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Bower SFD680 Power Zoom Digital TTL Flash for Canon Cameras

B&H # BOSFD680C MFR # SFD680C
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 139' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 150° & Left 180°
  • Power Saving Mode
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-6 Seconds
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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TTL System: Canon

Canon Nikon

You Pay: $70.50

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Take properly exposed photos easily with the Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II functionality of the SFD680 Power Zoom Digital TTL Flash from Bower. It has a guide number of 139' at ISO 100 and 85mm for illuminating your scene along with a zoom range of 28-85mm. Also the head tilts upward 90° and will rotate right 150° or left 180°. Also, it has a power saving mode and comes with a diffuser. It has a recycle time of 0.1-6 seconds and runs on 6 AA batteries.

Mount Shoe
Guide No. 137.8' (42 m) ISO100 at 85 mm position
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
Vari-Power None
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head 330°
Coverage 28 mm - 85 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 28 mm - 85 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 6 seconds
Flash Duration 1/700 sec @ Full Power
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -1 EV to +1 EV (in 1/2 EV steps)
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.0 x 5.4 x 2.4" / 76.0 x 137.0 x 60.0 mm
Weight 10.23 oz / 290 g without batteries
Bower SFD680 Power Zoom Digital TTL Flash for Canon Cameras
  • Diffuser
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    BowerSFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS
     
    3.8

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (32)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Consistent output (15)
    • Fast recycling (15)
    • Durable (11)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (8)
    • Slow recycling (4)
    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (15)
    • Portraits (14)
    • Fill flash (10)
    • Everyday (7)
    • Home (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (5), Enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good for the money

    This is my first shoe mount flash since I've gone digital. It has been great getting used to using one again. It is a fast flash, and though the description (and even the...Read complete review

    This is my first shoe mount flash since I've gone digital. It has been great getting used to using one again. It is a fast flash, and though the description (and even the box) doesn't say so, it comes with a diffuser! I have enjoyed it so far and look forward to all it will allow me to do that I've been missing the last few years. Hope this is helpful.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Fried in a day!

    I bought for use at weddings. Its was nice, affordable, and cool features. I tested it indoors and worked well, but on its first day I out, I took about 150...Read complete review

    I bought for use at weddings. Its was nice, affordable, and cool features. I tested it indoors and worked well, but on its first day I out, I took about 150 shots. There was a drizzle for which I shielded the camera and wasn't even taking shots, but a few moments later it fried. You may think I let it drench, but no way I'd let my camera near water. So unless its overly sensitive to mositure, I don't understand why it fried.

    Its baby brother (SFD35C) worked better and longer and is still going. Maybe I should downgrade its replacement.

    Reviewed by 36 customers

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    3.0

    Good for the price

    By MAK

    from Lancaster PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Slow Recycling

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

      This flash is good for the price. The first one we received was broken and obviously used. They wouldn't send a new one until we sent the broken one back so that made our shipping time longer.
      The quality of material is low. I am skeptical of how long it will last.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for the price

      By Dad of 9

      from CO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Min feature instruction

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

      I bought this for my rebel xt and am very happy with it for the price. I am not even close to being a professional photographer, but the pictures taken with the flash so far are much better than with the built in flash.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Feels swell

      By TAM

      from Mcallen, tx

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • Night Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

      good for shooting with out the frontal flash. in doors for all my events.
      I like that there is no button for the swivel part of it.
      easy power modes switches.
      adds more wight to my camera.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Flash for the Price

      By CSick

      from Edison, NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

          I picked up this flash as a back up and for use on my second camera when using 2 bodies. It is powerful and dependable, and best of all affordable.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Good Flash, Design needs help

          By R Croland

          from New Jersey

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

            I brought this flash for my wife, and while it works fine the on/off switch is constantly being hit while in her photo bag. It's too easily switched on and in a location that makes it easy to do so.

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            • Yes

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            OK flash for the money

            By Mr Ed 5

            from Maryland

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Harsh if used directly

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use

            Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

            I do a lot of real estate photography indoors, This flash works good if you bounce off a wall or ceiling, or use the difusser otherwise it's very harsh and direct. I also own a Canon ex 480, I use this as a second camera setup and it works but not as nice as the canon but for 1/3 the price it's not bad.

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            • No

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            2.0

            It doesn't look pretty but it works

            By Marcmoo

            from london, ontario

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Slow Recycling

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use

            Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

            Right out of the box, and i noticed the infrared covering was cracked. Reload between bursts could be faster, and it seems to affect the autofocus. If you're shooting in manual mode, she's a great flash.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Terrible

            By Autumn

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                  If you want a flash that works... do not buy this flash. I bought it to shoot a wedding and it worked for about 15 shots and that was about the life of the flash. Do yourself a favor, spend the extra money and buy a flash that works.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Best Money I spent Lately

                  By Mike the Medic

                  from Gladstone, Mi.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                  Since receiving the flash I have used it nearly every day. It performs well is ready to go when I am and the included difuser has added a new demention to my photography.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  I would keep looking

                  By Randall

                  from East Peoria, IL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Interchangeable

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                  I was a bit upset after this flash decided to call it quits after day 3 uses. Though when it did work, it did a good job.. the fact that the flash ready will not come on anymore, makes using it impossible. I ordered the recommended batteries, I was nothing but careful, and it still quit working on me. I would also like to add that it is a bit large compared to similar flashes.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Buy for the Money

                  By Hannah

                  from Albuquerque NM

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                  I use this product for portraits, and low light situations. It's very bulky, and goes through batteries pretty quickly, but for the money, I think it has great recycle time, and produces quality images.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  First Rate First Flash

                  By Little Creek Photography

                  from Florence, MT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                    I am a professional photographer branching into portraiture for the first time, and after much research on the best, most affordable flash for my very small budget, I settled on this flash for my Canon 40D. Having not tried other shoe-mounted flashes, and having only used it a few times now, I thought this flash was reasonably sturdy, and performed well for my first portrait session. However, while simple to use, I found a little bit of wiggle room while mounted on the shoe, which to my novice mind may or may not be a problem. Recycle time is acceptable, and the flash is accompanied by a diffuser in the box. The full swivel head makes creative portable lighting possible, and for shutterbugs on a budget, this flash would be a good purchase.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    power without the price

                    By Crystal

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                    • Too strong

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                      Its great for the price. It has performed the same, or better than the more expensive ones. Only complaint... it causes strong shadows with low light; subject placement is important.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great first flash

                      By SurfDoc

                      from Twentynine Palms, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling

                      Cons

                      • Poor diffuser

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                      Great performance, with a lot of variability with rotation and pivot. The included diffuser is a bulky piece of opaque plastic that covers the lighting element and doesn't necessarily fit like a glove - it fits, but can be easily dislodged. Its size also makes it annoying to pack in the bag. Overall very happy with the purchase...not regretting buying a non-branded flash at all.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A GREAT FLASH UNIT

                      By TASCAM

                      from COCONUT CREEK FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Powerful Output
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Night Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                        LOVE THIS FLASH AND THE FACT THAT IT COST 1/4 THE COST OF A CANON.
                        iT'S A GEAR BUY
                        100% HAPPY

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Flash

                        By Life Photographer

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                          I used this for a couple of fast paced concerts this past weekend and was impressed by its recycle mode. At one point I had my Canon 30D on sports mode and it snapped off three maybe four shots within a split second. I love that it keeps up with my lense as I zoom in it increases the projection of the flash and vice versa.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Nice Flash

                          By chipsfishing

                          from Pendleton, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Powerful Output

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                            This is a great flash for the money. Would have loved a Canon flash but can't afford the extra money. This flashe worked well right out of the box. Very happy

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Fast recycling time

                            By Muzza

                            from Wellington, New Zealand

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Night Photography

                            Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                            Great unit, The price is right, [...]

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Fast!

                            By [...]

                            from Las Vegas, NV

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Night Photography
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                              Past Pro, turned semi pro.
                              The fastest recycle time ever!!!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good for the price

                              By Eric H

                              from Jacksonville, FL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Recycling

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Bower SFD680C Digital TTL Power Zoom Shoe Mount Flash for Canon EOS:

                              This is a nice flash for everyday usage. Recycle times are good. Nice output for indoor and dark spaces.

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                              • No

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