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Old Nov 14, 2003, 9:00 AM   #1
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Have any of you guys have any experience with the Sigma EF-500 DG ST TTL Flash unit.....? Its E-TTL compatable (unlike my 3 month old Metz) and seems to be quite good value....!

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... The 500DG Super has the E-TTL (as well as wireless) feature of the 550EX @ a 420EX the price!
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Thanks NHL.... I think the Sigma EF-500 DG ST TTL Flash unit is slightly less powerfull the the 'Super' version but i dont know much more about it....! Its E-TTL compatible and has zoom tilt and swivel so i think it will suit what i am looking for....!

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Have any of you guys have any experience with the Sigma EF-500 DG ST TTL Flash unit.....? Its E-TTL compatable (unlike my 3 month old Metz) and seems to be quite good value....!

Thanks

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I had problems with the zoom head so I returned it for the 420 EX. Much happier with the canon even though its a few more bucks.
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I had problems with the zoom head so I returned it for the 420 EX. Much happier with the canon even though its a few more bucks.
... Actually it's more than a few bucks, you're also paying more for less (The 420EX GN is 42/138 @ ISO100) and have given up on a few other nice features:

The EF-500 DG Super has a higher GN of 50/165 @ ISO100 (like the 550EX), has full manual overide (just like the 550EX), can sync @ higher shutter speed than 1/200s and has a high rate stroboscopic flash as well as a modeling light function which are also present on the 550EX, but absent on the 420EX!
http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english...la_sup_af.html

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Thanks NHL.... I think the Sigma EF-500 DG ST TTL Flash unit is slightly less powerfull the the 'Super' version but i dont know much more about it....! Its E-TTL compatible and has zoom tilt and swivel so i think it will suit what i am looking for....!
The Sigma EF-500 DG ST does not have high-speed sync, rear-curtain sync, wireless flash capability or can be programmed as slave:
http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english...fla_st_af.html

IMO you're better off with the EF-500 DG Super, there's not much of a price difference between the 2 models (as in 550/420EX)! 8)
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