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Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF

B&H # SIEM140DGN Mfr # F309306
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You Pay: $379.00
Product Highlights
  • For Nikon i-TTL Speedlites
  • Guide No. 46' (14 m) ISO 100
  • Dual Flash Tubes
  • Modeling Flash & Slave Light Function
  • High-Speed Synchro

The Sigma EM-140 DG Ring Flash for Nikon AF cameras is ideal for photographing subjects in fine detail - close-up photography - and is extremely effective for scientific and medical applications.

Dual flash tubes can fire simultaneously or separately. Using only one flashtube creates modeling, which can give a three-dimensional feeling to the subject. 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, where 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 functions are also available for advanced flash photography.

55mm and 62mm adapter rings are included with the flash; 52mm, 67mm, 72mm and 77mm adapters are sold separately.

Fully dedicated with i-TTL/D-TTL with Nikon photo or Digital cameras
Wireless TTL flash control (4 channels)
High Speed Synchro flash
Stroboscopic effect (power level and frequency customizable)
Modeling light, also provides AF assist
Backlight illuminated LCD panel
Type Flash
Guide No. 46' (14.02 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Modeling Light Yes
Angle of Coverage 80° Horizontal
80° Vertical
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
TTL Dedication Yes
Recycle Time Approximately 4 - 6 seconds
Filter Thread 77mm
Side Wings No
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.0 x 5.1 x 1.2" / 12.7 x 13.0 x 3.0 cm
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.0 x 5.4 x 3.2" / 7.6 x 13.7 x 8.1 cm
Weight 15.1 oz / 428 g Without batteries
Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF
  • Controller Unit
  • Flash Unit
  • 55mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • 62mm Lens Adapter Ring
  • Cordura Carrying case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SigmaEM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF
     
    4.5

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (36)
    • Consistent output (23)
    • Fast recycling (22)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Durable (18)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (7)
    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (13)
    • Macro (12)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Portraits (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great shots right out of the box!

    I'm using this ring light mostly for flowers and macro photography.
    It worked just great right out of the box without looking at the manual with the default TTL settings.

    The...Read complete review

    I'm using this ring light mostly for flowers and macro photography.
    It worked just great right out of the box without looking at the manual with the default TTL settings.

    The only thing keeping it from being a 5 Star is the manual in the English version.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Except for Dead Flash Tube

    I bought my unit in March of this year and it worked beautifully until last week, when the left flash tube kicked the bucket. I'm contacting Sigma as we speak, since the product...Read complete review

    I bought my unit in March of this year and it worked beautifully until last week, when the left flash tube kicked the bucket. I'm contacting Sigma as we speak, since the product is still under warranty. Its a shame because the unit worked beautifully for extreme macro photography. However I've been using it with the right flash tube only, and its been okay.

    As a side note, this unit is a little hard to figure out at first, and the "manual" provided is less than useless. Its definitely a learn-as-you-go product.

    Whether it was really worth it or no will depend on the repair quote Sigma gives me.

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    4.0

    Very good

    By Tej

    from New york

    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

    It is a very good product...

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    5.0

    Whoa!!

    By JGD

    from NYC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

    close in macro and fill flash for beautiful portraits.

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    • No

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    5.0

    It is awesome

    By Nima

    from Los angeles

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

      I really like it

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      • No

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      4.0

      Slightly awkward, but great results

      By Tom

      from Pepperell, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good construction

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

      I use this for macro plant photography. I chose it over the Nikon flash because the side flashes are embedded in the ring instead of exposed and more likely to catch on something, also because it takes AA batteries instead of special batteries. I worried that flashes from both sides would wash out the subject, but the photos are wonderfully textured and nuanced. I carry the camera on a belt holster, and despite the somewhat awkward arrangement, I am able to use it effectively this way. Flashes are independently adjustable. To photograph coins, for example, I would turn down one flash in order to emphasize the embossed surface. Overall, I am really glad I bought this flash, it has substantially improved the quality of my macro shots. (I often shoot at f/22 to improve depth of field and reduce ambient light.)

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      5.0

      Sigma Macro Ring

      By North Jersey Sal

      from Lyndhurst NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Close-up
        • Fill Flash
        • Macro

        Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

        I love doing macro and close-up photography. I find using the flash simple and its connection to auto focus is sweet. It fills in the shadows and extenuated detail well.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Excellent!!

        By Mlg

        from Tijuana

        Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

        Very simple use, excellent choice

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        5.0

        Great product- I would buy it again

        By Montreal Canadians fan

        from Montreal

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Manual Easy To Understand
        • Powerful Output
        • Well Made Easy To Attac

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Heavy - Need A Tripod
        • Need A Tripod To Avoid Sh

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • Macro
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

        I am using this product with Nikon D90 and D7000
        with 100mm macro lens and a 18- 105 zoom lens.

        This product is nearly perfect. Easy to understand and to use. Instruction book is easy to understand and apply. I am happy I bought it from B+H . Great after sales and service.

        My only reservations are that the module needs to be pushed all the way to the end of the camera hotshoe to work properly. It took me about an hour to figure this out. I don't think it is a problem with either the Nikon or the Sigma unit itself. But, be aware that with the configuration I noted above, the camera, the lens and the flash at the end of the lens makes this setup HEAVY.
        So, it is best that you use a fast shutter if you intend to use indoors. I guess you would have to also crank the ISO as well.

        All in all, a great purchase. Well worth the money.

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        4.0

        Very nice Value

        By Frank Z.

        from Buford, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Lightweight Construction

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • Macro

        Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

        I had a flash like this form one of the "Big Two" many years ago and it quit working immediately after the warranty expired. I paid a small fortune for that thing and so I never replaced it...until now. The price of this unit and my happiness with the two Sigma lenses I own convinced me to give it a try. I shoot very little macro in my work, but love to do it for fun and I thought, for the price, it was worth a shot.

        The first thing I noticed it its very light. I hate to use the word "flimsy" but that's what came to mind at first. I've only had it a couple of weeks so it may be a long time before I can say anything about the durability, but what I can say right now is that it performs beautifully. Its easy to set up and easy to use. I'm very happy with the results so far.

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        5.0

        Excellent build and utility

        By Of Counsel

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

            For those interested in getting up close and personal with their macro photography, a macro light is a necessity.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works like a charm or maybe a ring flash

            By unclemikey

            from Richmond VA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

              I'm giving the Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash five stars because in all my testing of this flash everything seems to be very good. I haven't had it long and only used it for testing indoors and out and it preforms very well. How long it will last...I don't know but it seems to be made well and attaches to all my lenses securely. Instructions could be better but if you have any experience with the better flash units you shouldn't have a problem figuring this one out. Comes in its own travel case, (way too large to fit in any of my travel Pelican cases) but it is nice. You will most likely need adapter rings for your lenses since the unit only comes with two. Over all I think this was a good buy.

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              5.0

              Very nice product

              By Ale

              from Quebec, Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Powerful Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                Very helpful for dental photographies

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                • No

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                5.0

                Impressive little Ring Flash

                By photobug605

                from Durham, NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                    Good for close-up macro photography and has a strong enough flash/guide number to use as fill light on portraits. That was actually one of the reasons that this ring flash appealed to me. Check the guide numbers of the cheaper flashes that use reflected light from a speedlight or other flash. It seems to have quite a bit more power. Illumination seemed even and well distributed with no hot spots. It attaches to a filter ring sized for your lens threads, so I had to buy a correct adapter for my lens (77 mm). It does come with two adapter rings, but they didn't fit my particular lens. Check this when you buy to make sure it will fit. You can expect some light shadowing typical of almost any ring flash, but nothing unusual.

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                    5.0

                    I would Buy this Again!!

                    By Grandman

                    from Tulsa

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Close ups

                      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                      Easy to use. Great flash and have taken about 50 pictures so far. I had to buy a 52mm adapter but then lens cap wouldn't fit in adapter, so I bought a 49mm snap cap and it worked perfect. That was the only drawback.

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                      • No
                      • Similar:
                      • Nikon R1C1

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                      4.0

                      Good ringflash

                      By Nikonguy

                      from Vancouver, BC Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dental Photography
                        • Macro

                        Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                        I use this for dental photography both intra and extraoral. I was using an old Nikon SB-29s but wanted to try this as it is TTL. It works quite well but tends to underexpose; I am hoping that with experience I can overcome this. Construction is a little less robust than the Nikon and switching to right or left side only has to be done through the menu rather than by a switch. However I am enjoying the flash; TTL is very handy.

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                        4.0

                        Plug & Play like device

                        By Eedy

                        from Israel

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                        It was a pleasure just to put the batteries and connect the flash to my Nikon D40 camera. The instructions were superb and I immediatly started enjoying taking pictures with a clear uniform illumination with a Macro lens.

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                        5.0

                        Love It!

                        By CJN

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                          Easy to use, great design.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          So far, so great.

                          By Kenny

                          from Plymouth, MI

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                            I haven't used this ring flash extensively as I only received it a couple of weeks ago and haven't had the time or need to use it a lot. I can say that I am very happy with how easy it was to install and use right out of the box. The manual isn't the most well-written one I've read before but it gets you where you need to be. I did have a question about its settings and my Nikon D7000 and felt the need to call Sigma direct. The guy I spoke to was fantastic and made me felt secure about buying a product from them. I also like the fact that all the components are light in weight and will not weigh me down after hand-holding my camera after a period of time. The price point is also attractive as it seems as though I am getting a lot of bang for my buck.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product for what its made for

                            By Bhaskar

                            from Sydney, AU

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Intra oral photography

                            Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                            I am a dentist and use it for intra oral photography. It works well for what I need.Would definetly recommend.

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                            5.0

                            Extremely satisfied

                            By Patrickb07

                            from Quebec, Canada

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Dental
                              • General Use

                              Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                              This ring flash came exactly as described. It fits really well on my Nikon 105mm macro. It's easy to set up and the case that come with it is great. For dental photos, it permits to take pictures without any shadows. 5*

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                              5.0

                              Great macro flash

                              By CSD

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro

                                Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon AF:

                                Use for flower and other macro photography. I had been aiming other flashes and shooting in natural light - but wanted a full-light capability which this unit nicely provides. I was trying to decide between the Nikon R1 system and this - and went with this for it's quicker set-up and the fact its less bulky when walking around. Its very quick/easy to attach and simple to use. Shutting off either side flash is simple.
                                I am using it with a Nikon D80 and 60mm Macro lens.

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                                Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

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                                • You Pay: $17.95
                                 

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                                Impact -  CC-123 Hook Beak Duo Flex Clamp
                                • You Pay: $14.95
                                 

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                                Sigma -  52mm Adapter Ring for EM-140
                                • You Pay: $14.95
                                 

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                                Amphoto -  Book: Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
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