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Old Jul 20, 2005, 8:28 PM   #1
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I spent some hours searching the Internet and trying to figure out
if these two would work together - no definite answer yet,
some people suggest this flash as a cheaper option for CP-8800
but they are not sure usually (yet the same story at this forum).

At Sigma's web-site there is a compatibility chart for both flashes:

http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english..._500dg_sup.htm
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/flashes/pages.asp?id=3261

but those include information on (d)SLR cameras only, not compact ones
(with built-in lenses) like CP-8800.

Could anyone, please, give me an advice on this issue?
Thanks in advance!
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 8:38 AM   #2
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So, should I conclude that nobody knows?
Meaning: nobody has tried this couple together? - it's unbelievable!..

well, at the local store they told me that this Sigma flash (while having i-TTL) would not react properly to what the camera says to it (i.e. under/overshoot) - sounds really strange to my ears... isn't i-TTL a standart communication protocol?

(I also have additional hesitations so that I cannot to rely on this opinion from the store - the guy did not even know that this Sigma flash is available for Nikons with i-TTL)

still waiting for an advice...
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 9:39 AM   #3
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I suggest you post the question also in the Nikon camera forum
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 9:43 AM   #4
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Solitare,
I have just purchased the 8800. I have the Sigma 500 super flash. I've been able to get the flash to work ok with my CP4500 but not as yet with the 8800. I've been unable to find anything on the net, like you, about using the two together. All my photos come out grossly over exposed. The flash seems to react to camera setting, but not the ittl. I'm going back to where I bought the flash and talk to them. (I do trust them) I will post my results. Maybe I have to bite the bullet and get an SB800.
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 9:53 AM   #5
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Thanks, Kcan! I have repeated my post there too...

azbunky:
Thanks a lot!
I am then waiting for your further information.
Still hoping there is a way to get Sigma to work with CP-8800 (but now less optimistic, could be the guy was right - yet why it does not work with i-TTL?)...

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Old Jul 22, 2005, 6:35 AM   #6
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Hi again,

While it is not clear about those Sigma EF-500 DG's, I am wondering
how important (for myself, of course) is this i-TTL support.

I am not a professional, otherwise I would have bought D70/100 or some Canon.
So, my requirements for flash are rather simple. I just want to have a strong
flash with its head freely rotatable (not just up/down but also left/right) in order
to make nice soft-light indoors photos of my family.
The flash is, of course, to be operational from the camera (basically),
but I would survive with manual zooming etc. Perhaps, I do not need
that sophisticated stuff. This is actually why I do not want to pay for
Nikon's SB-600/800.

May-be, someone could advise me the simplest freely rotatable flash
that would still work on CP-8800?

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Old Jul 22, 2005, 8:03 PM   #7
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solitary wrote:
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I just want to have a strong
flash with its head freely rotatable (not just up/down but also left/right) in order
to make nice soft-light indoors photos of my family.
The flash is, of course, to be operational from the camera (basically),
but I would survive with manual zooming etc. Perhaps, I do not need
that sophisticated stuff. This is actually why I do not want to pay for
Nikon's SB-600/800.

May-be, someone could advise me the simplest freely rotatable flash
that would still work on CP-8800?

may be a generic flash will do, vivitar 285HV or a used Metz?

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...=53&page=1

of course, you don't need the slave cell
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Old Jul 23, 2005, 10:03 AM   #8
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KCan
Thanks for your advices!
To tell the truth, I've decided to keep on safe side and follow Nikon's
line with SB-600. After all, I may move on with camera updates later, and
it is said to be a rather new and good flash. So, I should be quite satisfied,
even if I am paying a little too much right now (for incomplete compatibility).

Thank you, everyone who paid attention to my posts!
Good luck!
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