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06-30-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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SIGMA EF 500 DG - good for pentax k10d?

a flash SIGMA EF 500 DG is good for pentax k10d?

I read that EF-500 needs a firmware update for the K10D, K20D, K200D, K2000.

06-30-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by gemini Quote
a flash SIGMA EF 500 DG is good for pentax k10d?

I read that EF-500 needs a firmware update for the K10D, K20D, K200D, K2000.
I have the 500ST model and before I upgraded to K20D I made sure that it does not need a chip update. It just works.
It is just slightly inconvenient as Sigma centre is just 20 minutes drive.


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I have the 500ST model and before I upgraded to K20D I made sure that it does not need a chip update. It just works.
It is just slightly inconvenient as Sigma centre is just 20 minutes drive.


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thanks for info

so there are some ef500 good for k10d\k20d and some ef500 not good for k10d\k20d.

and if a ef500 is good on a k200d, it will be good also for k10d\k20d ?
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The EF 500 DG Super will work fine on Pentax cameras. The update was needed to correct an "out of sync" problem when using the flash in wireless mode piloted with the on board flash. The upgrade was done free of charge by the Sigma's distributor. To verify if the upgrade was done, try the flash in wireless mode with the on board flash set as controller, and see if the shadows are falling in line with the Sigma flash.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gemini Quote

and if a ef500 is good on a k200d, it will be good also for k10d\k20d ?
I think K200D came out the same time as K20D so very very high chance. K00D for sure. If rechipping is not workable for you even though Sigma will do that for free, then make sure you test it out.

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I have the EF500 DG ST not the Super. It had to be re-chipped to work with the K10 and subsequntly works on the K20 as well.

If it works on the K20 it will work on the K10.

The Later versionsof the EF500 that were produced at the same time or after the K10 was produced WILL work wothout re-chipping.

Best way to find out is to test it before you buy.

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