• Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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  • Sigma USA Authorized Dealer, 1-Year USA Warranty
  • Guide number of 61 which translates into 61/m (200/ft) and designed to work with the latest TTL auto exposure systems of all the most popular digital and film SLR cameras.
  • Auto zoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle in accordance with the lens' focal length in a range from 24mm to 105mm. When the built-in Wide Panel is used, the flash can cover an angle of 17mm.
  • Bounce flash head can be tilted up by 90 degrees, to the left by 180 degrees, or to the right by 90 degrees. It can also be tilted down by 7 degrees allowing ease of use for close-up photography.
  • Advanced features such as modeling flash function, multi-pulse flash, TTL wireless flash, FP (high speed) flash, rear-curtain Synchro flash and manual flash mode, which allows the photographer to set the flash power level by up to eight stops.

Customer Reviews

Excellent product I bought this product because my 580EX2 started to act up.Not having the funds to afford another 580EX2 or the 600EX-RT at this time, I did my research and decided to buy the Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER.I read the reviews about how cheap the flash feels.I beg to differ, it looks and feel fine to me. We have so grown to accept Canon products as a standard (with good reason), so if it does not look or feel like Canon it is no good. The plastic battery cover was another problem to other reviewers, for me I am no less confident of the durability of this cover than I am of the battery cover on my EOS Canon 7D.I do not buy a speedlight to drop it on the ground from 8 feet up so whether or not it can stand up to the shock of being dropped on concrete from 8 feet up was not a concern I had before purchasing it. My major concern was if this product would trigger my other canon speedlights if I used it as a master. Well it does trigger all of them, the 420ex, the 550ex and the 580ex2.The menu on the back is a no brainer, one does not even have to consult the manual.It has all the power I need. It compares favourably with the 580EX2 and is far more powerful than the 430EX2.The exposures are spot on, equal to my 580EX2. If I am to fault the Sigma, the flash gun head cannot be tilted up and down in increments like the Canon. It has an angle where it clicks in place when adjusted upwards and will fall back down if it is not set at that particular angle. One has to consider cost when buying a product. For the price it is an excellent product. I would still buy it even if it cost a bit more (by the way I am a Canon Purist). but there are times when an immediate need has to be fulfilled. I am happy with my purchase. I cannot yet comment on its durability yet. More anon. 5Great Flash attachment, great value! Helps taking pictures a lot easier when using this flash indoors. Great value and works great. 5Not dependable for wireless For reference, this was tried on a Nikon D7000. Comparisons were made to a Metz AF 50.So, after going back and forth between this and the Metz AF 58, I decided to give the Sigma a try. Delivery was prompt, the pouch and stand that are included are nice enough. The large range of motion on the head's tilt and swivel is nice. It can do a full 180 clockwise and 90 degrees counter clockwise and has a pretty standard up and down range of motion as well. The display screen is nice and it's light up function is nice as well. That's about where the pros ended however.Cons:1) It's really awkward to set up for slave operation. The included manual has about 4 lines that are less than clear. Eventually I was able to set it up, but it took some googling. Second, not only does it have to be attached to the hot shoe to set up, which is inconvenient enough, but you constantly have to make sure that the metering controls are running. ie you have to half depress the shutter nearly the entire time you are setting the flash up.2) Even when set up, it is HIGHLY undependable as a slave unit. I'd say it only fires about 1 out of 4 times as a slave unit. I had it side by side with my Metz AF 50, and my Metz fired EVERY SINGLE TIME, while the Sigma would just sit there like a knot on a log. I can point my D7000 on camera flash dead at it from a foot away and it will only flash about 1/2 the time.3) It occasionally will just randomly unset itself as a slave unit, which requires putting it back on the camera to reset it.4) As a commander unit, it just plain doesn't work. It seems like it simply can't create the pulses fast enough (ie the super slow recycle time others have noted) to actually be a fully functional commander unit for Nikon's CLS. This was the primary reason I bought it.5) while the guide number seems impressive, if you actually meter it with a Sekonic light meter, it's nowhere near being as powerful as Sigma claims it is. This is using high quality, fully charged Sanyo Eneloop batteries.6) the build quality is 'meh' at best. At the price point I didn't expect a lot build quality wise, which was fine, but I did want to mention that for completeness sake7) The plastic hot shoe is very 'sticky' in my camera's hot shoe. I always feel like I am having to force it out. Compared to the smooth glide in and out with the AF 50 and I'm always worried I'm going to break the plastic hot shoe with how hard I have to force it in and out of the camera.8) THe red 'ready' light comes on before it is actually fully charged. So not only is the recycle time long, but you have no actual way of knowing when it's actually ready.I don't know if I just got a bad copy somehow, but this unit is getting returned and I'm just going to suck it up and buy the Metz AF 58. If you intend to use this as a part of Nikon's CLS, save your money. If you just intend to leave it attached to your camera's hot shoe, then it is fine. But if that's all you're going to use it for, you can buy $50 flashes that do that. 2Very happy with this well made flash. This powerful flash communicates perfectly with my Sony Alpha 850. Besides all the regular functions, it allows multiple flash on a single frame (for a strobe like effect of a moving object on a fixed background) and one can regulate the number of flashes and the speed at which they trigger during that one exposure. Also easy to augment or reduce its intensity right from the Sony camera. Also great for aperture or shutter priority or manual mode and of course no thinking needed on Auto or Program. I use 4 AA Eneloop or Amazon rechargeable and they last!. Swivels and turns, built-in wide panel for illumination up to 17mm wide lens, adjusts automatically to your zoom focal length ( up to 105 mm) etc.. Anyway, all the features you can expect from a quality flash such as high speed sync (also wireless, slave, etc.. if you have an onboard flash). Construction seems sturdy. I use the flash mainly with a diffuser. It has the power to bounce from very high ceilings. I own and have owned other sigma equipment or lenses and have always been happy considering quality for the price. 5good qulity, well worth the price, powerful, good enough for basic use This is the 2nd Sigma DG Super I bought. My last one is EF-600 I bought almost 10 years ago, I broke the hot shoe part once when I drop my camera on rock. But it is very easy for me to buy a kit from Sigma and replace it myself (cost me some $30 only). It still works perfectly but unfortunately not works on my new 6D. The new model is similar to my old one. At least, for the features that I used. The new one is even a bit more powerful. It comes with many features. But I have to say that many of them are not that convenient to use. It takes time to choose the right features. And some features, like high speed synch, you have to choose every shot. So go to Canon one if you are a serious flash photographer.The bottom line, well worth the money, good enough for basic use. 4Fine substitute for midlevel Canon/Nikon/Sony equivalent If you're looking at this flash, you're probably looking for a cheaper alternative (or simply another) flash to the equivalent brand name model. I purchased this over the Canon Speedlite 320EX for my 6D, to which I was comparing based on price. I don't have the Speedlite, so I can't offer a donuts-to-donuts comparison, but unless you are adamant on same-brand compatibility, I believe it works well enough.The flash is strong enough for its price point and has numerous features and settings, including wireless control. Here's where it gets iffy: it's got quite a few functions but the manual is a bit convoluted. There is a bit of a learning curve, so for beginners, the best option is to set it to the 'auto' setting where the device will try to match the flash strength with your lens's focal length. It's not perfect but in a situation where the rest of your body is too busy trying to adjust to a moving object, it helps to have one less thing to manage.EDIT 3/14/2014:In a regular-life situation (i.e., you are physically moving around), using anything but the automatic setting is difficult. Several button presses are required to manually adjust settings and there is a bit too much functionality when you just need it to work in the heat of the moment. However, leaving it in automatic DID turn out to be great. I took this to an outdoor concert in Seoul in below-freezing weather and it performed admirably. Even from about 10m/30ft away in dim lighting, the flash produced noticeably better results than without the flash. My recommendation is just to leave this flash on auto and manually adjust your DSLR/lens. 5Nice flash! I bought this flash a couple months ago, and I am really glad I chose ths one. I'm not a professional, and I have a lot to learn about flash photography, but I have found it to do a very nice job for most of my needs. I love how easy it is to program the flash power (1/1 to 1/64), and the guide number is impressive (61m/200ft.), althought I think that is a bit higher than what you actually get (I've heard the same about all the other flashes out there as well). I also am impressed with the advanced features on this flash, such as wireless TTL, high-speed flash, and rear curtain sync. You can also use manual flash mode if you want to enter your aperture and have it tell you what your distance from the object should be. My only beef with the flash is that the manual mode (and the user's manual) are a bit tricky to figure out, and the LED display letters are pretty small, although it does illuminate, which is nice. Overall, I really love this flash! 4Perfect for what we needed. My wife is a professional photographer and she does a lot of nature photos. This flash works on the camera as well as remotely by infrared. This was a replacement for the exact model that was broken by accident an my wife didn't even look at other brands or models because she was so satisfied with the first one. Great Flash! 5Good, but beware of the flash mount... I actually had to buy this as a replacement unit due to the mount having recently broken on the first one I bought. The plastic mount is the Achilles heal of this and many other flash units. Still trying to get a replacement part! Otherwise this is a fine if not outstanding flash. It is actually a bit more advanced that my expertise. The learning curve is pretty steep for me, now that I understand some of the settings and uses, I'm pleased to own it. Cannot wait to get some replacement mounts, as I'm sure they will break again. 4Returning this particular one. There must be some weird variation in tolerances on their battery doors. I read complaints by others and wondered how bad could it be? Well, mine would not open at all! It was finally forced open, but it remains very difficult to either open or close it. I can't tell exactly what the problem is, but it just does not line up correctly and I can't tell at what point to push or when to keep trying to line it up. Sometimes I need to change batteries quickly and with this one it takes a few minutes of fiddling with the door to open or close it.Other issues. The zoom motor is quite noisy and does not sound smooth. Made me wonder if it is defective. The zoom takes over 2 seconds to shift settings. Sigma paperwork states that they will not honor the warranty if the the warranty info is not filled out by the dealer. Amazon does not fill out the warranty info, so it is unclear if the flash has a warranty or not.Otherwise this flash seems pretty nice. Looks good and recharged pretty fast. Hoping I just got a lemon in this particular one. 2
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Description
  • Sigma USA Authorized Dealer, 1-Year USA Warranty
  • Guide number of 61 which translates into 61/m (200/ft) and designed to work with the latest TTL auto exposure systems of all the most popular digital and film SLR cameras.
  • Auto zoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle in accordance with the lens' focal length in a range from 24mm to 105mm. When the built-in Wide Panel is used, the flash can cover an angle of 17mm.
  • Bounce flash head can be tilted up by 90 degrees, to the left by 180 degrees, or to the right by 90 degrees. It can also be tilted down by 7 degrees allowing ease of use for close-up photography.
  • Advanced features such as modeling flash function, multi-pulse flash, TTL wireless flash, FP (high speed) flash, rear-curtain Synchro flash and manual flash mode, which allows the photographer to set the flash power level by up to eight stops.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Excellent product I bought this product because my 580EX2 started to act up.Not having the funds to afford another 580EX2 or the 600EX-RT at this time, I did my research and decided to buy the Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER.I read the reviews about how cheap the flash feels.I beg to differ, it looks and feel fine to me. We have so grown to accept Canon products as a standard (with good reason), so if it does not look or feel like Canon it is no good. The plastic battery cover was another problem to other reviewers, for me I am no less confident of the durability of this cover than I am of the battery cover on my EOS Canon 7D.I do not buy a speedlight to drop it on the ground from 8 feet up so whether or not it can stand up to the shock of being dropped on concrete from 8 feet up was not a concern I had before purchasing it. My major concern was if this product would trigger my other canon speedlights if I used it as a master. Well it does trigger all of them, the 420ex, the 550ex and the 580ex2.The menu on the back is a no brainer, one does not even have to consult the manual.It has all the power I need. It compares favourably with the 580EX2 and is far more powerful than the 430EX2.The exposures are spot on, equal to my 580EX2. If I am to fault the Sigma, the flash gun head cannot be tilted up and down in increments like the Canon. It has an angle where it clicks in place when adjusted upwards and will fall back down if it is not set at that particular angle. One has to consider cost when buying a product. For the price it is an excellent product. I would still buy it even if it cost a bit more (by the way I am a Canon Purist). but there are times when an immediate need has to be fulfilled. I am happy with my purchase. I cannot yet comment on its durability yet. More anon. 5Great Flash attachment, great value! Helps taking pictures a lot easier when using this flash indoors. Great value and works great. 5Not dependable for wireless For reference, this was tried on a Nikon D7000. Comparisons were made to a Metz AF 50.So, after going back and forth between this and the Metz AF 58, I decided to give the Sigma a try. Delivery was prompt, the pouch and stand that are included are nice enough. The large range of motion on the head's tilt and swivel is nice. It can do a full 180 clockwise and 90 degrees counter clockwise and has a pretty standard up and down range of motion as well. The display screen is nice and it's light up function is nice as well. That's about where the pros ended however.Cons:1) It's really awkward to set up for slave operation. The included manual has about 4 lines that are less than clear. Eventually I was able to set it up, but it took some googling. Second, not only does it have to be attached to the hot shoe to set up, which is inconvenient enough, but you constantly have to make sure that the metering controls are running. ie you have to half depress the shutter nearly the entire time you are setting the flash up.2) Even when set up, it is HIGHLY undependable as a slave unit. I'd say it only fires about 1 out of 4 times as a slave unit. I had it side by side with my Metz AF 50, and my Metz fired EVERY SINGLE TIME, while the Sigma would just sit there like a knot on a log. I can point my D7000 on camera flash dead at it from a foot away and it will only flash about 1/2 the time.3) It occasionally will just randomly unset itself as a slave unit, which requires putting it back on the camera to reset it.4) As a commander unit, it just plain doesn't work. It seems like it simply can't create the pulses fast enough (ie the super slow recycle time others have noted) to actually be a fully functional commander unit for Nikon's CLS. This was the primary reason I bought it.5) while the guide number seems impressive, if you actually meter it with a Sekonic light meter, it's nowhere near being as powerful as Sigma claims it is. This is using high quality, fully charged Sanyo Eneloop batteries.6) the build quality is 'meh' at best. At the price point I didn't expect a lot build quality wise, which was fine, but I did want to mention that for completeness sake7) The plastic hot shoe is very 'sticky' in my camera's hot shoe. I always feel like I am having to force it out. Compared to the smooth glide in and out with the AF 50 and I'm always worried I'm going to break the plastic hot shoe with how hard I have to force it in and out of the camera.8) THe red 'ready' light comes on before it is actually fully charged. So not only is the recycle time long, but you have no actual way of knowing when it's actually ready.I don't know if I just got a bad copy somehow, but this unit is getting returned and I'm just going to suck it up and buy the Metz AF 58. If you intend to use this as a part of Nikon's CLS, save your money. If you just intend to leave it attached to your camera's hot shoe, then it is fine. But if that's all you're going to use it for, you can buy $50 flashes that do that. 2Very happy with this well made flash. This powerful flash communicates perfectly with my Sony Alpha 850. Besides all the regular functions, it allows multiple flash on a single frame (for a strobe like effect of a moving object on a fixed background) and one can regulate the number of flashes and the speed at which they trigger during that one exposure. Also easy to augment or reduce its intensity right from the Sony camera. Also great for aperture or shutter priority or manual mode and of course no thinking needed on Auto or Program. I use 4 AA Eneloop or Amazon rechargeable and they last!. Swivels and turns, built-in wide panel for illumination up to 17mm wide lens, adjusts automatically to your zoom focal length ( up to 105 mm) etc.. Anyway, all the features you can expect from a quality flash such as high speed sync (also wireless, slave, etc.. if you have an onboard flash). Construction seems sturdy. I use the flash mainly with a diffuser. It has the power to bounce from very high ceilings. I own and have owned other sigma equipment or lenses and have always been happy considering quality for the price. 5good qulity, well worth the price, powerful, good enough for basic use This is the 2nd Sigma DG Super I bought. My last one is EF-600 I bought almost 10 years ago, I broke the hot shoe part once when I drop my camera on rock. But it is very easy for me to buy a kit from Sigma and replace it myself (cost me some $30 only). It still works perfectly but unfortunately not works on my new 6D. The new model is similar to my old one. At least, for the features that I used. The new one is even a bit more powerful. It comes with many features. But I have to say that many of them are not that convenient to use. It takes time to choose the right features. And some features, like high speed synch, you have to choose every shot. So go to Canon one if you are a serious flash photographer.The bottom line, well worth the money, good enough for basic use. 4Fine substitute for midlevel Canon/Nikon/Sony equivalent If you're looking at this flash, you're probably looking for a cheaper alternative (or simply another) flash to the equivalent brand name model. I purchased this over the Canon Speedlite 320EX for my 6D, to which I was comparing based on price. I don't have the Speedlite, so I can't offer a donuts-to-donuts comparison, but unless you are adamant on same-brand compatibility, I believe it works well enough.The flash is strong enough for its price point and has numerous features and settings, including wireless control. Here's where it gets iffy: it's got quite a few functions but the manual is a bit convoluted. There is a bit of a learning curve, so for beginners, the best option is to set it to the 'auto' setting where the device will try to match the flash strength with your lens's focal length. It's not perfect but in a situation where the rest of your body is too busy trying to adjust to a moving object, it helps to have one less thing to manage.EDIT 3/14/2014:In a regular-life situation (i.e., you are physically moving around), using anything but the automatic setting is difficult. Several button presses are required to manually adjust settings and there is a bit too much functionality when you just need it to work in the heat of the moment. However, leaving it in automatic DID turn out to be great. I took this to an outdoor concert in Seoul in below-freezing weather and it performed admirably. Even from about 10m/30ft away in dim lighting, the flash produced noticeably better results than without the flash. My recommendation is just to leave this flash on auto and manually adjust your DSLR/lens. 5Nice flash! I bought this flash a couple months ago, and I am really glad I chose ths one. I'm not a professional, and I have a lot to learn about flash photography, but I have found it to do a very nice job for most of my needs. I love how easy it is to program the flash power (1/1 to 1/64), and the guide number is impressive (61m/200ft.), althought I think that is a bit higher than what you actually get (I've heard the same about all the other flashes out there as well). I also am impressed with the advanced features on this flash, such as wireless TTL, high-speed flash, and rear curtain sync. You can also use manual flash mode if you want to enter your aperture and have it tell you what your distance from the object should be. My only beef with the flash is that the manual mode (and the user's manual) are a bit tricky to figure out, and the LED display letters are pretty small, although it does illuminate, which is nice. Overall, I really love this flash! 4Perfect for what we needed. My wife is a professional photographer and she does a lot of nature photos. This flash works on the camera as well as remotely by infrared. This was a replacement for the exact model that was broken by accident an my wife didn't even look at other brands or models because she was so satisfied with the first one. Great Flash! 5Good, but beware of the flash mount... I actually had to buy this as a replacement unit due to the mount having recently broken on the first one I bought. The plastic mount is the Achilles heal of this and many other flash units. Still trying to get a replacement part! Otherwise this is a fine if not outstanding flash. It is actually a bit more advanced that my expertise. The learning curve is pretty steep for me, now that I understand some of the settings and uses, I'm pleased to own it. Cannot wait to get some replacement mounts, as I'm sure they will break again. 4Returning this particular one. There must be some weird variation in tolerances on their battery doors. I read complaints by others and wondered how bad could it be? Well, mine would not open at all! It was finally forced open, but it remains very difficult to either open or close it. I can't tell exactly what the problem is, but it just does not line up correctly and I can't tell at what point to push or when to keep trying to line it up. Sometimes I need to change batteries quickly and with this one it takes a few minutes of fiddling with the door to open or close it.Other issues. The zoom motor is quite noisy and does not sound smooth. Made me wonder if it is defective. The zoom takes over 2 seconds to shift settings. Sigma paperwork states that they will not honor the warranty if the the warranty info is not filled out by the dealer. Amazon does not fill out the warranty info, so it is unclear if the flash has a warranty or not.Otherwise this flash seems pretty nice. Looks good and recharged pretty fast. Hoping I just got a lemon in this particular one. 2
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  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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