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Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras

BH #YOYN968EXRT • MFR #YN968EX-RT
Yongnuo
Yongnuo Speedlite YN968EX-RT for Canon Cameras
Key Features
  • 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)
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.
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Yongnuo YN968EX-RT Overview

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.

Yongnuo YN968EX-RT Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number196.85' / 60 m at ISO 100 (105 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
20 to 105 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head-7 to +150°
Swivel Head360°
Flash Duration1/200 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 3 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationVideo Light
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlCanon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Manual
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow 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
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 82.02' / 25 m
Wireless Channels15
Wireless Groups5
Remote Timing ModesInstant Sync
Skip Preflash
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalPC
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.1 x 2.4 x 8.1" / 78 x 60.5 x 206 mm
Weight15.34 oz / 435 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 4 x 3.6"

Yongnuo YN968EX-RT Reviews

My first add-on flash

By Charles
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-30

I could probably give this flash a higher rating, but I've only had it for about ten days. I'm still learning settings, etc. Performs great, pretty intuitive coming out of the box; no overheating or reset problems thus far. Overheating had been a concern in some appraisals I had read prior to purchase. All that and a third of the price of other flashes out there.

good prodact

By Hayk
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-02

good prodact

Nice to have HSS without a premium price.

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-03

I use these flashes manually and it is nice to have HSS. Was able to not have to pull ND filters out last shoot.

Excellent product.

By Madhawa Jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-13

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.

Youngnuo Speedlite 968

By Tom The Old Man
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-27

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

Bargen light with big bang

By Brent LeBlanc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-12

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.

Looks nice...does nothing!

By Sean
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-13

I will admit, this is the first speedlite I've ever owned or used. It looks great! But that's where my excitement ended :( I used fresh, brand new batteries and the LCD immediately came to life once powered up. It was able to communicate with my Canon camera effortlessly. I was able to fire the flash twice and then I could not get it to fire again. Not even pressing the test button (which was lit up red and therefore ready to go) would fire the flash. Admittedly, I used regular AA batteries so before I return it, I'm going to try some good brand name batteries. I'm hoping it's just a case of the batteries being good enough to keep the LCD lit but maybe not strong enough to fire the flash?? Oh, and the LED lights work fine though. It will be used mainly for macro photography with the 105mm Sigma macro lens, so I might switch to a ring light if my better battery theory doesn't pan out.

great for humming birds

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-18

I bought three of these along with the flash controller to do hummingbird photography. Although the instruction booklet is hard to interpret I was able to use the flashes in the manual mode with low power to stop the wings. So far I have had no problems and have some quite sharp hummers. I will explore the possibilities later in other uses. So far they are a great value at less than one third the price for the comparable Canon flash which already have one and it synced with the controller. Would buy again

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