sigma EF-500 vs Nikon SB-600

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by Jarema, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Jarema

    Jarema

    72
    Jul 21, 2007
    ct
    Some here have mentioned that I should consider using a flash for my indoor candid photography of friends and family. So I have started to think about buying a flash. What are your thoughts of these two flashes or are there any others that you may recommend? Thanks.
     
  2. Cope

    Cope

    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    I think the build quality is better on the Nikon. I would spend a bit more and get the SB-800 (±$309) but if that's out of your budget, the Sigma will have features similar to the SB-800 while costing closer to the SB-600. A friend of mine uses twp Promaster flashes with his KM7D, and has had no problems with them. They are also similar to the SB-800 with the addition of a fill flash on the front.
     
  3. Stay with Nikon (either 600 or 800).

    The Nikon CLS is something you don't want to miss....
     
  4. Jarema

    Jarema

    72
    Jul 21, 2007
    ct
    The Nikon CLS is something you don't want to miss....


    What is CLS?
     
  5. Cope

    Cope

    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Nikon Creative Lighting System.
     
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