Sigma EF-530 DG features Bounce angle (Up) 0, 60, 75, 90 degrees and Bounce angle (Right) 0, 60, 75, 90 degrees; Bounce angle (Left) 0, 60, 75, 90, 120, 150, 180 degrees; Tilt angle (Down) 0, 7 degrees. The Sigma EF-530 DG measures 77 X 139 X 117mm / 3.0 X 5.5 X 4.6inch and weighs 315g (11.1oz.) (without batteries).
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Sigma EF-530 DG Expert Reviews
Sigma EF-530 DG User Reviews
I LOVE THIS FLASH!!
“I recently bought this flash unit and absolutely love it. It is very easy to use. It is incredibly bright in full flash and can be toned down if needed, too. It is extremely versital with the amount of options available. The swivel and up/down motion also makes this very versital. If you have the money, buy this flash! “ – By Craig Mayes
i’ve just scratched the surface
“i just started using this flash and so far am very pleased. i use it for fill flash when i have low light on bird photos.
i also use it as a general flash for indoor pics… like i said, i just scratched the surface on this flash i’m sure i’ll like it more when i learn more about it. (its a shame sigma doesn’t include a booklet in the package that has some of its salient features)” – By Michael F Delineate
“The Sigma is definitely lighter, well built, comes with a slip case, and stand. Out of the Box in ETLII mode and doing straight shots and Bounce lighting they both seem to work quite well. I might say non-scientifically the Sigma might be a smidge more accurate. “ – By anthony
Sigma EF-530 DG Super
“I just bought this flash and I am still on the trial stage. This is my first flash but had tried and tested other brand flash. As a begginer I would say that this flash offers more than what you need for. this is a good flash with many advance features which can only be found in a high end and expensive unit. It work just as advertized and I’m quite happy with it.” – By Ian Clarence Diez
“Just got this not long ago, Love it… the canon was way to much $$$ IMHO so I went with this Sigma… while it doesnt seem to be built as solid as the canon flashes, it does work well, I just had a chance to really put it through its paces and I am impressed, it lasted all night, only used one set of AA’s and is still recharging quickly. I definetly reccomend this flash if you think the canons are too much $$…” – By Craig M. Zacarelli
“My sense is that the flash consistently took less than 2 seconds to recycle during this entire part of the shoot, and was often ready in a second or so (apparently it was not operating at close to its maximum power level). I could not bounce the flash due to the nature of ceiling, but the flash BounceGrid II combination produced very pleasing results.” – By D. T. Blume
Great flash for the money
“It’s a good flash for the money, especially now since SB-800 is discontinued and SB-900 costs at least twice as much. So, for a about a price of SB-600 you get a flash that has almost all of the features and is even more powerful than SB-800 (from what I see it only lacks PC sync – but I never used it anyway).” – By V. Basok
A great flash with a huge bang for the buck
“It can be a master flash, a slave flash, a non firing master, it has an optical trigger so it can be an optical slave. It works with all manor of remote triggers, albeit not as easily as a Canon does, you have to set the Sigma to the right mode first. It controls multiple slave groups via wireless, it works with ettl for automatic flash exposure, supports EV adjustments.” – By M. Heltsley
A surprise quality bargain
“While I have only taken a few dozen pictures with this flash I have found it to be very easy to use, well constructed, very powerful, and to my surprise, it can be operated wirelessly from my Sony a200. It puts out enough light to blind almost anyone…course with a guide numer of 53 meters…what should one expect. The photographs I have taken so far are all properly exposed, very bright (appropriately so).” – By John L. Boies
“This is a really good flash for the Sony Alpha DSLR system. It’s also a much better value than the Sony branded units. The mid level Sony flash costs $300 and is not as powerful as this one, nor does it have all the functions. While the $600 flash has better functions and is more powerful, this is only $200! If you are thinking about getting a nice flash, get this one! It’s made in Japan (not China) and is great for the semi-pro photographer. It’s really very powerful! (almost blinding!) I don’t regret buying this flash at all. It refreshes really fast, just make sure you have fully charged batteries. Pictures come out spectacular! “ – By Liu Jiao
Sigma EF-530 DG User Manual
Sigma EF-530 DG Features & Specifications
When there’s insufficient or unsuitable light available to take a picture, it’s of paramount importance to have a ready source of supplementary light to fulfill the need. That’s where Sigma’s EF-530 DG super-electronic flash comes into play. Designed exclusively for Canon digital SLR cameras, the flash offers a powerful guide number of 174 feet/53 meters and boasts the latest TTL automatic flash exposure control for easy operation. More significantly, the EF-530 is outfitted with a host of advanced features, including a modeling flash function, a multi-pulse flash, a TTL wireless flash, an FP (high-speed) flash, a rear-curtain synchro flash, and a manual flash mode that allows the photographer to set the flash power level by up to eight stops. The auto power-off function, meanwhile, automatically shuts off the display to save battery power. And when the flashgun is fully charged, the flash emits a confirmation-ready light, letting you check the flash exposure level through the camera’s viewfinder.
Like Sigma’s lenses, the EF-530 flash incorporates the latest features and technological advances, most of which aren’t found on any other flash units save those made by the major camera makers themselves. They are the most powerful and completely dedicated flash units available for 35mm SLR and digital cameras.
* Autozoom function that automatically sets the optimum illumination angle
* Covers a focal length from 24mm to 105mm
* A built-in wide panel that covers the 17mm angle
* A tilting flashgun head for bounce flash (up by 90 degrees, to the left by 180 degrees, and to the right by 90 degrees)
* A down tilt angle of 7 degrees for close-up photography
* Sophisticated multifunction flash that can control advanced lighting techniques
* Wireless slave-flash functions
* Measures 3 by 5.5 by 4.6 inches (W x H x D)
* Weighs 10.8 ounces
* 1-year warranty
What’s in the Box
EF-530 DG super flash for Canon cameras, soft case, hot shoe table stand, user’s manual.
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