Yongnuo YN560-II review.
Here’s a quick review of the Yongnuo YN560-II flash. Amazingly, the flash has slightly more power output than the expensive Sony flashes I’ve reviewed, like the recent HVL-F60M. It also has a Screw lock PC port, and a plug for an external battery pack. The flash really has some potential, but a shut down issue after a few full power pops and a couple of other problems makes me rate it as garbage; you get what you pay for ok, so I paid $10 for it brand new, but the normal street price is about $59. I use flashes all day long; they have to be very reliable, otherwise, why bother?
If you’re going to buy a flash, get a factory model either new, or used if you don’t have much money, believe me, you’ll be glad you did. Sony’s best flash value is this one.