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SigmaEF610 DG Super Flash for Pentax DSLR Cameras
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good power output (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (6)
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    5.0

    This is a great flash unit

    By Brew1Brew

    from Plano, TX USA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits

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

      Used for: outdoor Fill, portrait, anything that requires extra light.

      Things that are great: I'm just getting started using this thing, it provides great exposures when set to bounce in conjunction with my Pentax K3.

      I"m still learning, but initially it's worked great without me doing anyting but putting batteries in it and turning it on.

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      4.0

      Great flash

      By Don

      from Midlothian Va

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful Output
      • Reasonable Recharg Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

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

        Works great, a little larger than I expected. The only improvement I would make is to have belt loops on the case so it can hang on the camera bag strap. I will sew some on it anyway to make it easier to carry

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        4.0

        Really super flash for Pentax!

        By LeRoy

        from Winnipeg, Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful Output

        Cons

        • Limited instructions

        Best Uses

        • General Use

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

        Great flash thanks to the detailed reviews B&H provided. Also wanted to point out the great online shopping experience provided by B&H. Would use them again in a heartbeat.

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        4.0

        610 super is perfect for me

        By Lorenzo

        from St. Louis Mo

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

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

            This is my first external flash unit and I use it in an amateur capacity.

            Pros:
            External texture is rubbery but smooth.
            Auto function works well and exposure looks perfect to my eye.
            White card and wide angle flip down work well as long as you don't get in a hurry.
            Recharge is quick and silent to my ear.
            Communicates perfectly with my camera.

            Cons:
            The manual does not cover half of what appears on the led screen and never leads you through any kind of set up. Everything I have learned I learned by experimentation.
            Battery door is a little catchy but not flimsy, not much of a con really.
            Unit is a little large but I don't really care.

            I am very excited about this unit and can't wait to give it an extensive workout in wireless and slave mode.

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            5.0

            versatile lighting options

            By Jim

            from Lake Superior, Michigan

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bigger than many
            • Complex

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors

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

            I expect to be using this flash, on camera, off camera, (wireless) P-TTL and manual. I can't pack multiple flash units when I am on the go, so I need as many options as I might need in one flash unit. At the same time, I have to watch my expenses too.

            If you will only use one or two of the functions available in this unit, save some money and buy a simpler flash.

            Given the number of options, it is understandable that the user needs to take some time to learn and practice BEFORE you go for that award winning photo. You do have to use BOTH your Pentax digital camera's and the Sigma's manual together to understand and implement some of the options. But the time is well spent.

            My only concern is this flash is larger than my older bounce flash, and does not fit as nicely in my field bag. Yes, the flash comes with a decent case of its own, but there is no way to put this case in my field bag, or even safely strap it outside my field bag. The included table stand with its tripod socket is a nice touch for using the flash off camera and can usually be tucked into any camera bag. Sigma's case even has a pocket for it.

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            5.0

            Great value, big punch

            By birdsrus

            from Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

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

              I use it for everything. It is my 5th sigma flash and I often use this one connected to two others. I added this one because it has extra punch for bounce flash and when it is on my 500mm lens. Works well on all my pentax SLRs from K10 - K5

              The buttons are small and fiddly, but I find that I can connect to what I want to do. It gives reliable results and I like the manual over ride as I prefer manual settings when i use flash.

              I use flashes outdoors and give my flash guns a hiding so I don't want to spend a fortune.

              the new model is more powerful, and I find this quite noticeable and there is a small white reflector card that can be pulled out of the head which is extremely useful.

              I have a less featured sigma flash (work very well, only purchased while i was away as I smashed my other flash when I fell down a slope) but I would recommend a full featured flash unless you never want to make any adjustments.

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