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Sigma Electronic Flash EF 500 DG Super

EF_500_DG_Super_Flash
Review Date: Dec 8, 2005 Recommend? no | Price paid: $205.00 | Rating: 4 

 
Pros: Price
Cons:
Zoom motor hangs up when zomming in/out on camera, ETTL slave mode doesn't work on Canon DSLRs

I had the same problem as "user5412" viz the zoom motor hanging up, which disables the flash until the flash is power cycled. Lost some "money shots" that way. Got a replacement that hasn't done it yet.

I disagree with "TuanHA", you can do high speed sync, but the flash has to be put in that mode. See the manual.

The biggest issue is that multi-flash setups in ETTL on Canon cameras don't work. See:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/320967

For single flash it seems to work fine (except for the occasional motor "crash" detailed above.

You get what you pay for, I guess. I'm returning my two 500s and buying a pair on Canon 580s. Grr!