We will have to wait until they are available to know things like whether they have a full master mode etc. Thanks.

  38. Ranjan Kumar Mandal 5 months ago

    Thanks FLASH HAVOC ! I rely fully on your advice & reviewing opinion. I know I might have probably stretched my comment thread a bit longer & kept you busy ,but FLASH HAVOC, I can’t do without that as at this point of my need I don’t have anyone trustworthy to rely upon to decide my purchase. So probably for one more time I am pleading for one enquiry/ help.—-

    I read that Nissin Di 700 Flash is now available for Nikon but dont know much about it…..naturally I have taken this Flash also now in my consideration list. Now I think I will be buying one Flash unit for now, that is powerfull enough to get my shootings done without draining out my finance balance, at the same time it should be of a reasonable reputation of trustworthy quality (if not 100% like Nikon Flashes). I may buy SB 700 later & then I can use this third party flash as Slave Unit also.

    Can you please guide me about this Nissin Di 700 Flash for Nikon ? Is this a better option compared to YN 568 EX ? Do you have a review of Nissin Di 700 Flash ?

    Once again at your door step seeking a kind guidance in details . Thanks. Regards.

    • Ranjan Kumar Mandal 5 months ago

      Hi FLASH HAVOC , I am waiting eagerly for your reply. Please note that recently I have considered Nissin Di 866 MARK II Flash also alongwith the Nissin Di 700 , Yongnuo YN 568 EX. So please guide me if Nissin Di 866 MARK II will be a better buy in comparison to the other two models for me or not I use Nikon D 7100 DSLR.

      Please reply !

  39. tarek taha 5 months ago

    i need to order the board of the Yongnuo YN-568EX and battery door but i did not find them anywhere on the internet can anyone help please

  40. Betuwe 5 months ago

    Hi Flash Havoc,

    I have a few questions. Im new to off-camera flashing and i would like to use it for taking pictures of indoor tables tennis players performing rapid strokes, not during a match (because i cant flash during matches) but an artificial scene with background paper. So it is actually a studio setting.

    At the moment i have a canon 7d but im planning to upgrade to 5d III in the future. I own a 580 EX II flash. For now with my 7d, when i buy one YN 568 II flash. Does that mean that i can use the 7d as a master and the 580 II and the 568 II together as slaves off camera (with softboxes on it). And the master (internal flash of 7d) will optically trigger the slaves as long as the signal can be seen by the slaves? So i dont necessarily need the radio triggers 622c’s right?

    And also i can use HSS right? This is important due to fast movements.

    And is it possible to make continuous pictures of one table tennis stroke (8 frames a second with 7d) with the flashes in HSS? If so, do i have to put my 7d or in future 5d mark III in continuous shooting mode and the flasin multi mode to do this? Or how do i do this? Is there enough power/cycle time to perform this continuous shooting? When i use the 580 II as the main light, can i put external batteries to this flash to fasten recycle time?

    And when i upgrade to 5d III. What is the difference compared to the 7d with regard to off camera flash? 5d III has no internal flash as a master. Does that mean that i either need an extra flash as a master, i.e. a 568 II / 580 II or a commander? What do you advise me? Can i use 622c on top of a 5d mark III to control the 2 off camera flashes (580 II en 568 II) or do i need a commander/extra flash on top of the 5d III AND a 622c on top of the camera (and one 622c for each off camera flash in slave mode)? For a newb in off camera flash, it all sounds prettu complicated and there is so much choice.

    I hope you can help me out!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Betuwe,

      You might want to experiment a bit with the 7D and 580EX II you have now as an off camera slave to the 7D’s Optic Wireless master. It does work, though it can be a hassle sometimes, and the YN-622C are really far more convenient (and don’t really cost much either).

      There is no HSS off-camera with the Canon Optic Wireless system, you would need the YN-622C for that as well.

      I’m really not sure about mixing Multi and HSS. Even if that is possible it would be totally impractical as you say due to the recycle, and stress it would put on the flash tube etc. You would need to be on absolute minimum power, which would be useless with the power reduction in HSS. You can use an external battery pack with the 580EX II, though I doubt that is going to help with rapid HSS shooting. The YN-568EX II does not have an external battery port.

      If you’re doing this in a studio like situation, the best option would be to simply overpower the ambient light, and then use the fast flash duration to freeze the motion. You don’t need a fast shutter speed at all then. Just try and keep the ambient light in the room as low as possible, so the flash doesn’t have to work too hard to overpower the ambient completely.

      Yes you can use the YN-622C to control a number of flashes with the 5DIII. And as mentioned above the YN-622C would be a much more convenient option with the 7D as well.

      For a transmitter unit you only need either a YN-622C, or the new YN-622C-TX transmitter unit. The advantage of the YN-622C as transmitter is that you can mount a TTL flash on top (on-camera). The advantage of the YN-622C-TX as transmitter is the much faster and easier interface, and other features like the ability to mix TTL and Remote Manual groups.

      Yes you will need a YN-622C receiver on each flash unit. Though they are pretty inexpensive (especially compared to a 5DIII :-) ).

      Otherwise you could wait for the coming YN-600EX-RT flash units, which have the RT compatible radio receivers built in. The YN-E3-RT transmitter units are already available.

      YongNuo just announced a 300WS TTL studio light, compatible with the YN-622, and with pretty fast flash durations. So that may be something to consider as well when choosing a trigger system. Thanks

  41. Greig 4 months ago

    If, as you say the YN 568EXII would be more of an advantage to the Nikon system, then why have Yongnuo not released an 658EXII for Nikon.
    Could it be that sales are low for the Canon version so why make a Nikon version. Where as, the Nikon version of the 568EXII, might actually be the one that would sell?
    Very frustrating, as it’s the missing link in the Yongnuo Nikon system.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 months ago

      Hi Greig,

      I think that is simply for the same reason they have not even released a number of the products they have previously announced already. And that appears to be that they have greatly reduced their production capability.

      There were rumours a year or so ago now that they had shut down something like 5 factories. They also no longer make many of the old models, where they used to keep producing every model from the very beginning instead of replacing them with new models.

      There is also some small chance that they make the next Nikon flash with a YN-622N transceiver built in, otherwise there is nothing for Nikon to match the coming YN-600EX-RT. So it would make sense to bypass the YN-568EX II for Nikon now and built a YN-622N enabled radio flash instead. I don’t know if that is what happening or not though at this stage.

  42. FlixGP 2 months ago

    I found another issue using the 568ex II and a Canon EOS 7D. I set the white balance to Flash in the camera. I’ve shoot an event indoors, bouncing the flash (suffering the same issue of underxposed photos) but also having a crazy white balance change from time to time. I had to turn off the camera or the flash to fix the problem momentarely, but after some photos, again, 1 or 2 shots with a different white balance. Fortunately, I shoot in RAW and I was able to fix it in Lightroom. But the problem is very annoying. Anyone had the same problem? Greetings

  43. Tonkie 2 months ago

    Hi Flash Havoc
    I have just ordered the YN-568ex11 and was just going through my flash settings on my Canon 5d mark2 and the wireless setting in the menu is greyed out and I cant access it? will I be able to access it when I have the YN-568 ex11 attached to the 5D and will I need some triggers to fire my Canon speedlite 430ex11 or will this be achieved when I have the YN, sorry for the noob question but I am a noob.

    ManyThanks
    Tonkie

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Tonkie,

      Yes once you have a compatible flash or TTL radio trigger on the camera hotshoe all of the compatible external flash menus will be accessible on the camera.

      The YN-568EX II can act as an optic wireless master unit to the 430EX II. This is limited oudoors and in bright light though, so you may want to get a set of YN-622C TTL radio triggers. If you want to use both flashes off camera, a YN-622C-TX transmitter unit would be good to have as well. Thanks.

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