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SigmaEF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

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    (10)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent output (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Good power output (15)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Fast recycling (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (20)
    • Fill flash (15)
    • Portraits (12)
    • Night photography (6)
    • Photojournalism (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good and reliable flash

    I've got a nikon version to use with D7000. So far I am very happy with the purchase. People have complained about bad manual and weak explanation in the manual, but it is...Read complete review

    I've got a nikon version to use with D7000. So far I am very happy with the purchase. People have complained about bad manual and weak explanation in the manual, but it is quite easy to use and getting this to work is not so hard.

    It is a good alternative to SB900 which is twice as much. =)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon

    Certainly not bad for the price as compared to Nikon SB900 and 910. It's a decent flash for the money, absolutely. I would recommend it for a non-pro to use for everyday shots,...Read complete review

    Certainly not bad for the price as compared to Nikon SB900 and 910. It's a decent flash for the money, absolutely. I would recommend it for a non-pro to use for everyday shots, they will save a ton of money. I bought it as a remote flash since it's supposed to work with Nikon CLS remote flash system. I also bought it in case my SB900 overheated, I could quickly slap this on and keep shooting. The buttons are ok, but some are printed in red ink and others in white. The white is easy to read, the red is very hard to read in medium to low light, not a good color choice. There are few enough that you can memorize them, but I don't think the user should have to. The real reason I returned this unit is I found the set up for using as a Nikon CLS system remote was confusing. It used different numbers and letters than the Nikon camera uses and even reading the menu didn't help me clearly understand how to set it up. That said, I did get it to work, but in a quick paced shooting situation, I need my stuff to be quick to set up and implement.

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    2.0

    Not for TTL

    By Sweet July

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Powerful Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

        Seems well made, but the sensor on the TTL is not good at all. Even with exposure compensation to (-3) on the flash and (-4) on my camera, the pictures were blown out. The first one I got also did not adjust for my focal length. Returned and tried a second one, which worked in this aspect, but if its going to blow out my images, it isn't usable for me. Too bad because is was a great price and I love my Sigma Lenses!

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        5.0

        First Flash

        By Kid

        from Virginia

        Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

        As my first off camera flash this one is great. Easy to understand and not a huge learning curve. Quick recovery time in my opinion.

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        5.0

        First Flash

        By Kid

        from Virginia

        Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

        As my first off camera flash this one is great. Easy to understand and not a huge learning curve. Quick recovery time in my opinion.

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        5.0

        First Flash

        By Kid

        from Virginia

        Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

        As my first off camera flash this one is great. Easy to understand and not a huge learning curve. Quick recovery time in my opinion.

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        4.0

        Works great

        By AL

        from Boca Raton

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Powerful Output

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

          As good as Nikons

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          4.0

          Sigma is Hot but not the best built

          By Roger G

          from Tacoma, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast Recycling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Photography

            Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

            I read a review where someone had problems with the battery door and guess what I did too. It came off the first time I opened it. No Problem, Angle it in and it will close. Optically and electronically it is stellar. Recharges fast and works well with my Nikon D5200 TTL.

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            5.0

            Great Value

            By davistr9

            from Louisiana

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

              Very happy with this purchase

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              5.0

              Nice Flash

              By Mamma PS

              from Traverse City, MI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Powerful Output

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

              I don't use a flash very often. I try to use available light whenever possible. I ALWAYS bounce the flash and use a diffuser if I am going to use a flash. This flash is powerful and works well with my D3. It does what I need it to do.

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              1.0

              Incompatible with D800 as wireless slave

              By wdon1935

              from Longmont, CO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Powerful Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                  Rating is for my specific use - with the D800.
                  Using the user guide provided along with internet research, I could not get it to function as a wireless slave flash to an SB-800.

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                  4.0

                  Not bad

                  By Ammari

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Slow Recycling

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                  my 1st flash , really good and does the job.

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                  5.0

                  Does a great Job

                  By Allan

                  from Tampa Fl

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                    Equal in functionality and 1/2 the price of the Nikon. Gets the Job done

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                    4.0

                    Yea Yea

                    By Helmet Head

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use

                      Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      I use this as a slave with the Nikon TTL system. Insert it on the hot shoe, set it to slave operation, then remove it and position it as needed.

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                      5.0

                      Reliable, easy to use

                      By Samagram

                      from Fairborn, OH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                          Used with Nikon D7000 for candid portraits recording milestone event. Over 100 pix w/flash in various conditions including low light and fill. The available technology at this price makes this flash a great investment. Easy to use. Reliable. Responded well to different lighting situations.

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                          3.0

                          No Frills Power

                          By Matt

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Powerful Output

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to use

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                          I got this flash for my D7000.

                          PROS: It has the power it advertises and handles FP flash. It has a nice quasi-rubber/plastic body, the head rotates, and recycles quicker than advertised when using rechargeable AA batteries...

                          CONS: I could not, however, get this flash to work off-camera in commander mode. Also, the controls are counter-intuitive and do not work well in low-light... The focus is noisy and the plastic hot-shoe is, as other reviewers have pointed out, of questionable durability...

                          So, I concluded the monetary savings were outweighed by the lack of features and returned the flash and bought a more expensive unit...

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                          4.0

                          EP610 DG Super Sigma flash for Nikon.

                          By The Teal Guy.

                          from Ocean City, N.J.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Powerful Output

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use

                            Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                            Don't use a flash often for my wildlife photography. But, wanted a really good one for the few times I might use one without paying the fortune Nikon want's for thier top models! (Don't get me wrong: I do have a complete Nikon R1C1 flash system for my macro/micro work that is great! And expensive. But all really good macro/micro flash systems are expensive!) So far this Sigma flash seems to be a great value for what you get! The only improvement I'd like to see is a metal mounting base/foot to make it sturdier, and give me more confidence in it's stability and longevity without wearing out or cracking.

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon

                            By LW Photography

                            from McMurray, PA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Remote Operation Controls

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use

                            Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                            Certainly not bad for the price as compared to Nikon SB900 and 910. It's a decent flash for the money, absolutely. I would recommend it for a non-pro to use for everyday shots, they will save a ton of money. I bought it as a remote flash since it's supposed to work with Nikon CLS remote flash system. I also bought it in case my SB900 overheated, I could quickly slap this on and keep shooting. The buttons are ok, but some are printed in red ink and others in white. The white is easy to read, the red is very hard to read in medium to low light, not a good color choice. There are few enough that you can memorize them, but I don't think the user should have to. The real reason I returned this unit is I found the set up for using as a Nikon CLS system remote was confusing. It used different numbers and letters than the Nikon camera uses and even reading the menu didn't help me clearly understand how to set it up. That said, I did get it to work, but in a quick paced shooting situation, I need my stuff to be quick to set up and implement.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great product

                            By Jens

                            from Allentown, PA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                              Product was exactly as described, worked well. I use this product as a secondary flash in conjunction with my Speedlight. Works great! I would definitely reccomend this flash.

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                              5.0

                              It works as advertised

                              By Robyn

                              from Dallas Tx

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • General Use
                                • Night Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                I don't use a strobe much, but I want a good strong one for those occasional needs. With specs as good or better than the Nikon SB-900, and a price point less than half the other unit, I was skeptical, but this product delivers everything it promised, with no compromise I can find.

                                Maybe I got a different manual from some other reviewers, the one I have is quite satisfactory.

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                                5.0

                                Bang for the buck

                                By dowitcher

                                from Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Powerful Output

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                    Wildlife (with Better Beamer attachment), some Master/Slave applications.

                                    Works great on my Nikons. In the hotshoe, on cable or wireless TTL hits the spot. Highspeed sync and all other features work as advertised.
                                    Wireless CLS works great (using two Sigmas controlled by the on board flash as master, or one Sigma as master one as slave).

                                    "Drawback", if you want to call it that, is the missing option to connect the flash to an external power source. Would be nice, but so far I have not missed it.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good so far

                                    By Ray

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow Recycling

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • Night Photography

                                    Comments about Sigma EF610 DG Super Flash for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                    I am working improving in my hobby as a photography and hopefully one day transform it into a career. I am currently in a photo class and my teacher suggested this product to me. It gives off a lot of light but currently I am unfamiliar with all the features that it offers just had it for a couple weeks will put up another review if I have anymore info

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