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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]