Sigma EM-140 DG Macro

Sigma EM-140 DG Macro features Angle of Coverage 80° (vertical/horizontal); Max Usable Diameter Size 77mm; Vari-Power Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 & 1/64; TTL Dedication i-TTL, D-TTL; Recycle Time 6 seconds with alkaline batteries, 4 seconds with NiMH batteries; Power Source 4 AA batteries. The Sigma EM-140 DG Macro measures Controller: 5.4 x 3.2 x 6.7″ (73 x 136 x 82.5mm), Light unit: 5 x 5.1 x 1.2″ (127 x 129 x 30.5mm) and weighs 15.1 oz (430 g) (without batteries).

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

Expert Reviews

Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Expert Reviews

Shutterbug reviews the Sigma EM-140 DG Macro and writes;
“In short, this is a ring light for today’s advanced cameras, although it can, with certain limitations, be used with just about any 35mm SLR you might own.”
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User Opinions

Sigma EM-140 DG Macro User Reviews

EM 140 DG
“I sold my SB 29s. The LCD panel on the back is not immediately obvious, but once you have flipped through the few pages of the slim handbook (takes about ten minutes). all is clear. The automatic TTL works fine when you’re in a rush, like when you are shooting medical operations on the fly or when trying to get that butterfly shot before it flies off. The manual adjustment options are really really worth spending some time with and experimenting with. Like the Nikon SB 29s, this is not actually a ring flash, but consists of a tube on each side of the flash. With this flash, you can control the flash power of each tube separately, from full power, through 1/2, 1/4, 1/32, 1/64 or off. This is really great and a lot of fun, if you have the time to experiment.” – By Daniel Schwarz
Rating: ★★★★☆

Sigma Ring Flash a great value
“The sigma ring flash works great with my Nikon digital SLR camera — TTL is well calibrated. The general look and feel is a little more crude than the comparable Canon 14EX and it lacks the ring holder mounted to the capaciter/controller of the Nikon SB29 but this unit works flawless — BTW, you can mount one of the lens rings that come with system to the Sigma body controller and duplicate the flash holder found on the Nikon SB29 — this is a nice benefit for portrait shooting.” – By R. Shorey
Rating: ★★★★★

amazing images
“I specialize in plant photography that I use in lectures and books, and bought this flash to compliment my Nikon D200 with 105 mm macro lens. The first day I used it I was hooked. It allows me to take the most incredible extreme macro photographs of flowers, seeds, insects, mosses,and anything else with a lot of complex detail. I do wish that the hot shoe was metal and not plastic, but so far I have not had a problem with it breaking (I remove it gingerly). The response from audiences has been overwhelmingly positive and I only wish I had bought this ring flash earlier. “ – By W. Cullina
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent ring flash for dentistry
“The macro lens/ring flash work well for dental purposes. After a little experimentation I discovered that I get the best images by using the aperature priority setting. All settings are used with ISO 400 speed. I set the aperature at 14-16 for intraoral shots. This gives the best depth of field. I also use the operatory light for intraoral shots. I set the aperature to 6 for full face shots. I use autofocus but set the ratio to 1:2 to 1:3 for intraoral shots. This keeps the autofocus from “hunting”. I frame the shot by moving towards the subject. Once I get close to the image that I like I use the autofocus to get the final focus for the picture.” – By drerwinsu
Rating: ★★★★★

Nice Equipment for Close-up Photos
“This is a very nice macro ring flash. My photos are very well lit and the color is much more clear and true to real life. It is a bit larger and heavier than the Canon Ring Flash. It comes with 2 adapters so the flash may attach to your lens. I had to purchase a separate lens adapter for my Nikon Micro lens, however. I am very pleased with the product.” – By LP STL
Rating: ★★★★☆

Good Fill Light
“Easy to attach and use. I haven’t learned all the features but right out of the box, and set to auto mode, the flash works great. It gives out an even fill light and the model light is good for low light conditions. Nice quality and is simple to put on or take off. “ – By Hieu D. Dao
Rating: ★★★★☆

Totally satisfied
“My EOS Canon camera is suited to this flash and suitable for Macro lenses but it can be used with other lens types. I have adjusted the flash so I got 3 dimensional effects and that was pretty cool while I was in China. You can use a shutter speed faster than the shutter’s normal synchronized speed so be aware of that. While the shutter is open, the flash will fire repeatedly so I can get a series of images of the subject exposed in 1 frame and I like doing that. All in all I have been really pleased with the results of my macro ring flash and happy to share my opinion. “ – By Priscilla Goodwin
Rating: ★★★★★


Sigma EM-140 DG Macro User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Features & Specifications

The Electronic Flash Macro EM-140 DG is designed to work with both AF 35mm film and digital SLR cameras of all popular manufacturers. It is ideal for photographing subjects in fine detail when the shadowless mode is used and is extremely effective for scientific and medical applications. Dual flash tubes can fire simultaneously or separately. Using only one flashtube creates shadow, which can give a three-dimensional feeling to the subject. The flash features a guide number of 14 with ISO 100. The Modeling Flash function makes it possible to check for reflections and shadows before actually taking the flash picture. A wireless flash function is also available, when the EM-140 DG is used as master and the EF-500 DG Super as a slave unit for creating fine shadow details. High-speed synchro and exposure compensation functions are also available for advanced flash photography.

* Ideal for close-up photography, especially medical and scientific applications
* Fully dedicated with the latest TTL autoexposure systems
* Flash tubes can be switched on or off for creative flash control
* Wireless flash control
* High-speed synchro flash
* Guide number of 14 (ISO 100)

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