Bower SFD290 Digital Automatic Flash

Bower SFD290 Digital Automatic Flash

Bower SFD290 Digital Automatic Flash

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Product Highlights

  • Guide Number: 99' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 150° & Left 180°
  • Recycle Time: 6-8 Seconds
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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The Bower SFD296S Digital Automatic Flash is for use with cameras with a standard hot shoe. It has a guide number of 99' at ISO 100 and 50mm as well as a zoom range of 28-85mm and is designed with an array of high-end features, such as automatic exposure. The head tilts upward 90° and rotates right 150° and left 180°. Photographers can accomplish soft lighting, shadow fill, dramatic lighting or improve all-over flash image quality. It conveniently uses 4 AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries.

TTL Control
Fully automatic with a exposure check light
Bounce & Swivel Head
Flash has vertical bounce and horizontal swivel
Has a automatic Range of 3.3-36'
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Bower SFD290 Digital Automatic Flash
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower SFD290 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 98.43'  / 30 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Exposure Control Manual
    Angle of Coverage 60° Horizontal
    45° Vertical
    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 6 - 8 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/1000 - 1/20000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.6 x 1.9 x 3.0" / 168.0 x 48.0 x 76.0 mm
    Weight 7.12 oz / 202 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 3.5 x 2.1"

    Bower SFD290 reviews

    SFD290 Digital Automatic Flash is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for its' intended use! This unit works perfectly for my use. No, it isn't a top end speed light, but as a basic flash unit or remote with a cord, it has been perfect. It has a quality build and seems to be pretty durable so far. My granddaughter dropped it as soon as opened it and before I got to USA it! Good thing she is only 3 feet tall! The pictures taken with this unit came out wonderfully. Very happy with it's performance so far! Feels solid and sturdy enough for everyday, normal unit and is flexible enough to function in all the capacities in which it was designed for! Very pleased with it and would buy it again in this situation. In fact I'm thinking about get a second one to open up some new lighting options!
    Date published: 2013-06-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap and does what it says The build quality, as you might imagine for the low price, is not the greatest. The zooming head is a little flimsy, but if you want a cheap flash to use for smallish-sized room bouncing or for direct flash, this should do the trick. The auto feature is easy, just set the proper aperture for whatever ISO you want to use and you're all set. I found that I had to dial up my aperture or ISO by 2/3 of a stop or so to get properly balanced bounce flash, but it's okay. If you're using a kit zoom 4-5.6 aperture, you'll need at least ISO 400 to bounce in a normal sized room. If you want to bounce in larger rooms (my case, unfortunately), you'll probably want to look at a more powerful flash or faster lenses. Four stars for being as advertised, minus a bit flimsy build on the zoom head. I would recommend, as long as buyer knows the power limitations.
    Date published: 2012-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Flash This is a great product. The great thing about this is that it swivels and zooms to get the perfect shot. A downside to this is that if you don't have a diffuser or don't know how to make one the flash could washout the picture. All around this is a great flash to use.
    Date published: 2011-06-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from cheap build Got this for a low priced, manual flash for my older 35mm. Powerful, natural lighting, but, cheap build. Flash foot broke off within a day of opening the box. If it had a metal foot like my SB-600 I would probably still be using it.
    Date published: 2011-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! My original flash had no way the flexability of this flash. No complaints.
    Date published: 2012-09-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality better than the one I had before! Everything I had hoped for!
    Date published: 2011-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great and the price was worth it It may be plastic but it works well
    Date published: 2011-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far I really like this flash. I am really enjoying using this flash and wish I had bought one a long time ago. Being able to put a much more soft light on my subject and to get that sparkle in the eye that I had been looking for without washing everything out has been great.
    Date published: 2013-04-25
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