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Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite for Nikon Cameras

BH #YOYN685N • MFR #YN685 N
Yongnuo
Yongnuo YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite for Nikon Cameras
Key Features
  • 2.4 GHz Radio Slave System
  • Support for YN-622N & RF-603/YN-560
  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm
With a built-in YN-622N radio receiver, the YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite from Yongnuo offers complete radio slave functionality with both the YN-622N and RF-603/YN-560 radio systems for maximum compatibility with your existing gear. The flash is also compatible with Nikon's i-TTL flash system when mounted to the camera and has a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm. Benefiting this power is a wide zoom range which will cover 20-200mm in full frame, and a diffuser for wide angle lenses. It also features full bounce with tilt up to 90° and rotation of 180° to the left or right.
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Yongnuo YN685 Overview

With a built-in YN-622N radio receiver, the YN685 Wireless TTL Speedlite from Yongnuo offers complete radio slave functionality with both the YN-622N and RF-603/YN-560 radio systems for maximum compatibility with your existing gear. The flash is also compatible with Nikon's i-TTL flash system when mounted to the camera and has a powerful guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm. Benefiting this power is a wide zoom range which will cover 20-200mm in full frame, and a diffuser for wide angle lenses. It also features full bounce with tilt up to 90° and rotation of 180° to the left or right.

Operation is simplified with a clear LCD screen on the back, a dial, and a selection of buttons. The head also offers a pull-out bounce panel for reflecting some light forward when using the tilt functionality. Full sync options are available as well, with high-speed, 1st & 2nd curtain sync. It runs conveniently on 4 AA batteries, has a recycle time of three seconds at full power, and includes an HV power port for battery packs. Additionally, it has a PC sync port.

Compatible with YN-622N, YN-622N-TX, YN560 IV flash, YN560-TX, RF-605, RF-603 III, and RF-603 transmitter systems
High-speed sync to 1/8000 second
Flash exposure compensation and bracketing in 1/3 EV increments from -3 to +3 EV
Manual power output from 1/128 to 1/1
Heat protection
Sound prompts
Custom functions and auto save settings
Locking metal foot

Yongnuo YN685 Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number196.85' / 60 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
20 to 200 mm
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head-7 to +90°
Swivel Head360°
Flash Duration1/200 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 3 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual, Nikon i-TTL
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Power Range1/1 to 1/128
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 328.08' / 100 m
Wireless Channels7
Wireless Groups6
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalPC
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.6 x 3 x 8.3" / 67 x 77 x 210 mm
Weight15.03 oz / 426 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.85 x 4.1 x 3.8"

Yongnuo YN685 Reviews

Good flash for a fair price

By Rick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

This is a great flash for the money. I have purchased two of them. It has a high guide number & plenty of power, although the color is closer to tungsten than daylight. I've been occasionally using them for real estate interiors and have found that using the lower manual settings will provide acceptable light without affecting the color too much. Overall, it is certainly worth the price.

Major BANG for your BUCKS!

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

I needed another flash to compliment my Nikon SB-700 Speedlight, which I use with a Yongnuo YN-622N-TX i-TTL Wireless Flash Controller and Transceiver, on my Nikon D-850. I was able to set everything up easily, in spite of the fact that the factory instructions are difficult to understand. (Perhaps an American should edit and rewrite them for this market.) Neverless, I got it all working in conjunction with my Nikon speedlight, and the cost was a fraction of what it would have been had I gone with another Nikon product. This flash is way more powerful than my SB-700 and will probably become my primary flash.

It works pretty well

By Bruce
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-24

I bought this Yongnuo YN685 speedlite because I can not afford to spend the money on Nikon. I do own a Nikon SB900 and love it. It's just expensive. The Yongnuo does not feel as good quality as my Nikon and the Yongnuo feels bulky in my hand but for the price it works fine. So far I have just used it in my home studio wirelessly for a few commercial type shots and 1 portrait. It communicates wirelessly with the Yongnuo YN622 triggers I already had and I can adjust the power from the top of my camera which I love. I watched a few youtube videos and played around with the settings until I got what I wanted to achieve, then took a photo of the settings so I do not forget how I had it set up. I like it, but of course need a lot more time with it to see if I love it and how it really compares with my Nikon, because really thats what we all want to know in the long run.

Good alternative to Name brand

By Dale
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-14

Have 5 of these now. Good alternatives to the name brands. Comparable features, work well.

A decent external flash & controller at a reasonable price.

By Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-01

This is the first external flash system I have bought for my Nikon D7200, and it does work - once you figure out the cryptic instructions. If you like saving money and don't mind reading ambiguous product manuals written in horrible English, then this Yongnuo speedlite and controller combination is just right for you! I probably will buy a second Yongnuo wireless speedlite when the need arises, just 'cause the price is right.

2nd one

By Lee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

Dumb me lost my first one, so I needed to purchase another one. I have used this model on my Canon 70D and also my Canon 5D mkIV. LOVE IT. Fast cycle times, lots of features and the ability to use satellites. I recommend

The Best

By Gaby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-09

the best purchase I have ever made

Great flash

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-07

Great flash for the money!! TTL makes it easy and also using it as a slave/off camera flash.

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