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These things are a Chinese clone of the 580EXII. I expect longevity, durability, and reliability to be subpar. I guess when they flake out in a year or two you can just throw them away and get new ones.

Meanwhile, I've got an original 580EX I've been using for 5 years that's been beat to hell and back and still works great.

Whatever works for you I guess.



Mar 07, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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sherijohnson wrote:
I have one and plan to buy a few more. Is there an easy way to turn off the "beep"?


You hold down the little "music note" button until the light changes color then it's in silent mode.
I have 4 of these and they've worked great for 2 years.



Mar 07, 2013 at 01:08 AM
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i got the III version, love it especially using their cheapo trigger system as they have built in receivers. Of course this is from an amateur's point of view.


Mar 07, 2013 at 04:08 PM
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deepbluejh wrote:
These things are a Chinese clone of the 580EXII. I expect longevity, durability, and reliability to be subpar. I guess when they flake out in a year or two you can just throw them away and get new ones.

Meanwhile, I've got an original 580EX I've been using for 5 years that's been beat to hell and back and still works great.

Whatever works for you I guess.


I've had shoe mount flashes fall from lightstands before. The fact that these are priced to be nearly disposable is a plus.



Mar 07, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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Had Yongnuo stuff die on me.

Edited on Mar 08, 2013 at 10:48 PM · View previous versions



Mar 07, 2013 at 07:15 PM
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I've got three of them and they're great. The power/price of these guys is unbeatable. I've had them for about a year now and have yet to encounter an instance in which they've given me any difficulty.


Mar 07, 2013 at 08:17 PM
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NathanHamler wrote:
David Hobby says it's a dog....


Nikon pays "strobist" David Hobby to promote Nikon flashes !
The irony is that most of those posting on his strobist flickr site use Yongnuo flashes for OCF work.

talk about the ultimate irony !



Mar 08, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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CW100 wrote:
Nikon pays "strobist" David Hobby to promote Nikon flashes !
The irony is that most of those posting on his strobist flickr site use Yongnuo flashes for OCF work.

talk about the ultimate irony !


Are you sure that you're not thinking of someone else?

David Hobby uses a variety of small flashes from Lumopro and Nikon (he seems especially fond of his Lumopro flashes but he uses the discontinued SB800's too) and he often uses Profoto monolights that he bought second-hand off of Ebay. He's pretty open about all of his gear and he's pretty blunt when he doesn't like something. If he was being paid by Nikon he wouldn't have made a special post just to bash the D600 when it came out. So I believe you are wrong.

brad



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deepbluejh wrote:
These things are a Chinese clone of the 580EXII. I expect longevity, durability, and reliability to be subpar. I guess when they flake out in a year or two you can just throw them away and get new ones.

Meanwhile, I've got an original 580EX I've been using for 5 years that's been beat to hell and back and still works great.

Whatever works for you I guess.



^^word



Mar 08, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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YONNNNNGGNUUUUUUUIII


Mar 08, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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I have been using the YN-560 maual flashes for OCF for about a year and a half. The fklashes have been performing flawlessly.


Mar 08, 2013 at 08:03 PM
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deepbluejh wrote:
These things are a Chinese clone of the 580EXII. I expect longevity, durability, and reliability to be subpar. I guess when they flake out in a year or two you can just throw them away and get new ones.

Meanwhile, I've got an original 580EX I've been using for 5 years that's been beat to hell and back and still works great.

Whatever works for you I guess.



I have 580ex i for 7 years - all in scratches -works! Stupid 580ex ii - died after 2 years of use...



Mar 08, 2013 at 08:20 PM
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DigMeTX wrote:
Are you sure that you're not thinking of someone else?
brad


are there two people named David Hobby who refer to themselves as the strobist ?

Rincon wrote:
I have been using the YN-560 maual flashes for OCF for about a year and a half. The fklashes have been performing flawlessly.


my set of original YN460 Yongnuo flashes have been going strong for over four years






Mar 09, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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CW100 wrote:
are there two people named David Hobby who refer to themselves as the strobist ?


Sorry. I was just giving you the benefit of the doubt because your comment was ridiculous to anyone who has read his blog on an even semiregular basis. Let's examine the facts:

Switched to medium format when the D800 came out
Consulted with Lumopro on the design of their previous flash
Highly recommended said Lumopro flash
Made a special post to inform his readers why they shouldn't purchase the D600
Has been flipping out over the Fuji x100s after testing it for Fuji and was apparently the first person to buy one

I actually disagreed with him on the Yong nuos (I own 2 myself) and other things he has said but your comment was so ill-informed it warranted a response.

brad




Mar 09, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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DigMeTX wrote:
I actually disagreed with him on the Yong nuos (I own 2 myself) and other things he has said but your comment was so ill-informed it warranted a response.

brad





go to the strobist flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/
See what David Hobby has said about Yongnuo flashes
See what flashes are used posting pics to the group
the irony ...... the irony ....




Mar 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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CW100 wrote:


go to the strobist flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/
See what David Hobby has said about Yongnuo flashes
See what flashes are used posting pics to the group
the irony ...... the irony ....




Yes, I noted that and my disagreement with it in my last post. That is a different point than falsely saying that he is receiving money from Nikon to promote their products.

brad




Mar 10, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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