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BowerSFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (12)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (16)
  • General purpose (16)
  • Portraits (12)
  • Night photography (8)
  • Photojournalism (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Flash

The flash has worked wonderfully with my Sony camera. Hooking it up was a snap. It automatically synced to to my camera, couldn't have been easier. I would recommend this flash to any...Read complete review

The flash has worked wonderfully with my Sony camera. Hooking it up was a snap. It automatically synced to to my camera, couldn't have been easier. I would recommend this flash to any Sony owner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

suspected problem-NOT adequate Light

I am some one who knows about using the external flash. Used the product as specified. Results NOT satisfactory. Light out-put was week resulting little darker pictures.
Although the unit fits...Read complete review

I am some one who knows about using the external flash. Used the product as specified. Results NOT satisfactory. Light out-put was week resulting little darker pictures.
Although the unit fits well and with Sony DSLR 57A, and have the features desired but did not did not perform. Unit is bit delicate. One must be careful in handling
I am hoping that this particular unit(now returned for replacement) is only problematic. I will take a chance and see how the replacement will prove to be. Awaiting for the new unit.
Per the BOWER CO. this is supposed to be a dedicated unit for Sony DSLR but I am bit suspicious.

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1.0

suspected problem-NOT adequate Light

By NONE

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Weak Output

Best Uses

  • Fill Flash
  • Night Photography
  • Portraits

Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

I am some one who knows about using the external flash. Used the product as specified. Results NOT satisfactory. Light out-put was week resulting little darker pictures.
Although the unit fits well and with Sony DSLR 57A, and have the features desired but did not did not perform. Unit is bit delicate. One must be careful in handling
I am hoping that this particular unit(now returned for replacement) is only problematic. I will take a chance and see how the replacement will prove to be. Awaiting for the new unit.
Per the BOWER CO. this is supposed to be a dedicated unit for Sony DSLR but I am bit suspicious.

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  • No

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5.0

Excellent Flash

By Mt shooter

from Great Falls, MT

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
    • Photojournalism
    • Portraits

    Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

    The flash has worked wonderfully with my Sony camera. Hooking it up was a snap. It automatically synced to to my camera, couldn't have been easier. I would recommend this flash to any Sony owner.

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    5.0

    Great Value. Great Performance

    By Darin H.

    from Toledo, OH

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

      I shoot candid shots at events and corporate marketing photos and this is a very versatile flash that works well with my A500 and my A65 Sony SLRs. Great looking shots at a good value.

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      5.0

      GREAT FLASH

      By NONE

      from UPPERMARLBORO MARYLAND,GERALD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Recycling
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

      • No cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • GOOD DISTANTS
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

      I WANT TO GIVE YOU A THUMBS UP.YOUR SERVICE IS GREAT. PRODUCTS GREAT AND ON TIME.I WILL BE SHOPPING HERE MORE.

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      1.0

      blew up on 1st outing

      By GBH

      from Abilene Texas

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

            Not very robust. Swivel head swings wildly will not stay in posisiton. Head blew out shooting a wedding on the first outing.Did not work with rechargeable batts.

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            5.0

            [...]

            By Lindsay the woodturner

            from Geelong Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Portraits

              Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

              Very happy with this flash unit, simple to use and works as advertised.[...]

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              4.0

              Good price

              By Moe

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                    As a beginner I didn't want to send a lot of money on Equipment right away, so this was a good price for me.

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                    5.0

                    An awesome buy!

                    By Bobby Chagolla

                    from San Marcos, Texas

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                      This flash gun is great, and except for the fact that i didn't read the instructions and lock it in place, which resulted in the flash falling off and breaking the diffuser...it works like expected. Great on my Sony cameras!

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                      4.0

                      Great Flash - For The Price

                      By FlairDevil

                      from Syracuse, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use

                        Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                        -I use the flash as a replacement for the notoriously harsh on-camera flash. [...]The features of this flash as excellent, you get a substantial "bang for your buck" - but bear in mind, you are buying a $100 flash, not a $500 flash. By this I mean it "feels" cheap from it being made out of lightweight plastic but if you take care of your equipment there is no reason it would be an issue for you. If you are shooting combat shots in Iraq diving for cover, maybe this isn't the flash for you. Then again, an Alpha probably would not be your first choice either, lol Overall I am very pleased with the product and the price.

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                        5.0

                        great buy!

                        By Captain Jan

                        from mindanao Philippines

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                          i use it for difficult lighting situations only.
                          It works great with my Sony 330
                          Did not find any minus point so far

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                          4.0

                          Awesome Flash Unit for a lower price

                          By Jamil the photographer

                          from Dallas, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                            Its my first experience with a Hotshoe flash for a Sony, and it a good flash for a good price... i'm loving it.

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                            5.0

                            Works perfect

                            By M.w.

                            from New Orleans

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                              I've used this flash on paying jobs, it hasn't let me down The best thing about it: Manual controls. You can set ISO, F stop, power 1-1/16th. The built in bounce card works perfectly. I also use a Sto-fen Uni diffuser with it.

                              Batteries lasted through about 4 hours of shooting at variable powers. I plan on buying another Bower for use on my bracket. I do a lot of nighttime shoots. Setting 2 bowers at 1/8th power would give you super capability to keep light even.

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                              4.0

                              Good for the price.

                              By Ace

                              from Maine

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Powerful Output
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • General Use

                                Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                I have bought the $450.00 Sony flash for my other camera then got this one for about $100.00.The bottom line is the Bower is close to the Sony in use. I am satisfied with this purchase.

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                                4.0

                                Works Great. [...]

                                By Fotobug

                                from Albany, GA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Nice build-in Reflecter
                                • Powerful Output

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash
                                  • General Use
                                  • Photojournalism

                                  Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                  Compact, light weight. Has the power to do good bounce flash.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Does Everything It Says It Does

                                  By Chadwick Von Lottapootin

                                  from Abilene, TX

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky
                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                  I haven't found any problems with it yet. It's very powerful so it's good that you can adjust the angle of fire. You definitely want to bounce it off the ceiling when indoors.

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                                  4.0

                                  great product

                                  By lovinlife

                                  from arkansas

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast Recycling

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Off camera flash

                                    Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                    This flash was everything i hoped it would be and with a great price. I searched alot of places and BHphoto had the best price that I found. [...] Good job BH...

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                                    4.0

                                    It is excellent

                                    By HowieG

                                    from Staten Island, NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Fill Flash
                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                      It does exactlu what I would expect a well made flashto do. I particolarly like the tilt and swivel. I've had at least 3 flashes that did the same thing, & this was the primary selling point. I only wish that there was a little less plastic, and more metal.

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                                      4.0

                                      An alternative for a pricey one..

                                      By noangeles_15

                                      from Yardville, NJ

                                      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
                                        • Night Photography
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                        easy to use, works as describe, the pictures tone comes natural, i like it and highly recommended, the only problem i see is there's no battery indicator if it is lowbat & a little noisy, a little but still like it, i can handle it..

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                                        4.0

                                        Overall a good product

                                        By Ava N.

                                        from Florida

                                        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 SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                        This flash is a great bargain offering both tilt and swivel for greater versatility. The built in diffuser is ok, certianly having a bigger one and better one would be better. The flash works well with my Sony A300. It can really give a better overall color to pictures its certianly making indoor pictures much easier!
                                        The downside is that it is VERY noisy and can take a bit of time to recharge. I've gotten more than 80 pictures out of a set of batteries though. After these batteries are gone I do plan to add rechargables to my stock.
                                        I give it 4 out of 5 stars simply because it isn't the top of the line, the noise and the smaller range.
                                        It is VERY easy to use!

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                                        4.0

                                        Great Flash For The Money

                                        By CJ

                                        from Hendersonville, NC

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Bower SFD926S Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Sony SLR:

                                        This is a great flash for the money. Works great for everyday indoor photography. The downside to the flash is it is a little big.

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