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SigmaEM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS
 
4.2

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Consistent output (15)
  • Durable (12)
  • Fast recycling (11)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (9)
  • General purpose (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Macro (5)
  • Indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3), Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great alternative to Canon ringlight flash

I purchased the Sigma Macro ringlight after testing it during a macro class with a Sigma Pro. The flash worked perfectly with my Canon 5D Mark III and gave great results. Be certain,...Read complete review

I purchased the Sigma Macro ringlight after testing it during a macro class with a Sigma Pro. The flash worked perfectly with my Canon 5D Mark III and gave great results. Be certain, when purchasing, to determine if the adapter size you need is in the box..Sigma ships three adapters, none of which fit my 100mm Canon macro lens..The TTL works very well and the EV adjustment is very easy to configure.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a REAL ringflash

I bought this ringflash to replace a Sunpak DX-12R, which worked fine, but was getting long in the tooth and lacked TTL. As the other reviewer mentions, the biggest drawback to this...Read complete review

I bought this ringflash to replace a Sunpak DX-12R, which worked fine, but was getting long in the tooth and lacked TTL. As the other reviewer mentions, the biggest drawback to this ring flash is the light does not output in a ring, but rather, it bursts from two small spots on either side of the ring-shaped lens adapter. Not only do you not get the "ringflash effect", but you don't get a 360 degree light field on your subject. I shoot insects in the field and a 360 degree light source is essential. The focus assist lamps are weak to say the least and add little to the ability to focus reliably. I found that my once accurate lens struggled to grab a focus point with the meager light coming from this unit. It may be great for portraits and fill-flash work, but in the field and real macro work (not including maxillo-facial and dental photography) this just wasn't what I was looking for. The build quality was excellent, and I liked the all in one construction, but the lighting effect was too meager for my purposes. I'll be listing it on [...] shortly as I'm past the 30-day limit at B&H, otherwise I'd return it for store credit!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great alternative to Canon ringlight flash

By dragonlady

from Hope, RI

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

    I purchased the Sigma Macro ringlight after testing it during a macro class with a Sigma Pro. The flash worked perfectly with my Canon 5D Mark III and gave great results. Be certain, when purchasing, to determine if the adapter size you need is in the box..Sigma ships three adapters, none of which fit my 100mm Canon macro lens..The TTL works very well and the EV adjustment is very easy to configure.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Flash for Food Shots!

    By Kansas Kate

    from Prospect, Maine

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • 58mm Adapter Not Included

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

      I work in the food industry and this flash is great for taking "beauty shots" of food for publication. It takes the shadows out where you need to and can give you a "three dimensional" appearance as well!

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      1.0

      Macro Flash Adapter size change-Not Good

      By Kansas Kate

      from Prospect, Maine

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

      I recently purchased the EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS by Sigma...After installing the batteries, I pulled out the adapter rings to fit on my new Canon 100mm Macro lens which takes a 58mm size filter. Unfortunately, Sigma has stopped bundling a 58mm size in with the 55mm size. I found this out by a yellow piece of paper inside the box telling me that they are now bundling 62mm in with the 55mm. So now I have to order a 58mm adapter to be able to use my ring light. VERY DISAPPOINTED that this has occurred...not to mention being out extra dollars for the part and shipping/handling costs. Since I am not yet able to use the tool, I am giving it a 1 star....maybe after I get the adapter I need, I will change my mind on the rating.

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      5.0

      Great flash

      By Wannabe Great Photographer

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Photojournalism

      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

      This perfectly serves my purposes. I use this for dental photography, and the photos are great. I have read complaints that this ring flash is not a "true" ring flash, but rather, it has two flashes on opposite sides of a circular design. For me, this is enough, but make sure you know what you are buying.

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      5.0

      Good start for a beginner

      By puppydoc

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash

      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

      I'm new to macrophotography and this is my first foray into the specialty equipment. There is an obvious learning curve but that's to be expected. I'm sure there are plenty of features I've yet to learn and/or understand with this flash.

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      1.0

      Not a real ring flash.

      By None

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

          This is not a real ring flash, it's simply 2 flash lights put together right and left. A ring flash is a flash with one round light that gives a continous even shadow, this Sigma flash gives 2 shadows, one on the right side and one on the left, and the result is not the same as what one gets with a real ring flash.

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          4.0

          A great buy

          By Jake

          from Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast Recycling
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

          I used this for macro work.
          The flash recycling time is great. Fits well on my lens with the adapter.
          A bit on the heavy side.

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          5.0

          Perfect for Dental Photography

          By Kill Bill 82

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Intraoral

          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

          I Did not buy a good macroflash at first and paid the price - aweful photos.
          The Sigma flash is an excellent choice for all intraoral photography needs
          Crisp clear photos, and good recycling time

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          5.0

          Works well so far

          By Lou

          from Manteca

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

              Price was right and seems to work well.

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              5.0

              Macro ringflash

              By Mo

              from Turks and Caicos Islands

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro

                Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                Does exactly what it is supposed to, fits well to lens with additional adapter ring

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                • No

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                3.0

                Good

                By Luciano

                from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Weak Output

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash

                  Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                  Good But Not as easy to operate.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A lot of value for the money!

                  By kenfa

                  from Oslo, Norway

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                  Very easy to use, easy setup, and very high quality lighting for portraits. Easy to create my own effects with individual settings for left and right lighttubes. Two tumbs up!
                  One little drawback, though: the adapter ring has no possibility to attach a filter on the outside. This means you have to set the adapter outside of the filters, and this makes it difficult to control the settings with an adjustable filter type.

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                  5.0

                  Great Flash

                  By ZL

                  from CT

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash

                    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                    Use the product for close up shots for orthodontics, give great picture everytime. I highly recommend product!

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Renato

                    from Québec, qc, ca

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                    I already had the Canon and I bought it for my other macro lens and I find it as good as I use mostly the Sigma than the Canon.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just as I expected & as described online

                    By cliffhanger

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Slow Recycling

                    Best Uses

                    • Medical photography

                    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                    Decent control over lighting

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what I was hoping for

                    By Jessica

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                    • Slow Recycling

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                    I've been using this flash for close-up portraiture and it has a surprising amount of power AND battery life.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great, just what you need

                    By Martyplay

                    from Quebec, QC.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                        This is a great accessorie for Macro photography, I'm a medical photographer and this is a must have. It is a little fragile, plastic hot shoe. just be carefull.

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                        4.0

                        so far it works

                        By el che

                        from West Chester PA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bracketing
                          • Close ups
                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time
                          • Outdoors
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                          I'm not getting the pupil round reflection i was expecting, for close up bracket exposures it works great. i just got it but so far i'm happy with the purchase.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good item for correct exposures

                          By Jim Larson

                          from Pensacola, Fl

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to attach and use

                          Cons

                          • Somewhat expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Macro
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                          Use it for Macro. Have tired it with a 60mm and 180mm lens on my Cannon 60D. Worked as described right out of the box. No problems.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Omni

                          from Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Canon EOS:

                            Nice to have

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                            • No

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