Bower SFD728 Autofocus TTL Flash for Canon Cameras

Bower SFD728 Autofocus TTL Flash for Canon Cameras

Bower SFD728 Autofocus TTL Flash for Canon Cameras

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  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 92' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 150° & Left 180°
  • Recycle Time: 0.5-7 Seconds
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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The Bower SFD728 Autofocus TTL Flash is a dedicated shoe-mount flash with E-TTL / E-TTL II exposure metering capabilities for Canon cameras. The flash features a guide number of 92' at ISO 100 and a TTL range of 45.9' for automatic control of the flash output. The four-position zoom head covers a focal length range between 28mm and 85mm and a 0-90° bounce and 330° swivel design enables extensive head positioning capabilities.

An infrared AF assist beam is integrated into the flash's design to promote faster focusing in low-light conditions and an intelligent auto-check light is also available to confirm if the subject is within TTL range. Red-eye reduction and second/rear-curtain sync modes are also available when used with supported cameras.

Full TTL dedication available for Canon cameras.
Four-position zoom head covers focal lengths between 28mm and 85mm.
Bounce adjustment of 0-90° and a horizontal swivel of up to 330° enable a wide variety of flash head movements.
An AF assist beam, up to 26', aids in focusing during low-light situations.
Flash duration is 1/700 sec. at full power.
5600K color temperature helps to balance flash output with other daylight-balanced light sources.
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Bower SFD728 Autofocus TTL Flash for Canon Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower SFD728 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 91.86'  / 28 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Angle of Coverage 75.4° - 28.6°
    Bounce Head +0 to +90°
    Swivel Head 330°
    Coverage 28 - 85 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 28 - 85 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.5 - 7 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/700 sec @ Full Power
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 6.6 x 1.9" / 76.2 x 167.6 x 48.3 mm
    Weight 7.80 oz / 221.13 g without batteries
    Packaging Infoxyqzrrdq
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 3.4 x 2.0"

    Bower SFD728 reviews

    SFD728 Autofocus TTL Flash for Canon Cameras is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 59.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First External Flash This is the first external flash I've used with my Canon RebelXti... I shoot mostly personal photos of family and special events but dabble in semi-pro photography. This lens is easy to get on and off the camera as it just slids/pops into place. I love that it has a separate on/off button so you don't have to remove the flash when you don't want to use it. I've used it with and without a softbox diffuser and been very satisfied with the photos taken in low light (using a 50mm lens). It also allows for auto-focus with my Xti which means I can just click it on and keep shooting without having to worry about ISO to adjust for shutter speed.
    Date published: 2010-05-28
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I wanted a flash primarily for indoor,impromtu family photos. I take most of my serious photos in natural or controlled lighting. So I did not expect professional results. However, if you are very diligent it is a better flash than that which comes with the canon xsi. It goes through batteries quickly. You must be careful with the on switch as it always seems to turn itself on in my bag so I have had to resort to removing the batteries. Also in a few of my pictures I can see flash vignetting. There is also about a 15 second delay in between flash pics.
    Date published: 2010-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable, well priced flash I am a casual amature photographer. I don't need the best equipment but I want equipment that works as advertised. After trying a couple other cheaper flashes, they were horribly inconsistent. This one, fires EVERY TIME. It's supports E-TTL II, so no manual configuration. Has a swivel/bounce head and feels pretty durable. I mainly use this to shoot photo's of my kids in my makeshift studio setup(basement with different color sheets and a bean bag) and it has allowed me to resolve my lighting issues I had when shooting. All in all great flash for the money. I gave it 4 out of 5 because the output isn't as bright as some of the others I have tried out, but plenty bright enough for most applications.
    Date published: 2011-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Basic But Good for Beginners Using this flash with a T2i. Everything works right out of the box, just turn on the flash and start shooting. It's fully auto, which is great if you don't know too much or don't want to worry about manual flash settings. It swivels and has a zoom control that focuses the light further away. Definitely a step up from the factory flash on the camera. But... you have ABSOLUTELY no manual control over the flash. It has an on/off switch, and that's it. If you are getting too bright of a flash, you can swivel it away or put some diffusion over it, but otherwise you are stuck with the decision the flash makes. Personally I think it's a pretty good deal... for a basic swivel flash with no controls. Just be aware of the limitations.
    Date published: 2012-03-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Invest Elsewhere I used this product with the 5D mk II. I used it as a low light candid portrait tool for events such as wedding receptions. It is versital for the price and gives decent light. However it is worth it to invest in something more reliable. The recycle time is pretty slow also mine has stopped working entirely after a year and a half of VERY VERY light use. This flash has less than 1,000 flashes on it before it stopped working. I now have a wedding coming up and am scrambling to get another flash before the date. If you're a casual photographer go for it, but if you have any inclination towards making money with your services and art save up a little more and spend $$ on something which will last.
    Date published: 2013-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice for its price Well, using this flash has made my images look much better at night. I'm not a fan of flash during the day. This flash does cover a good amount of range. Though you might want to get a flash that covers a more for really wide lens. For a 50mm lens and higher I am thrilled with it. The only down side is that you cant use the flash to help you auto focus.
    Date published: 2009-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One great flash! I use this product for doing portraits and also for outside to cut down on shadows. It works wonderful. It is very lightweight which is really good when I have to go to nature shots. The price is the best thing about this flash. I haven't found anything wrong with it.
    Date published: 2008-05-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No programming needed I brought this flash to attach to my Canon T2i. I was concerned when I researched flashes due to many comments about needing to program the camera to use a flash. I was very happy when all I had to do was put the batteries in, hook the flash to the hotshoe, turn it and the camera on and begin taking pictures. The flash is very well suited for my amateur photography style although I haven't tried it yet for night shooting. So far its proven to be a good product for the price.
    Date published: 2011-07-24
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