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SigmaEF610 DG Super Flash for Sony DSLR Cameras
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (9)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Consistent output (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (8)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Night photography (4)
    • Photojournalism (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It almost has too much power

    It almost has too much power , what I like is the fact in auto the ttl is great, only had it for a few weeks.A few pictures had too much flash until I...Read complete review

    It almost has too much power , what I like is the fact in auto the ttl is great, only had it for a few weeks.A few pictures had too much flash until I tried to swivel the flash head side to side. That did the trick. As soon as it was hooked on to the shoe, the af and the ttl responded in sink.
    It's not to heavy,it fits in my camera bag nicely.It works exceptionally well in total darkness.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not compatible with A77

    The positive reviews for this flash must be based on only the most basic functions. On my A77, the flash had to be in FP mode for correct exposure, but FP was canceled...Read complete review

    The positive reviews for this flash must be based on only the most basic functions. On my A77, the flash had to be in FP mode for correct exposure, but FP was canceled when the head was tilted or swiveled, resulting in over-exposures. Direct flash exposures were inconsistent as well. The test button and modeling light worked only when the flash was not on the camera. I returned it to Sigma and they sent it back to Japan because their replacement units worked the same way. Eventually they sent me a replacement that was recalibrated for bounce, but direct flash exposures were wrong. I returned it again and finally received a refund -- apparently an admission that Sigma could not make the flash work with the A77. At least they stood behind their product.

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    5.0

    Fantastic value for the price

    By Allen

    from Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I own Nikon strobes and have had the top of the line Sony on camera flash which cost $ when I purchased it about 2 years ago. This flash unit has all the movements of the much pricier Sony and is very powerful. Recycle time is quite fast. It appears solidly made as well. You can not purchase a flash as good as this under $ from any manufacturer. Way to go Sigma!!!

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      5.0

      Make difference

      By Jery

      from Edison, NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

      • Slow Recycling

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits

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

      I like this Flash light from day 1.
      Just rtemember to use it with manual settin.
      It will take up to 7 sec between shots if used on A or P
      With manual setting t no longer thana second.

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      1.0

      Compatibility issue with Sony A77

      By Arafet

      from Tunisia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Slow Recycling

        Best Uses

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

          I just received this flash recently and started playing with it using my Sony A77.

          I tried TTL mode with camera auto setting, and this makes photos always over-exposed. Then switched to Manual camera setting but kept TTL for the flash; for the few first shots, I managed to expose properly my photos, then for some unknown reasons, using same setup, my photos became very under-exposed?! weird!?

          The build quality of this flash is average; the bounce card doesn't stay in position and slides in as soon as I tilt the flash 90deg vertically.
          It also happened to me few times when I open the battery compartment, the lid just comes in my hand free. So now I learned to gently open it and be carefully, because it is a bit of pain to put it back in place.

          The recycle time is so long! I am using 2850mAh fully charged battery and sometimes takes 7-8 seconds to recharge.

          The zoom motor is so slow and creeps like hell!

          Sadly, I ordered this product before another customer posted his review regarding incompatibility with A77.

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          1.0

          Not compatible with A77

          By FrankM

          from Shelby Township, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

            • Incompatible With Sony
            • Incorrect exposures

            Best Uses

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

              The positive reviews for this flash must be based on only the most basic functions. On my A77, the flash had to be in FP mode for correct exposure, but FP was canceled when the head was tilted or swiveled, resulting in over-exposures. Direct flash exposures were inconsistent as well. The test button and modeling light worked only when the flash was not on the camera. I returned it to Sigma and they sent it back to Japan because their replacement units worked the same way. Eventually they sent me a replacement that was recalibrated for bounce, but direct flash exposures were wrong. I returned it again and finally received a refund -- apparently an admission that Sigma could not make the flash work with the A77. At least they stood behind their product.

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              4.0

              Delivers on it's promises

              By Bob

              from Berkshire County, Mass

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                Powerful and simple to use.
                At first, the instructions looked daunting but just mount it on the camera and play. Great results and simplex.
                However, no battery orientation shown on the flash..need to observe the contact pattern in the battery pocket for orientation.
                I feel the instruction sheet could be better and offer more usage tips for a beginner.

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                5.0

                very nice unit

                By jgalar

                from euless, tx

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile
                • Well made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

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

                  Being able to tilt down for closeup work was an unexpected bonus that I didn't catch while reading up before purchasing. Works well in all modes both on and off camera.

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                  5.0

                  It almost has too much power

                  By DR

                  from Moncton, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    It almost has too much power , what I like is the fact in auto the ttl is great, only had it for a few weeks.A few pictures had too much flash until I tried to swivel the flash head side to side. That did the trick. As soon as it was hooked on to the shoe, the af and the ttl responded in sink.
                    It's not to heavy,it fits in my camera bag nicely.It works exceptionally well in total darkness.

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                    4.0

                    SIGMA is A SAVER

                    By Rob Quack

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use

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

                    Simple and straight forward. Everything the Sony offers but cheaper

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                    4.0

                    Good features

                    By frank

                    from toronto,Canada

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use

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

                    Great Flash for the price. Only draw back is Wireless TTL Features not supported in manuel mode for Sony Cameras.

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                    5.0

                    Used only once so far

                    By Fredda

                    from Eureka,Kansas

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

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

                    I purchased this for school play and of course for other events. Haven't had it very long. It really put the light where I needed it. As in the past when went to school functions my flash that is built on my camera, I would take pictures (but it was a waste of time),as subjects weren't visible.

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                    4.0

                    A bargain for it's price.

                    By Al

                    from Indian Trail NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Powerful Output
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash

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

                      The EF610 DG has all the features of much more expensive units. With the variable power setting's, I can create what ever light levels I need.

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                      4.0

                      Great flash!!

                      By Danyell48

                      from NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Big

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light

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

                      This flash is great! Helps out in low light but is subtle. Only con would be it's huge.

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