Bower - External Flash

Enhance your lighting options with this Bower SFD328 flash that features 0-90° bounce rotation and 0-270° horizontal swivel for versatile positioning. The built-in slave flash enables use with cameras with or without built-in flash capability.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Bower External Flash
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
70% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 10)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Compatible with most DSLR cameras

Including Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, PENTAX, Samsung and Sony models for wide-ranging use.

Lightweight, durable construction

Allows simple portability.

LCD screen

Shows you menu options and lets you access light readings.

0-90° bounce rotation

Along with a 0-270° horizontal swivel offers flexible use.

95' guide number

Delivers powerful illumination.

Built-in slave flash

Enables off-camera lighting.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

70%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beginner flash

    Posted
    horribleperson
    • Verified Purchaser

    I would only recommend this to the very beginner who wants to get into flash photography, but if you ever plan to do anything serious with it, you should get one that offers manual mode. It technically can be used as an off camera flash, but it is not a good idea, as you can not adjust the power. With new batteries the recycling takes about 1-2 seconds, but it can get as low as 7 seconds when the batteries get drained. The shoe mount is very plasticky and feels like it could break off any moment. The 270 degree rotation it does is good though. Overall I think it could help you learn about how flash photography works and what you need from the next flash you buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for Sony!

    Posted
    BradentonSarasotaRealtor
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It was advertised by Best Buy as working on Sony Alpha. Perhaps they might state that you will need an adaptor....which defeats the purpose of buying this one that is supposed to fit without an adaptor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Powerful

    Posted
    UrbanImages1325
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a great external flash for indoor events, you will need some sort of diffuser for it otherwise it will be to much exposure for your pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good inexpensive flash

    Posted
    Slick
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Hard to beat for the price. Of course, you give up some features, like adjustable flash power, and I feel like I have to be careful when attaching it to the camera so I won't break it. When you consider that it has a tilting and rotating head and zoom, it's a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for basic lighting

    Posted
    Kathy
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Works great for a beginner or hobbyist. No customization or frills.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price.

    Posted
    CameraEnthusiast
    • Verified Purchaser

    It's definitely a minimal flash. But what can you expect for $40. It got the job done, no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Basic Flash

    Posted
    Wolfscript
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    These a basic flashes in that you don't have much control over them. You can set them to go off based on 1 or 2 flashes (based on the flash type on the camera). As for that, no other adjustments, that is the reason for the 4 stars, but if this it what you need and works, they are 5 star worthy. Nice and bright and have worked for all of my projects to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worked great at first

    Posted
    Howdyclemson
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My wife loved this...at first. After about 3 sessions it just quit working. Had to get a replacement...still waiting on it a week later..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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