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    New Sigma 530 Super on order!

    So I just ordered a new flash, the Sigma EF 530 Super, and as I'm still really new to photography, I'm looking for suggestions of cool things to try my flash out.
    I really want to do things like rear curtain trails etc, but I can't think of readily available moving objects to take pics of!
    Also I saw a cool pic of a girl in the rain with the flash behind her (pointing at the camera to give her a silhouette) and the shutter speed is super fast to see the cool rain droplets, so would anyone have any suggestions as well to test out the remote / slave aspect of photography?

    Any help appreciated, also some examples of other photos would be great to see.


    PS a company called is selling the sigma flashes for only $AU 260 (almost half the price of other sites like digital camera warehouse)

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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] K-X w/ Sigma 18 - 125mm lens

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    I assume you ordered the P-TTL version?
    There is a version for each of the main camera brands (Pentax, Cannon, Nikon, Sony, Oly)

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    Yes, It also does wireless p-TTL, it works as both a remote flash or a slave with the current stock flash on the camera.

    The main problem with the small built in flash is that my lens is quite long (18 - 125mm) and leaves a small round arc shadow on the bottom of most pics (I assume that this is pretty common with the stock flash)

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    In-built flashes - horrible things for a bunch of reasons...

    • Not that powerful
    • Too close the the axis of the lens, red-eye problem
    • Long/wide lens shadow issues
    • Too small and harsh
    • Cannot be taken off camera
    • Difficult to diffuse


    Possibly useful when you have nothing else on a sunny day and need a bit of fill light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradGC View Post
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    Sorry bout that, Luckily you took it off. I think the website just scammed me out of my cash along with plenty of others buying cameras etc... It's sad, they're posing as an Australian shop..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradGC View Post
    Sorry bout that, Luckily you took it off. I think the website just scammed me out of my cash along with plenty of others buying cameras etc... It's sad, they're posing as an Australian shop..
    Ouch. Hope you sort it out. But I think that is why a lot of us only buy from well known sites, with a good reputation behind them.
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