Sigma EF 500 DG

Sigma EF 500 DG features Angle of Coverage 75° to 23° (28-105mm lenses in 35mm format), 103° (17mm with Wide Panel supplied); Variable Power 1/1, 1/2, 1/4th, 1/8th, 1/16th, 1/32nd & 1/64th; TTL Dedication; Bounce Head; Swivel Head; Zoom Head 28-105mm (flash senses focal length & adjusts); Recycle Time 6 seconds (based on fresh alkaline batteries & full power), 4 seconds (based on fresh Ni-MH batteries & full power); Power Source Four 1.5-Volt “AA” batteries (alkaline, lithium, NiCad & NiMH). The Sigma EF 500 DG measures 3.0 x 5.5 x 4.6″ (76 x 140 x 117mm) WxHxD and weighs 11.8 oz (335 g) (without batteries).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sigma EF 500 DG Expert Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma EF 500 DG and writes;
“A capable performer although a few niggly things like not having a manual zoom option and independent locks for zoom and swivel tarnish a great performance. I was really pleased with the outside landscapes, once I’d got my head around using a flash that doesn’t have aperture settings to choose from. Well worth a look if you’re in the market for a versatile flash and can’t justify the higher camera brand models. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Sigma EF 500 DG User Reviews

Supurb flash performance
“… The built in near-infrared focus-assist beam is much better than the white annoyo-light built into consumer camera bodies, which is a real plus when working with live subjects such as grumpy old geezers or fidgety tricycle-motors. This results in more captured smiles and less squints, frowning faces, or spooked pets. This is great when doing long exposures of single nearby subjects in action. “ – By SevereWX
Rating: ★★★★★


Sigma EF 500 DG User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Sigma EF 500 DG Features & Specifications

The EF-500 Super DG is Sigma’s flagship TTL flash , and has now been updated to also be fully compatible with Digital SLR cameras that use a pre-flash, and supports full Nikon i-TTL flash operation (where supported by camera). You will find features designed for the professional, at a much more attractive price than the comparably equipped manufacturer’s flashes.

The perfect all-around flash for any Digital or 35mm autofocus SLR shooter.

Bounce & swivel head
Flash can be tilted 90° upwards and 7° downward for close-ups. Also can be swiveled 180° to the left and 90° to the right

AF Assist
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations

• Red-eye reduction function

LCD Display
Features an Illuminated LCD panel

Strobe Effect
The “multi pulse” features enable reduced power setting from 1/4 to 1/64 and the pulse frequency of the flash can be set from 1Hz to 100Hz

High-speed sync
High-speed sync & wireless TTL features are supported when used with applicable cameras

Modeling Light
Incorporates “modeling flash” mode to provide proper light distribution to check the shadow of the subject

Auto Power Off
Battery-saving mode shuts down power after 80 seconds

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