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: does not work on my K5 hotshoe. I wanted this to be able to have 8fps bursts with a flash (PTTL flash in the hotshoe talks to the camera too long between shots, even if set to manual mode). NO, it does not do that, unless connected via x-sync or a safesync on-shoe thingy and the shutter speed is set to 1/50 or slower. Anything faster than 1/60 and YN560 would flash too late missing the shot (all but the first one of the burst).
Cons: does not do the claimed 8fps, freezes up on K5
Excerpt: For a manual flash, this cheapo takes the cake. Lots of power control for lighting makes it one of the best portable flashguns out there for make-do inexpensive studio kits. One of the best reasons to say that price and performance can go hand in hand.
Pros: power, swivel, wireless modes, recycle time
Cons: no AF assist beam, interface initially confusing
Excerpt: I purchased this from a shop in Hong Kong 8 months ago, and it has been a faithful companion ever since. The build quality is a major plus because it is anything but fragile. The manual power settings make getting the exposure set quick and easy. The nice loud beep when the flash is charged between shots is so handy. If it wasn't for the PTTL on my Sigma 530 ST, I would have pitched it and bought another YN560.
Pros: Solid build, great manual adjustment range, price
Cons: Only -90 swivel, movement to soft between -7 and 30 degree bounce