Yongnuo, the Chinese lighting and accessory manufacturer known for their affordable speedlights, has announced the latest in their YN568EX series of mid-range, budget speedlights – the YN568 EX III. In addition to that, the company has also announced the long awaited Nikon version of their YN968EX-RT, the YN968N. Continue reading…
As you have noticed lately, we have been exploring the arena of party and event photography, specifically the gear and tools needed to get great results in that genre. So far we have covered cameras and lenses, the two most critical aspects of a party or event photography kit.
Today we change our focus from the image capturing gear to another incredibly important piece to a party and event photography kit – the lighting. Specifically, we will be looking at our top speedlight recommendations, a list that will cover high-end (expensive) options as well as more budget-friendly options that also get the job done.
Ready to shed some light on your event photography kit? Let’s get this party started… Continue reading…
Could Yongnuo be gearing up to launch their own version of the Canon 50mm F/1.4? That is what some reports over on Photo Rumors are pointing to with images they received from a user.
Yongnuo has made their name in this industry with their cheap alternative products, which started with speedlights and lighting but has now expanded into lenses. Their lenses have been known to be built incredibly cheap, with outdated lens optical designs and AF motors. But in terms of the actual image quality from these very cheap lenses, it has been mostly noted to be fairly decent, in some cases even good.
Budget speedlights are a great way to ease yourself into the world of advanced lighting, they are affordable and many come with advanced features not found until you get into the $500+ range. Today’s highlights are some great budget speedlight options from Godox and Yongnuo, probably two of the biggest and most popular budget lighting brands.
- Godox TT685 – Save $80 – Get It
- Godox V860II – Save $100 – Get It
- Yongnuo YN600EX RT – Save $13 – Get It
- Yongnuo YN560IV – Save $9 – Get It
- Yongnuo YN-467 II – Save $27 – Get It
Whenever there are new or notable products coming up for pre-order we will have them here.
- Canon 5D Mark IV – Pre Order
- Canon 16-35mm F/2.8L III – Pre-Order
- Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR – Pre-Order
- Fujifilm X-A3 – Pre Order
Today’s update continues after the jump…
Welcome to Cheap Accessories, our Thursday post where we feature all of our non-camera/lens deals. You will see some great deals on lighting, storage, stabilization, bags and more. Today we have over 41 deals for you to take advantage of, including some great savings on speedlights to increase your lighting power.
When you think about great third party flash options, what you immediately think about are both Phottix and Yongnuo–but if you haven’t checked out Shanny then you should. They’re not anywhere as popular as the others and providing that everyone and their mother suddenly think that they can grab a factory in China and throw their name on a product, it’s tough to get through all the rest. However, Shanny does a couple of things that in many ways are very true to Canon’s own interface and also much more simplistic for the user.
At the same time though, they’re not perfect–and some things may straight drive you insane when you’re on a shoot.
Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers about a photo that they shot and how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed on to you. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.
Photographer Kevin Goss-Ross is a self-taught photographer working professionally for the past 7 years. Born in Pretoria, South Africa, and raised on the coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, he moved to Dublin in 2012. After studying graphic design at the Durban University of Technology and slogging it out in dirty alternative nightclubs and bars shooting music he sold his soul and started doing commercial and editorial work which, much to his dismay, he liked a lot.
And that’s how we’re brought to the Thinkhouse X series. The shoot was done for the agency Thinkhouse in Dublin and this image in particular was inspired by Hunter S. Thompson.
Here’s Ryan’s story.
Aperlite isn’t as well known as Phottix or Yongnuo when it comes to affordable third party flashes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the quality isn’t there. In a world where everyone and their mother is creating a Me Too flash of some sort, getting to the best of the best is tough to do. The Aperlite YH-700C is a flash. Yes, that’s it. It’s an ordinary flash with TTL capabilities with both Canon and Nikon cameras. No radio wireless control, no crazy features at all–just a flash that’s very akin to Canon’s older 580 EX II. That means you’ve got TTL, manual and stroboscopic modes in addition to a tilting and swiveling head.
It isn’t exactly doing anything to push the technology barriers, but for what you’re paying for there isn’t a whole lot to complain about.