What China Doesn't Understand

Earlier this week, Chinese manufacturer YongNuo announced a new flash: the YN-565EX.

It's got full manual mode, a built-in slave, a PC jack, a modeling light -- and is compatible with both Nikon and Canon's proprietary light-based TTL triggering systems.

It may well be a great flash -- or it could be a piece of crap. But it won't get any kind of a serious look here for one simple reason: China's manufacturing and distribution system is sufficiently borked to make product quality control and customer service damn near impossible.

Which is a shame, really, considering how well they could be doing… Read more »


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