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BowerSFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (13)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Fast recycling (13)
  • Consistent output (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Good power output (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (20)
  • Fill flash (15)
  • Portraits (13)
  • Night photography (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great flash with a few minor issues

I bought this flash on a tight budget to get through a photo shoot.Overall the flash worked very well.The synch between flash and camera was very good even in very low light.Cycling time was about...Read complete review

I bought this flash on a tight budget to get through a photo shoot.Overall the flash worked very well.The synch between flash and camera was very good even in very low light.Cycling time was about 6 sec. with fresh batteries,but dropped considerably as they became weaker.I thought the battery compatment door was very flemsy. I had to be careful for fear that it might break. As with most flash it began to shut down after about 150-200 images from heat.Once the flash cooled down it was fine.

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Bower SFD926P for Pentax

I thought that the price was right, especially when compared to the 'brand' names. However the build quality is a little flimsy. Especially where the locking mechanism for the hotshoe is located. ...Read complete review

I thought that the price was right, especially when compared to the 'brand' names. However the build quality is a little flimsy. Especially where the locking mechanism for the hotshoe is located. It's cracked already, even though it's only been mounted a dozen times. It does however fill my needs to extend my flash range compared to the on board flash

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3.0

Bower SFD926P for Pentax

By Sparky

from winnipeg

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Inconsitant
  • Slow Recycling

Best Uses

  • Fill Flash
  • General Use

Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

I thought that the price was right, especially when compared to the 'brand' names. However the build quality is a little flimsy. Especially where the locking mechanism for the hotshoe is located. It's cracked already, even though it's only been mounted a dozen times. It does however fill my needs to extend my flash range compared to the on board flash

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  • No

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2.0

Won't work with K-3

By Jeff J.

from SLC, UT

Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

This works with my K20D body, but not the K-3. It freaks out and flashes multiple times with the K-3.

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4.0

Really good buy for me

By Gallopingphotog

from Texas

Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

Has all the features I wanted -- TTL, zoom, swivel head. A serious shooter heavy into flash might like more features but that isn't the direction I'm presently headed in. Only complaint is the battery door it is tricky to open. A simple sliding door would have sufficed.

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4.0

Flash

By Barry

from Barrington, RI

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Night Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

    Great value for the money! I am merely an interested amateur, and as such needed an affordable flash. This flash is absolutely perfect for my needs and is certainly very well priced.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good Entry-level unit

    By birdman59

    from Marietta Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

      I got this because I needed a flash I could use on and off camera. This one does that, with some minor restrictions. The TTL metering only works when the flash is in the 90 degree position. If you point it to bounce, it goes manual. The eye (red lens) has to be pointed at the camera in orer to use in as a "slave" unit.
      Supports trailing and leading curtain functions from my K5.
      The TTL works really well on camera.
      The battery door is flimsy, so be really careful.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good all around flash

      By Bob

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

        Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

        Excellent flash for indoor shots using fill flash. Much better than on camera flash. Pretty quick recharge rate, however, the more expensive flash units would be quicker. Battery life so far has been good. Controls seem decent, not great. Easy to use in ttl-auto mode. Not a professional flash but very good for most casual users.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice, Quick Flash

        By SadieS

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast Recycling
        • Powerful Output

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • Portraits

        Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

        Quick flash, recharges flash. Haven't had time to fully check out all the options, but seems like a solid product.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Still learning but...

        By MiloBramble

        from Chandler AZ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

          So far so good. I like the tilt and swivel. I also like that it senses what the settings are from my camera and matches that as best it can.

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          4.0

          Decent inexpensive flash.

          By J. Griffin

          from Grandville, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor build quality

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Off camera flash

          Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

          So far I am impressed with how much you get for so little. But with that said you still get what you pay for.
          For instance after just three days the zoom head jammed and the flash no longer functioned. Although through frustration I found that if you smack the flash on the top or the back of the flash head it unjams.
          Other than this issue I have been very pleased with this flash. The leading curtain sync, trailing curtain sync, slave mode and AF assist light all work like they should and I love the built in bounce card and diffuser.

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          • No

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          4.0

          great flash!

          By George

          from Melbourne, AUS

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good value
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use

            Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

            Great first flash! I've had it for a week. I never used my in-built flash, but this thing gives huge flexibility and works brilliantly. No real drawbacks considering the price.

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            4.0

            Good flash for the cash

            By Bigcoyote

            from Mesa, AZ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

              I have only had this flash for a few weeks but it seems to work well. It is a budget flash unit, but it is much better than a lot of the other ones out there. I have had no problems with it at all, and it works as advertised. Is cycles faster than my factory flash and gets more flashes per battery change too. Overall I am happy with it.

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              3.0

              Good deal for powerful entry-level

              By Josh

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                Haven't busted it out for serious yet, but it's not too heavy and gives me a better flash than the on-camera flash. Usin' it with a Pentax K-x. No complaints so far.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great flash with a few minor issues

                By Freelance

                from Broken Arrow Oklahoma

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Battery compartment door

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                I bought this flash on a tight budget to get through a photo shoot.Overall the flash worked very well.The synch between flash and camera was very good even in very low light.Cycling time was about 6 sec. with fresh batteries,but dropped considerably as they became weaker.I thought the battery compatment door was very flemsy. I had to be careful for fear that it might break. As with most flash it began to shut down after about 150-200 images from heat.Once the flash cooled down it was fine.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great flash!

                By pilotlee

                from Atlanta Georgia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Powerful Output

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                  Used the flash right out of the box works great, extremely fast recovery time. Works great with my Pentax K-X

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  More for less

                  By berix

                  from Montréal, Qc

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                  Tilt and swivel, diffuser, zoom... Everything you need in a good flash! Sure, it's not suitable for a professional intense use, but it's all 95% people needs at a fraction of the price.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Flash!

                  By Trish

                  from va/az

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                    I wanted a flash unit that I could use for portraits and also when the on camera flash just isn't the right thing for the job. I'm quite pleased with this flash unit.

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                    5.0

                    Love this flash

                    By JMJ

                    from Glentworth, SK, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                      Have just started using the flash, and it is my first so have just been getting used to using it. But it is easy to use and has already taken some great pictures.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      So far so good

                      By Gina

                      from Tennessee

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                      I used this on my family's Christmas portraits and it worked just fine. It has plenty of power to bounce off the ceiling and light the area very well.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great value for money

                      By junior weather watcher

                      from western australia!!

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                      we needed to add more functionality to our ageing pentax ist-d which we needed to use for a wedding the TTL worked great on 99% of the shots that we did... nearly bought the real thing for twice the price.. locally.. [...] really happy with it...

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                      5.0

                      Packed with features

                      By Phote nut

                      from Eureka, MO

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use

                      Comments about Bower SFD926P Power Zoom Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                      Excellent features for the price. The flash does a great job. I especially like the built in difusser which nearly eliminates the need to cary an extra difusser and wide angle attachment.

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