Bower SFD14N Macro Ringlight Flash for Nikon i-TTL

Bower SFD14N Macro Ringlight Flash for Nikon i-TTL

Bower SFD14N Macro Ringlight Flash for Nikon i-TTL

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The Bower SFD14N TTL Macro Ringlight Flash provides full TTL control (including i-TTL) with both digital or film SLR cameras. This allows for accurate exposures of closeup 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 i-TTL
Provides approx. 100-200 flashes
In the Box
Bower SFD14N Macro Ringlight Flash for Nikon i-TTL
  • Controller Unit
  • Flash Unit
  • 55mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 58mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 62mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 67mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower SFDRL14N specs

    Type Flash
    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 46'  / 14.02 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Modeling Light No
    TTL Dedication Yes
    Recycle Time Approximately 4 - 6 Seconds
    Filter Thread 52mm
    Side Wings No
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Maximum Lens Diameter 2.64" / 67 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 7.0 x 2.6"

    Bower SFDRL14N reviews

    SFD14N Macro Ringlight Flash for Nikon i-TTL is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ring-Around-The-...lens I've used this quite a bit since I got it. It is actually a little more capable and versatile than I thought it'd be. Can get decent head & shoulders + portraits with the characteristic ring light aura around the subject without having to jack the iso too high. However...won't replace a more powerful ring light for portraits and not too effective at distances over 4' or so outside. Works great for macro, you just need to use it some to know it's limitations. I'm glad I bought it. I'm not much of a flower shooter but I have attached one I took one of my wife's rose du jour right after I got the light.
    Date published: 2016-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Marco Ringlight, great price! I decided to give this macro ringlight flash a try and found it be be very usefull for all types of macro photography. I use it on my D300 in i-ttl mode and the exposures and even light are right on. At 1/5th the price of the Nikon system and a complete ring strobe mounted in front of your lens, it is hard to beat.
    Date published: 2008-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ringlight for the price! You can't beat this strobe for the price! It's I-TTL compatible with my Nikon D300 and much more affodable than the Nikon model. I like that it is supplied with enough adapter rings to fit 52mm to 67mm. Conveniently short recycle time.
    Date published: 2009-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I bought this Bower ring flash a few years ago to use for macro work. It works as advertised and, although the build quality is consumer grade, I have had no problems with it. It screws into the filter threads of a lens and comes with a range of adapters for use with the most common filter sizes. A minor issue is that these adapters, like many filters as well, can be difficult to remove if screwed in too tight but it is never really necessary to tighten them to that point. The unit itself has no user-adjustable settings, it is either on or off. However, I can adjust the flash output with the camera's own flash compensation settings. Reducing the output is sometimes necessary when shooting very close to a subject and -1 EV or -2 EV often gives a more natural look anyway. Otherwise, the TTL function works well. Startup and recycle times are certainly acceptable. In summary, for my purposes this is a very good value and works well.
    Date published: 2016-05-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not let you manually adjust F-stop. Beware, this only allows autofocus f-stop. You cannot do any manual adjustments in any camera selections such as P, etc. Worthless if doing anything larger than an insect, etc. My Macro lens goes up to F 33. Returning.
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent ring flash for the price Real ring flash, not a LED array permanently on, so this puts out a lot more light than those LED ones. Compatibility with Nikon's iTTL metering is accurate and fast. Build quality is average with those from Vivitar or Neewer and just a bit below Sony's or Nikon's standards but 10 times cheapper, to sumarize it feels firmly put toghether but I would not drop it on purpose to test it. Taking photos with it is a real pleasure, you'll have a catchlight in the eyes of people for every portrait you take, temprerature of light looks a little cold but it is not a deal breaker. It fits perfectly on any 52mm thread size and comes with adapters for use with the most common lens threads 55mm, 58mm 62mm and 67mm. Recycle times are around a second with alkalines and under that with most powerfull batteries, I have read other reviews talking about missfires but it has not been the case with the product I acquired. So far I am happy with the results and improvements in my photography.
    Date published: 2012-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bower Macro Ringlight Flash I use this ring flash on my Nikon 70-180 macro lens on a Nikon D300. My primary use of it is to shoot bugs and insects. It works very well and gives just the right amount of light. I haave found it also very good for shooting portraits because of the even light from all around the subject. I am very happy with it.
    Date published: 2009-08-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for the price Inconsistent output. Flash is not fully recharged when light shows it is.
    Date published: 2008-12-14
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