Bower SFDRL14C Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon E-TTL II

Bower SFDRL14C TTL Macro Ringlight Flash (Guide No. 46'/14 m at 50mm) for Canon EOS with E-TTL II

Bower SFDRL14C TTL Macro Ringlight Flash (Guide No. 46'/14 m at 50mm) for Canon EOS with E-TTL II

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Bower SFDRL14C Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon E-TTL II

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The Bower SFDRL14C TTL Macro Ringlight Flash provides full TTL control (including E-TTL II) with both digital or film SLR cameras. This allows for accurate exposures of close-up subjects. When shooting at extremely short distances, relatively minor movement of lighting and subject results in relatively large changes of exposure. TTL metering eliminates the need for lengthy calculations of exposure, because the inherent loss of light at macro distances can automatically be accounted with ease.

Fully dedicated with E-TTL II
Provides approx. 100-200 flashes
UPC: 636980504148
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Bower SFDRL14C TTL Macro Ringlight Flash (Guide No. 46'/14 m at 50mm) for Canon EOS with E-TTL II
  • Controller Unit
  • Flash Unit
  • 55mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 58mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 62mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 67mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower SFDRL14C specs

    Type Flash
    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 46'  / 14.02 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Modeling Light No
    Vari-Power None
    Color Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
    TTL Dedication Yes
    Recycle Time Approximately 4 - 6 Seconds
    Filter Thread 52mm
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Maximum Lens Diameter 2.64" / 67 mm
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.3 x 6.0 x 7.5" / 5.8 x 15.2 x 19.1 cm
    Weight 0.85 lb / .39 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 6.9 x 2.8"

    Bower SFDRL14C reviews

    SFDRL14C Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon E-TTL II is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 56.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works VERY well I own a Canon 40D and a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens. I didn't want to pay 500$ for a ring flash, and I hesitated heavily before buying this Bower Ring Flash... What a pleasant surprise! Everything works fine. I have never tried another ring flash so I cannot necessarily compare, but I've gotten some incredible insect shots with this flash. Obviously, the lighting is quite flat, but it enables me to shoot flies, bees and ants at fast shutter speeds HANDHELD. Superb. And contrary to an earlier review, it works FINE with the 40D. No problems whatsoever. If you don't feel like dishing out 500$, I would highly recommend this flash.
    Date published: 2008-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the money. I bought this product because I wanted to try ring-flash portraiture. It works beautifully, a ring-flash is a new way to see the world, and almost anyone can afford to at this price. The only major concern is how flimsy the plastic hot-shoe mount is, would it kill them to make it metal? I'd pay the extra $5, wouldn't you? The only other minor issue is that the flash tube doesn't give an intact circle when reflected in pupil highlights but can't we all fix that with 3 seconds of Photoshop work? Ha. Or a White-Out pen? Buy it, but don't expect the hot-shoe not to snap off during some acrobatic photo manoeuvre.
    Date published: 2010-07-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent for the Price. I bought this ringflash to photograph flowers, insects and various other small object for advertizing. I was pleasantly surprised at the construction and build quality having read some adverse comments about this. It is sturdy enough for my purposes. The only very useful feature that it does not have the ability to ajust the flash output but this can be largely compensated for with camera settings. I found it works perfectly with all items I have tried it on including close-up portraits.If two semicircular separate flashes are required for shadow affects two pieces of dark tape stuck over the areas not required will produce good results.
    Date published: 2012-01-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slim featured powerful light. The light does a decent job. The feelng is a bit cheap, but for the price, I didn't expect the top build quality. The main issue is the controls. On / Off sum up the extent of the controls. You have no control over the power of the unit, no control over first/second curtain. It does pretty good with TTL if you're using it for macro purposes, but even the, I have to dial in a bit of underexposure wit FEC to make it come out right. I thought I might use it for a combination of macro and portrait work, but for portrait work, it doesn't work very well.
    Date published: 2011-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT FOR MACRO WORK I didn't want to spend $on a Canon Ring lite that I only would use once in a while so I thought I would give this a try. I must say I was very impressed with the images I got with this ring lite attached to my Canon 100mm 2.8 macro on my EOS 50D. The shots are nothing short of stunning and my camera worked as if I had a Canon flash attached to it. No problems what so ever and flash recycle time is also pretty quick!
    Date published: 2009-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performance exceeds price I have been using this ring flash for about a month now with the Canon MP-E and a Rokkor 100mm and have had great success. The flash has a decent build and has a fast recycle time with long life when used with NiMH batteries. I have had a couple miss fires which requires removing and reseating the flash module but those are rare. When used with the Canon MP-E it is sometimes hard to get full 5:1 magnification as the focal plane at 5:1 is very close to the flash ring. The build is decent but the plastic on the front of the flash body which looks like an IR sensor cracks easily. I have found that when using my reverse macro Minolta MD lenses the ring flash will seat perfectly on a MD lens bayonet dustcap without the need of any thread adapters. For a $ flash this unit cant be beat and I would highly recommend this unit to anybody getting into Macro Photography or for those not wanting to sink $500 or more on a high end ring flash.
    Date published: 2010-06-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does the job I am currently a field biologist and wildlife photographer doing research using a Canon D-60 and a macro-lens to photograph stomach content samples from turtles as part of my research. Specifically, I am photographing aquatic insects, worms, and other macroinvertebrates. I shot over 1000 images using it in 2012 with good results and no failures. Whether I am in the field or lab my setting is largely studio like and where this item belongs. When I transport it, I carry it in a hard plastic case lined with foam to protect it. Overall, the lighting is even and more than adequate when I am shooting adult dragonflies or butterflies as samples for presentations when they are on a background. Lastly, I leave it on land when I am wading or kayaking so be realistic about its durability.
    Date published: 2013-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance and value The ring light works very well with my Canon EOS 5d and EOS 5d MarkII. The eTTL works as it should. It performs as well as the very expensive Canon Ring Light. Yes it does not have all of the bells and whistles but it has all of the needed functions. It is very compact and easy to install on a lens. Battery life is outstanding. Highly reccommended.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
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