Yongnuo Flashes for Canon & Nikon DSLRs

Yongnuo YN565EX II


4.50 out of 5

Yongnuo YN-565EX II is the most popular Yongnuo TTL flash for Canon users. YN-565EX II is a great alternative to much more expensive Canon 430EX II and 580EX II speedlites offering the same functions at much lower price. Great flash for professionals and advanced amateurs. Very powerful with high guide number and many features including TTL, FEC, FEB, 2nd curtain sync, FE lock, modeling light…

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Yongnuo YN565EX II | Flash for Canon

Yongnuo YN565EX II is an excellent companion for your top of the line Canon digital SLR camera, letting you produce amazing and breathtaking photos. It is fully powered and fully featured. Although Yongnuo released YN568EX II model, YN565EX II still remains one of most popular flashes though. This is because it offers an economical option for people not requiring HSS, but also because it has a high voltage port for external battery packs, which the higher model YN568EX unfortunately lacks.

If HSS is not required (and honestly, most people really do not need HSS), the YN565EX II is one of the most economical options to use off-camera with the very popular YN622C TTL triggers, providing TTL, Remote Manual power control, and Second Curtain Sync.

Featuring wireless slave TTL functionality and full Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II support, the YN565EX II Speedlite from Yongnuo can increase your lighting capabilities by offering an off-camera option. The flash’s general abilities include auto zooming from 24-105mm and an impressive guide number of 58m at ISO 100 and 105mm as well as tilting from -7 to +90° and 270° of rotation. When used off-camera it is easily triggered by camera’s with built-in commander modes or other speedlights with master TTL functionality or as a simple optical slave with instant sync or skip pre-flash settings.

The flash offers a variety of other useful features, including a wide-angle diffusion panel and a bounce card built into the head. Other capabilities are a modeling light function and sound prompt for audible notifications on flash status. The LCD panel assists in viewing settings and the flash will recycle in about 3 seconds. First and second curtain sync modes are available as well and it has PC sync and a socket for an external power pack. It runs on 4 AA batteries.

Yongnuo YN565EX II features

  • Yongnuo YN565EX II supports Canon and Nikon Wireless TTL Slave Mode – YN565EX II supports both Canon and Nikon wireless TTL modes in parallel, which means you have a cross-brand compatible Flash Speedlite when it comes to the wireless slave mode.
    a) It can receive wireless signal from Canon system as well as Nikon system at the same time.
    b) It can only receive wireless signal from Canon system, avoiding Nikon System
    c) It can only receive wireless signal from Nikon system, avoiding Canon System. Under the wireless TTL slave mode ( Off camera ), YN565EX can be fired by Canon 580EX II, Nikon SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 and Canon 7D, 60D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 70D, 7D mark II, with built-in commander mode, Nikon Camera with C-commander and ST-E2. Note: Any flash exposure compensation, FEB, FE lock, manaul flash, and stroboscopic flash setting which is set with the master unit will be automatically transmitted to YN565EX II.
  • TTL Flash with very powerful guide number – GN58 @ ISO100, 105mm, supports TTL, M, Multi modes
  • Can be fired via multiple ways – via master flash on camera, camera with built-in commander mode, optical S1 and S2 modes.
  • Auto and manual zoom functions – flash zoom can be set in 24-105mm focal length range, supporting full-frame / APS-C cameras.
  • Fully support TTL Functions – Flash exposure compensation, Flash exposure bracketing, Rear-curtain sync (2nd curtain sync), FE lock, Modeling Light, Menu Access of Canon camera
  • Higher Speed of Charging Recycle – It only takes 3 seconds to finish a charging cycle after a full level output, you can even use external power pack to accelerate the charging speed.
  • Advanced Features – 1) Charging Socket for External Flash Pack ( You can buy Yongnuo SF-18 C or SF-17 C); 2) PC Port ( You can buy 3.5mm PC Sync Cable to fit for it ); 3) Sound Prompt System — Different sound stands for different working status,it’s more convenient for you to operate
  • Modeling Light Function – Under the function of depth-of field preview in Camera, YN565 will provide one second continuous light
  • Advanced Setting and Automatic Saving Setting, Overheating Protection
  • LED Display and Metal version Hot shoe

Yongnuo YN565EX II specifications:

Circuit designInsulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
Guide No.58 meters (ISO 100, 105mm)
Flash modeTTL, M, MULTI
Wireless triggerN’s & C’s wireless system, S1, S2 pre-flash-canceled mode
Wireless triggering distance20~25m indoor, 10~15m outdoor
Slave groups3(A, B, and C)
Zoom range24,28,35,50,70,80,105mm
Vertical rotation angle-7~90 degrees
Horizontal rotation angle0~270 degrees
Power supply4×AA size batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH are usable)
Lighting times100~1500 times (AA alkaline cell used)
Recycle timeapprox 3s (AA alkaline cell used)
Color temperature5600k
Flash duration1/200s ~ 1/20000s
Flash control8 levels of output control (1/128~1/1), 22 levels of fine tuning
External interfacehot shoe, PC port and external charging port
External powerYONGNUO External Flash Pack like SF-18C, SF-17C
Package weight556g / 19.6oz
Additional featuresRear-curtain sync, FEC, FEB, FEV, modeling flash, manual zoom, auto zoom, sound prompt, advanced setting, automatically saving setting, PC port, power saving mode and overheat protection
Dimensions60×190×78mm (Extended state)
Net weight380g

Yongnuo YN565EX II - compatible with:

Suitable Cameras and Flashes in Wireless TTL Slave mode:

Cameras: Canon 7D, 60D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 70D, 7D mark II and newer models
Flashes: Canon 580EX II, Nikon Nikon SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, Yongnuo YN-568EX II

Suitable Cameras in TTL function:

Canon 1Ds series,1D series, 5D, 5DII, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 1000D, 1100D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 70D, Canon Rebel XS, XSi, XTi, T1i, T2i, T3i and any newer Canon DSLR camera

Suitable Cameras in S1 / S2 mode:

Any DSLR camera with standard hot shoe

Yongnuo YN565EX II - package includes:

1 x Yongnuo YN-565EX II flash speedlite for Canon
1 x Mini Stand
1 x Free Flash Diffuser Cover
1 x Manual in English and Chinese
1 x Original box
1 x Soft case for flash

2 reviews for Yongnuo YN565EX II

  1. 4 out of 5


    Good flash for the money. I work as a nightlife photographer and I had been using this flash for 2 years. It served me very well until I upgraded to Yongnuo YN600EX-RT. Now it is my backup flash

  2. 5 out of 5


    Great flash at very low price. works great with my canon 70D. Thanks

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