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Sigma EF-500 DG Super
8.1* out of 10

Sigma EF-500 DG Super

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Overall 10

User Review

jonas21, pentaxforums.com
30 May 2010
  • Excerpt: very well-made flash with great specs at a good price. fully featured. i got this several years ago and have been using it since without any problems. a very reliable flash. it has about the same power output as pentax 540 fgz with ability to perform popular pttl functions, like hss, wireless pttl.
  • Pros: GN, HSS, wireless, full features
  • Cons: hidden controls
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Overall 8

User Review

ManuH, pentaxforums.com
21 March 2010
  • Excerpt: This is probably the cheapest P-TTL flash that supports HSS (sync higher than 1/180s) and is powerful enough.
  • Pros: powerful, cheap, features
  • Cons: no auto mode, compatibility
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Sigma EF-500 DG Super review by Tommygun

Tommygun, slrgear.com
20 June 2009
  • Summary: This is a great flashgun for the price. Very powerful and the exposures have been spot on with my D200 and S5 Pro. Plenty of features but these flashguns are not made for professional use.
  • Pros: Fantastic value, powerful, just as good as Nikon or Canon flash units
  • Cons: Not made for professional use
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Sigma EF-500 DG Super review by bapfeld

bapfeld, slrgear.com
20 May 2008
  • Summary: This flash offers a whole bunch of options for a relatively cheap price. The zoom covers a broad range and the slave options are what would be expected. However, there are a whole bunch of shortcomings. No PC input. So if you want to use this with your PWs, forget about it.
  • Pros: Powerful, Price
  • Cons: Cheap Construction, No PC Input, Slow Recycle
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Sigma EF-500 DG Super review by thomiz

thomiz, slrgear.com
10 January 2007
  • Summary: This is a really cheap flash that looks good on paper. Quite powerfull and delivers good exposure as a single flash unit on any Canon DSLR. I however puchased two units to use in master/slave setup on my 20D camera and did not get one single correct exposure.
  • Pros: Quite powerful, good in single flash mode (on 20D), cheap
  • Cons: lesser build quality, master/slave function (on 20D) do not seem to work
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Sigma EF-500 DG Super review by moeman

moeman, slrgear.com
12 December 2006
  • Summary: Nice flash very powerful and the wireless feature w/ my Minolta/Sony system is very good. I have to say that this is my first wireless flash and the creative options it opens are fun. I can't think of a negative since it sells for so much less than the comparable Sony unit. Recomended!
  • Pros: Excellent integration of wireless flash, powerful
  • Cons: none
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Sigma EF-500 DG Super review by awalker

awalker, slrgear.com
25 November 2006
  • Summary: Easily as good as the Canon unit - remember, E-TTL is a feature of the camera, not the flashgun. Can't see any reason to buy the much more expensive Canon (unlike lenses where I believe Canon is clearly worth the premium).
  • Pros: As good as the Canon at two thirds of the price
  • Cons: None
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Sigma EF-500 DG Super review by Bisha

Bisha, slrgear.com
2 September 2006
  • Summary: I have a Canon 20D and used a Canon flash that I had had for quite a few years. It was very similar to the 420EX. It finally broke and the cost to fix was prohibitive so I researched flashes and came down to either the Canon 580EX or the Sigma EF-500 DG Super.
  • Pros: Most of the same features as the Canon 580EX
  • Cons: Nothing sigificant
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Overall 4

Сломалась и слава богу

Александр, Onliner
14 February 2011
  • Summary: Пользовался этой вспышкой последние 3 года. Впечатления не лучшие. Явные достоинства этой модели (цена, технические характеристики, повороты головы) перечеркиваются столь же явными недостатками. 1. Управление посредством меню - не назовешь интуитивным.
  • Pros: Цена, техн. характеристики.
  • Cons: Неудобная в пользовании (в сравнении с Сапоп), ненадежная, некачественная.
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