One announcement that no doubt got lost in all of the Photokina announcements over the last week, was the announcement of the new Yongnuo YN560 IV.
The Yongnuo YN560 IV takes what everyone loved about the YN560 III and added the ability to be a wireless commander to other Yongnuo 2.4Ghz wireless devices like the YN560 III and RF-602/603 triggers. So, while the YN560 III could be triggered by a another wireless trigger, it could not do the triggering itself, the YN560 IV addresses that shortfall and gives the speedlight the ability to trigger other Yongnuo 2.4Ghz system receivers.
It is not clear what the new YN560 IV will cost at this point, but if you don’t care about having your speedlight do the triggering, you can still buy the YN560 III for about $80. A heck of a good deal for a speedlight with a wireless receiver built in. Anyone hoping for TTL on the new IV model, though, will be disappointed, still no TTL in the 560 series.
If you are interested in learning more, you can check out the full specs over on the Yongnuo website. These new YN560 IV units are not quite available yet, but as soon as they are, stay tuned, and we will update you.
What are your thoughts on these new YN560 IV speedlights? Do you rely on the Yongnuo triggering system for your external flash needs? Leave a comment below!