View Full Version : FL-36 vs. YN-460II

29th December 2010, 01:07 PM
did some testing today with my flashes to try the amount of light I can get from them. Subject (White surface) was 3 meters away and flash triggered with a radio trigger off camera in order to get 1/250sec to get rid of ambient light inside. Used ISO200 as this is what I tend to use all the time.

The FL-36 gave me good exposure up to f10 on 42mm GN36
The YN-460II gave me good exposure up to f16. Fixed 35mm (EFF)

The FL36 is GN36 on ISO100 and the YN is said to have GN38 but many reports says that the real GN is around 32. After using these tho flashes for a while I never thought there would be more than a stop difference. Colour temperature is also steady around 5200-5400K on both.

So what benefits does a Fl-36 (not the R) have that can defend the 160-180 pricetag on the FL36 when I can buy 4 YN-460II for the same price? Build quality is a little better on the FL-36.

Alan Clogwyn
29th December 2010, 01:46 PM
TTL on the FL36, YN is all manual isn't it?

29th December 2010, 02:25 PM
460II have got TTL. 460 probably don't. I use on-camera flash very seldom and when I do I normally go manual anyway and the YN is easier to adjust than the FL. I use off-camera flash a lot so I will probably have better use for 2-3 YN's than my FL.

30th December 2010, 09:59 AM
I didn't thnik the 460ii was TTL? http://speedlights.net/2010/12/10/yongnuo-yn460-ii-e-ttl-i-ttl-review/

30th December 2010, 12:29 PM
Mine doesn't have TTL... and I only use them in manual mode.

30th December 2010, 12:31 PM
Strange. My YN is a Nikon-version and I've used it TTL with a D90 (despite what the article says) I borrowed from a friend. Use it manually off-camera with my Oly. Must be pure luck with the exposure? :p

Alan Clogwyn
31st December 2010, 02:17 PM
There are acouple of dedicated ones it seems - but only for Canon and Nikon and they aren't a 460 models, they have their own model numbers.

I've just bought myself a YN 560 and a Wireless trigger set to have a play with. :D

31st December 2010, 02:39 PM
Some examples of how I use the YN's : http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12451