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Flash Gun

mishamit 14 38
25 Aug 2003 11:23AM
If u compare sunpak and sigma flashguns which one is the best in long run and verstality ?



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Pictoria 15 303
25 Aug 2003 11:47AM
Hi Mishamit

I must admit I have never used any of the sigma range so I can not compare it, but I have used the sunpak, they are good, but also I have a Jessops own flashgun which is really good too. And I have never had any problems with that one. Good Luck with sorting out a flashgun Mishamit.

mishamit 14 38
25 Aug 2003 12:06PM
Hi Lynn

It's just the budget problem that, i can't go for canon dedicated flash. That's the reason i was looking some cheap and good one. any advice wld be higlhy appreciated.

Pictoria 15 303
25 Aug 2003 1:34PM

I have a jessops flash and thier prices are really good. I think my Jessops flash gun was under 30.00 mark. I keep to the budget range as I am a student, so I know what it is like to keep things low. If you have a Jessops store near to you it is wel worth checking them out.

mishamit 14 38
25 Aug 2003 5:30PM
Hi Pictoria

Are u doing any course in photography?

Pictoria 15 303
25 Aug 2003 9:27PM

Yes from the local college. And also a member of the Leyland photographic society too that have given me much encouragment too..Photo Societies are a good place to learn too.

MaxMad 15 42 Finland
26 Aug 2003 7:41AM
Hi Amit,

You don't state in your question what camera you are going to use the flash with or which features you would like to have on the flash-gun, so it's not too easy to advice you about this. From a later posting it's evident that you have a Canon SLR. If it's one of the more recent models (EOS 300/300V/30/33/50/3 you have many nice features available if you choose the right flash-gun. Whichever model you decide to go for make sure it's compatible with all the features on offer (like 2nd curtain sync, synchronization att all speeds, flash exposure compensation, flash exposure lock and wireless remote flash control). Also make sure that it has a swivelling and tilting head for bouncing the flash of ceilings and walls.

To get some help in making the decision you should have a look in the June (I think) issue of Practical Photography, where they tested a whole bunch of flashguns. I remember that the Sigma EF 500 ST and 500 Super got really good reviews (the 500 Super being the overall best buy). These flashes offer all the features on offer for EOS cameras and they are very powerful, give accurate exposures and offer quite good build quality. A couple of Sunpak's were also tested but didn't get as high score as the Sigma'.

Hope this info helps!

mishamit 14 38
26 Aug 2003 7:05PM
Hi Max

I have EOS 300 , will go thru the june issue of practical phtography.
Thanks all for the advice and time.

ZenTog 16 7.9k 1 England
26 Aug 2003 9:18PM
i have a secondhand cobra flash gun hammerhead type with bracket and infra red assister for focus, has two battery packs so is very powerful 50.00 this the top of the range model dedicated to canons autofocus cameras

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