Bower SFD926N Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras

Bower SFD926N Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras

Bower SFD926N Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras


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  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 148' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 90°& Left 180°
  • Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
  • Recycle Time: 0.5-9 Seconds
  • Slow, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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Bower SFD926 overview

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The Bower SFD926N Power Zoom Flash is an automatic shoe-mounted flash unit compatible with Nikon cameras with i-TTL functionality. With a guide number of 148' at ISO 100 and 105mm this unit is quite powerful and will easily illuminate your scene. It features a zoom range from 24 to 105mm along with the ability to tilt up to 90° and swivel 270°. Additionally, the flash head includes a built-in diffuser for softening and customizing the light to your needs.

During shooting, the SFD926N has multiple creative modes for achieving specific effects. These include front and rear curtain sync modes along with a red-eye reduction mode. This can all be accessed with the rear LCD screen. Wireless master and slave TTL functionality is available for control over multiple off camera flashes from the camera-mounted unit.

This unit attaches by using a twist-lock shoe mount and it runs on 4 AA batteries which provide a recycle time of 0.5-9 seconds. It also includes a flash stand for off-camera operation and has slow, 1st and 2nd curtain sync modes

Head movements include zoom, bounce and swivel
Built-in diffuser and reflector panel
IGBT flash circuitry
Slave Mode
UPC: 636980504254
In the Box
Bower SFD926N Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras
  • Flash Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower SFD926 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 147.64' / 45 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
    Vari-Power 1/1 to 1/128
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head 270°
    Coverage 24 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.5 to 9 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/1000 to 1/20000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
    Wireless Operation Method: Optical Pulse
    Distance: Up to 22.97' / 7 m
    Wireless Communication Channels 3 Channels
    Wireless Groups 3 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 3.9 x 4.9" / 72.0 x 100.0 x 125.0 mm
    Weight 9.52 oz / 270 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 3.6 x 2.6"

    Bower SFD926 reviews

    SFD926N Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 110.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good light-duty flash I bought this flash about 5 months ago and liked it immediately. It's easy to use, works well with my D5000 and is well priced compared to the SB-600. My only concern was with the shoe. My first impression was that the shoe was made of cheap plastic and would probably break under it's own weight if I wasn't careful. I was right. It broke on my third week of use. Fortunately, Bower sent a new one after I returned the broken flash .... Bonus points to Bower for actually making good on the warranty. I'm happy with the replacement, but I'll obviously need to be more careful in the future.
    Date published: 2010-09-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice flash when it works! I purchased this flash for my Nikon D80 to do the photography at an event out in Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage area. Everything started out fine, the pictures were turning out very nice and it worked great outdoors for fill-in flash. I really liked the built-in diffuser and reflector panel. HOWEVER!, on the second day the flash stopped working. It would not charge up, it would start but stop a couple of seconds into the cycle. I was stuck using the built-in flash for the rest of the conference. Which was useless for any wide angle or long distance shots and forget about any fill-in shots. Nice flash but CAN NOT BE TRUSTED! Going to try the Sunpack PZ42X. Hope for better luck.
    Date published: 2012-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from a lot of bang for a just a few bucks Needed a flash in a hurry that wouldn't break the bank. This option by Bower surprised and came through. The flash seems well constructed (time will tell). On the 5th photoshoot the slide out diffuser broke off and I can't get it back into the slot. Which is irritating because it also helps to hold the bounce card in place. Been using standard Energizer batteries and need to switch to the best ones I can find. Heavy use, like for a fashion runway show the flash won't recycle fast enough or powerful enough. For shots where timing isn't tight, this flash is awesome. It also triggers my portable studio flashes without changing anything. Very handy!
    Date published: 2012-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bower Flash for Nikon Fisrt of all B&H was very helpful was very helpful in deciding what flash to buy and if it was possible to use a Nikon after market product (third party product) such as a Bower Flash for Nikon. I want to say thank you B&H for all your help! Now to the point this Bower Flash works wonderfully with my Nikon D3000 and Nikon lenses. But it also works perfectly with third party lenses (unlike the previous third party flash that I had recently bought) such as my Sigma f/2.8 that I use a lot. It is easy to use and priced just right for those of use trying to save a buck or two. So enjoy!
    Date published: 2010-07-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't complain; so far... I'm pretty low on the totem pole for flash photography, which is why I didn't dive right into the Nikon flashes. The SB-900 sure seems nice and shiny, but that's like giving a Ferrari to a 16-year old kid. So far I've played with this flash and being a hands-on learner, I'm getting the idea about bouncing, tilting, zooming, and rotating the head. I'm happy with it. I'm sure once I become more proficient in flash photography I'll upgrade to something more sophisticated, but this Bower is perfect for getting started. One thing, the owner's manual isn't all that great. Could be more detailed. Other than that, it's fun to play with.
    Date published: 2011-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from decent flash for the money I was looking for something to replace/supplement my SB-400 to use with my D3000. I need something that swivels so I can bounce off the ceiling while holding the camera vertically, and the SB-700 is just not in my budget. For the price, this does everything I need it to, and more. I had a little bit of an issue using the slave mode at first, because I didn't realize that the pre-flash from the on camera flash was firing the slave. Once I figured out that I had to put my on camera flash in manual mode, I was good to go. I like the built in reflector and diffuser. Overall it's very easy to use, especially for someone who is still learning.
    Date published: 2012-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical and Fun Flash I am a growing professional photographer, and am using this flash for portrait and wedding shots. It is very useful for both, but the built-in diffuser flap leaves a bit to be desired. This is a great value, and the diffused issue is not something that should knock it out of your priority list. I highly recommend getting this flash in combination with a Gary Fong Lightsphere, as the two work beautifully together. There are flashes with faster recharge times, but for the price difference this one works well. It is a slave if needed, and works well as one. Performance is further boosted by using eneloop rechargeable batteries. I would recommend this for sure.
    Date published: 2012-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save a buck I purchased this primarily for the fact that it works off camera with a built in optical slave, something the SB-600 (for twice as much) doesn't even do out of the box. It's sensor is plenty sensitive, as long as you swivel the head to face the sensor towards your camera's built in flash. I've powered my camera's flash all the way down to 1/32 and had no problems triggering this flash. I haven't taken it outside, yet. I use it with my D40. Mounted on camera, it's automatic settings, including i-ttl work just fine. When you bounce it, it automatically zooms the flash to 50mm. The head tilts and swivels in all directions. You can point the camera straight down and swivel and bounce the flash behind and above you. The manual included left a little to be desired. I read the SB-600 has directions for a particular feature on page 38. The manual included with this flash is a large sheet, quickly describing features in clear English (unlike the 'manual' for my Cowboy Studio 2x160 w/s strobes that were practically indecipherable). I'm happy I listened to my wallet. I would have bought the SB-400 and really missed out on the ability to trigger it off-camera without adapters or receivers. I might've bought the SB-600, and supplemented it with an optical slave, for more than twice as much. The SB-800/900 is just not possible in my budget. I highly recommend it for anyone, especially if you're looking for all of the features of the more expensive OEM flashes on a budget.
    Date published: 2009-10-16
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