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BowerSFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR
 
4.2

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Durable (36)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Good power output (11)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (45)
  • Everyday (40)
  • Home (31)
  • Travel (23)
  • Studio (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Semi-professional (21), Photo enthusiast (9), Casual user (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great flash for a great cost

After a lot of back and forth with research, I had a really hard time choosing a "speedlight". I am on a budget, so until I can afford one–at...Read complete review

After a lot of back and forth with research, I had a really hard time choosing a "speedlight". I am on a budget, so until I can afford one–at which time I will probably go with the new 600EX-RT–I finally chose this flash. That said, I have taken at least 2000 shots with this flash and it is definitely a little gem. It works absolutely fantastic. It is worth every penny.

The only real complaint I have is the lock mechanism, it isn't broken or anything but it isn't as secure as it could be. However, this does not stop it from being secure enough meaning, although I wish it were more of a snug fit, I have no problem shooting with it. Excellent results, if you're on a tight budget but need a flash, this is winner!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good buy

*Purchased to help assist another photographer in a wedding shoot
*Usually a natural light fan, so still learning about the flash
*Thus far, I can tell it is great for a...Read complete review

*Purchased to help assist another photographer in a wedding shoot
*Usually a natural light fan, so still learning about the flash
*Thus far, I can tell it is great for a beginner. Seems rather durable for the price. Would recommend for a beginner.

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4.0

As expected and more

By Bong

from New Jersey

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

    The flash is impressive so far. Considering that this is used, the condition is great. I plan to purchase in B&H used department more if this is the condition that I will get.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I love this flash!

    By NHlovesAdam

    from Loudon NH

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

    I bought this flash to use to photograph my nephew's wedding. The wedding will be an evening candlelit ceremony. My test shots have come out great thanks to this flash.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Cheap and good

    By tupatupa

    from Jordan

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Portraits
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

      Its a very nice flash. Cheap and convenient. You can use it as a slave as well. Good output.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great flash for the price

      By musicman1993

      from Berkeley, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Noise
      • Power Only Goes To 116

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

        This flash is a solid product and is a great value. The TTL mode works pretty well and everything else functions like it should. The head swivels and rotates smoothly and the slave mode works great. I didn't give it 5 stars however because it only has power settings down to 1/16 and it would be nice if it went lower. Additionally, the flash is quite noisy at times and sounds like a jet taking off while the capacitor is recharging. Not too bad though.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice flash...

        By TA

        from Pensacola, FL

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              Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

              I use this as my off-camera flash for photographing insects, in tandem with my Canon 270ex ii and it works like a charm.

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              5.0

              Great flash,

              By BrokenArrow 122

              from Md.

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Traveling

                Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                I'm not a pro-photographer but I think this is a great flash for my needs.I have a T3I and love the way I can use this as a slave flash never knew there was such a thing...

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                4.0

                Great price Great product

                By Melina

                from Canada

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                      it is alittle heavy but help capture even more amazing pictures!!

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                      4.0

                      A good flash for that price

                      By Albezag

                      from Roma, Texas

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                            Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                            t's just the first time I use it, the light it emits is effective, I read about that some are worried about the "door" of the batteries, but to me it was fine. Something that I find a bit annoying is a high-pitched sound when loading the flash before firing it, not as high as it sounds, but enough to hear it. Finally for the price it's doing enough.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            works great for me

                            By Jbeadnell

                            from western kentucky

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                Works great for taking portraits. Helps keep shadows away!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great flash

                                By John

                                from Toronto

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Sit Flush In Hotshoe

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                Honestly. This is a good flash. After reading all the reviews. High and low. I decided what's [$] and just bought it. I'm using it on my canon 20d right now as my backup camera. Yes the locking mechanism is kinda weird. Yes it doesn't sit as flush as you would like. But it's solid. It has the whining sound. But guess what. It works and get the job done. Gets it done very wellIf your on the fence. Don't be. It's a geat flash

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                                5.0

                                Excellent product for the price

                                By Angler

                                from Centreville, MD

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                  This flash works excellent with my Canon XSI camera.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  i would buy another one

                                  By o

                                  from indiana

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                    so far i like it very much

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    worked fine on my 7D but not on my 5DIII

                                    By photoguy

                                    from Santa Rosa CA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

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                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                          Seemed to work fine on my 7d at a third the cost of a speed lite . Problem .. When I upgraded to a 5D mark III the TTL is in compatable, all the pictures are so over exsposed the practly pure white. Bower went ahead and sent me 2 new ones but they do the same thing, I have tried other third party flashes that worked fine . Another note If using this flash as a remote they often shut off and need to be restarted, and the batteries drain quickily. I never had the problem when it is mounted on the camera

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                                          4.0

                                          I would buy Bower products again.

                                          By Rick

                                          from Downey, CA

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Home
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                            I have been wanting to buy a hot shoe mount flash for my Canon Rebel XS, but could not afford the Canon 580 EXII. So I purchased the Bower SFD926C for less than 1/4 the price and I am very happy with it. Easy to use, works great with my Rebel XS, no problems at all with the TTL functions and it even has the off camera slave function. If iut had a Master function it would be perfect.
                                            I found the mounting to be easy on/off and solid. I would purchase another one and recomend it to a friend.

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                                            4.0

                                            Great flash

                                            By Jennifer

                                            from Myrtle Beach, SC

                                            About Me Casual user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Home
                                              • Landscape Photography
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Studio

                                              Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                              This flash fits my canon t2i very well. I have compared it to the canon flash and it works just as well. I suggest this to anyone looking for a great bargin.

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                                              3.0

                                              OK Flash

                                              By Rolfe

                                              from Seattle, WA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Portraits

                                                Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                                I bought the flash for use on my Canon 10d. The flash seemed to perform well, but it does not seat very well on the camera. The mount does not securely attach the flash to the camera - instead it flops around a bit. The brochure said the flash attaches to the camera with a disk that you twist and tighten. It actually comes with a mount that you squeeze and it does not tighten completely. Not sure if this is a problem with other Canon DSLRs, but it is a problem with the 10d.

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                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Great Flash

                                                By thesemiretiredelectrician

                                                from columbiana,al

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Home
                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Studio
                                                  • Traveling

                                                  Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                                  Works great out of box.

                                                  Haven't tried slave feature yet, but ppears to work fine.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  AWESOME

                                                  By kimmie

                                                  from boise id

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home
                                                    • Landscape Photography
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Traveling

                                                    Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                                    Awesome is what my son said when he got this for his birthday. it is user friendly and easy to use.

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                                                    • Yes

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Bower SFD926C

                                                    By CruiseStar

                                                    from coeur d'Alene, Idaho

                                                    About Me Casual user

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday use
                                                      • Home
                                                      • Portraits

                                                      Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                                      Seems to do everything I need, although I'm not a very technical user. Haven't had it long enough to evaluate support or longevity.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Great flash for a great cost

                                                      By LO Rivera

                                                      from Albuquerque, NM

                                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • price

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Heavy
                                                      • Lock Mechanism

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday use
                                                      • Home
                                                      • Macro Photography
                                                      • Portraits
                                                      • Studio

                                                      Comments about Bower SFD926C Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Canon SLR:

                                                      After a lot of back and forth with research, I had a really hard time choosing a "speedlight". I am on a budget, so until I can afford one–at which time I will probably go with the new 600EX-RT–I finally chose this flash. That said, I have taken at least 2000 shots with this flash and it is definitely a little gem. It works absolutely fantastic. It is worth every penny.

                                                      The only real complaint I have is the lock mechanism, it isn't broken or anything but it isn't as secure as it could be. However, this does not stop it from being secure enough meaning, although I wish it were more of a snug fit, I have no problem shooting with it. Excellent results, if you're on a tight budget but need a flash, this is winner!

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                                                      • No

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