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speedlights for canon 6d

curtanderson
Apprentice

I have a Canon 6D, I want to use 2 yongnuo speedlights wirelessly. I would like to use there 568II or 568III or 568ex. Not sure which ones to get. Also I need   1 transmitter and 2 receivers to make this work. What do you suggest?

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Skirball
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Are you maybe referring to the 560 III?  I don't think there is a 568 III.

 

The question really comes down to you need/want of eTTL.  I consider myself a "Strobist", and I shoot with off-camera flash very frequently.  But I rarely use eTTL.  If you frequently shoot moving subjects then you'll want it, but usually I have the flash on camera for that.  If my flash is off camera then I usually the subject is going to be more or less in the same place, in which case I prefer manual.

 

I ask because it greatly impacts which setup I'd get.  If I was to buy from scratch, and only wanted manual, I'd get the 560 III (built in RF receiver) and a RF 602 trigger.  And I'd buy one eTTL equipped flash for on-camera use.  The 602 is manual only, you'll still have to control power on the flash itself.  The 622s allow in-camera control, but personally I'd hold out until Yongnuo releases their new controller for the 560, it looks promising:  http://flashhavoc.com/yongnuo-yn560-tx-revealed/comment-page-1/#comment-18260

 

IF you absolutely want eTTL off-camera, then I'd recommend the Yongnuo 565 over the 568.  THe 568 adds high speed sync, again, something that I don't use a lot, but others may.  However, there is a very significant price hike with the 568, it's almost twice as much.  And at that price I couldn't help to consider spending a little more for a Canon 430 II.  But at $90, the 565 is a great deal.

 

If you want off-camera eTTL then get the Yongnyo 622 triggers.  I have them, they're ok, but I don't use eTTL enough to pull them out all that often.  I prefer the small size (and 1/4" bolt hole) of the RF 602s.

 

One final note: I'm sure someone will jump in and talk about how unreliable Yongnuo flashes are and tell you to get a Canon 600ex RT.  Most of the anti-Yongnuo rhetoric seems to be based on hearsay, not actual experience.  I have three YN flashes myself (and two Canon), and I have a full set of both the RF 602 and the 622s.  I've found the gear every bit as reliable as my Canon flashes.

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