Excerpt: For the price these are going for this is a very powerful flash unit. The head has full swivel capabilities and the flash comes with a handy stand and a swanky velvet storage bag. The controls on the back can be a bit confusing at times without an LCD screen and the instruction manual is a bit vague...
Pros: powerful, swivel head, fast refresh rate,
Cons: no lcd on back, settings are a bit confusing, non-PTTL
Excerpt: This flash gives a lot of power (38 meters GN at ISO 100 & 35mm) for little money. It has some nice features, besides swivel, like: zoom, full manual control down to 1/128th power in 1/8 ev increments, built in bounce card and wide angle thingy.
Pros: affordable, zoom, swivel, 1/8 ev increments down to 1/128th
Cons: stiff pilot button, squeeky tilt, reliability
Excerpt: Very good flash with super value for money. Maybe there is better manual flashes but is it even needed to be better, this is so good really. If not use for while even its power on then first pic is so much underexposed but thats only con for this low price manual flash.
Excerpt: I bought this new on Amazon for the above-listed price. The price tends to fluctuate regularly, especially now that version II of this flash is available. Note that version II isn't any more powerful, it just has an LCD display.
Pros: Powerful, solid build, decent recycle time, quick to adjust
Cons: ...well it's a manual flash... so I guess that's a con, maybe
Excerpt: I'm very impressed with this flash - in fact, so much that I now turn to my Metz 58 AF-II and wonder why that flash costs that much more. Sure it more functions, but the build quality (of YN560) in particular feels superb in comparison.