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Old Aug 14, 2004, 6:43 PM   #1
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Im looking at getting an external flash for my 10D. The sigma flashes seem to be a good buy. Has anyone had experiences with them and what does the extra money for the 500 DG super really buy me. Any comments are welcome. :?:?
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Old Aug 14, 2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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... what does the extra money for the 500 DG super really buy me?
1. Wireless flash (Master + Slave capabilities)
2. Stroboscope mode (Modeling Lamp + Flash Exposure Bracketing)
3. High-Speed Sync for shutter speed above 1/200s
4. Rear Curtain Sync

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BTW you can also get you hand on one theses "used" units for less than $200... They only work in Auto on the Digital cameras (ie not E-TTL), but the difference between the pictures taken with theses dual-head Metz and any other flashes is like day and night!

http://www.photographyreview.com/psc...2_3121crx.aspx

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Thanks for the advice. I have been burnt before by used equipment and can't afford a new version. So i ordered 500 DG Super from B & H it should be here today so I can play with it this weekend.


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Hi jjgncmg......

We have had similar discussions here before:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...igma+500+dg+st

I think the conclusion was that the Super is a better value flash with more functions etc.... (i wish i had bought one....!) I have the DG ST and it works ok but now i wish i had more control.

NHL says that they are not E-TTL which is not true. Both the Sigma EF 500 DG units are E-TTL compatible.... check here:

http://www.sigma-photo.com/html/flashes.htm

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NHL says that they are not E-TTL which is not true. Both the Sigma EF 500 DG units are E-TTL compatible.... check here
You got it wrong, I gave a 2nd option with the Metz (and its associated link) on the 2nd post:
"BTW you can also get you hand on one theses "used" units for less than $200... They only work in Auto on the Digital cameras (ie not E-TTL), but the difference between the pictures taken with theses dual-head Metz and any other flashes is like day and night!"

http://www.photographyreview.com/psc...2_3121crx.aspx

... Even on non-ETTL theses older Metz produce extremely nice rendering with both a direct and bounce at the same time. As you can see from the link it came highly recommended as well!
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NHL... My apologies... I didnt read your post completely... Now that i have i completely agree with you. A friend has an old Metz flash and he gets superb results. I had one also until i got the Rebel and had to change. They are superbly well built and the one I had gave excellent results with the EOS 50e.

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