Bower SFD926S Power Zoom Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

Bower SFD926S Power Zoom Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

Bower SFD926S Power Zoom Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

B&H # BOSFD926S MFR # SFD926S
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Sony/Minolta ADI / P-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 SFD926S Power Zoom Flash is an automatic shoe-mounted flash unit compatible with Sony/Minolta cameras with ADI / P-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 SFD926S 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
In the Box
Bower SFD926S Power Zoom Flash for Sony/Minolta 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 - 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 - 9 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/1000 - 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
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    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 3.6 x 2.7"

    Bower SFD926 reviews

    SFD926S Power Zoom Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Flash - For The Price -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.
    Date published: 2011-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall a good product 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!
    Date published: 2010-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value. Great Performance 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.
    Date published: 2012-08-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2013-01-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bang for your buck I bought this to replace my Sigma 530 dg Super I burnt out (crossed some wrong wires blah blah blah). Things that are great about it: It was surprising similar to my Canon 430 ez speedlite. It works well with my Sony a700 at an iso of 200 to 400. It over exposes a bit but thats not a problem. at 100 iso it was soooo dark. White balance is great! Recycle time with regular energizer batteries is as advertised. Manual controls are pretty good. Once again it over exposes a bit. I'd say by 1 stop. It also works with a minolta to standard shoe adapter firing from a pc cord. Its compact and the shoe mount is built pretty sturdy. Things that aren't so great about it: The only draw back is the recycle noise. I could never use it at a wedding. Sounds like a laser gun charging up. pretty loud. And no pc cord slot. If not for that I would have given it 5 stars
    Date published: 2009-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does Everything It Says It Does 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.
    Date published: 2010-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is great!! a great flash for someone on a budget. very power and clear?
    Date published: 2009-11-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong TTL flash for the price Great flash at this price point. I needed a flash with good power to provide fill flash under harsh light conditions of a Cancun beach wedding. The TTL capability was esssential when only one shot was available. When advertised for Sony/Minolta it should be noted that an adapter shoe is required for Sony A6000.
    Date published: 2016-08-28
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