Summary: As an owner of a Nikon branded speedlight, I was hesitant to spend $200 on an unabashedly Chinese-made "off-brand unit marketed as directly comparable. I was pleasantly surprised, however, by its build quality and functionality. Although it has limitations (syncs only to 1/320, LCD graphics are archaic and oddly abbreviated), it will be an excellent back up and slave unit. It reacts perfectly to the Nikon CLS signal and even has an available power pack.
Finally! An affordable solution for budget Nikon CLS enthusiasts!
MrPossum "Mr P", Amazon
16 February 2012
Summary: Finally! An affordable solution for budget NIKON CLS Enthusiasts! I am what I consider a Semi-Pro photographer. I do it because I love it, Once in a while I get a paying gig. I do all sorts of stuff including event photography. I bought one of these for my home studio for some special projects.
Summary: This flash is great. Does exactly what its intended to do. Save yourself some $$ and get this flash. Has a lot of useful features and looks just as good as the name brand units. I use it with the Yongnou RF-603 N3 receivers/ transmitters. They are outstanding. I do a lot of shooting with my speed lights off camera and this unit works like any of my SB series speed lights. Quality of the product also seems to be on par with others at a fraction of the price.
Summary: The Yougnuo YN-565ex does in fact work in slave mode with the Canon 7D. I didn't do extensive testing, but at least 30 feet was no problem and the audible beeps can help to indicate the light has recyled and ready for the next picture. I wanted to know that up-front, so there you go. Weight and size is almost the same as the Canon 580ex, however a light diffuser for the 580ex wouldn't fit the Yougnuo slightly larger frame.
Summary: I got this flash from amazon and I love it. The instruction manual is terrible so even after reading it twice cover to cover, I was still a bit confused about how to best use it. THAT being said, now that i know how to use it I want to buy a few more. Although the package as a whole is not quite up to the Japanese quality, it is pretty close for a fraction of the price. PRO: WORKS GREAT OFF CAMERA USING THE BUILT IN WIRELESS MODE.
Summary: Length:: 2:51 Mins Here is a quick review of the defective Yongnou 565EX Canon Speedlite I received. I order the Flash on September 24th and received my purchase on 6th of October. When the flash finally arrived it was defective. I'm still waiting for New Harbor to get in contact with me.
Summary: I just received the flash a few days ago and so far it works as advertised. I have not done an extensive field test with it yet, but I will edit if something noteworthy comes up. First impression: Build quality is wonderful (for the price). At first glance, it looks very similar to the 580EX II. However, upon closer inspection, I noticed subtle differences. -The zoom mechanism is significantly noisier. -The tilt/swivel head does not lock when releasing the side buttons.
Summary: The Yougnuo YN-565ex is a good flash, but it doesn't live up to all the claims of the manufacturer. First, it works well as a slave with the Canon 580ex speedlite. I like that it beeps when it fires. The beep can be turned off if you don't like it, however. I also like that the the controls on the back looks and works like the Canon 580 ex and Canon 430 flashes, so there is no learning curve when operating this flash.