In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best Yongnuo flashes for Sony a6000 cameras currently available on the market right now. More and more photographers are switching over to using Yongnuo camera flashes as their reputation continues to grow.
They are continuing to grow at a steady pace and becoming widely known as a solid brand that offers some excellent functionality and performance at a low price. With the a6000 being a hugely popular camera we have also noticed a number of people reaching out for advice on Yongnuo flashes that work with the a6000. We have decided to publish this article to help any of our readers who are a6000 owners and looking to pick up a Yongnuo flash.
The Yongnuo YN560 4
Edit – Since publishing this article, we have also published our dedicated Yongnuo YN560 IV Review that you may find helpful.
The YN560 4 is easy to set up, configure, tweak and mount. Due to this, it has become a very popular camera flash for people who are not experienced or confident with technology. Once you have configured the flash as you require, you simply mount it to the hot shoe mount on your Sony a6000 and you are ready to go.
The image to the left shows the interface and control system for the YN560 4. Although it has a number of buttons in addition to its directional pad, it is relatively simple to use and doesn’t take long to pick up either.
The interface is very easy to learn and can quickly become second nature to you. You can spend a few hours playing with the flash and be able to know your way around the settings allowing you to quickly and easily tweak any of its settings on the fly as and when required.
This flash Speedlite supports the various core functionality that you would expect from a high-quality flash such as slave functionality, wireless triggering, various synchronous modes, guide number mode, TTL mode, and manual mode.
The battery life of the YN560 4 is surprisingly good too especially when using the recommended recycle time due to the flashes ultra-fast charging recycle technology. The camera flash also supports various external power supplies allowing you to further increase the uptime of your flash without interruption.
Although the Yongnuo YN560 4 is an aging flash model, we still feel it can hold its own against some of the more modern low priced flashes. Its functionality has stood the test of time and its performance beats that of some of the more modern flashes that compete with the YN560 4.
The Yongnuo YN 560 3
Just like the fourth version of the flash covered above, the third version is very easy to use. Simply configure the camera flash and then mount it on your Sony A6000’s hot shoe and go about your photography session.
If you are a student photographer or on an entry level budget then the third version of the YN560 can really improve your flash photography. The settings menu, navigation, and control interface on the flash is almost identical to the fourth version of the flash covered above meaning it is very easy to use.
The backlit LCD screen also makes it very easy to use the flash in both low light and night time conditions allowing you to continue with your photography session without interruption no matter the light conditions.
All in all, the Yongnuo YN560 3 will make an excellent addition to your camera accessories and help improve the performance of the Sony a6000. Its entry-level friendly price and excellent reputation allows you to purchase the flash without the worry of some of the more expensive camera flashes on the market.