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432 pages

Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography

Creator: NK. Guy | Photography - 2010-04-22

However, as an on-camera device, it produces quite a lot of light, has full bounce and tilt capabilities, and is quite affordable. EF-530 DG ST Sigma EF-530 DG Super While the same size and shape as the EF-530 DG ST, the similarlynamed ...

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

About this book
Digital cameras and flash technology have revolutionized photography. Originally seen simply as a way of illuminating dark scenes with portable light, flash today is used for a host of creative functions, including supplementing daylight and designing complex scenes lit by multiple light sources. Digital cameras with their preview screens make it easy to get instant feedback. But flash photography can still be a difficult artistic and technical challenge. It's simple to get that harsh deer-in-the-headlights look from built-in automatic flash, yet creating natural-looking images is not as straightforward. Manuals are terse and the terminology is confusing. This is where Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photographycomes in. This is the authoritative book on the subject, guiding you through Canon's Speedlite system, from off-camera portable flash to professional studio lighting. It covers the fundamentals of flash metering technology, discusses key lighting concepts, and documents a wide range of Canon and third-party equipment. Universal flash accessories, studio gear, and radio triggers are all thoroughly covered. The book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams that demonstrate important functions and lighting arrangements, and inspiring photos that show sophisticated flash techniques. Though tailored for users of Canon EOS cameras, owners of other camera systems will find much valuable information as well. So, whether you're just getting started with flash, whether you've picked up the bug for off-camera lighting from such popular websites as Strobist.com, or whether you're making the leap into advanced studio work, Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photographywill be your in-depth resource. Includes a foreword by David Hobby, noted photojournalist and founder of Strobist.com.


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I have an SB-600 as well as the ef-530 dg super and could not get the Sigma to work as a CLS slave until I found a link from another frustrated user who figure it out.

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Sigma Flash EF-610 DG Super with GN 61 and master mode, a much cheaper alternative for Canon and Nikon camera owners: pro's and con's vs 580EX II / vs. SB900


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  • SIGMA

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

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    Rating (49 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    SIGMA

    Legitimate 5-Star Product; read and see why

    First things first, I am a professional photographer (ALL of my income comes from my photography). I rely on my tools to function when I call on them to. I bought this as a supplement to my 430 EXII's, and intended on using this as an on-camera master to trigger the 430's as remote slaves. For this, the flash has worked perfectly. If you know how these systems function (i.e. This is line-of-sight, not a radio-trigger), and set up your lighting accordingly, the flash functions flawlessly. I've used this on 2 shoots in the first 3 days of having it and it's made my life easier and my lighting set-ups more versatile. I'm looking to get a speed ring to test this mounted onto a light stand and shoot with a soft box or beauty dish, just to compare it to set-ups more similar to Alien Bees. This has a portability advantage vs. AB's though, seeing as it's lightweight, easy to store and more importantly, battery powered.As to the battery aspect, this recharges far quicker than I... 5/5 Tony Ibarra - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) First things first, I am a professional photographer (ALL of my income comes from my photography). I rely on my tools to function when I call on them to. I bought this as a supplement to my 430 EXII's, and intended on using this as an on-camera master to trigger the 430's as remote slaves. For this, the flash has worked perfectly. If you know how these systems function (i.e. This is line-of-sight, not a radio-trigger), and set up your lighting accordingly, the flash functions flawlessly. I've used this on 2 shoots in the first 3 days of having it and it's made my life easier and my lighting set-ups more versatile. I'm looking to get a speed ring to test this mounted onto a light stand and shoot with a soft box or beauty dish, just to compare it to set-ups more similar to Alien Bees. This has a portability advantage vs. AB's though, seeing as it's lightweight, easy to store and more importantly, battery powered.As to the battery aspect, this recharges far quicker than I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 12, 2011

    Very good flash for a great price

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer "I am a professional photogra... (FRESNO, CA, United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) I am a portrait/wedding professional, our full time studio does a lot of weddings and that is what we use this flash for. We have a couple Canon 580 flash unites that work great but being a cheep guy I am always looking for something for less. I have a couple of Nissan flash unites dedicated to Canon but have found that they have a terrible auto focus assist lights. With the Nissan there just about useless in dark lighting where the camera can't auto focus itself. With the Sigma EF-610 it is just the opposite, auto focus assist is as good or better then the Canon 580.. Battery usage is very good, accuracy of exposure is also good. Only problem I would note is that you can't see the little diagram that tells you how to put the batteries in very well, especial in low light. I would recommend this flash as a replacement for the Canon 580 at just about half the price. I am going to get another one. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 20, 2011

    Great flash, better price

    0 4/5 Ryan708 - See all my reviews This review is from: Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) EDIT: With moderate use the zoom feature stopped working on this flash unit. My local camera store sent it out for me to sigma for a replacement. I am glad it has a 3 year warranty.Compares to canon's 500 buck 580EX. Has high speed synch, multi-flash (strobe) manual, ETTL, auto zoom, slave mode, very quiet charge, seems rugged, although large. Can be used as a wireless master flash. Comes with a protective pouch and a stand for the flash in slave-mode (with 1/4-20 threads)I could not get the slave mode to cooperate with my cameras built in flash (ttl on camera pre-flashes for a milisecond to get light reading, triggering slave early)but i also really didnt try or read the manual. However it worked perfect with an external flash to trigger. Flash is VERY powerful and in most cases charges back up instantly. Has a built in diffuser panel also. 0, March 4, 2011
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  • Sigma Corporation

    Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Canon DSLR

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    Rating (20 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Sigma Corporation

    A great flash with a huge bang for the buck

    Though the menu interface is not as nice as others, and the buttons look like they were taken from an 80's era toy, and the fact that the plastic feels cheaper than other brands this flash can hold its own against the best Canon can through at it. I had a 580ex I and while it was nice it weighed about twice as much as this 530 and did not put out a noticeable amount of power beyond this. I tested the flash on both at various f stops and power levels using full manual shutter/fstop/iso and flash power levels and found that for each fstop/power level combo I used for the 580 that the 530 provided just as much light output and my pictures were just as bright, with a slight difference at full power with f18 or higher where the 580 did push a tiny bit more light into my shots, but it is not enough matter in ANY of the other shots.The recycle time is great on all but the 1/1 full power manual mode, where it is still better than a 580 or my 430 and heads and shoulders above a... 5/5 M. Heltsley (Wisconsin) - See all my reviews, August 27, 2009

    Mission Accomplished

    I've had this flash for about 45 days, and finally put it through its paces yesterday when I took approximately 600 flash photos at a father/daughter dance. In a little over 90 minutes, the flash happily illuminated some 300 portrait shots using the flash and a MilaGrid BounceGrid II (BG-2) as a diffuser.My sense is that the flash consistently took less than 2 seconds to recycle during this entire part of the shoot, and was often ready in a second or so (apparently it was not operating at close to its maximum power level). I could not bounce the flash due to the nature of ceiling, but the flash BounceGrid II combination produced very pleasing results.I changed the four Ni-MH batteries at this point (and the camera battery), though the flash batteries were still going strong, and finished the next two hours of the shoot on the next set. In other words, I took another 300 plus images of activities on the dance floor and elsewhere around the event at distances... 5/5 D. T. Blume (West Hartford, CT United States) - See all my reviews, March 29, 2009

    Great price for an average to decent flash.

    The singular rating system on Amazon will be misleading...I'll caveat my 5 star rating with the statement that the 5 stars is based not only on the price/function, but also for the 'mainstream' user. This flash is for those looking to get strong power output at a decent price. That said, this flash is not nearly as good, and not even in the same league as the Canon 580EX series. I've shot Nikon and Canon for over 2 decades. I've had and used a lot of different brands of flashes, Nikon (which I think are the best flashes out there-and before everyone accuses me of being a Nikon lemming...I'm a Canon shooter), Canon, Sunpak, Sigma, and Quantum Qflash. Let me break this review into sections:For the Pro shooter-This lacks a lot of features a pro would need. No external power option (quantum turbo battery), too few power level controls, no built in white card (Canon has one), and the wireless functions don't seem to work perfectly when pairing with Canon branded slave flashes... 5/5 Andrew Ma "Rabid consumer" (Austin, TX USA) - See all my reviews, December 27, 2010
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    Designed to work with the new TTL systems of all the popular manufacturers
    Autozoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle.
    Covers a focal length from 24mm to 105mm
    Powerful Guide Number of 174 ft / 53m at 105mm Setting


  • SIGMA

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

    Photography (SIGMA)

    Rating (49 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    SIGMA

    Legitimate 5-Star Product; read and see why

    First things first, I am a professional photographer (ALL of my income comes from my photography). I rely on my tools to function when I call on them to. I bought this as a supplement to my 430 EXII's, and intended on using this as an on-camera master to trigger the 430's as remote slaves. For this, the flash has worked perfectly. If you know how these systems function (i.e. This is line-of-sight, not a radio-trigger), and set up your lighting accordingly, the flash functions flawlessly. I've used this on 2 shoots in the first 3 days of having it and it's made my life easier and my lighting set-ups more versatile. I'm looking to get a speed ring to test this mounted onto a light stand and shoot with a soft box or beauty dish, just to compare it to set-ups more similar to Alien Bees. This has a portability advantage vs. AB's though, seeing as it's lightweight, easy to store and more importantly, battery powered.As to the battery aspect, this recharges far quicker than I... 5/5 Tony Ibarra - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) First things first, I am a professional photographer (ALL of my income comes from my photography). I rely on my tools to function when I call on them to. I bought this as a supplement to my 430 EXII's, and intended on using this as an on-camera master to trigger the 430's as remote slaves. For this, the flash has worked perfectly. If you know how these systems function (i.e. This is line-of-sight, not a radio-trigger), and set up your lighting accordingly, the flash functions flawlessly. I've used this on 2 shoots in the first 3 days of having it and it's made my life easier and my lighting set-ups more versatile. I'm looking to get a speed ring to test this mounted onto a light stand and shoot with a soft box or beauty dish, just to compare it to set-ups more similar to Alien Bees. This has a portability advantage vs. AB's though, seeing as it's lightweight, easy to store and more importantly, battery powered.As to the battery aspect, this recharges far quicker than I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 12, 2011

    Very good flash for a great price

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer "I am a professional photogra... (FRESNO, CA, United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) I am a portrait/wedding professional, our full time studio does a lot of weddings and that is what we use this flash for. We have a couple Canon 580 flash unites that work great but being a cheep guy I am always looking for something for less. I have a couple of Nissan flash unites dedicated to Canon but have found that they have a terrible auto focus assist lights. With the Nissan there just about useless in dark lighting where the camera can't auto focus itself. With the Sigma EF-610 it is just the opposite, auto focus assist is as good or better then the Canon 580.. Battery usage is very good, accuracy of exposure is also good. Only problem I would note is that you can't see the little diagram that tells you how to put the batteries in very well, especial in low light. I would recommend this flash as a replacement for the Canon 580 at just about half the price. I am going to get another one. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 20, 2011

    Great flash, better price

    0 4/5 Ryan708 - See all my reviews This review is from: Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) EDIT: With moderate use the zoom feature stopped working on this flash unit. My local camera store sent it out for me to sigma for a replacement. I am glad it has a 3 year warranty.Compares to canon's 500 buck 580EX. Has high speed synch, multi-flash (strobe) manual, ETTL, auto zoom, slave mode, very quiet charge, seems rugged, although large. Can be used as a wireless master flash. Comes with a protective pouch and a stand for the flash in slave-mode (with 1/4-20 threads)I could not get the slave mode to cooperate with my cameras built in flash (ttl on camera pre-flashes for a milisecond to get light reading, triggering slave early)but i also really didnt try or read the manual. However it worked perfect with an external flash to trigger. Flash is VERY powerful and in most cases charges back up instantly. Has a built in diffuser panel also. 0, March 4, 2011
    List Price: $255.00
    Warranty
    Flash Stand (FS-11)
    Carrying Case


  • Sigma Corporation

    Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Nikon DSLR

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    Rating (13 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Sigma Corporation

    Sigma ef-530 dg super with Nikon D7000

    I have an SB-600 as well as the ef-530 dg super and could not get the Sigma to work as a CLS slave until I found a link from another frustrated user who figure it out. It works great now, but only if you do the following:1) setup D7000 flash in commander mode and leave channel set on "1"2) turn off camera and mount ef-530.3) turn on camera and flash.4) press shutter half way to activate metering.5) while meter is active, quickly press the Sigma's Mode button until the screen shows up with "1 C1 Fx.x" on it. the 1 is the Group number (Group A on Nikon setup), and the C1 is the channel number. If you need to change the Group, press the SEL button until it starts flashing, use + - to select the right group, then press SEL until nothing is flashing. Remember, you need to do all of this while the camera is still metering for the shot, so keep pressing the shutter down half way while you are making changes to the flash.6)This is the last and most... 4/5 Mike - See all my reviews This review is from: Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Nikon DSLR (Electronics) I have an SB-600 as well as the ef-530 dg super and could not get the Sigma to work as a CLS slave until I found a link from another frustrated user who figure it out. It works great now, but only if you do the following:1) setup D7000 flash in commander mode and leave channel set on "1"2) turn off camera and mount ef-530.3) turn on camera and flash.4) press shutter half way to activate metering.5) while meter is active, quickly press the Sigma's Mode button until the screen shows up with "1 C1 Fx.x" on it. the 1 is the Group number (Group A on Nikon setup), and the C1 is the channel number. If you need to change the Group, press the SEL button until it starts flashing, use + - to select the right group, then press SEL until nothing is flashing. Remember, you need to do all of this while the camera is still metering for the shot, so keep pressing the shutter down half way while you are making changes to the flash.6)This is the last and most... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 5, 2011

    Pretty decent for the price

    0 4/5 Omar Iturbe - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Nikon DSLR (Electronics) I just got this flash and ran a few tests. It is a pretty decent unit. The build quality is noticeably inferior to that in the nikon flashes, but the light is just as good as that from an SB 900. I can easily take the build quality difference for the enormous price drop. Other than that, the flash has worked flawlessly so far. A bit soon to tell how it works in the long run yet.I wished that they had put more tilt steps in the flash head. It has only two fixed positions, but I place it in between steps and remains there for my shooting, so it's not a huge problem. This, and a litle bit of awkwardness in the interface are the reasons why i dropped the stars to 4 I use it mostly as a slave unit and haven't encountered any problems. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 11, 2011

    Not a worthy alternative to the Nikon SB-800

    Do yourself a favor...spend the extra $50 and get the Nikon SB-800 instead. I initially bought the Sigma EF-530 DG Super as a lower-cost alternative to the Nikon SB-800, and I regret it. I ended up buying the Nikon SB-800 after all.Any way I use this flash, either standalone on-camera, wireless master or wireless slave, I have to make manual adjustments to exposure because it always over exposes. In addition, as a wireless master, it often miscommunicates with the slaves, resulting in slaves firing at full power, not only over-exposing the subject, but also wasting battery life.To setup as a wireless slave, you must first attach the flash to camera, make your settings, then remove it from the camera. Then if you turn off the flash or accidentally press the "mode" button, you have to re-attach it to the camera and make all you settings all over again. Such a hassle. In comparison, the Nikon SB-800 or SB-600 can be setup as a wireless slave without having... 2/5 Amazon Customer (California USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Nikon DSLR (Electronics) Do yourself a favor...spend the extra $50 and get the Nikon SB-800 instead. I initially bought the Sigma EF-530 DG Super as a lower-cost alternative to the Nikon SB-800, and I regret it. I ended up buying the Nikon SB-800 after all.Any way I use this flash, either standalone on-camera, wireless master or wireless slave, I have to make manual adjustments to exposure because it always over exposes. In addition, as a wireless master, it often miscommunicates with the slaves, resulting in slaves firing at full power, not only over-exposing the subject, but also wasting battery life.To setup as a wireless slave, you must first attach the flash to camera, make your settings, then remove it from the camera. Then if you turn off the flash or accidentally press the "mode" button, you have to re-attach it to the camera and make all you settings all over again. Such a hassle. In comparison, the Nikon SB-800 or SB-600 can be setup as a wireless slave without having... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2008
    List Price: $360.00
    Autozoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle.
    Covers a focal length from 24mm to 105mm
    Powerful Guide Number of 174 ft / 53m at 105mm Setting
    Fully compatible with all Nikon Digital SLR cameras including the D40 and D40X
    Designed to work with the new TTL systems of all the popular manufacturers


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    Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce OM-C Flash Diffuser for Olympus FL-50, FL-50R, Nissin Di622 Sigma EF-500 & EF-530 (DG, Super, ST) Flashes

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  • Sigma Corporation

    Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Pentax and Samsung DSLR

    Photography (Sigma Corporation)
    List Price: $360.00

    Autozoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle.
    Covers a focal length from 24mm to 105mm
    Designed to work with the new TTL systems of all the popular manufacturers
    Powerful Guide Number of 174 ft / 53m at 105mm Setting


  • Sigma Corporation

    Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Sigma DSLR

    Photography (Sigma Corporation)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Sigma Corporation

    A great flash!

    0 5/5 Bill B. "Bill the old biker" (Bartlett, TN United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Sigma DSLR (Electronics) I purchased a Sigma SD14 earlier this year and purchased this flash to go with the camera. I am very pleased with this flash unit; very powerful and full-featured.But what I'm most pleased with is the service I get from Amazon!I received this flash and after a couple of days noticed the infared focus assist was not working. I emailed Amazon on Saturday and had the new flash on Wednesday, and the new flash works perfectly!The process of returning items purchased from Amazon is GREAT! All i-net merchants should work this way. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 12, 2009
    List Price: $360.00
    Price: $130.00
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    Covers a focal length from 24mm to 105mm
    Powerful Guide Number of 174 ft / 53m at 105mm Setting
    Autozoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle.
    Designed to work with the new TTL systems of all the popular manufacturers


  • Sigma Corporation

    Sigma EF-530 DG Super Electronic Flash for Sony DSLR

    Photography (Sigma Corporation)

    Rating (16 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Sigma Corporation

    A surprise quality bargain

    0 5/5 John L. Boies "Bboy" (Alexandria, VA) - See all my reviews, September 24, 2009

    Great Value

    0 5/5 Liu Jiao (California) - See all my reviews, December 9, 2009

    Worth it if you need to light up a large space

    0 5/5 Patricia Sievert "Pati" (Byron, IL USA) - See all my reviews, March 19, 2010
    List Price: $360.00
    Powerful Guide Number of 174 ft / 53m at 105mm Setting
    Autozoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle.
    Covers a focal length from 24mm to 105mm
    Designed to work with the new TTL systems of all the popular manufacturers


  • SIGMA

    Sigma A00424 Flash Bouncer for EF-500, EF-530 & EF-610 DG ST & Super Electronic Flashes

    Photography (SIGMA)

    Attaches with the included velcro adhesive tabs
    Enlarges and redirects light at a 90 degrees angle from the flash
    Folds flat
    Softens light and distributes to a larger area


  • Sigma Corporation

    Sigma EF-530 DG ST Electronic Flash for Pentax and Samsung DSLR

    Photography (Sigma Corporation)
    List Price: $260.00
    Price: $227.00
    You Save: $33.00 (13%)

    Designed to work with the new TTL systems of all the popular manufacturers
    Covers a focal length from 24mm to 105mm
    Built-in Wide Angle Diffuser Panel allows the flash to cover an angle of 17mm.
    Powerful Guide Number of 174 ft / 53m at 105mm Setting


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