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Yongnuo YN560 IV Announced, Wireless Commander On Budget

By Anthony Thurston on September 13th 2014

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!

[via Lighting Rumors]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kevin Nguyen

    It would be nice if YN come out with the combo of an ETTL flash like YN-568 with a YN-560-TX built in so it can controls Manual flashes. In another word, making the YN-560IV an ETTL flash.

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  2. Greg Avant

    There is no cheap substitute for a good flash. I have been using two Nikon Sb800s for years with no misfires great power and TTL. I also use Quantum Q-flashes for even more power.

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  3. Vince Arredondo

    I really like Yognuo. Very reliable.

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  4. Deirdre Ryanphotography

    I’m anxiously awaiting for the YONGNUO YN600EX-RT to come out.

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  5. Andrew Van Arb

    I love my YN-560 III’s they are a great inexpensive alternative to brand name flashes and I love that they are so flexible. I enjoy having the complete manual control at the low cost. Always have about 5 with me everywhere I go, just in case. The new feature is pretty neat on this upcoming model if it works correctly!

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  6. Rafael Steffen

    A great cheap option for off camera flashes. I would love to try them.

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  7. Matthew Saville

    Once you start enjoying the convenience of being able to remotely control the power of your flashes, it’s VERY hard to go back. I’ve been a RadioPopper JRX user for a long time now, and I can’t live without that remote adjustability. It allows me to place flashes in spots during a wedding reception that I normally just couldn’t with say, oldschool pocket wizards or any of the other cheapo, “dummy” radio triggers…


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  8. Brian Stalter

    I’m rockin’ the YN-560II/Yongnuo RF-603 N3 combination, working nicely for inexpensive speedlights. These new ones would be nice so I didn’t have to use triggers.

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    thanks for all the comments its great hearing from people who own them

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  10. Chris Nachtwey

    I have two of the 560-II models and love them. They have been through two wedding seasons as cheap ocf’s at receptions and are still going strong. These new ones look nice!

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  11. Ryan Venedam

    I just picked up a YN-560-TX, I have a 560III and I plan on picking up more, they’re wonderful and fairly cheap units. I don’t need the new features, I just hope this release drives the price of the IIIs down even more.

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  12. Daniel Jester

    It’s cool to see so many people here have success with the brand. I have only ever purchased one Yongnuo flash, and it was a dud on arrival. There customer service was cool about it, but I never really trusted them after that. I use LumoPro for all my speedlights now. I love that 2 year warranty.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Wow, one dud and you lose trust in a company? I mean I could see after multiple duds, but after just one that seems harsh, haha. I’ve heard good things about LumoPro… whatever gets you the light you need, right? :P

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    • Daniel Jester

      Yeah, it might be a little harsh. This was back when the quality was still somewhat unknown. They weren’t nearly as popular as they are now, and didn’t have such a big following putting their products through the paces.

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  13. Anthony McFarlane

    I am a Yongnuo fan also. I use the 560 tx and 560 III when I have time to plan and light the scene. For events I use the 568ex ttl.

    I have not had any issues yet and will stick with yongnuo.

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    • Jimmyt Roberts

      Yongnuo has been my best value for dollar also the past 2 years. Currently have 5 units for my Nikon system and have never had an issue. The built in radio controller is a big plus, fewer batteries, no triggers to lose and with that pricing can’t be beat.

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  14. Austin Swenson

    I have been using 2 of the the YN-560ii models for a few years and I really like how they work, I just buy a cheap set of triggers and I’m good, but this 4th gen model looks cool too

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  15. Eric Mazzone

    I use Yongnuo exclusively to light my scenes. I’ve never had a misfire except through my own fault. I’m probably going to stick with the III’s, but I will be adding in the TX to control them remotely.

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  16. Chet Meyerson

    I use the 560-TX to trigger all my YN560-III’s and with the 602, the II’s as well. Only $48. Works great;

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Yeah, this new YN-560 IV is essentially the YN560 III combined with that 560TX into one unit.

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  17. Eric Sharpe

    I love these Yongnuo’s. I have been fortunate to have been been using them for years, and have not had one fail on me yet.

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  18. Mark Iuzzolino

    I’m going to eventually get the Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Canon. I still think that’s the best bet for the money with much more control. I do own a Youngnuo manual flash but I want wireless TTL with control at my camera. Too bad the Youngnuo is not TTL.

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