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Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite

BH #YOYN5603 • MFR #YN-560III
Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite
Key Features
  • 2.4 GHz Receiver with 328' Range
  • Guide Number: 190' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (18mm with Panel)
  • Output Range: 1/1 to 1/128
Featuring a 2.4 GHz wireless radio receiver, the Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite is a long range manual flash unit capable of being triggered from up to 300' away with the YN560-TX, RF-603, and RF-602 wireless transmitters. The YN560-III is powerful with a guide number of 190' at ISO 100 and 105mm. The unit is also quite versatile with a zoom range of 24-105mm, which is able to be expanded to 18mm with the built-in wide-angle diffuser. Additionally, this output can be adjusted from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps.
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Yongnuo YN560 III Overview

Featuring a 2.4 GHz wireless radio receiver, the Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite is a long range manual flash unit capable of being triggered from up to 300' away with the YN560-TX, RF-603, and RF-602 wireless transmitters. The YN560-III is powerful with a guide number of 190' at ISO 100 and 105mm. The unit is also quite versatile with a zoom range of 24-105mm, which is able to be expanded to 18mm with the built-in wide-angle diffuser. Additionally, this output can be adjusted from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps.

Full bounce and swivel lighting is possible due to -7 to 90° tilt and 270° of rotation with the locking flash head. The flash can also be triggered optically with either instant sync or skip pre-flash options for simpler off-camera firing. A built-in PC sync port further enhances the flash's connectivity and a Multi mode allows for stroboscopic lighting effects. The flash runs on 4 AA batteries and has a recycle time of about 3 seconds. It comes with a protective case and a stand.

Supports the YN560-TX, RF-603, and RF-602 wireless transmitters and can operate on any of the 16 available channels
Metal hot shoe for standard on-camera triggering
Large LCD screen for viewing settings and making adjustments
Socket for SF-18C or SF-17C external power pack
Audible flash ready indicators
100-1500 flashes from one set of batteries
Automatically saves your current settings
Built-in bounce card
Color temperature of 5600K
Eight levels of flash output from 1/1 to 1/128 with 29 individual settings
Optical triggering range of 66-82' indoors or 33-49' outdoors

Yongnuo YN560 III Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number190.29' / 58 m at ISO 100 (105 mm Position)
24 to 105 mm
18 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Bounce Head-7 to +90°
Swivel Head270°
Flash Duration1/200 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 3 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual
Flash ModesNone
Power Range1/1 to 1/128 (Manual)
Wireless OperationRadio (Manual)
Up to 300' / 91.44 m (Slave)
Optical Pulse (Manual)
Up to 82.02' / 25 m
Wireless Channels16
Remote Timing ModesInstant Sync
Skip Preflash
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
Off-Camera TerminalPC
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.4 x 7.5 x 3.1" / 60 x 190 x 78 mm
Weight12.35 oz / 350 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.45 x 3.85 x 3.45"

Yongnuo YN560 III Reviews

Simply Amazing Quality

By James T.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

I bought two of these speedlights after seeing Dustin Dolby use them on his Workphlo YouTube product photography lighting tutorial channel. I was immediately intrigued by the fact that these lights have built-in triggers. So, that would mean no more Pocket Wizards dangling from my lights, as great as they are. Totally wireless triggering leaves me free to easily hand-hold the lights if necessary and just makes life easier all around. I used to try velcro-ing or taping the Pocket Wizards to the light stands, which was a bit difficult but it worked OK, but hand-holding required wrangling them as well as the speedlight and the modifier. Now, I'm totally wireless! And I also bought the YN560-TX hot shoe transmitter so I can control flash output, zoom and on/off all from the camera. No more standing on my toes, crouching down or craning my neck trying to see what power I have the speedlights set to during a shoot. It's all right in front of me and I can change it easily. It really saves my back! And the quality of these lights-excellent. Very solid build and smooth action. It looks and feels like a more expensive light. And they work flawlessly. There's a PC connector as well as a power pack receptacle so I can use my BOLT power pack with them. And I do. Awesome. Dustin shows you how to make totally pro images with inexpensive equipment and these YN560-III speedlights are totally pro. And they're so amazingly priced @ $75...the newer YN560-IV is $85, and the TX controller is only $45. I highly recommend this speedlight system if you're looking to get very good equipment that produces excellent results at a lower price point. *Note that I use them for small product photography set-ups in the studio. For situations where you need super-fast recycling times (e.g. shooting weddings) you'll likely need more expensive speedlights that can handle that.

Does giant work for a moderate price--Great Value

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

I purchased this as a second flash. It works well with the YN-560TX II trigger giving me the ability to have two levels of energy output.

Good, cheap flash

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-25

I modified this unit to make a UV flash, and it works well for that purpose.

Great Flash Unit

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-10

I love Yongnuo flashes, and this RF controlled flash is great for a portable portrait session photographer like me!

The best I've found for events

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-03

I shoot a lot of weddings and events and I now own six of these little gems. Are they the very best portrait light I've ever used? No. But for lighting a space while on the run with multiple units, they can't be beat, and at a great price. How Canon speedlites can hold any market share against these is beyond me.

Bummed About Outcome

By Taylor
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-24

I purchased this flash in 2014. It worked lovely for low demand jobs. Once I got started in weddings, it overheated multiple times, failing me. Would recommend for beginners- great first flash but this is not a flash for high demand jobs.

Excellent Quality Speedlight for The Money!

By James T.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

)I saw these speedlights used by Dustin Dolby in his lighting tutorials on his YouTube channel 'Workphlo.' They have fully manual functioning, which is how I use my speedlights, and the feature that really got me interested was the built-in trigger. So you can use it without the need for Pocket Wizards (if you have the shoe mount YN-560-TX transmitter), which I do love and have been using with my Bolt Speedlights. But having it internal is so much easier since you don't have to wrangle a wireless trigger unit with the speedlight. As Dustin shows in his tutorials, you can even 'freestyle' or hand-hold the speedlight in a stripbox modifier while shooting and not have to also hold a Pocket Wizard simplifies the whole process immensely. So far I've been using the YN560-III with the Pocket Wizard (it has a PC connection terminal) and it works great. It looks and feels like a more expensive speedlight. I also use it with my Bolt Cyclone PocketMax PP-100 battery pack. These Yongnuos have the battery pack plug receptacle facing the right way so you can use ithe battery packt and a PC cord at the same time. Oddly, the Bolt speedlights have it configured so that you can't plug plug in the battery pack if you're using a PC cord to trigger it!! Yongnuo got it right. But I won't be using a PC cord and Pocket Wizard for long...I'm going to also buy the shoe mount YN-560-TX transmitter and another YN560-III. Then I can shoot them totally wireless. Great product and I highly recommend it for a good workhorse speedlight that is very affordable.

Very Reliable

By Felix
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

Very good flash and a very reasonable price

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can you use this with the nikon d7100?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Holly S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


does this purchase come with the wireless trigger?
Asked by: Kathryn M.
Sorry, no. You will need a wireless transmitter like this: Yongnuo YN560-TX II Manual Flash Controller for Canon Cameras B&H # YOYN560TXIIC
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does this flash work well with a Canon SL1?
Asked by: Melanie S.
This flash works well with the Canon Rebel SL1 camera, but keep in mind this is a manual exposure flash, and does not support any TTL communication.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Is this flash compatible with pocket wizards?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yongnuo's radio system will not work with PocketWizard radio system, but if the flash has a built-in PC or sync terminal, you can connect PocketWizard remotes to the flash. If not, then they would need B&H # WIHSFM3 or B&H # IMMHSF1PW to connect the PocketWizard radio remote to the flash. Then it would work like normal.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

will this work with a canon t7?

will this work with a canon t7?
Asked by: Jan
Yes this would be compatible with a Canon T7
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-08-27


I see in the overview that there is a socket for the SF-18C or SF-17C external power packs. These have gone out of production and I can't find them anywhere. Is there any other external power pack that is compatible with these flashes?
Asked by: D F.
Being that this flash has a high voltage connection similar to those found on Canon speedlites, you could use the Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack and BO-CZ Canon Flash Cable Kit B&H # BOPP310Q, as an alternative to the discontinued SF-18C and SF-17C battery packs. You would still need AA batteries in the flash to operate functions such as the LCD display. Please see the link below for reference.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2019-04-03


Can this flash be triggered by the Fuji X100S or T in commander mode?
Asked by: Anonymous
This flash can be triggered using the optical slave mode, or by separate radio transmitters. Both methods will utilize manual power control, as opposed to TTL auto, which will not work. The optical slave mode, once turned on, will react to the on-board flash of the X100s.
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


It will works with Sony A58?
Asked by: Anonymous
I do not know!
Answered by: abdo y.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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