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BowerSFD926P Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Fast recycling (13)
  • Consistent output (12)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (19)
    • Fill flash (14)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Night photography (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good deal for powerful entry-level

    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.

    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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    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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

      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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      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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

        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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        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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

          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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          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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

          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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          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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

            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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

            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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            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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

              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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                  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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                  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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                  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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                  (1 of 1 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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                    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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                    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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                    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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                      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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                        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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                        4.0

                        So far so good

                        By Gina

                        from Tennessee

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Bower SFD926P Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                              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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                              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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                              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 Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                              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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                              5.0

                              Powerful and Right on Point

                              By Mom Shooting Sports

                              from San Leandro, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • General Use
                                • Night Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Bower SFD926P Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                                I did a lot of research on finding a flash for the Pentax K20d. This flash kept popping up so I decided to purchase this one instead of the Pentax brands. Wow, I am so glad I did. This flash is perfect for hobbyist, semi-pros and professionals. Do not hesitate to buy this flash from BH.

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                                5.0

                                Equal or even better than brand name

                                By Pentax-i-cal Fan

                                from Austin, TX

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash
                                  • General Use
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Bower SFD926P Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                                  The flash unit was priced about $50 to $100 cheaper than the brand names (Pentax or Vivitar) and had more features than the lowest cost brand name flash units. For the price, this unit came with vertical tilt flash and a 270 degree swivel head. This unit even has zoom flash which is not available in other flash models in the same price range. If you do not mind unknown brand names, this flash unit is definitely worth the money.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great OEM alternative at 1/4 the price

                                  By InternetPilot

                                  from NE Florida

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • None so far

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Bower SFD926P Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR:

                                  This flash works great on my Pentax K-X DSLR. All the features work fine on it -- TTL, power zoom, even focus-assist light. Although it does not take advantage of the K-X's built-in wireless trigger, it does work very well as a slave flash. Still running on the same set of AA NiMH batteries after a week of frequent use (testing). The built-in diffuser & bounce card are also a nice and useful feature.

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