A&P What should I buy first....

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What should I buy first

  1. Sigma ef-500 dg super flash

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Rebel XT battery grip

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    see the poll



    i might end up buying both of them at the same time though.


    what are the differences between the sigma ef-500 dg and the ef-500 dg SUPER?
     
  2. Eric Happy Meal

    Eric Happy Meal New Member

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    battery grip. (i dont like using flash)
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    im thinking the flash will help me shoot people better in some situations. thats why i'm questioning it
     
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    Eric Happy Meal New Member

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    the flash goes off the camera body though doesnt it
     
  5. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    grip won't improve pictures, its a asthetic thing. yeah a vertical shutter is nice, and it "looks" more like a pro cam, but a flash will actually make a difference in photos.
     
  6. mojito

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    and in the mean time before he can afford the 2nd item, he'll still be with the crappy ass pop up flash :greddy:

    a grip, while very nice and something I would never be without if the camera had one available, is completly non essential.

    learning flash is a key tool to photography.
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    so does anyone know the main differences between the dg and dg super flashes? is it enough to justify the price difference? explain the differences to me like i'm a 5 year old
     
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    one gives you super powers :naughty:

    dunno, only ever used canon and q-flashes
     
  9. Demon Of Dreams

    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    I would tell you, but I completely forgot the shit I was told about the flash when I was looking at it :o

    i want to just say something about setting up slave flashes but i don't think thats right :o
     
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    "Sigma also offers a more affordable flash unit, the EF 500 ST, with some of the same basic capabilities as the Super model. This is a less advanced model with the same Guide Number and zoom head, but without features such as multi-pulse, wireless, or high-speed sync. Contact Sigma or visit their web site for additional information. Both models set fairly long shutter speeds in Aperture Priority AE mode in low light, useful for slow-sync effects; switch to other modes for faster sync speeds to avoid image blur from camera or subject movement. In the camera’s Manual mode, you can set various combinations of aperture/shutter speed, guided by data provided in the camera’s viewfinder, warning of possible over or underexposure. "

    http://www.shutterbug.net/test_reports/1101sb_sigma/
     
  11. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    thats what i was looking for is to see if they both have a manual mode. since they do, i'll probably buy the lower model
     
  12. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Save you money and buy a better flash. It's not a flash if it doesn't say Metz
     
  13. auero

    auero word.

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    I wouldn't buy a battery grip unless you have long lenses that are making the camera unbalanced.

    I recently bought a Canon 70-200mmb F/4L, and a grip for my 20D. I love it :) My next thing to buy is a Canon 580EX speed light.
     

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