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Excellent when it worked!
on 21 January 2015
At these prices and good reviews the Yongnup 565EX TTL made sense as a replacement to my 580EX II (Great flash but unfortunetly pilfered).The flash worked perfectly with my Canon 50D. It also worked very well, off camera with the Yongnuo 603 triggers. I purchased the 565EX ETTL in September 2014 and in January 2015 the flash just stopped working!
After firing the flash about 5 times one day there was a smell coming from the unit. The intial display came on but that was about it. Lucky for me it was under warranty and returned for a full refund with Amazon (excellent customer services). As an amateur photographer, I do some studio work and strobist off camera. Having these relatively cheap option flashes is great but they should last alot longer. I have now bought a Canon 430EX II as my main flash which has TTL and High Speed Sync.
I haven't totally given up on the Yongnuo flashes, my 560 is working well and I may purchase the 568EX II as an extra flash with High Speed Sync functionality. My advice is to buy from a reputable source so any issues with the flash can be resolved.