Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yongnuo and the YN-560 reliability

In photo-related forums, I've read quite a few messages about the YN-560 malfunctioning. On one hand, it's possible that this is due to satisfied owners not finding any reason to mention anything, while owners with problems ask about their flash's issues. For example, my YN-560 doesn't have problems so far... However, I've seen reliability complaints about other Yongnuo products as well. Hence, I would strongly recommend buying from a local source with a good return policy (or buy it with a credit card that offers free extended warranty on purchases such as American Express). Otherwise, if you buy from Hong Kong or China, the return shipping may cost almost as much as the unit.