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7.8 out of 10

Bower SFD14N

Great Deal: $101.11

Reviews and Problems with Bower SFD14N

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Overall 10
10

Excelent ring flash for the price

Javier, B&H Photo
18 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Real ring flash, not a LED array permanently on, so this puts out a lot more light than those LED ones. Compatibility with Nikon's iTTL metering is accurate and fast. Build quality is average with those from Vivitar or Neewer and just a bit below Sony's or Nikon's standards but 10 times cheapper, to sumarize it feels firmly put toghether but I would not drop it on purpose to test it.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

smooth lighting

Gerry, B&H Photo
19 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Excellent results
  • Pros: Lightweight, Reliable
  • Cons: Difficult To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Ringlight Flash on Nikon D-70

Doc, B&H Photo
1 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased the SFD14N to see if I would like the results of a ringlight flash. I have it on a Nikon D-70 with a DX VR AF-S NIKKOR 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 G lens. I shoot manual TTL. It has worked very well on flowers with this lens. I will be testing it on a longer macro lens in the future. The only negative feature that I have found is that the ready and flash OK lights on the power unit are too small to see in bright sunlight.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed

Joe, B&H Photo
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Don't waste your money. This flash does not work well with D5100. It is very inconsistent.
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Overall 8
8.0

For the money, incredibly worth it.

ASpeight Photo, B&H Photo
15 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this flash because I've been having problems for awhile with my on-camera flash when I'm shooting macro. When extended fully, the lens would block part of the flash. So I knew I needed to buy something to extend my macro capabilities. I shoot with a Nikon D7000, and this works great in most situations. Sometimes it's either to powerful or to weak, so it'd be nice to have multiple flash strengths, but for this price it's hard to argue.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Cheap, Fairly Lasting Charge, Multiple Connecter Rings
  • Cons: Not Super Well Made, Only One Flash Strength, To Powerful at Times
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Overall 2
2.0

Inconsistent Flash

jojete, B&H Photo
8 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Ok when it works. Very Inconsistent. Has problem communicating with my D5100 most of the time.
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: Inconsistent
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Overall 8
8.0

Great little flash for macro

Bokepo, B&H Photo
5 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this flash ring exclusively for macro. It has just enough light to make highlights pop without being too harsh.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Good Color Value
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent low cost ring flash

scratch, B&H Photo
12 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I recommend this very affordable ring flash to anyone looking to buy their first.I bought this flash to eliminate more shadow while shooting on green screen,also lots of fun for portraits.excellent little flash
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Overall 10
10

Great Little Ringlight for a Low Price

Photo_Lover, B&H Photo
10 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The Bower ringlight may not be the post powerful ringlight on the market, but it does what it is designed to do. It takes great shadowless macro photos and closeup portraits. Not bad for less than $120.
  • Pros: Great shadowless photos, Works as designed
  • Cons: Weak
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Overall 4
4.0

This is ok to get stared in Macro

Reed, B&H Photo
13 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I am really not into macro photography but I own a macro lens. So, I thought I needed a flash but I really didn't want to spend a bunch of money to buy one. This flash fits. It's not perfect and it's limited on what you can do with it. It work well when your have your camera on auto mode but I rarely shoot in auto. I don't regret my buying it but if I really wanted to get in macro photography I would buy something else.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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