I got a YN560 flash today. I put it in S1 mode (picture is in manual mode to keep it from flashing in a reaction to my camera when I took the picture) and set it for full power and set it off and there wasn't enough light. I started putting the ISO higher and higher until I really started wondering what in the world was going on and got out my 430EX II. I put it in manual mode and set it for full power, too, trying to match how I had set up the YN560, because the YN560 should have more power, then fired it with basic flash settings and 100 ISO (f/4 aperture 1/250 sec) and the resulting image was over-exposed (I don't have a flash meter yet and was doing the "feeling my way" kind of approach for now). The 430EX II ended up with exposures where I wanted them to be at 1/8 power, same distance settings.
The YN560's pictures came out very dark and in the "best" ones you could almost make out my face (I was using a remote control because my family is tired of posing for me). I'm including a picture of the back panel display - it was set for farthest distance and highest power, S1 instead of M... lights were lit up the same as far as the lights under the bar... Can anyone tell me what I'm missing?
Oh - the times it DID flash it would lock up on me, and by the third flash it was doing the overheating warning flashing red and green back and forth, but it had never flashed at anything that seemed like full power and had at least three to five seconds between flashes...
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YN560 flash set to full power by Lisa J Johnson, on Flickr