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Bower Macro Ringlight Flash

B&H # BOSFDRF Mfr # SFDRF
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You Pay: $74.95
Product Highlights
  • Guide Number: 59' at ISO 100

The Bower SFDRF Ringlight Flash is a round ringlight flash with a guide number of 59' at ISO 100 that mounts onto the front of a lens, and is ideal for macro photography. It is designed to work with digital SLR cameras, as well as with film cameras. The standard ring size is 52mm. The unit comes with 55, 58, and 62mm adapter rings

Type Flash
Guide No. 59.06' (18 m) ISO100 
TTL Dedication No
Filter Thread 52-62mm
Bower Macro Ringlight Flash
  • 55, 58 & 62mm Adapter Rings
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BowerMacro Ringlight Flash
     
    3.8

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Fast recycling (6)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro (5)
      • General purpose (4)
      • Fill flash (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Bower Flash

      Does the job, build quality is cheap, but then again so isthe price.The switches on the back of the unit feel like they couldbreak off any minute.

      Expertise: Medical Photographer
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      Does the job, build quality is cheap, but then again so isthe price.The switches on the back of the unit feel like they couldbreak off any minute.

      Expertise: Medical Photographer

      Problems Encountered: Nil

      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Nil

      Items I Recommend: Sigma 70mm Dx Macro lens

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      IT'S FINE FOR THE PRICE

      I USE IT FOR MACRO SHOTS. APPRECIATE THE PRICE.

      TAKES GETTING USED TO HAVING SCREW ON RATHER THAN CLIP. TAKES TIME.

      THE RED LIGHT ON THE...Read complete review

      I USE IT FOR MACRO SHOTS. APPRECIATE THE PRICE.

      TAKES GETTING USED TO HAVING SCREW ON RATHER THAN CLIP. TAKES TIME.

      THE RED LIGHT ON THE BACK IS SO BRIGHT IT IS PAINFUL TO LOOK AT. I HAD TO COVER IT WITH TAPE.

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      4.0

      Very Easy to use

      By Brian the Flash

      from Calgary, AB Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Macro

        Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

        Very easy to put on my Camera and good for Macro work

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Already broken

        By Ricardo

        from São Paulo - Brazil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

              I had my Bower Ringflash working for only one month. I chose the Bower because it was lighter and my lenses could´t work with my old flash due to its heavy weight. Now it does´t work with the camera. When testing it works but when the photo is taken...nothing!! My camera is working just fine with my old ring flash .

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love it!!

              By BG

              from louisville, ky

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Low Light
                • Night Time

                Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                [...]does everything expected!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not what I expected

                By Tute

                from Lenexa, KS

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Harsh Color

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                  I wanted mostly for portrait photography, to do something different, but it has no power control on manual, which makes it difficult to avoid harsh or dull lights. Have not tested it on macro, but expect to be better.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Wish I knew

                  By AmongThievesProductions

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                        I ordered this product in order to take close up pictures at a wedding. Unfortunately I could never get it synced to my rebel t2i. It would flash for a couple photos and then would not work for another fifteen. I could never get it to function properly. It never worked right for the wedding. I just returned it recently. Wish I knew how it performed, however, I could never get it to work correctly.

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Entry Level Flash

                        By Nate

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • not adjustable
                        • Weak Casing

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Macro
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                        This flash is excellent for macro work and lite portraits, i was disappointed that it didn't come with a 49-52mm filter as well but in todays digital age 52mm is the standard. This flash works well with my Olympus om10 with the 50mm f1.8 attached film camera overall recommended for macro lens unfortunately it doesn't work to well with fujifilm hs10 i will test it a little more before i writ it off......

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Buy for the Price

                        By bowlturner

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • macro work

                          Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                          Just getting into macrophotography,. this is a great buy. It's easy to attach to your camera and it doesn't seem to "eat" batteries...

                          I love it!

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                          • No

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Ring Flash for the Beginner !!!!

                          By anthony_c

                          from Wilmington, Delaware

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Photojournalism

                            Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                            Can't go wrong with this ring flash, have used it several times since purchasing it from B & H Photo.

                            Still fooling around with it to achieve certain kinds of shots with my FujiFilm HS-10

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent and affordable unit

                            By Joch

                            from Halifax. NS

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash

                              Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                              I use this for coin and stamp macros and find it fulfills all my needs. It is also great for pet photography. I usually bracket the exposures for best results. I am not disappointed.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Product at at great price

                              By NVBob

                              from Richland, WA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Weak Output

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                                I use for close pictures indoors and out 4-5 inches. Works great up close but this is not a general fill flash.

                                Great fill and control. Lens mounts are awesome

                                Be careful with angle to prevent glare. Amazing cheap

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Very good unitasker

                                By Will

                                from Green Bay Wisconsin.

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Slow Recycling
                                • Weak Output

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • General Use

                                Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                                I use this ring flash for macro photography of flowers insects and other slow moving objects. It is great for that purpose. It is easy to use easy to understand and seems to be very durable. It is a bit underpowered for longer shots and I would not recommend it for use in portraiture. If you need a low cost macro solution this is it.

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                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Quick & Easy

                                By M.Flowers

                                from Tucson,AZ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Powerful Output

                                Cons

                                • Durability

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro
                                • Night Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                                It's a really good flash for people learning different lighting and techniques that's for sure.
                                I have just got mine in the mail today and it's working fantastic right out of the box. I would definitely recommend this product for more causal photographers.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Dental Photography

                                By andy

                                from ireland

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                                      battery should be lithium ion , but otherwise good.

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Simple but effective

                                      By endoman

                                      from San Leandro California

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fast Recycling
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Powerful Output

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                                          I bought this flash because I needed a ring flash with good power that I could use on manual. I did not need TTL metering or other features, so it filled the bill nicely. I'm some what concerned with the build quality but the price is so reasonable I can replace it and still be ahead. Satisfied so far.

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                                          (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          3.0

                                          IT'S FINE FOR THE PRICE

                                          By JUSJUDY

                                          from SANTA ROSA, CA

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Fast Recycling
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Macro photography

                                            Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                                            I USE IT FOR MACRO SHOTS. APPRECIATE THE PRICE.

                                            TAKES GETTING USED TO HAVING SCREW ON RATHER THAN CLIP. TAKES TIME.

                                            THE RED LIGHT ON THE BACK IS SO BRIGHT IT IS PAINFUL TO LOOK AT. I HAD TO COVER IT WITH TAPE.

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                                            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Bower Flash

                                            By Marius

                                            from South Africa

                                            Comments about Bower Macro Ringlight Flash:

                                            Does the job, build quality is cheap, but then again so isthe price.The switches on the back of the unit feel like they couldbreak off any minute.

                                            Expertise: Medical Photographer

                                            Problems Encountered: Nil

                                            Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Nil

                                            Items I Recommend: Sigma 70mm Dx Macro lens

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