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).
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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. “
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
Sigma EF 500 DG User Manual
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
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations
• Red-eye reduction function
Features an Illuminated LCD panel
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 & wireless TTL features are supported when used with applicable cameras
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