Yongnuo Announces new E-TTL/I-TTL Compatible Speedlight

Gear Announcements July 12th 2013 11:25 PM 6 Comments

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Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo is known for their cheap (but effective) speedlights and radio triggers. Today they announced a new speedlight, the YN510EX, which is compatible (off camera only) with both Canon and Nikon’s E-TTL and I-TTL flash systems. Also, unlike previous 510ex

Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo is known for their cheap (but effective) speedlights and radio triggers. Today they announced a new speedlight, the YN510EX, which is compatible (off camera only) with both Canon and Nikon’s E-TTL and I-TTL flash systems. Also, unlike previous Yongnuo flash models the YN510EX is dual compatible with both systems, so there is no need to buy a Canon or Nikon specific version.

The one drawback to this unit though is that the E-TTL and I-TTL compatibility is off camera only. The speedlight only has a “single contact” foot with means that cannot communicate with the camera via the hotshoe, so on camera these speedlights are manual only.

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That being said, if you are in the market for some good TTL slave units for your gear box these would look to be pretty good options. All you would need is a flash commander, or a master speedlight and you are good to go. Pricing has yet to be announced, but I guarantee you it will be cheaper than any Nikon or Canon speedlight. My guess is they will land somewhere between $75 and $125.

What are your thoughts on these new speedlights from Yongnuo? Let us know in a comment below!

 [via Lighting Rumors] Yongnuo flash models the YN510EX is dual compatible with both systems, so there is no need to buy a Canon or Nikon specific version.

The one drawback to this unit though is that the E-TTL and I-TTL compatibility is off camera only. The speedlight only has a “single contact” foot with means that cannot communicate with the camera via the hotshoe, so on camera these speedlights are manual only.

510ex2 510ex4-600x419

That being said, if you are in the market for some good TTL slave units for your gear box these would look to be pretty good options. All you would need is a flash commander, or a master speedlight and you are good to go. Pricing has yet to be announced, but I guarantee you it will be cheaper than any Nikon or Canon speedlight. My guess is they will land somewhere between $75 and $125.

What are your thoughts on these new speedlights from Yongnuo? Let us know in a comment below!

 [via Lighting Rumors]

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6 Comments

  1. Ralph A.

    Are these hyper-sync compatible?

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  2. Ike

    Is this compatible with the 622n triggers?

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  3. Cesar Chavez

    can you fire them with pocket wizards?

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    • Travis - Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

      I have 3 of the Yongnuo wireless manual flashes and LOVE them. They are amazingly handy and being I’m a manual flash user I find them so much faster to adjust power up and down than Canon’s button, spin wheel, push button method.

      I doubt you’d be able to trigger it with a pocket wizard since they use their own proprietary signal. For instance you can’t fire the $500 Canon 600 EX flash with a pocket wizard. But from what it looks like, you could use the 600 as a master flash and control these.

      Basically – it’s a 580exII without the hotshoe.

      Travis
      http://www.FridayWeddingPhotography.com

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  4. Chuck Eggen

    You can’t beat the price on these. Great to add to your carry around lighting kit too.

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