Yongnuo 568EX 1st Impressions

Alright, it’s been ages since I’ve written on technical stuff and reviews.
Especially since I am not a gear head and rarely dwell into too much technical stuff about a particular lens or camera, but I would like to write a short one here about a recent purchase of a Yongnuo 568EX speedlight.
I haven’t had the chance to really test it out on assignments and stuff to date, but would like to share some 1st impressions here.

Photo taken from Google Images

 

The flash is really impressive in that it created a nearly identical lighting as my main flash, the Canon’s 580EX2 Speedlite.
The results were rather stunning to me, especially since I was previously using the Nissin Di866 and the results were always somehow different (especially when it comes to the overall color of the picture).
With the naked eye, I’d say that the Yongnuo managed to produce 99% similar results as the Canon.

The responsiveness of the Yongnuo was pretty impressive too, shooting indoors, zooming and firing flashes had no laggy feel.
Compared to the Nissin Di866, which was always slow in zooming and start-ups.

Will have to bring this baby for a real crash course on one of my more taxing shoots to really see if it is as reliable as the Canon’s performance.
But overall, 1st impressions were totally off the charts, especially since you can get it at less than 1/3 the price of the Canon 580EX2.

Other review links:

http://www.diyphotographystuff.info/2613/yn568ex-review-is-it-so-good/

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