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03-16-2011, 05:24 AM   #76
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Thanks to your thread myself and two other Samsung Pentax friends scored a $99 Sigma flash each last weekend.

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Well that's good How are you liking them?
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They work great nice range and having both swivel and tilt is a functionality I missed in the af360
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Psh... I posted a thread dedicated to the Sigma EF-530 ST for $99 a while ago but it got pushed down over time...

I'm not holding any grudge or anything

But, yes, it is a good flash. And I still suggest it. Even if it only has two manual modes and doesn't have HSS.... or wireless P-TTL .... (what else? heh) It's still good for a first flash or if you just need a back-up. I managed to use it this Tuesday for an indoor soccer game - I was right on the sides outside the nets taking pretty good photos. The limit of a 1/180 shutter speed was enough for the pretty fast pace of the game.

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I'm considering getting one, if my refund doesn't come through in time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
Psh... I posted a thread dedicated to the Sigma EF-530 ST for $99 a while ago but it got pushed down over time...
Vylen, if you're the person that brought the news of the $99 Sigma flash, 3 Pentaxians in Sydney thank you.

I also hit your rep for it.
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Good news! The seller refunded my money and as soon as BHphotos opens again, I'll be purchasing the Metz 50 off them, yay
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Awesome! I'm glad that it will work out.

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I couldn't help myself. I got one of those $99 Sigma 530 DG ST's too.
Gee, at a GN of 53 it's a VERY powerful flash. It works really well with my K200D and K-x.

I now have to integrate it with my 20 year old Metz 45CTI and 3 other manual flashes, and $20 eBay wireless flash triggers. Lots of fun strobist experimentation ahead.
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Sounds like fun Rawr

Got my new Metz 50 at 7pm tonight, yay Love the metal foot, it doesn't feel like I'm going to break the flash when I put it in. The pTTL bit works on it too, so double yay!! I'm stoked and looking forward to using it over the weekend!
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Congrats... the only thing I can suggest now is that, if you haven't already, make sure to have a good amount of batteries on hand if you plan on using it a lot

I have 12 Eneloop batteries for "just in case" - if I ever have to use my Sigma that much haha.

It's just charging them takes a while... oh well
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Awesome, so glad it worked out well
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I have 8 eneloops and 8 of the Aldi rechargeables on hand. I do want to get more eneloops though. I'm looking forward to experimenting with it over the next week, as it's only a week until the wedding reception!

Me too Twitch and thank you for your advice
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I swear I'm doomed with flashes. I had this in my bag yesterday for the zombie walk. Anyway I went to get it out, it was turned off (had been all morning) but it was so hot I could barely touch it. I eventually got the batteries out at home and the plastic had melted and the red contacts at the bottom melted off as well. I haven't dared try it again.

I just can't figure out how it would do all that if it was off??
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Red contacts? The Aldi batteries? Maybe they shorted...
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