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Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash

B&H # BOSFD14S Mfr # SFD14S
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You Pay: $86.95
Product Highlights
  • Designed for Sony Alpha DSLR Cameras
  • Perfect for Closeup Shooting
  • Guide Number 46' (14 m) @ ISO 100
  • Full TTL Flash Exposure Control
  • Fits 52mm Lens Filter Size
  • Includes 55, 58, 62 & 67mm Adapters

The Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha DSLR cameras is a circular light source which delivers, evenly balanced, shadowless lighting ideal for macro, portraits without red eye, products, medical or technical applications. It has a Guide Number of 46' (14 m) at ISO 100 and features full automatic TTL flash exposure control. When shooting at extremely short distances, relatively minor movement of lighting and subject results in relatively large changes of exposure. TTL metering eliminates the need for lengthy calculations of exposure, because the inherent loss of light at macro distances can automatically be calculated. The ringlight attaches to directly to a lens with a 52mm filter size and by using the included adapter rings (55mm, 58mm, 62mm, & 67mm) it can fit a wide variety of other lenses.

Type Flash
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 46' (14.02 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Modeling Light No
Color Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
TTL Dedication Yes
Recycle Time Approximately 4 - 6 seconds
Filter Thread 52mm
Side Wings No
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Maximum Lens Diameter 2.64" / 67 mm
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash
  • Controller Unit
  • Flash Unit
  • 55mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 58mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 62mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 67mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BowerSFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash
     
    3.3

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Great value (6)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

    • Capability issues (3)

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Adequate performance at a great price

      I use the product for crime scene as well as some recreational photography. On a budget, so price was a consideration. Nikon's offering was too rich for me right now. This light works...Read complete review

      I use the product for crime scene as well as some recreational photography. On a budget, so price was a consideration. Nikon's offering was too rich for me right now. This light works fine for the close up work I need to do.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Fair Flash for the $$

      The flash does a good job when it is working. I discovered that there is a little play between the camera mount and the flash. This will cause the flash to become intermittent in...Read complete review

      The flash does a good job when it is working. I discovered that there is a little play between the camera mount and the flash. This will cause the flash to become intermittent in operation. It was easily corrected with a touch of invisible tape on the hot shoe to help tighten up the fit. Once this was done the flash fired flawlessly. Considering it was 1/3 the cost of the Sony flash I can deal with the tiny piece of invisible tape on the hotshoe.

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      5.0

      Very good for macro, especially flowers

      By Rafi

      from Tel Aviv Israel

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Value
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance
      • Writes/Reads fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable images/multimedia

        Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

        Beat used behind a semi-transparent object to let its light shine through it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Wonderful Piece of Equipment -

        By Jack be Quick

        from Meridian, ID

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can Be Used Hand Held
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Value
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

            I use this with a Sony Alpha35. It works better than advertised. Close up or Informal portraits up to 20'. I would recommend this to anyone.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Works OK for the $$

            By Slick

            from FL

            About Me Semi Pro

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Capability Issues

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

              This unit is OK for the money, and the added lens adapters are great. I used a Sony A99, and the flash strength cannot be controlled by the camera.
              To get a great shot, you'll have to play with the aperture and shutter some to get the correct exposure. I don't know that I would buy it again, but when the exposure is setup correctly it works well.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              Not as flash as it should be

              By Raymondo

              from Bega, Australia

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Value

              Cons

              • Capability Issues
              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

              • Plant And Insect Photos

              Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

              I was excited to find a TTL flash dedicated to the Sony hot-shoe. I wanted to use it with my Sony A77 and 50mm Sony Macro. Big disappointment, in that it doesn't work. Will flash, but gives black pictures (many stops under exposed). Maybe it is a timing issue as I can't even see a flash if I take a shot in a mirror, or use manual settings. Anyway, the inbuilt-self-check does not seem to work, even off the camera. B&H are trying to track it down, but Bower have not even replied to my email.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Good bang for the buck

              By JGALAR

              from Euless, TX

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Value
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                  Have only used it on a Tamron 90mm Macro lens so far. I don't have any complaints about how it functions. Much easier and lighter to use than my setup using flash brackets and external flashes.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy other Sony Macro Flashes

                  By Henri

                  from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                      I have been enjoying taking macro photos with this flash ever since I purchased it. The amount of lighting from all directions is just what I have been looking for and can't imagine all my hassling for getting correct amount of light on my subjects are gone away.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Didn't work with sony STL-a35

                      By Dani

                      from Brazil

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                            The flash don't sync with the camera (Sony SLT a-35)

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Best ringflash for the price

                            By remi

                            from geneva, ch

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Value

                            Cons

                            • Capability Issues

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro

                            Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                            i use with my sony a55 dslr.
                            I'm disappointed. The ringflash is working with all sony and minolta lens. Nice shoots.
                            But with my tamron 60mm macro lens, is not working. The flash fire but it's fire too early relative to a55 shutter : my photo is black, flash is not sync.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Adequate performance at a great price

                            By HDMotorcop

                            from Orange County, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Cost
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good price value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Close-ups
                              • Crime sceneevidence

                              Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                              I use the product for crime scene as well as some recreational photography. On a budget, so price was a consideration. Nikon's offering was too rich for me right now. This light works fine for the close up work I need to do.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Huge Disappointment

                              By Photographer's Mom

                              from Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                                    Was so excited to see there was a relatively inexpensive ring light for my Sony Alpha. Turns out it was another one of those "too good to be true" products.

                                    Unfortunately it will not fit either Sony Alpha we happen to have in the family. My Alpha100 or my son's Alpha900.

                                    I also happily ordered the recommended rechargeable batteries-and they were too large for the product.

                                    Color me sad. :-(

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    not bad

                                    By little-e

                                    from atlanta, GA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                                        works fairly well. unfortunately, the max sync speed is 1/160 and HSS is not there. in fact, there are no adjustments at all. for the cost, it does OK and I'll continue to use it. There are more features out there if you are willing to pay for them.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Fair Flash for the $$

                                        By Rick

                                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Price

                                        Cons

                                        • Fit finish

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Fill Flash
                                        • macro work

                                        Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                                        The flash does a good job when it is working. I discovered that there is a little play between the camera mount and the flash. This will cause the flash to become intermittent in operation. It was easily corrected with a touch of invisible tape on the hot shoe to help tighten up the fit. Once this was done the flash fired flawlessly. Considering it was 1/3 the cost of the Sony flash I can deal with the tiny piece of invisible tape on the hotshoe.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Share this review

                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        its good

                                        By Cheques

                                        from Salamanca Gto

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Documents

                                          Comments about Bower SFD14S Sony Ringlight Flash:

                                          im like, it is not heavy, and the apearence its very good, i wrote from mexico and the price is right.

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                                          Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

                                          Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
                                          • You Pay: $2.99
                                           
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                                          • You Pay: $17.95
                                           

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                                          • You Pay: $14.95
                                          Usually ships in 2-3 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 2-3 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
                                           

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                                          • You Pay: $43.00
                                           

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                                          Amphoto -  Book: Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
                                          • You Pay: $19.61
                                          Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
                                           
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