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SigmaEF610 DG ST Flash for Pentax
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (4)
  • Attach securely (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (4)
    • Indoors (3)
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    5.0

    Sigma EF610 DG ST for Pentax

    By Tom

    from Kenora, Ontario, Canada

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Recycling Could Be Faster

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Sigma EF610 DG ST Flash for Pentax:

    I haven't used it very much so far, but I find the flash to be very good and easy to use. It is priced very good. It was selected for me by a relative who is an expert photographer. He said it had all the features I would need and was the lowest price with those features. I recommend it.

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    3.0

    Wasn't so happy

    By Frum Pilot

    from NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attach Securely
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about Sigma EF610 DG ST Flash for Pentax:

      I felt that the TTl on this flash was not giving me a consistantly good exposure.
      As a test, I took a picture using f5.6 and kept on setting the f stops higher. The exposure was desent until the higher f stops. I thought perhpas this happend because the flash can't give out more light.
      I then took the same shot with the manual setting on full blast, and the picture was overexposed.
      This test showed that the flash was indeed very powerful, but it did not use it's full power when using TTL.
      There's no way to compensate for this, as you have only 2 choices in the manual mode. So back it went!
      I was using a Pentax camera. Perhaps this was a bad unit, and maybe the TTl for the other brands are better.

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      4.0

      Works well on my Kr, decent price

      By Fishman

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Easy to Use
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Large and bulky

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Open areas
      • Special Events

      Comments about Sigma EF610 DG ST Flash for Pentax:

      I have a Kr and found the flash works best in large areas and using the Program setting. I played with the program bounce and it seems to work fine. I even took some practice ceiling bounce shots in my small bathroom surrounded by mirrors and was surprised at how little back flash I got from the mirrors. What I don't like is the size which is clumsy at a crowded gathering, yet that is what is required.

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      4.0

      Good Basic TTL Flash

      By John

      from Laurel, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Good value
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not good for manual use
      • Not wireless

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Sigma EF610 DG ST Flash for Pentax:

      This flash works as advertised, and is a good value. It's got good power and gives proper exposure even when working through diffusers or bouncing off a wall or ceiling. This is not a wireless flash - if you want to use it off-camera, you need a cable. There's only one "ready" light, and it's on the back. The hot shoe mount is plastic.

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      4.0

      Good PTTL basic flash

      By Kensonic

      from Spokane, Washington

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Sigma EF610 DG ST Flash for Pentax:

        Works well with my Pentax K-r. This is a strong flash. The bounce swivel head is great.

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