Last week, Hong Kong based company Yongnuo announced it's new flash unit, the YN-565EX -- judging by the pics and specs, it looks like it's gonna be a killer flash unit. The (important) specs follow:
- GN: 58 @ ISO100, 105mm
- Manual flash exposure and zoom
- Supports Canon and Nikon TTL/E-TTL
- Supports Commander mode for both Canon and Nikon
- Port for external power packs
- Port for PC Sync
- Modeling light
The button layout, screen layout and even the shape is almost an exact copy of Canon's 430EX II.
After I picked up my 430 EXII, I picked up 2 Yongnuo YN460-II's along with some cheap Cactus v4 triggers as an introduction to off-camera flash and so I would have a nice 3-flash strobist setup. I eventually got some proper strobes, but I still use the Yongnuos to this day -- they're a great value, powerful enough, and they're pretty bulletproof, actually. If these new YN-565's are priced right, I just may pick a few up to upgrade my strobist setup!