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Old Mar 19, 2011, 2:49 PM   #1
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Default Nissin Di-622 vs Sigma EF 610 DG ST

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I want to ask which flash is better for my Nikon D3100 between these two and why:
Nissin Di-622 vs Sigma EF 610 DG ST

If you have any suggestions of flashes that are better than the ones in question with a price close to those please let me know.

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Old Mar 19, 2011, 3:25 PM   #2
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nikon sb600 imo
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 4:30 PM   #3
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In term of power and value the EF-610 handily beats both the Di622 and SB-600...
-> The Sigma is actually in a different class, i.e. top-tier and not mid-range!

The EF-610 is the most powerful flash in this group edging out both the SB-900 and 580EX in its GN:

Flash Model - Guide Number: (all rated at ISO 100 @ 100mm, so no apple vs oranges)
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Sigma EF-610 GN is 61 <-
Nissin Di-866 GN is 60 (dual-head)
Canon 580EXii GN is 58
Metz 58AF-1 GN is 58 (dual-head)
Sigma EF-530 GN is 53
Nikon SB-900 GN is 52
Metz 48AF-1 GN is 48
Nissin Di-622 GN is 44
Canon 430EX GN is 43
Nikon SB-600 GN is 40
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Old Mar 20, 2011, 9:30 AM   #4
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THe SB600, if you can find them as can do more than the Nissin 622 or Sigma 610, while the Sigma does have greater output than the other two. The SB700 has even less light output, but other features, and cost more than even the alternatives noted below.

With both Nissin and Sigma would look at next model higher. The Sigma EF 610 DG ST in nothing more than a stipped down version of the EF 610 DG Super removing the wireless capability, which is where the SB600 (slave only) excels. The Sigma Super has both slave and master capability in addition to the greater light output, yet costs around what the SB600 would, and well less than the SB700. The Nissin Di866 does similar but costs closer to the SB700.

Here is a nice chart that reviews all the more popular. http://speedlights.net/flash-for-nik...ts-with-i-ttl/
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IMO Nikon really went out of line with their flashes!
-> Both the SB-700 and SB-900 cost more than the models they replaced and with a decreased power (The improved DX rating is just an illusion)

This is why the Di866 is selling so well and have had several price increases since its release. This Nissin is both a "commander" and "slave", has dual head, and even a nice self-rotating color display screen. It does everything my SB-900 does and for for less: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fl...sh-fetish.html

You can buy an EF-610 DG Super, but I highly recommend to get the 2nd head on the Di866: http://photos4clix.com/?p=767

-> The pricing on an Sb-900 is almost obscene as one can get one of this for mostly the same price with all the power in the world and much more flexible: http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...=7-10053-10715
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I'm using Di866's I recently bought for Canon and they're superb. Canon and Nikon both charge absurd amounts for their flashes.

When I was researching I was more concerned with reliability and longevity than just performance. The Nissins seemed to come out well on all counts, as well as being good value for money. My main contender was Metz, but I thought the Nissin a better bet overall (having at that stage never been hands on with either).
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Thanks guys for your answers. I asked and checked around, and i decided to buy a Nissin Di622 Mark II for my D3100.
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I have the di622 and I am very pleased with it powerful and easy to use. I am sure you have made the right choice
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