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8.4 out of 10

Sigma EF-500 DG ST

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Overall 10

Great Flash for the Money

Mark E. Martin, B&H Photo
1 January 2008
  • Summary: I use it mainly for fill outside, but it performs well allaround too. I highly recommend the 500 if you don't theextra cash for the bigger brands.
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Sigma EF-500 DG ST review by andrew720

andrew720, slrgear.com
20 May 2007
  • Summary: I bought this flash as a cheap alternative to the Nikon dedicated flashes for my D70. It works well as a cheap dedicated flash for fill-in and bounce and is pretty powerful with a guide number of 50. Its simple and easy to use. With an omnibounce attached I've have found it has a tendency to overexpose unless flash compensation is used in camera, but on the whole I'm please with the results.
  • Pros: price, very easy to use, good wide angle capability, bounce capability
  • Cons: big and bulky, build quality not that great, noisy zoom motor on flash head, no advanced features
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Overall 10

Quality Flash for Budget Photographer

Walking Pine Tree, B&H Photo
13 May 2007
  • Summary: I have had this product for about a month and I think it is a Quality Flash for a low price.I have used the Sigma EF-500 flash for a wedding, and it lighted the alter part or the church very well. The output seems to be consistent, or at least very close. The rate of recycling couldn't keep up with 3 fps, but is still has a fast recycling rate. The flash is somewhat noisy, but not that Noisy. The flash comes with a stand and a small bag.
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Overall 8

Save a bit more money

Anonymous, B&H Photo
6 March 2007
  • Summary: I didn't like its finish, no back LCD display. I believe you get more with the Speed Light.... BTW recovery time its very good. I bought few SIGMA stuff and their product are very good and well done....
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Sigma EF-500 DG ST review by janda

janda, slrgear.com
13 January 2007
  • Summary: Seems perform as expected. Very simple to use, which could mean restrictions for some body. Haven't missed anything yet. Connection to camera is plastic, wonder if it's going to brake since it still is quite heavy flash as they seem to be. Built in reflection card would be nice and option to disable AF assistance. Still good value for money.
  • Pros: Cheap, simple
  • Cons: As big as more complex and powerfull flashes, simple
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Overall 10

Very Pleased

Mitch, B&H Photo
26 October 2006
  • Summary: I purchased this flash as an alternative to the NikonSpeedlight for a new D70-s camera. After comparing featureswith the Speedflash 600, I decided on this unit. I'm very pleased with the performance, recovery time, andi-TTL compatibility with the camera. I recently took over700 photos at a Drag Racing event and with the exception ofa very few night shots( In burst mode) some of the 5th or6th shots were a little dark, but No flash can recover thatquickly ( 3 fps burst).
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Overall 8

User Review

19 August 2010
  • Summary: för det priset så är det en toppen blixt! använder den till min KM D5D och den fungerar super. HSS fungerar jätte bra. lätt att förstå och ger bra exponeringar... det ända negativa jag har är att priset höjdes en vecka innan jag köpte den men den är lugnt värd de 1600 kr jag betalade för den. köpte även med en bouncer som är ganska lätt att sätta på och ger betydligt bättre ljus.
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Overall 10

günstiges Rundum-Sorglos-Blitzgerät für Einsteiger

astrorumpel, Ciao
19 March 2008
  • Summary: Licht ins Dunkle bringen soll er, der Sigma EF-500 DG ST. Damit wirbt der Hersteller und schickt das einfachste und günstige seiner im Sortiment angebotenen Blitzgeräte auf den Markt für ambitionierte Hobbyfotografen. Folgt man den Sigma-Werbetextern, so ist der "Ein- und Ausschalter" das wichtigste, was ein Blitzgerät braucht. Der Fortgeschrittene weiss, dass dies nur für Einsteiger und Gelegenheitsfotografen stimmen kann.
  • Pros: Gutes Preis - Leistungs - Verhältnis und ausgereifte Auststattung
  • Cons: für Fortgeschrittene und Profis zu wenig Möglichkeiten zur Feineinstellung
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Overall 8

Sigma ef-500 DG ST

slater_82, Ciao
18 December 2007
  • Excerpt: POssiedo questo flash con attacco canon e lo uso con la mia 300d. studiato appositamente per coloro che vogliono un flash esterno molto semplice da usare. il numero guida è 50, la potenza è notevole e il prezzo molto aggressivo fa di questo prodotto un be ...
  • Pros: semplice da usare
  • Cons: nessuno
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Overall 5
Design 6
Ease of use 7
Satisfaction 3

User Review

Edwin, ProductErvaring.nl
19 September 2007
  • Pros: Gebruiksgemak, leversduur batterijen.
  • Cons: Ik gebruik deze flitser i.c.m. een Sony Alpha 100. De automatische lichtmeting van de flitser en camera lopen niet synchroon. Dit leidt meestal tot te donkere foto's. Als je de camera op 1 stop overbelichting zet, gaat het redelijk goed. Inzoomen op 105 mm, bij een afstand van 5-10 meter is slecht.
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