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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.