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Sigma Electronic Flash EF 500 DG Super

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Review Date: Jan 11, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: it's all been said really the cost being the biggest factor
Cons:
battery door is odd but works fine (and i have not broken it yet)

What can I say that has not already been said

the flash works great well exposed in lots of situations, seems to configure itself correctly when bouncing.

on many occasions i have used the built in diffuser to good effect at greater than 17mm zoom levels. this can add a nice glow effect as opposed to a sharp light, works really well with those that wear spectacles causes less refractions.

all in all another good buy from sigma. why won't canon see the light (no pun intended) and lower their prices a bit, that way they will have many more customers using their products instead of looking for alternatives.

the alternatives by an large give equally as good results.

I got mine for 145 UKP including vat and P&P from http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/

a really good deal if u ask me :-)


 
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO IF HSM

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Review Date: Oct 3, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Speed of hsm on action shots, nice feel, f2.8
Cons:
none that i can think of

having used this lens for over a year now.

it has never given me any cause for concern, shots are pin sharp and contrasty throughout the entire range.

the speed of focus on fast moving subjects (mainly motorcycles in my case) is astounding resulting in 90% keepers.

I shoot mainly at 1/250th iso 100 f stops range from 2.8 to 8 or so, to keep the appearance of speed and motion blur of the background mainly paning shots at 90 degrees or 30 degrees.

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