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04-27-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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tamron v sigma flash on k-7

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Live in Mandurah WA, own a K-7, using a Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (iF) Macro most times and recently purchased a SIGMA EF-530 DG Super Flash. Question is, as I am relevantly new at this game, will I experience any issues with me using 3 different components or am I all good with this set-up. I tried various forums n sites but unable to get any answers from anywhere or anyone.
I personally have not experienced any problems yet but than again i am still learning the use of my Camera & Flash. I do know that this Sigma Flash is compatible with Sigma lenses(due to the ' DG') but this Tamron lens has Di ?!
My friend, should you have any comments I would be most greatful to listen and thank you for your kind assistance,
Looking forward to your reply,
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Wykland

04-27-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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Normally you shouldn't experience any problems. Your flash is supposed to be compatible with your camera and if you are using TTL metering, exposure will be calculated on what
is coming through the lens, no matter what lens you use (maybe some exceptions with old lenses, dunno).

Since your lens is a recent one, you shouldn't experience any problems.
I have a sigma macro flash (for sale, anyone interested?) on my k7 using a tamron 90mm SP Di macro and no problems at all.

If you still have doubts you could still go to your local shop and ask them to test the flash.
04-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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I have a K7 and a K5 and a Tamron 28-200 f2.8 and a Sigma 530 DG Super and they all work fine together in all modes, the only problem is the flash coverage only goes to 105mm beyond that I would set up manually.
I don't normally use this lens for flash photography but it does work well with this set-up .
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04-29-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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The Di on the Tamron means that it's OK to use on full-frame cameras. You shouldn't mix lens and flash abbreviations/lettering, because one doesn't influence the other.

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