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Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras

B&H # BOSFD52C Mfr # SFD52C
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Product Highlights
  • Main Flash & Macro Ringlight
  • Bounce, Zoom, Swivel
  • Guide No. 112-Feet
  • Macro Ring Attachment
  • Macro, Medical and Hobby Photography

The Bower SFD 52C is a lighting system for standard and macro flash photography. It is dedicated to Canon E-TTL I / II flash systems, and features fast recycling circuitry, rear curtain synchronization, and an autofocus (AF) assistance beam. The SFD 52C has a zoom flash head that tilts and swivels for bounce flash at any angle. The macro photography ring light attaches to 58 and 67mm diameter lenses with included adapter rings. The ring light can be detached from the main flash unit when not in use.

Mount Shoe
Guide No. 111.54' (34 m) at 50 mm position
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
Angle of Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer
Vari-Power None
TTL Dedication Yes
Compensation None
Wireless Communication Channels None
Wireless Groups None
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras
  • Dedicated Main Flash Unit
  • Macro Ring Light
  • 58mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 67mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    BowerSFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras
     
    3.5

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    76%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Consistent output (9)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Fast recycling (6)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

    • Slow recycling (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (10)
    • General purpose (9)
    • Fill flash (5)
    • Macro (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    best for your money

    I got this light not too long ago and as soon as I i received it in the mail I fell in love with this product I use it for lots of close up shots...Read complete review

    I got this light not too long ago and as soon as I i received it in the mail I fell in love with this product I use it for lots of close up shots as well as just a regular external flash. Its a blast too use. The draw back is the the ring light threds are a little iffy when you put it on your lens. But over all great product

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad

    The ring flash is cool and all but it's filter mount is small at 52mm. My main lens is 67mm so it shows too much to even use with the step rings. However it...Read complete review

    The ring flash is cool and all but it's filter mount is small at 52mm. My main lens is 67mm so it shows too much to even use with the step rings. However it still works great on other lenses. The normal flash is just a standard manual ETTL compatible but overall I am satisfied for the price.

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    1.0

    I'm really not impressed with this item!

    By Matthew

    from PA

    Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

    The quality of this item is not what I thought it would be this lighting system is to work symaltaneously with each other and the ring light does not mount on the lens as explained in its description, it is suppose to fit a canon eos camera it does not! My advice ,stick with OEM accessories even though the cost is more there is less chance of being dissatisfied as I was!!

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    4.0

    Great for the price

    By Cindi

    from Fort Worth, TX

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

      Works well for what I need and the flash is inexpensive but working with diffusers did the trick. I'd recommend it for sure!

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      • No

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      3.0

      good for price

      By zizome

      from Qatar

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

            good for price

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good product.....satisfied.

            By Art firm media

            from salt lake city ut.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

              Made a difference, specially in low light situations.

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              • No

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              5.0

              The perfect starter flash

              By Vague Video

              from San Diego

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Slow Recycling

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Macro
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

              This is a perfect starter flash for the price. Easy to use, no confusing interface or buttons. Just attach it, turn it on, shoot. Easy to adjust to get the shot you want.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great product

              By Qevn A.

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • Portraits

                Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                I really enjoy the capability of using the top flash or the ring flash. It has great recovery and allows for multiple shots.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Extremely Delicate Flash

                By AliciaM

                from Lenexa, KS

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                    Our 2nd one of these just died. The first one died due to a battery corrosion which caused the battery spring to break off. The second one broke with no reason - it just stopped working. Not going to buy a 3rd...

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Very basic. On off switch. ring or flash

                    By Just Tami

                    from New York

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Badly designed battery
                    • Compartment

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                    Used for portrait and macro shots. No harsh shadows. Battery compartment door awkward and feels cheap. Hard to fit batteries. Nice to have both options in a flash bought a on flash diffuser for the flash. This was my second flash hoping to use as a slave also.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Works nice for the price

                    By rob

                    from newport, ri

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Cheap construction

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                      The flash works exactly as advertised. I have a 7d and has not given me any problems. The only down side is that the construction is pretty flimsy. One hard hit and something is going to crack.

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                      4.0

                      Great performance for the price

                      By egc

                      from Kingsport, TN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                      Bought this for a Canon XSi. My goal was to take macro picture for dental applications. The ring fixture works great, specially if you can adjust the flash intensity in your camera. Overall it works great. Just think that the unit is a bit too bulky and heavy, but since I'm using a tripod that's no problem.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Nice for the price

                      By zack

                      from TN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Macro

                        Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                        I was looking for a macro ring flash for a while, I saw this combination, for the price it is great. What I do not like is not being able to control the flash output.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Not bad

                        By Jeon

                        from Traverse City, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                          The ring flash is cool and all but it's filter mount is small at 52mm. My main lens is 67mm so it shows too much to even use with the step rings. However it still works great on other lenses. The normal flash is just a standard manual ETTL compatible but overall I am satisfied for the price.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          bang for your buck

                          By Legolas

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful Output
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                            The ring flash worked fantastically for portraits and close up photos. The regular flash is powerful, and tends to lighten faces too much. For indoors I found myself using it strictly as bounce flash. Overall, this was a fantastic buy at the price!

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Happy

                            By Nick the chin

                            from Albany, N.Y.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recycling

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                            I shoot low light non-flash photography (live performance). I picked up this flash for fill lighting. Great price! Works Great!
                            I didn't need the Macro flash but my hope was I would get a new effect. Hasn't worked out. But I will find a use for it.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            It works good...

                            By Tony Martinez

                            from Arecibo, PR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recycling

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                              It is nice for the price

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              best for your money

                              By greg

                              from colonia nj

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                              I got this light not too long ago and as soon as I i received it in the mail I fell in love with this product I use it for lots of close up shots as well as just a regular external flash. Its a blast too use. The draw back is the the ring light threds are a little iffy when you put it on your lens. But over all great product

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Greatt product!!!

                              By Steve L

                              from SAN FRAN, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                                Took some great macro shots and the flash does the job. Cant ask for more with price i paid. Far better then expected.

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                                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                good product

                                By jorgecapielo

                                from Maracay, Venezuela

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • Slow Focus

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                                I use de product for canon g10 with the extension tube for macro lenses or tele lens, but thering ligth is too wide and obstruct the focus sensor of the camera.

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                                (10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                well...half thumbs up

                                By jewellannmoss

                                from Wyoming.

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Bower SFD 52C Dual Intelligent Speed Light for Canon E-TTL I/II Cameras:

                                So I purchased this flash for a fairly good price. The problem I ran into is that the main flash is just way too dim. Once you use it and you view the picture there is a distinct line between where the flash went and darkness..and where there is light it is just not cutting it. Although...the positive point is that I adore the ring flash, gives a beautiful light. So but I am going to end up buying another flash just because this one altogether is just not bright enough.

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