Test: Eneloop 1900mAh BK-3MCCE (4th Generation)

Test: Eneloop 1900mAh BK-3MCCE (4th Generation)

We all need batteries to operate our flashes. Using non-rechargeable batteries can quickly turn into hell. First, this is not very green (not ecological), and after a while it represents a significant budget (not economical). I have been using only rechargeable batteries at home for a few years now. Today I’ll be talking about one of the bestseller from Eneloop (Panasonic), the 4th generation of 1900mAh Ni-MH AA batteries (LR6), model BK-3MCCE. See it on Amazon 1- Who is Eneloop?…

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Test: Eneloop Charger BQ-CC55 (Panasonic)

Test: Eneloop Charger BQ-CC55 (Panasonic)

After testing Eneloop batteries (as well as Amazon Basics batteries) I finally decided to buy a charger (I was using a 10-year-old Ni-MH charger until then). My eyes stopped on the Panasonic BQ-CC55 (Eneloop). We will see what this intelligent charger brings in new features compared to the older versions. See it on Amazon Once you start using rechargeable batteries, you won’t come back to normal batteries. I use rechargeable batteries in my flashes, my Xbox oneĀ  controllers, my massage…

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Pancake Yongnuo Lens YN40mm f/2.8N (Nikon)

Pancake Yongnuo Lens YN40mm f/2.8N (Nikon)

An interesting lens from Yongnuo for Nikon users (the canon version is not yet available). The Yongnuo yn40mm f/2.8N is a pancake lens (small and lightweight) that cost lest than $100 and will please many photographers. See it on Amazon PS: You may want to update the firmware as soon as you receive your lens, as many users reported an autofocus issue that seemed to be fixed the the updated firmware. Download and install the firmware of the yn40mm f/2.8N…

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Yongnuo Lens 50mm f/1.8 II (Canon)

Yongnuo Lens 50mm f/1.8 II (Canon)

The 50mm f/1.8 was the first lens made by Yongnuo, and it was released back in 2014 with a price tag of $50. Today Yongnuo announced an improved version of this nifty-fifty versatile and easy to use lens: the YN50mm f/1.8 II (Canon mount). See it on Amazon Hopefully with a Mark II, we can expect improvements, so let’s check out the specifications: New mechanical structure Metal ring Minimum focus distance of 0.35m That’s thin. As a reminder, check out…

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Yongnuo Mirrorless Camera YN450

Yongnuo Mirrorless Camera YN450

Well, that’s quite some news right? Yongnuo is not kidding lately! Here is a preview of the YN450 latest announcement before future tests and post updates. Stay in touch! Yongnuo seems to enjoy R&D lately as they just announced a brand new product called Yongnuo YN450. This is a mirrorless micro 4/3 camera that runs Android on a 5″ LCD display. You can attached an EF lens to the YN-450, like the YN14mm f/2.8 pictured in this article. Compatible Full-Frame…

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Yongnuo Lens YN35mm F/1.4 (Canon mount)

Yongnuo Lens YN35mm F/1.4 (Canon mount)

A new addition to the Yongnuo lens family arrives: The 35mm f/1.4 Canon mount. See it on Amazon Yongnuo continues to extend its range and release its third f/1.4 lens, after the 50mm F/1.4 Canon and the 50mm f/1.4 Nikon E. The design reminds of the Yongnuo 60mm f/2 macro. The construction is pretty similar. 35mm lenses are pretty common and really close to human vision. Prime lenses are usually better quality than zoom, lighter and less subject to damage….

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Speedlite Transmitter YN-E3-RT II

Speedlite Transmitter YN-E3-RT II

Yongnuo has just announced a new version of its famous transmitter YN-E3-RT. No big changes, but a higher compatibility with the latest flashes and triggers. See it on Amazon This new YN-E3-RT II can control up to 5 groups of speedlites (15 units) like its predecessor and has also dust and water resistance equivalent to EOS 1-D cameras. The 2-way 2.4Ghz radio system is fully compatible with the Canon ST-E3-RT transmitter and the Canon 600EX-RT flash. The transmission range is…

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Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4N E (Nikon)

Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4N E (Nikon)

Yongnuo continues to expand its lens range and this time offers us a 50mm f/1.4 Nikon with a F-mount. See it on Amazon Not much new on the data sheet. It looks like most of the Yongnuo lenses. This is an auto-focusing lens with a built-in electromagnetic aperture that support the usual shooting modes (M/Av/Tv/P/B). The large f/1.4 aperture is the maximum aperture to date on a Yongnuo product (this is the second f/1.4 lens after the YN50mm F/1.4C (Canon))….

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Test Flash Yongnuo YN685

Test Flash Yongnuo YN685

See it on Amazon Presentation of the YN685 The YN-685 is the first Yongnuo flash to have a built-in a YN-622 radio transceiver. This saves space and money because it is no longer necessary to add a YN-622 trigger under the flash. This is an automatic flash (TTL), i.e. the exposure (flash power) will be calculated automatically. You can also switch the flash to manual (M) or multi (MULTI) mode for strobe flash use. Remember that this flash cannot be…

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Test: Yongnuo YN43 Camera

Test: Yongnuo YN43 Camera

See it on Amazon I first thought it was a new category of products. In fact these smartlenses or smartphone clip-on camera were born in 2014. Yongnuo since announced a new similar product; with a build-in Android device: the YN450. Will it replace the YN43 or will it be sold next to it? we should know more in a couple of weeks. EDIT (November 11, 2018): There were several similar products that went out on that time, among the following:…

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