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8.0 out of 10

Bower SFD328

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Overall 6
6.0

So far, so good.

skinnymanjoe, B&H Photo
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: They are definitely not made to the same feel of quality as more mainstream flash names, i.e. Nikon, Sunpak, Canon etc., but surprisingly functional. I purchased and am using 2 units as slaves in a passport photo setup and once I got the "S" setting figured out they work like a charm. Don't know how long to expect them to last, but I voided the warranty the day after I got them to hardwire them to eliminate batteries. I only did that because they were so inexpensive.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Slave flash

RLP, B&H Photo
20 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Puts out plenty of flash. I have to use bounce to prevent washout.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

IT DOES AS ADVERTISED!

BOCA GUY, B&H Photo
26 April 2013
  • Excerpt: ITS SMALL, IT WORKS, I CAN COUNT ON IT, WHAT MORE YOU WANT? IF YOU HAVE A SMALL CAMERA LIKE, LIKE MINE, AND NEED A EXTERNAL FLASH THIS IS THE ONE. I ALSO TEST IT AT 3 FEET AWAY AND IT FIRED TOO.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 2
2.0

Issues

B.D., Adorama
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this to replace my similar flash, but my camera, even with the flash having full batteries, would shoot faster than the flash could handle. No matter what I did, the bottom half o every photo was completely black. I changed all of my settings in an attempt to fix this, but nothing worked.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works in a very very basic fashion

Mike, B&H Photo
14 June 2012
  • Excerpt: This flash could really use some manual controls. As an auto flash it works fine, but if you have a couple flashes pointed at your subject, they can trick each other into putting out less light than you want from them. You can fool the flash into giving out more light with a bit of tape over the sensor, but that's not quite convenient. Still though, they fire reliably for me as optical slaves and with some fiddling I can get the kind of light I want.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 8
8.0

resonable quality for the price

Reza, B&H Photo
29 April 2012
  • Excerpt: It gives ma great results. In fact, the body of flash is from plastic. It's not stiff enough. So, I have to take care of it to not broke it when I want to install it on the camera. But the qualty of photos are resonable.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Reliable, but not very versatile

Derek B, B&H Photo
1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: This flash is best used as a backup for a more extensive flash. Definitely a good thing to have in your bag if all of your other flashes stop working for some reason.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Recycling, Weak Output
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Overall 6
6.0

No bad at the price

CanadianConnection, B&H Photo
22 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Powerful, but the slave doesn't seem to behave that well with my Nikon D7000. Adjustable output would be nice... but you get what you pay for. Good recharge cycle.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped Working After Two Uses

PhotoFrog, B&H Photo
17 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Used it for some test shots at home, and a few days later when I used it at the wedding I bought it for, it stopped working entirely.
  • Cons: Completely stops working
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product for the price

Sara, B&H Photo
11 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this for my Canon 300D when I have an indoor shoot. It works well and does what it promises to do. This is my first hotshoe flash, so I don't have much to compare it to - but the difference between this and the on camera flash really is amazing. You will have to do a little bit of experimenting with your aperture and shutter speeds in order to get the desired result (which makes it not so desirable for a changing environment).
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Good Color Value, Powerful
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