Sigma flash?

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  1. sxesweets

    sxesweets TPF Noob!

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    This flash was suggested to me by a friend who does professional photography because I'm on a tight budget right now?

    Sigma EF-530 DG Super - Nikon | TheCameraStore.com

    Anyone have any experience with it? I'm just getting to the point that I'm wanting to play with flashes. Guessing strobist would be a good place to start reading?

    Thanks for reading
     
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    I had a Sigma flash, don't recall the model though. I didn't care for it compared to by SB-600. It wasn't reliable and not that easy to setup for wireless flash. Maybe I had an earlier model though.

    Everything I read, and my limited experience that Nikon flashes are so much better and reliable. The SB-600 may be within your reach.

    Yes, strobist and google "Planet Neil" for places to start. You might find Planet Neil a little easier to start from.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I know people who use those sigma flashes. They are said to be alright, but the build quality isn't up to par with Canon/Nikon.

    My preference would be to get something like a 430EX (if you shoot Canon) or an SB600 (if you shoot Nikon)
     
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    Didn't someone on here buy one and hot shoe snapped first time removing it from the camera hot shoe
     
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    I don't think so, I remember the thread but not the name or brand they got - but I don't think it was Sigma, it was something I'd never heard of before.
     
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    I'm sure it was Stigma
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup, I remember that and it was a Sigma.
     
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    Hmmm... I guess this isn't in reference to the German member and German flash he found a deal on and had to exchange.
     
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    Thanks guys... Will have a better look into it. I was eyeballing the SB 600 but thought I'd ask your opinions on that one too
     

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