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SigmaEF-610 DG ST Flash for Pentax Cameras
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (4)
  • Attach securely (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (5)
  • Indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

Very good product

By Zifnab

from Montreal, QC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Slow Recycling

Best Uses

  • General Use

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

No disappointed by this flash. Simple but great, good for a general usage. There is no really default and the price is really cheap.

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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 EF-610 DG ST Flash for Pentax Cameras:

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 EF-610 DG ST Flash for Pentax Cameras:

    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

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    Pros

    • Attach Securely
    • Easy to Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Large and bulky

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Open areas
    • Special Events

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

    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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    • Yes

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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 EF-610 DG ST Flash for Pentax Cameras:

    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 EF-610 DG ST Flash for Pentax Cameras:

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

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      • No

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