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11/10/2005 03:46:02 PM · #1
Which is the better flash, and why?
11/10/2005 03:50:33 PM · #2
Was this a typo? Do you really mean 550EX?

On the basis that the answer to the latter is 'yes':

it is said that the Sigma has about the same feature set as the Canon, although the Sigma is slightly less powerful, has a less intuitive interface and is built less sturdily. The Sigma, however, costs a lot less than the Canon.
11/10/2005 03:54:27 PM · #3
Right, I see that there is, indeed, a 220EX and you actually mentioned the Sigma 500 DG ST, not the Super. Sorry about that.

The Sigma would be more powerful than a 220EX, but as far as features go, I'm completely lost and only helping to confuse the issue.
11/10/2005 03:55:22 PM · #4
Wasn't a typo. At B&H the 220EX is $120, while the Sigma 500DG is $145. I was trying to figure out if the extra $25 for the sigma is worth it.
11/10/2005 03:57:34 PM · #5
Originally posted by ibkc:

Wasn't a typo. At B&H the 220EX is $120, while the Sigma 500DG is $145. I was trying to figure out if the extra $25 for the sigma is worth it.


I believe that the 220EX has a guide number of 22, whereas the Sigma has a guide number of 50. Quite a difference in output.
11/10/2005 05:48:47 PM · #6
I would opt for the Super DG. I have one and I have to say, it's great :)
11/16/2005 10:29:25 PM · #7
I own the EF-500 DG Super and the 420EX. I perfer the Sigma to the speedlite, because of the power and extra features. Plus the Sigma will the tilt and swivel head <edit>which the 220ex will not have</edit>.

<edit to clarify that the 420EX has a tilt/swivel head, but the 220ex does not>

Message edited by author 2005-11-16 22:31:08.
11/17/2005 12:19:05 AM · #8
I just got my 220EX in todays mail. Haven't tried it yet but am looking forward to it. All I've had so far is the flash on the camera.
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