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SigmaEM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic results!

By Wrbirrdog

from Charlottesville, VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

      I have gone for the full switch to mirrorless photography. I've had the Canon D series cameras for years with the macro 100mm lens and dedicated ring flash for dental photography as it has been the standard in our industry.
      Move over Canon. Sony Alpha 6000 with the Sony/Zeiss 90mm 2.8 macro with Sigma twin source ring flash is SOOO much more sharp. Incredible detail. I'm love the feature of the flash that allows stronger flash from one side of the ring than the other to give more depth to the photograph.
      Pair this with a PolarEyes cross polarization filter for shade matching and you have the (current) ultimate clinical camera in esthetic dentistry.

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      5.0

      best macro flash!!

      By Elian Solis

      from Laurel, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

          so easy to use, TTL works incredible accurate

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          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Does not work with Sony SLT Cameras

          By dennismullen

          from Green Bay, WI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling

          Cons

          • Incompatability With Slt

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash

          Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

          Worked well with my Sony A700 and A900 but with my Sony A65 it over exposes and can't be controlled.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Unit Works As Advertised

          By Going Pro

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash

            Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

            Nice, cost competitive addition for macro work that is not otherwise well lit.

            Dedicated Sony/Minolta flash control module works as advertised with both my Maxxum 7D and Sony Alpha a700 and provides good TTL Auto exposure results with my Konica-Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. This lens is 55mm filter threads and included adapter matches it.

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            5.0

            Excellent value for money !

            By Werner Vorster

            from Pretoria, South Africa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful Output

            Cons

            • Flimsy hotshoe connector

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

            I bought the EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight flash in January 2012 for use with my Sony Alpha 700 and 100mm Sony Macro lens. I have frequently attempted to do some macro photography without the use of a dedicated macro flash and although the Sony Macro lens works perfectly well, lighting, or at least adequate lighting, of subjects have always been a problem.

            Not so with the new flash – it is simple and easy to use, got it working in no time and managed to take some very acceptable photos of a variety of subjects from the usual small flowers to insects in flight ! It was definitely worth the money spent and I wish I did this at the same time I bought the lens 2 years ago.

            My only real negative comment about the flash is the hotshoe connector – it feels very flimsy to say the least. The rest of the flashlight and controller is well built and sturdy though.

            My overall impression of the flash is very favourable and positive. I'd recommend the flashlight to anyone without reservation.

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            5.0

            excellent

            By Simon

            from Australia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro

              Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

              Excellent quality great price.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash

              By Phil

              from Panama

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                On camera flash control has a cable to the front mounted lamps which conveniently screws into the front filter ring. Functions using Sony's ADI for excellent results. Also very useful is the normal light lamp which stays on for a short time while you compose a photo in total darkness.

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                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                "This light brought my Alpha to magic"

                By Dr Marcelo Manso, oral surgeon

                from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash

                  Comments about Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ringlight Flash for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                  I use the EM-140 DG Macro for oral surgery pictures and I achieved the best pictures quality I have ever seen. For this pupose I recomend the "M" position with F:1/125 and A:32 - TTL function, fill flash and WB auto.

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