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SigmaEF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras
 
4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Good power output (20)
  • Durable (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Fast recycling (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Slow recycling (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (25)
  • Fill flash (12)
  • Portraits (10)
  • Indoors (4)
  • Photojournalism (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ka-Pow!

How did I live this long without a speedlight? Still fiddling with the settings and learning all the tricks, but this is a great addition to anyone's "tool kit." Seems fairly...Read complete review

How did I live this long without a speedlight? Still fiddling with the settings and learning all the tricks, but this is a great addition to anyone's "tool kit." Seems fairly sturdy and the carrying case is of decent quality, too. Does get a little top-heavy, but worth every extra ounce.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unreliable, Unpredictable, and Underpowe

I used this flash for one event before returning it. The TTL metering was all over the place, recycle time even with fresh batteries was abysmal, and on top of all that, halfway...Read complete review

I used this flash for one event before returning it. The TTL metering was all over the place, recycle time even with fresh batteries was abysmal, and on top of all that, halfway through the event, it stopped working altogether. I returned it and bought a 430EXII.

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5.0

Does the trick

By KGarrett

from Oklahoma City, OK

Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

Fast and good alternative to expensive canon flash

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5.0

A steal for the price!

By Smelly the Butt

from Denver

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful Output

Cons

  • Slow Recycling

Best Uses

  • General Use

Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

It was 30 dollars off and works great!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Love it

By T2

from Easley, SC

Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

Although I just got it and haven't had a lot of play time yet I love how bright it flashes.

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5.0

works as advertised

By Craig

from East Longmeadow, Ma

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

    I'm not a professional but take a lot of photos. This flash works just as described and the reviews helped me in choosing this flash. I especially like the fast cycle time for flash recharge.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Can't beat it for the price

    By CRea

    from Fort Worth

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use

      Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

      I couldn't justify the cost of the Canon for my use. The EF610 is very powerful and easy to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good product for an excelent price

      By Gabriel

      from Buenos Aires, Argentina

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Slow Recycling

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

      General use

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      budget price

      By Carlos SLB

      from lisbon, portugal

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

        works well with a powerful light output.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Excellent Flash

        By Fogo Von Slack

        from Farmington, NM

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Photojournalism

          Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

          This flash works very well with my Canon D60 and a variety of lenses. I'm glad I got it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EF610 DG ST Flash for Canon by Sigma

          By lovgeorgia

          from Brunswick, Ga.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

            I use this for weddings.
            I find it responds well.
            No problems so far

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            sigma

            By n/a

            from Lawton,OK

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful Output
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

            Events micro studio

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Just what I needed!

            By waynesworld

            from blue springs, mo.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

              Just what I needed for my Canon Digital T3.
              As alaready have the 500DGST for my Canon T2 film. But it doesn't work on T3.
              I'm a Sigma fan have the flashes and 3 Sigma lenses.
              The 610DGST has a White card that comes up for bounce light. I, really like that.

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              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great deal thank

              By 4evercsa

              from st-jerome, Quebec, Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

              Thank you

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              4.0

              Great flash, great value

              By Aaron teaches Art

              from Gilford, NH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                As a budding pro photographer, I was looking for an external flash for my Canon Rebel T3. Value, flexibility, and TTL were my biggest concerns. The Canon flashes offer all these things, but the price is very high for my budget. The Sigma flash rated very high and the product reviews by other customers were excellent to go through and get an idea of what I was purchasing. The Sigma did not disappoint! The flash is durable, quick to recycle, easy to use (TTL, yeah!). The bounce and tilt are great features that I use all the time. I use the flash for almost all inside shooting, and will also use for exterior portraiture to fill in dark shadows, etc.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Fantastic flash for family gatherings

                By Russ R

                from Arvada, CO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                  I got this just in time for Christmas "get togethers" and I am just thrilled with its performance. I love being able to bounce the flash to reduce the harsh shadows. Really like the attached diffuser as well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Flash for Canon by Sigma

                  By Big Earl

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                    I have used this flash a few times since I received it. I am very pleased with it's performance.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Lots of power, but no cigar!

                    By HOMBRE

                    from Peoria, IL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                        The Sigma EF610 DG ST has a guide guide number which gives you big powerful light,but the quality of the light is awful. It's like standing in front of a car headlight.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Such a relief!

                        By melissa the non-pro

                        from Inland Empire, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                              Its amazing to realize there are reliable options out there for use "non-professional" photographers. I don't want to spend as much on a tilt/swivel flash as I do on a LENS. Works great for me, has improved my photos tremendously!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Not for Canon 60D

                              By Chris

                              from Dearborn Heights, MI.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                                Flash worked great in every mode but TTL. Tried several of them at the local photo shop on my Canon 60D and all were the same! The auto zoom would shift all over the place and produce underexposed pictures. Overall the flash is good just beware if you have a 60D.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Unreliable, Unpredictable, and Underpowe

                                By davisphotos

                                from Portsmouth, NH

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Loses Charge Quickly

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                                  I used this flash for one event before returning it. The TTL metering was all over the place, recycle time even with fresh batteries was abysmal, and on top of all that, halfway through the event, it stopped working altogether. I returned it and bought a 430EXII.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Product meets all expectations

                                  By PhotoMan

                                  from Wakefield, RI

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Outdoors

                                    Comments about Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras:

                                    - Worked very well for me in photographing an indoor event
                                    - Has built in diffuser which works well, however in lower light be sure to remove as pictures will still seem dark even using flash
                                    - Very good flash at a reasonable price
                                    - worked good in both indoor and as outdoor fill flash

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                                    • No

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