A&P Sigma 500 DG Super

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  1. dtfromep

    dtfromep New Member

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    Anyone use this? Just ordered one up, should get here within a week. After trying a co-workers' out, I was sold. It is 1/2 the price of the 580ex, but has about 97% of the features - not a bad deal.

    Experiences/recommendations?
     
  2. Tomash

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    From what I hear, it's build quality isn't great, and there's some light falloff when compared to the 580EX.
    But for the price, it's awesome.
     
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    And buy an av.
     
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    :rofl:


    yeah i started a flash thread a while ago...alot of the more pro guys said they've had alot fail on them, but thats with lots of useage. I'm probably going to go for a 430...
     
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    I was looking at the 430 too, but the range on it is pretty limited (guide # of ~130 where the sigma is ~160 and the 580 is ~180). Worse comes to worse - I just buy a 430 or 580 and use sigma as slave.
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    no problems out of mine
     
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    I love mine. The option to have manual controls is a necessity
     
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    I'd personally skip it and go for another unit, but that's just me. I've owned two Sigma EF500 Super DGs and between me and my friends, we've owned 6. They've all failed. :bowdown:
     
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    There's a good thread about this over at fredmiranda.com. Let me find it.
     
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    I have no problems with mine.
     
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    How often do you use it and when you do use it, how much is it used?

    I'd chime in on FM and tell them about my experience, but I sold both of my flash units there and my friend sold three of his there. :hsugh:
     
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    only buy canon because you cant take good pics with anything but and you'll be made fun of if you are seen with sigma
     
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    people come up to me all the time when i'm shooting and they're like, "yo is that a shitma? lawls!" :wtc:
     
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    no they don't.
     
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    they really do :hs:

    but i have SHITMA written on my lenses :rofl:
     

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