Interestingly the YN560Li are powered by 2 non-proprietary 18650 Lithium-ion battery cells, rather than a proprietary battery as most other Lithium-ion powered speedlites require.
And with a pair of compatible 18650 priced around the same as a set of AA Eneloop, this should make the YN560Li quite economical to run, not to mention the batteries being far more widely available than proprietary alternatives.
Recycle time is approximately 2 seconds at full power, which is a good improvement over the 2.8 – 3 seconds of AA powered YN560 speedlites, though not quite as fast as the 1.5 second recycle time speedlites with proprietary Li-ion battery generally provide.
Capacity is up to approx 500 full power shots, which is around double that of AA powered YN560 speedlites.
The YN560Li do not provide any external HV battery port, though they have added a micro USB port for firmware updates for the first time, and a lever locking hotshoe foot.
The YN560 range of speedlites are Remote Manual only, they do not provide TTL or HSS. Though they do allow for Remote Head Zoom Control.
Compatible Receiver Flash / Receiver units include –
Compatible Transmitter Flash / Transmitter units include –
YONGNUO YN560Li FEATURES
- GN 58m (ISO 100 / 105mm)
- Flash Mode – M / Multi
- Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
- 24 – 105mm Manual Flash Zoom
- Built-in Radio Master Modes – YN-560 / RF-603 (2.4GHz RF Systems).
- Built-in Radio Slave Modes – YN-560 / RF-603, and RF-602 (2.4GHz RF Systems).
- Supports 6 Flash Groups
- Supports 16 Channels
- Full Power Recycle – From 2 Seconds
- S1 & S2 Optic Slave Modes
- Custom Functions
- Auto Save Settings
- Sound Prompt
- Heat Protection
- Large LCD Screen
- 360 Degree Swivel and Tilt Head
- Fast Clamping Metal Foot
- Micro USB Port For Firmware Updates
- PC Sync Port
- Power – 2 x 18650 Li-ion Cells
The YN560Li do not provide any external HV battery port, though they have added a micro USB port for firmware updates for the first time, and a PC Sync port is again supplied.
Being a single firing pin speedlite the YN560Li are universal for use on any camera, though they provide only manual power levels when used directly on the camera hotshoe (no TTL or HSS etc).
The YN560Li are available as a Kit, supplied with a pair of Samsung 18650 batteries, and an AC / DC powered charger.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The YongNuo YN560Li Speedlite Kits with batteries and charger are available now from $95 –
YongNuo – Website