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BowerSFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras
 
4.2

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Durable (36)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Good power output (11)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (45)
  • Everyday (40)
  • Home (31)
  • Travel (23)
  • Studio (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Semi-professional (21), Photo enthusiast (9), Casual user (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great flash for a great cost

After a lot of back and forth with research, I had a really hard time choosing a "speedlight". I am on a budget, so until I can afford one–at...Read complete review

After a lot of back and forth with research, I had a really hard time choosing a "speedlight". I am on a budget, so until I can afford one–at which time I will probably go with the new 600EX-RT–I finally chose this flash. That said, I have taken at least 2000 shots with this flash and it is definitely a little gem. It works absolutely fantastic. It is worth every penny.

The only real complaint I have is the lock mechanism, it isn't broken or anything but it isn't as secure as it could be. However, this does not stop it from being secure enough meaning, although I wish it were more of a snug fit, I have no problem shooting with it. Excellent results, if you're on a tight budget but need a flash, this is winner!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good buy

*Purchased to help assist another photographer in a wedding shoot
*Usually a natural light fan, so still learning about the flash
*Thus far, I can tell it is great for a...Read complete review

*Purchased to help assist another photographer in a wedding shoot
*Usually a natural light fan, so still learning about the flash
*Thus far, I can tell it is great for a beginner. Seems rather durable for the price. Would recommend for a beginner.

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3.0

Not that great

By Olivier

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

I had this flash for about 6 months before the "lock" mechanism stopped working, I was forced to hold it in place to prevent it from falling off my camera. Oddly enough, the budget brand YongNuo make very reliable gear for about the same price. If you have to bug a budget flash, go with YongNuo. This flash was overall a disappointment unfortunately, I cannot recommend it.

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5.0

Love this flash

By cindy

from kokomo

Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

I wanted a medium price flash that would do everything my daughter needed it to do, and this is the one. With the help of the man from B&H who worked with me on buying this flash, my daughter was over joyed. It swivels, you can bounce the flash and it has a quick response time.

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4.0

Excellent flash

By Dav

from Canada

Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

I will say nice flash for the beginners like me. Works perfect on my canon t3. Yes, I will recommend this.

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4.0

As expected and more

By Bong

from New Jersey

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

    The flash is impressive so far. Considering that this is used, the condition is great. I plan to purchase in B&H used department more if this is the condition that I will get.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I love this flash!

    By NHlovesAdam

    from Loudon NH

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

    I bought this flash to use to photograph my nephew's wedding. The wedding will be an evening candlelit ceremony. My test shots have come out great thanks to this flash.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Cheap and good

    By tupatupa

    from Jordan

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Portraits
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

      Its a very nice flash. Cheap and convenient. You can use it as a slave as well. Good output.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great flash for the price

      By musicman1993

      from Berkeley, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Noise
      • Power Only Goes To 116

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

        This flash is a solid product and is a great value. The TTL mode works pretty well and everything else functions like it should. The head swivels and rotates smoothly and the slave mode works great. I didn't give it 5 stars however because it only has power settings down to 1/16 and it would be nice if it went lower. Additionally, the flash is quite noisy at times and sounds like a jet taking off while the capacitor is recharging. Not too bad though.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice flash...

        By TA

        from Pensacola, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

        I use this as my off-camera flash for photographing insects, in tandem with my Canon 270ex ii and it works like a charm.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great flash,

        By BrokenArrow 122

        from Md.

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Traveling

          Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

          I'm not a pro-photographer but I think this is a great flash for my needs.I have a T3I and love the way I can use this as a slave flash never knew there was such a thing...

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great price Great product

          By Melina

          from Canada

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

          it is alittle heavy but help capture even more amazing pictures!!

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          4.0

          A good flash for that price

          By Albezag

          from Roma, Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

          t's just the first time I use it, the light it emits is effective, I read about that some are worried about the "door" of the batteries, but to me it was fine. Something that I find a bit annoying is a high-pitched sound when loading the flash before firing it, not as high as it sounds, but enough to hear it. Finally for the price it's doing enough.

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          • No

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          5.0

          works great for me

          By Jbeadnell

          from western kentucky

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

              Works great for taking portraits. Helps keep shadows away!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great flash

              By John

              from Toronto

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Sit Flush In Hotshoe

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

              Honestly. This is a good flash. After reading all the reviews. High and low. I decided what's [$] and just bought it. I'm using it on my canon 20d right now as my backup camera. Yes the locking mechanism is kinda weird. Yes it doesn't sit as flush as you would like. But it's solid. It has the whining sound. But guess what. It works and get the job done. Gets it done very wellIf your on the fence. Don't be. It's a geat flash

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent product for the price

              By Angler

              from Centreville, MD

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

                This flash works excellent with my Canon XSI camera.

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                • No

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                5.0

                i would buy another one

                By o

                from indiana

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

                  so far i like it very much

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  worked fine on my 7D but not on my 5DIII

                  By photoguy

                  from Santa Rosa CA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

                  Seemed to work fine on my 7d at a third the cost of a speed lite . Problem .. When I upgraded to a 5D mark III the TTL is in compatable, all the pictures are so over exsposed the practly pure white. Bower went ahead and sent me 2 new ones but they do the same thing, I have tried other third party flashes that worked fine . Another note If using this flash as a remote they often shut off and need to be restarted, and the batteries drain quickily. I never had the problem when it is mounted on the camera

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I would buy Bower products again.

                  By Rick

                  from Downey, CA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

                    I have been wanting to buy a hot shoe mount flash for my Canon Rebel XS, but could not afford the Canon 580 EXII. So I purchased the Bower SFD926C for less than 1/4 the price and I am very happy with it. Easy to use, works great with my Rebel XS, no problems at all with the TTL functions and it even has the off camera slave function. If iut had a Master function it would be perfect.
                    I found the mounting to be easy on/off and solid. I would purchase another one and recomend it to a friend.

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                    4.0

                    Great flash

                    By Jennifer

                    from Myrtle Beach, SC

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

                      This flash fits my canon t2i very well. I have compared it to the canon flash and it works just as well. I suggest this to anyone looking for a great bargin.

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                      3.0

                      OK Flash

                      By Rolfe

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

                        I bought the flash for use on my Canon 10d. The flash seemed to perform well, but it does not seat very well on the camera. The mount does not securely attach the flash to the camera - instead it flops around a bit. The brochure said the flash attaches to the camera with a disk that you twist and tighten. It actually comes with a mount that you squeeze and it does not tighten completely. Not sure if this is a problem with other Canon DSLRs, but it is a problem with the 10d.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Flash

                        By thesemiretiredelectrician

                        from columbiana,al

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Bower SFD926C Power Zoom Flash for Canon Cameras:

                          Works great out of box.

                          Haven't tried slave feature yet, but ppears to work fine.

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                          • No

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