Bower SFD35 Digital Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

Bower SFD35 Digital Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

Bower SFD35 Digital Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

B&H # BOSFD35S MFR # SFD35S
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Sony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 112' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 150° & Left 180°
  • AF Assist Light
  • Recycle Time: 4-6 Seconds
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
Show moreShow less

TTL System: Sony/Minolta

Canon Nikon Sony/Minolta
$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item

You Pay: $79.99

Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Bower SFD35 overview

  • 1Description

The Bower SFD35 Digital Auto-Focus Flash is a fully dedicated ADI / P-TTL program flash designed to work with the Sony/Minolta cameras for improved flash photography. Designed with professional and amateur photographers in mind, the SFD35 flash is equipped with a guide number of 112' and has a zoom range of 28-85mm. Also the head will tilt upward 90° and rotate right 150° and left 180°. An AF assist light is available in low light situations and it has a recycle time of 4-6 seconds at full power. Additionally, it runs on 4 AA batteries. This model comes equipped with the Sony/Minolta style hot shoe and is not compatible with Sony's Multi-Interface Shoe.

An Infra-Red Auto focus assistant beam ensures proper lighting under low lighting or complete darkness conditions.
Auto cut-off after 3 minutes.
UPC: 636980504322
In the Box
Bower SFD35 Digital Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Bower SFD35 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 111.55'  / 34 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Exposure Control ADI / P-TTL
    Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
    Vari-Power None
    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 4 - 6 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 2.4 x 7.3" / 76.0 x 60.0 x 185.0 mm
    Weight 9.88 oz / 280 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 3.8 x 3.1"

    Bower SFD35 reviews

    SFD35 Digital Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth its cost I compare this flash to my old Vivitar Thyristor Flash from the analog film era. I must admit that I was expecting a little more quality but the flash does work. It just seems a litlle weak and delicate. But looking at the price and comparing it to the other higher value brands it seems reasonable. Also need to consider this is usually a second step flash as all cameras now have a built in flash for everyday usage. So if you want quality buy something else. If you want value for money go for this.
    Date published: 2010-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the money! This flash was reasonably priced and does a fine job for close ups and portraits.
    Date published: 2010-07-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for Sony SLT-A33/55 cameras First and foremost this will NOT work on Sony Alpha SLT-A33/55 cameras. Period.Given I own an A33, I can't comment on the performance of the unit, just initial impressions. Wasn't expecting much, just a quick replacement for my broken Sony unit (RIP, I'll miss you) until I can afford another. But.. this unit can be summed up in one word. Cheap. All senses of the word apply here.Only 1 detent on the pivot head worked, the rest was a grinding feeling at best. The zoom head rattled and none of the detents registered anything at all. The shoe mount was very tight, to the point of worry; if your hand slips attaching it say bye-bye shoe rails.Maybe the performance will allow others on a budget to use it, but seriously, as long as they're available, get the Sunpak PZ40X. multiple mountains of difference between the two in quality and features.I returned this and went with the Sunpak, and man is it like night and day.If you have a Sony Alpha, forget this and get the PZ40X (or PZ42X) and you will be much happier.
    Date published: 2013-02-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Value Flash Does the job This flash is light duty flash that plugs directly into the whole line of Sony Alpha DLSR without any adapters or converters. It is not a high quality solid flash, but more of consumer product. Head rotate, tilt and zoom are standard which makes this a decent flash for close quarters shooting. Add a bunch of reflectors and it is reasonably good for product shots if you bounce the flash from a few reflectors. Build quality is a little flimsy but the bottom line is the flash is $ not $450 or $550. Are there better flashes out there? Yes. Do you really want to pour more money into Sony's stupid non-standard flash mount? No. Would it be great if the flash had a charger and battery pack? Yes, Do I like pumping AA batteries into this thing every 2 hours? No, But, If you are looking to make your Alpha setup last a bit longer without spending a fortune this flash will work. And for $ you really can't complain.
    Date published: 2011-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buy @ a great price All I could find locally was a flash direct from Sony at double the price. The sales dept also gave me a new flash tip that I had never heard before. Got a very good product, a very good price and a photo lesson. Could not ask for more
    Date published: 2012-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Flash This is a good flash fo rthe money.
    Date published: 2011-11-29
    • y_2018, m_10, d_21, h_15
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_6
    • loc_en_US, sid_638303, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item

    Bower SFD35 Q&A

    Bower SFD35 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.