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used Nikon SB-26 or used Sigma 500DG Super with sony/minolta foot?

 
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Mar 19, 2009 15:30 |  #1

if both cost the same and in comparable condition, which would you pick for off-camera lighting?


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Mar 19, 2009 16:02 |  #2

NIkon. Not only is it a better flash, you need adapters for the sony foot.


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Mar 19, 2009 16:07 |  #3

can the sb-26 be used on the XSi's hot shoe in manual mode without worries of frying anything?


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Mar 19, 2009 16:11 |  #4

maximus96 wrote in post #7557465 (external link)
can the sb-26 be used on the XSi's hot shoe in manual mode without worries of frying anything?

Yes


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Mar 23, 2009 13:28 |  #5

just got the 3 sb26's in the mail. they are built much better than the sigma and feels every bit as solid as the 580EX II that i just sold. I basically "traded" a 580EX II for 3 SB-26s.

i mounted it on camera, and using auto mode, it works just fine. however i have one question, is it possible to get the AF assist lamp to turn on when mounted to a canon body?


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Apr 15, 2010 21:21 |  #6

Im sorry Im a little bit confused, but do you mean you are using Nikon SB26 flash on your Canon XSi in Auto mode (the camera or the flash)? I dont think they can communicate though ? or did I misinterpret you ? or it actually can work like that (I dont know enough of this flash).
I asked because Im about to get one too....
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Apr 15, 2010 21:31 |  #7

the nikon flash itself can work in "auto" mode. the flash has switch for auto, manual, and strobe i believe. it won't be ttl like the canon flash, but pretty close. you set the aperture and iso in the flash to match your camera setting, and the flash will "auto" the output by measuring thru its light sensor.


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Apr 15, 2010 21:36 |  #8

Im holding the SB26 in my hand now and yes they do have those setting. oh man..this is so cool... I've never seen this flash in person till yesterday when my friend let me borrow his.
Allright I got it now.

Let me ask you this one more question:
If I set the flash in M (manual) mode, and use it off camera, I dont need to play with the ISO/Aperture settings and just use the power setting to add/reduce power, right ? I got confused on this part when Im playing with it yesterday.

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Apr 15, 2010 21:39 |  #9

if in manual, on camera or off, all you control is the output power, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4...etc, and zoom of the flash tube. the other settings like iso/aperture makes no difference.


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Apr 15, 2010 21:43 |  #10

Got it.
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Apr 15, 2010 22:28 |  #11

Unlike the Canon version, the Sigma 500DG Super with sony/minolta foot CANNOT be fired off camera using a two conductor sync device (like a Pocket Wizard, CyberSync, PC flash cord or optical slave).

I would suggest avoiding the Sigma 500DG Super with sony/minolta foot for off camera flash.

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