Sigma EF-530 DG Super vs. Canon Speedlite 270EX

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by sonikin, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. sonikin

    sonikin TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    As an amateur photographer, I unfortunately don't have unlimited funds to get the really nice flashes I want, so when I saw these two for the same price, I figured I had to get one.

    This will be my first external flash. I shoot with a Canon XSi, and do pretty much a mix of all types of photography.

    I noticed in the specs that the Sigma flash is much more advanced and seems better, but the slow recycle/charge time is what kills it for me.

    How bad is a 6sec recharge? Or is it just a minor detail?

    Harsh critical opinions are appreciated =D

    L.L.Lozeau - Canon Speedlite 270EX
    L.L.Lozeau - Sigma EF-530 DG Super for Canon
     
  2. CW Jones

    CW Jones TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    6 second recycle sucks! my really old vivitar is about 6-10 seconds and its horrible. I guess if your not shooting at high speed its fine.... I hate long recycle times

    If your budget allows for it, I would look into something a bit better like a 430EXII probably find one used for anything for $175 and up
     
  3. JustAnEngineer

    JustAnEngineer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Heart of Dixie
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You can find the 430EX II for $250 less 20% Bing cash back for the same $200 net price as what you're looking at now.
     
  4. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,249
    Likes Received:
    5,009
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You get what you pay for.

    Frankly for photography, it's cheaper in the long run to save up and get the more expensive OEM gear.

    Virtually all 3rd party stuff is reverse engineered. You upgrade your camera body and all of a sudden some of your 3rd party stuff starts doing weird things, because there is no way they can make it upward compatible, or it never quite works right from the get go.

    The other issue is, mounting 3rd party gear on your camera body voids the warranty, if there is any left.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
canon speedlight vs sigma
,
canon speedlite 430ex ii vs sigma
,
canon speedlite vs sigma
,
sigma ef 530 dg reviews
,
sigma ef 530 dg super canon review
,

sigma ef-530 dg super review

,
sigma ef-530 dg super vs canon speedlite
,
sigma ef-610 dg super vs canon speedlite
,
sigma speedlite
,
speedlite 530