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Jessops 360AFD vs Sigma EF530


mcgovernjon 11 138 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 2:41PM
Both of these flashguns are within my budget... which is best? Maybe it's a stupid question but I don't know much about flashguns...
Here are the links:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-EF530-Flashgun-NA-ITTL-Cameras/dp/B000UHH0JW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1240234753&sr=8-3

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/Accessories/Flash/Flashguns/products/Jessops/360AFD%20Digital%20Flashgun%20for%20Nikon-67558/Show.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated Smile

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fauxtography 15 6.6k 36
20 Apr 2009 2:50PM
The Sigma, it has a much higher guide rating for a start, so is a more powerful flash. Given the Jessops ones i have handled in the past it should have a bit better construction too.
elowes 16 2.8k United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 3:53PM
The larger the guide number the more the power output. The Sigma would be my choice even were it a lot more expensive than the Jessops because of the much higher power and better quality build.
mcgovernjon 11 138 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 8:12AM
Thanks for your help
PaulStephen 11 18
21 Apr 2009 1:02PM
Although the Sigma is more powerful it can not be tripped off camera and only has 1/1 or 1/16 power in manual mode. The Jessops one can be used off camera and has 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 power options in manual mode.

If you can spend the extra get the Sigma Super version. I just bought an 'as new' 360AFD from Ebay for 45.
mcgovernjon 11 138 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 3:27PM
Does the off camera work with Nikon D60? And how does that work?
21 Apr 2009 6:52PM
ive bought the 360afd with my canon 40d and used it off camera jessops sell a slave unit that fits on the hotshoe mount on the bottom of the flash for 9,which has a thread to fit on your tripod.

dk

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