YongNuo have a new TTL barebulb YN200 Speedlite coming soon, as well as the next generation YN560-TX PRO Transmitter and Radio System, which should finally integrate the YN560-TX and YN-622 Radio Systems into one cohesive system.
As well as now providing auto sensing radio Receiver modes for Canon, Nikon, and Sony, with full TLL and HSS available.
The YN200 flash has not been released just yet, though the placeholder is up on the YongNuo Website for the YN200 Speedlite, along with the YN560-TX PRO controller for Canon, which usually means they are both coming soon.
A prototype of the flash has been spotted on display at tradeshows, with the unit looking to be a similar format to the Godox AD200 / EVOLV, though with what appears to be a fixed barebulb head design.
(Which may be more limited than a modular head design, though keep in mind options like a remote extension head, or even round head, could still possibly be designed to plug directly into the flash bulb socket).
Once again around the size of a regular speedlite (extended flat), the YN200 are likely to offer approximately 200Ws output, with a removable Lithium-ion battery which slots into the top of the flash body.
The YN200 will be directly compatible with the new YN560-TX PRO Radio System, offering full TTL, HSS, Manual, and Auto Sensing radio Receiver modes for Canon Nikon and Sony.
Or the flash can be used with your existing YN622 or YN560 based Transmitters and Master speedlites (features then depending on what they support).
YN560-TX PRO RADIO SYSTEM
Possibly of even more significance than the new flash, is the new generation YN560-TX PRO Radio System, which should hopefully finally integrate the YN560-TX and YN-622 Radio Systems into one cohesive system.
Features of the YN560-TX PRO Radio System / Protocol –
- Provides Auto Sensing radio Receiver modes for Canon, Nikon, and Sony camera systems.
- Where applicable supports full TTL, HSS, Remote Manual, and Remote Zoom.
- YN-622 / II, and YN968, YN685, etc flashes will require a firmware update to add YN560-TX PRO radio.
- RF603, YN560 III/IV, YN660, YN860, series can directly receive the YN560TX PRO radio signal already.
NOTE – This does NOT mean TTL and HSS etc will added to the products that do not originally support them.
YN560-TX PRO TRANSMITTER
And to kick off the new YN560-TX PRO System, along with the YN200 Speedlite will be the release of new YN560-TX PRO Transmitters, originally for Canon, with Nikon and Sony to follow.
The YN560-TX PRO Transmitter appears to be based on the same body as the current YN-E3-RT Transmitter, though we don’t yet know if the LCD display layout may possibly be different.
The Transmitters will provide full GR mode, TTL, HSS, Remote Manual, Multi Mode, and Remote Zoom Control where supported.
And should therefore be the flagship Transmitter option to control the full combined flash system at this stage.
Just a few years ago YongNuo were arguably leading the world with their radio triggers, though have since fallen behind, mainly due to the lack of an overall cohesive system, and no larger flash options available.
And these are things we pointed out clearly in some detail 18 months ago.
YongNuo appear to have responded on both points with the coming YN200 Speedlite and new YN560-TX PRO Radio System, and fingers crossed they can build a good practical cohesive system for their customer base going forward.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Price and availability of the YN200 Speedlite and YN560-TX PRO transmitters are not available yet, please stay tuned for more details.
YongNuo – Website