Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras

Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras

Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras

Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras

Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras

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  • Canon-Compatible 2.4 GHz Radio System
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 20-105mm (14mm with Panel)
  • LED Video Light with 300 lux Output
  • Tilts from -7 to +150°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Optical TTL Slave Mode for Canon & Nikon
  • Slow, High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • PC Sync & USB Port for Firmware Updates
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Yongnuo YN968EX-RT overview

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Powerful, radio-equipped, and featuring an LED video light, the Speedlite YN968EX-RT from Yongnuo aims to be one of the most versatile lighting solutions in your bag. The flash is designed with support for Canon's E-TTL / E-TTL II metering as well as compatibility with Canon's 2.4 GHz radio triggering system, while it also has optical TTL slave modes that work with both Canon and Nikon units for maximum compatibility. Also, the LED light, which features a sliding diffusion panel, can output approximately 300 lux at 3.3', making it useful for brightening up a video.

For illuminating your subjects, the YN968EX-RT offers a high guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 105mm and can zoom from 20-105mm for covering a variety of lenses. A pull-out diffuser is available to expand coverage to wide-angle 14mm lenses. Bounce lighting is simple with -7 to +150° of tilt and 360° of rotation, and through TTL communication it has access to slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain sync. Additionally, the flash is equipped with a PC sync port, an external power port, and a USB port for firmware updates.

Designed to support Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II metering with support for slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain sync.
Equipped with Canon-compatible 2.4GHz radio triggering system that enables the YN968EX-RT to function as a TTL master or slave with Canon 600EX-RT and YN-E3-RT as well as Yongnuo YN600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT. The flash can also function as an optical slave with support for TTL communication from both Canon and Nikon systems.
Guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 105mm.
Zoom range of 20-105mm with pull-out diffusion panel for coverage of lenses as wide as 14mm.
LED video light has maximum output of about 300 lux at 3.3'. A slide-out diffusion panel is available and the flash comes with a color conversion filter for changing the daylight-balanced 5500K LED to tungsten.
Built-in bounce card.
Recycle time of about three seconds at max power.
Runs on four AA batteries.
PC sync, external power, and USB ports are available.
In the Box
Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras
  • Color Conversion Filter for LED Light
  • Mini Stand
  • Protecting Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Yongnuo YN968EX-RT specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 196.85'  / 60 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
    Exposure Control E-TTL / E-TTL II, Manual
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
    Bounce Head -7 to +150°
    Swivel Head 360°
    Coverage 14 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 20 - 105 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 3 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/200 - 1/20000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
    Skip Preflash
    Wireless Operation Method: RF
    Distance: Up to 328.08' / 100 m
    Method: Optical Pulse
    Distance: Up to 82.02' / 25 m
    Wireless Communication Channels 15 Channels
    Wireless Groups 5 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.1 x 2.4 x 8.1" / 78.0 x 60.5 x 206.0 mm
    Weight 15.34 oz / 435 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 4.0 x 3.6"

    Yongnuo YN968EX-RT reviews

    Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all-around performance I was looking for a slave for my Canon Speedlite 600EX and was very impressed with my Yongnuo work horse manual flash that I used daily for my photography business, the Yongnuo YN560-IV Speedlite I have been using and testing the flash for the past couple of weeks and have been impressed enough to buy a 2nd. The Yongnuo YN968EX-RT is not a physical clone of the Canon 600EX like the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT, but rather has its own unique shape and form. The YN968EX-RT does follow the interface of the Canon flashes to the point where, if you have worked with a Canon 600EX, you will easily be able to operate and utilize all of its features without looking at the owners manual. I was actually amazed at how similar the 2 flashes are in their operation and interface, and how seamlessly they work together as a radio master and slave. Here are some of the differences that I notice from the Canon flash: No optical master setting. The flash only operates as a master through the cannon's radio transmission system. I see no advantage of using the optical system over the radio transmission so I doubt that anyone would ever have need for it. In the optical slave mode this flash will work with either Canon or Nikon master systems. No legacy on flash light meter system. Although this flash is fully compatible with my digital SLRs, (6D &80D) I have found lots of issues trying to use it with any of the fixed lens cameras like my Canon G 12, I would check the compatibility tables before ordering if you own a non-D-SLR. There is no need to press any buttons to rotate the head either vertically or horizontally. I personally prefer not having to have to press a button to rotate the head. My experience with the Yongnuo flashes is that these heads do not become looser over time. Although high speed sync works with with my D-SLRs, power output falls off quicker at high shutter speed when compared to my Canon flash. On camera the flash tends to have identical power capabilities, and gives near identical exposures. Eric works equally well as my Canon in TTL master and slave modes. The flash also comes with a continuous light for video work. I would say that this is more of a novelty than a workhorse component. The light will work for a few minutes only at full power and will temporarily drain the battery. The batteries will quickly come back to life, but at full power you will only be able to use this light for a few minutes. I must say that you will probably not need to use full power in a indoor situation and Yongnuo provides an Amber filter to help create videos under tungsten light and you will get far more time for your video recording. This light is at its best mixing with ambient light since the latest source is very small and bright.
    Date published: 2017-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recomend it product Great product for the price, It work nicely with my Canon EOS 5D mark III, Sure I recommend 100%, it is a powerful substitute of Canon very Expensive Flashgun
    Date published: 2017-05-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from ETTL doesn't seem to work with bounce on Canon 7D This flash does not work consistently in ETTL mode if you use bounce flash, which is how I typically shoot. I tried the flash on my Canon 7D and tested bounce flash at several distances. Close-up objects were over-exposed by about 1 stop. Far-away objects were under-exposed by 2 to 3 stops. I know that the flash has enough power to reach the far-away objects because when I put the flash into manual mode, 1/2 power illuminated the objects very nicely. Everything else about the flash -- e.g. the build quality -- seems just fine. I can't compare this
    Date published: 2017-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. It works great with my Canon DSLR. The built quality is good too. The flash also comes with a continuous light for video recording. It is an all-around performance product. Great product for the price also.
    Date published: 2018-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bargen light with big bang I am a professional photographer full time, just photographed a mardi gras ball with lots flash and 3 social events associated. � This flash was very impressive and had the power to bounce and light a room. �Not built like the cannon but �can replace it for a fraction of the cost. �Good buy so far.
    Date published: 2018-02-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't update firmware I can't get the flash to connect to my computer to update the firmware. They are already on version 1.11 so there have been a lot of bug fixes. I successfully updated my YNe3-RX so I know how to do the update.
    Date published: 2017-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Used them for a single shoot so far and they worked great. They feel great and the build quality is good too. No complaints so far. Remember that these are upgradeable so get the latest firmware.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Youngnuo Speedlite 968 I bought two YN560 III with a flash controllerYN560-TX I love the set and now I add the YN968EX-RT to the set. I love the new YN968 it works better than Canon flash
    Date published: 2018-02-27
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