Bower SFD7280 stopped working

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by iamcanjim, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. iamcanjim

    iamcanjim Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 3, 2014
    Lacombe, Alberta
    I got this flash cheap on ebay. I used it about 20 times. Now, it powers up, does everything, but will not flash. I contacted Bower by email, but no response (and not really expecting anything). Anyone has a similar problem with this flash?

    When it worked, if was ok. Considering it was TTL I would have thought that the exposure should have been more consistent, but I don't have any experience with TTL flashes.
  2. ashburtononline

    ashburtononline Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    New Zealand
    buy cheap ... get cheap
  3. wilson

    wilson Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 26, 2014
  4. iamcanjim

    iamcanjim Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 3, 2014
    Lacombe, Alberta
    Enh. Live and learn.
  5. exakta

    exakta Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 2, 2015
    These cheap Chinese flashes are, eh, cheap so it's not surprising that many die soon out of the box (what the electronics biz calls "infant mortality"). The mfrs cut corners on QC (burn-in for example) and let the customers do it for them instead :dash2:

    What always amazes me is that dealers continue to sell crap like that. I suppose that the majority of units sold really do work OK for a long time. It's just luck of the draw.

    Always buy from dealers with good return policies.
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