Yongnuo YN-465 Flash Features Review (digital AF Speedlite)

The YN-465, presented during 2009, was the first TTL-enabled flashgun from the Yongnuo organization in Chinese suppliers. It develops the function set of the “strobist line” of guide quick flashes but contributes through-the-lens visibility management for use in the digicam hot shoes. For Cannon, there are 2 more E-TTL designs available with the YN-467 and the YN-468, and the third one = the YN-565 is predicted to deliver in May 2011. For Nikon, the only other choice from Shenzhen is the YN-467 as of Apr 2011.

Yongnuo YN460
Yongnuo YN460

When the 465 was first presented there were some reviews about preliminary issues with the Nikon edition, while the later launched Canon edition seemed to perform completely right from the beginning. It seems to be a wise decision in common to stay away from the very first group of a new Yongnuo design. My own YN-465 performs completely and I think it’s providing a fantastic value for those on a tight price variety.

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Yongnuo YN-465 Manual Display Method M

Manual mode photography is a very useful function and in some instances the best choice to have excellent looking images. Using guide mode is a piece of cake with the YN 465: basically convert the management rim to switch in a guide establishing. All complete prevents are provided between complete energy and the lowest establishing.

Wireless Display with YN-465

Triggering through the flash feet (e.g. using Yongnuo RF-602 flash triggers) is the one choice for using the YN465 as a wi-fi flash – it does not have the visual servant ways discovered on most other Yongnuo speedlites. But it performs excellent with stereo activates and has a extensive 6-stop variety of guide energy stages from 1/1 down to 1/64.

The YN-465 does not perform in Nikon TTL wi-fi servant mode “AWL”, nor in the corresponding wi-fi mode provided by Canon. There’s no way for distant leading to without extra components (flash triggers), even if your digicam has a built-in small flash with a leader mode, such as the ones discovered on the 600D / Insurgent T3i, or the Nikon D90.

Zoom capability Modes

Like on the Nikon SB-400 the position of protection for the display ray is set. The YN-465 has a reflector protecting a Negatives FX lens (or ~24mm DX / APS-C / EF-S). You can certainly use it with a a longer period lens but in comparison to a display with zoom reflector it does not restrict the ray and the information variety doesn’t improve (flashguns with zoom reflector generally win 1 f-stops between Negatives and their 105mm setting).

With the built-in extensive board protection improves down to 18mm FX (around 12mm DX for Nikon, 11mm for a Canon Rebel). Yongnuo got a bit of a bad good name for the poor of their flip-down extensive sections in the first groups of the YN-460 which seemed to crack or even go away in some instances. Everything has enhanced as I haven’t learn about issues with it in a longer period now (and I haven’t had issues myself on my 6 quick flashes from the 460 series).

Lack of a zoom reflector does not cause any issues with you obviously; It’s just like with a built-in display where this is the same scenario or with the above mentioned SB-400 (or the specific Cannon display 270EX / 270EX II). The main distinction is that the Yongnuo is more powerful than these entry-level designs, it’s almost on the stage of the new SB-700.

Yongnuo YN-465 Specifications

Basic information
Brand Yongnuo
Model YN465
Class mid-range
Cost (USD) 65
First introduction 2009
Successor none yet
Canon compatibility
Compatible with Canon cameras (E-TTL(II)) yes
Supported Canon flash modes ETTL(II), M
Canon wireless TTL slave / master no / no
Nikon compatibility
Compatible with Nikon cameras (CLS / i-TTL) yes
Supported Nikon flash modes i-TTL, M
Nikon wireless TTL slave / master no / no
Manual mode
Manual power settings (on the flash) 1/1 – 1/2 – 1/4 – 1/8 – 1/16 – 1/32 – 1/64

Yongnuo YN-465 Provided Accessories

The display comes loaded in a awesome looking box. When you purchase from the maker shop it will probably deliver in a slim percolate cover package and there is not a lot of security overall but all my Yongnuo display designs live through the journey from Hong Kong so far. The last one I requested – a YN-467 for Nikon – even came within 8 times after the purchasing which was fairly for an provide with free freight.

Yongnuo YN460 Accessories
Yongnuo YN460 Accessories

Yongnuo YN-465 Build Quality

The display itself is a little bit larger than the SB-600 / SB-700 / 430EX II from Cannon but more compact than the leading designs from Canon or Nikon. The covering and the body seems to be Yongnuo’s own style mostly. Battery power entrance depend style is motivated by the Vivitar DF-383 while the display overall reveals a few resemblances to the Vivitar, but also to the Nikon SB-600.

Casing – The YN-465 is a common associate of the Yongnuo 460 series: a bit difficult around the sides, but a durable development overall and – in my viewpoint – a rather stylish covering that seems well in your side. It would look even better if the marking on the back board was not in ‘font dimension 400′ but you get used to it.

Battery Door – I keep duplicating myself in all 46x sequence reviews: the the most fragile identify in from the is the battery power entrance with its basic nasty depend. Everybody hates its but nobody seems to have had a genuine issue so far. Image below reveals the battery power section of the YN465.

Flash Foot – The conventional ISO formed display feet is made from nasty rests well in my cameras’ hot footwear, stereo activates and display appears. I have the Nikon edition with the main X get in touch with plus 3 extra i-TTL hooks around it. I haven’t had (nor study about) any get in touch with issues with Yongnuo so far. There is a securing pin linked with the attach secure rim to provide you with an honest install. Image reveals the feet of a pre-2011 YN-465 in contrast to the one of the Nikon SB-600.

Yongnuo YN460 Flash Foot
Yongnuo YN460 Flash Foot

Yongnuo YN-465 Speedlights Power Index

Speedlights.net digital TTL flash power index

Yongnuo YN-465 Display Head

It was a sensible style option by the Yongnuo technicians to provide their 460 sequence flash leads the same front side display measurements as the Nikon SB-600 / SB-800, so there is an variety of stofens, lightspheres, plants, snoots etc that all fit the YN-465 as well.

Flash Go Adjustment – The ‘foursixtyfive’ has a portable flash head in both axes which is one of the functions where it’s better than the basic ways from Canon (270EX) and Nikon (SB-400). There is 270 levels rotating to the remaining and right, and it can be modified between plus 90 levels and less 7 (it is -10 levels actually) in the straight axis, so jumping the mild off from a walls or the roof is effective.

Yongnuo YN460 Flash Head Adjustment
Yongnuo YN460 Flash Head Adjustment

No Zoom capability Reflector – By standard the flash includes Negatives completely structure (about 24mm for APS-C) and there’s no zoom reflector built-in – this is where most other electronic TTL speedlights have a benefit, e.g. the zoom head designs YN-467 and YN-468 which begin at 24mm and zoom to 85mm max (full structure values). If used with smaller lens configurations, e.g. the 18mm place on a kit lens from Cannon, vignetting will be noticeable on the structure boundaries. Therefore use the wide-flash board which assists in expanding the ray.

Wide place coverage – Like all Yongnuo quick flashes the top comes with a built-in extensive place diffuser / extractor (plus jump card). With this extensive board the protection reaches 18mm complete structure or 12mm for Nikon APS-C or about 11mm for Canon EF-S.

Stereo Leading to For Wi-fi Flash

There’s exactly one choice for wireless display, and that is linking a induce on the feet of the display. There’s no PC synchronize outlet, no servant indicator for visual triggering, no wireless TTL assistance in the devoted techniques from Cannon or Nikon. It really comes down to radio triggering so no splendid luxuries here, which signifies that the most secure choice does perform.

The picture below reveals a YN-460 on the right: you can see the middle pin for the induce indication, plus the securing pin which keeps the display in the hot shoes or in the provided small display take a position. On the broke up with you can see the extra hooks of the YN-465. These are the extra TTL connections for the information return between the display and you itself, but the strobe can be shot with the main pin alone, so “strobism” with radio activates performs completely excellent.

Yongnuo YN-465 Other Flash Features

Red-Eye Reduction – Anti red eye display is not reinforced by the YN-465: the method can be chosen with the display method key on you, and the flashgun does flame, but the quit red eye pre-flashes are not produced. The same is applicable for the mixture of red-eye display plus slowly sync; again, no quit red eye pre-flash on the Yongnuo (slow synchronize works).

Modeling Light – Modeling mild is triggered through establishing e3 on the Nikon D90. If set to “on” and when using a suitable display you can have a (more or less useful) modelling mild by pushing the depth-of-field key near the lens install on you body system. With the YN465 in the hot shoes the depth-of-field key is doing its regular job (which is a depth-of-field review obviously) but there is no modelling mild.

Flash Exposure Compensation – Using the display method key and one of the D90′s management calls, display outcome can be customized in a vary from -3 to +1 EV. In the viewfinder, you can see an effective display visibility settlement as well as the quantity that is set when the display method key is pushed. This performs exactly the same way on the 465 as it does on the SB-600; both examined flashguns do perform the management. When using the SB-600 with its own, built-in outcome stage settlement you have a second way to bypass display output: either on you or on the display itself or both mixed (e.g. +1 on the SB-600 plus -2 on you gives you -1 overall). With the YN-465 you don’t have EV settlement on the display but you can use the display outcome settlement on you.

Flash Exposure Secure (FV Lock) – FV lock allows securing in of a certain display stage – it is like visibility lock but for the display outcome. To stimulate you need to set up either the AE-button or the Fn-button (Nikon D90), and then the camera-mounted speedlite delivers out a pre-flash once this key is pushed. This utilizes the Nikon device. Together with the metering display, the FV lock icon illuminates in the viewfinder until the next media of the Fn key deactivates both icon and the operate again. The Yongnuo delivers out the pre-flash too but the icon only fast flashes up for a small portion of a second and then vanishes again. And I don’t think it shops the value actually. Even after looking into the Yongnuo guide again and following the actions detailed there I could not get the display visibility lock to perform really.

Flash Bracketing (FEB) – With customized operate e4 “auto bracketing set” on the Nikon D90 you can set different kinds of bracketing when the automatic bracketing method of you is used. Individually, I never used this selection before as I do bracketing personally when it’s required, but a simple analyze of the display bracketing demonstrates it is dealing with the Yongnuo design 465. Function e6 lastly allows you choose the bracketing purchase.

Flash Off – The Nikon D90 has an environment on the method switch known as “flash off”. Unfortunately the ‘flash off’ method on you is a compact digital method and does not allow you to decide on the f-stop or shutter rate (nor indicator sensitivity) yourself. But there is a workaround for camera techniques with a FUNC key – you can allocate a customized operate for flash-off with it.