Comparing the Shanny SN600N to the Yungnuo YN568 EX, YN560 and Nikon SB700
Recently I dropped one of my Flashes, well I dropped the camera it was attached to onto the flash. So now one flash down I thought it might be time to look to get a new flash. This was also an excellent opportunity to look at a rather unknown flash that has been hiding in the shadows for a bit.
I have for a long time swapped between my Nikon Flashes and Yungnuo’s and overall I have been happy. Although in recent times the Yungnuo’s have having a few quality issues.
Firstly I do like to have a few cheaper flashes in use, since I do not stress to much if a cheaper flash dies due to a mishap or misfortune. My main criteria are really predictable light output and reliability.
This logic is also why I have stuck with the Nikon SB-700’s since they really reliable and dependable. The Nikon SB-900 is well known for it’s overheating problems and the SB-910 is quite expensive to leave on a light-stand on a windy day, especially when a cheaper flash can and will do the job as well.
To date one of my oldest flashes is a Yungnuo 560 MK1, I have had this flash for years and it has simply kept going and working without question.
Very often I see the comments about how the cheaper brands are less reliable and prone to failure. Honestly if you pay attention to what you buying you have an excellent chance that your flash will last a very long time. As I have mentioned the Yungnuo 560 MK1 has lasted me years and still going strong.
So now enter the Shanny SN600N, a new flash built into a flash body that resembles the Canon 600EX and is available for both Nikon and Canon.
A flash with a full set of features at a very reasonable price.
To simplify the comparison I created the list below to give all the basic information you might want to know when comparing the 4 flashes I am using in the comparison.