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Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash for Nikon SLR Cameras

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4.4 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
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  • Fully dedicated with the latest TTL auto exposure systems
  • Flash tubes can be switched on or off for creative flash control
  • Wireless flash control; high-speed synchro flash
  • Guide number of 14 (ISO 100)
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Product Description

Style: Nikon SLR Cameras

Product Description

SIGMA EM-140DG FLASH F/NIKON

From the Manufacturer

The Electronic Flash Macro EM-140 DG is designed to work with both AF 35mm film and digital SLR cameras of all popular manufacturers. It is ideal for photographing subjects in fine detail when the shadowless mode is used and is extremely effective for scientific and medical applications. Dual flash tubes can fire simultaneously or separately. Using only one flashtube creates shadow, which can give a three-dimensional feeling to the subject. The flash features a guide number of 14 with ISO 100. The Modeling Flash function makes it possible to check for reflections and shadows before actually taking the flash picture. A wireless flash function is also available, when the EM-140 DG is used as master and the EF-500 DG Super as a slave unit for creating fine shadow details. High-speed synchro and exposure compensation functions are also available for advanced flash photography.
  • Ideal for close-up photography, especially medical and scientific applications
  • Fully dedicated with the latest TTL autoexposure systems
  • Flash tubes can be switched on or off for creative flash control
  • Wireless flash control
  • High-speed synchro flash
  • Guide number of 14 (ISO 100)

G/No. 46/ft, 14/m (ISO 100)
Power Level 1/1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64
2 tubes (ft)463323171286
2 tubes (m)1410753.52.51.8

Compatibility with Nikon AF SLR and Digital SLR Cameras
EM140 Ring FlashNikon AF
TTL 35 Film SLRTTL-BL*2*3
TTL Digital SLRi-TTL, D-TTL*2*3
Distance Priority Manual FlashO
High Speed SynchroFPO*2
Multi FlashO
Exposure Compensation Function-
Modeling FlashO
Wireless FlashTTLO*2

"O" Available, "-" Not available
*1: Compatible with E-TTL and TTL. Please note A-TTL automatic exposure is not supported.
*2: This function is not supported by some camera models.
*3: Compatible with 3D-multi BL exposure.
*4: Manual exposure is also possible.

Product Information

Style:Nikon SLR Cameras
Product Dimensions 9.3 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches
Item Weight 15.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00064XR64
Item model number F30306
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #78 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Flashes > Macro & Ringlight Flashes
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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Style Name: Canon SLR Cameras
I have been searching the net for a reveiw of this flash. Since I couldn't find one I just went out and purchased one. Yes this flash works iTTL on a D70. I would have given it 5 stars if it had a more robust hot shoe like the SB 600 or DX 50 both Nikon flashes I own. (I have a Nikon SB 21 and it's hot shoe has worn out being the all plastic as well) . Other than this negative this product seems very well built and sturdy. The flash is permanently attached to the control head unlike the Nikon ring flash which was in 2 parts. This makes stowage a litte difficult in your camera bag however it does come supplied with it's own very nice ballastic nylon bag. Unlike the Nikon the cable is spring coiled and always stays neatly out of the way. It is a good sturdy and well reinforced cable. It's controls are fairly simple to figure out. took some pictures today of orchids and the exposures were (mostly) perfect. I put my camera on the full PHD mode (push here dummy) and the EM 140 DG on iTTL and shot away. Most of the shots were perfectly illuminated. I then switched to A mode that the instruction booklet tells you to use when shooting macro distances. In this mode I was able to set the bracket mode to vary the flash and it worked like a charm . In all cases the middle shot was the best . Battery life was good I took over 70 shots today and the recycle time was still very rapid. I am in no means an expert on either the D70 or photography in general. I also tried the manual mode with both flash and camera and was able to experiment to get stunning results. Sometimes you want the background to be blacked out and you need full manual. You can also vary the output independetly of both sides.In manual its easy to shoot and check results in the display. You have to love digital for this alone.Read more ›
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Style Name: Canon SLR Cameras Verified Purchase
I have employed my Rebel XT digital SLR into my dental office. I upgraded to the Rebel XTi (10 mpixels) for home. I purchased the Sigma ring flash with a Sigma macro lens for the Canon SLR family. If you look at the Lester Dine website this is basically what they sell for a few hundreds dollars more.

I compared the ring flash and lens with the ones offered by Canon and felt that it was worth saving $300 by purchasing the Sigma combo.

The macro lens/ring flash work well for dental purposes. After a little experimentation I discovered that I get the best images by using the aperature priority setting. All settings are used with ISO 400 speed. I set the aperature at 14-16 for intraoral shots. This gives the best depth of field. I also use the operatory light for intraoral shots. I set the aperature to 6 for full face shots.

I use autofocus but set the ratio to 1:2 to 1:3 for intraoral shots. This keeps the autofocus from "hunting". I frame the shot by moving towards the subject. Once I get close to the image that I like I use the autofocus to get the final focus for the picture.
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Style Name: Canon SLR Cameras
Finally a flash Nikon should have produced long ago. I shoot a lot of macro and have used the Nikon SB 29s with my Nikon D100. Unfirtunately that flash forced me to use manual mode as it doesn't know about digital camears. This is fine most of the time, but sometimes you don't have the time to experiment and shoot bracketed series, etc. So I went out and bought this flash.

a) Yes, it definitely works fine with Nikon's older D-TTL system besides the newer i-TTL. The D100 uses D-TTL. The D70 i-TTL.

b) It is a really nice piece of work.

I sold my SB 29s. The LCD panel on the back is not immediately obvious, but once you have flipped through the few pages of the slim handbook (takes about ten minutes). all is clear. The automatic TTL works fine when you're in a rush, like when you are shooting medical operations on the fly or when trying to get that butterfly shot before it flies off. The manual adjustment options are really really worth spending some time with and experimenting with. Like the Nikon SB 29s, this is not actually a ring flash, but consists of a tube on each side of the flash. With this flash, you can control the flash power of each tube separately, from full power, through 1/2, 1/4, 1/32, 1/64 or off. This is really great and a lot of fun, if you have the time to experiment.

All in all, an excellent piece of equipment. No competition currently out there. Yet.

The only reason I didn't give this flash five stars is because it isn't immediately intuitive to set all the cool features ion manual mode. I guess it merits a four and a half rating.
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Style Name: Nikon SLR Cameras Verified Purchase
I specialize in plant photography that I use in lectures and books, and bought this flash to compliment my Nikon D200 with 105 mm macro lens. The first day I used it I was hooked. It allows me to take the most incredible extreme macro photographs of flowers, seeds, insects, mosses,and anything else with a lot of complex detail. I do wish that the hot shoe was metal and not plastic, but so far I have not had a problem with it breaking (I remove it gingerly). The response from audiences has been overwhelmingly positive and I only wish I had bought this ring flash earlier.
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Style Name: Canon SLR Cameras
I have been completely satisfied with my sigma EM 140 macro ring flash. I use it for art purposes and love to use it inside and outside. I have learned to take great shots and my experience is extensive so I would say to give this a try for digital photography. I take it with me everywhere I travel so happy to advise you to buy one. My EOS Canon camera is suited to this flash and suitable for Macro lenses but it can be used with other lens types. I have adjusted the flash so I got 3 dimensional effects and that was pretty cool while I was in China. You can use a shutter speed faster than the shutter's normal synchronized speed so be aware of that. While the shutter is open, the flash will fire repeatedly so I can get a series of images of the subject exposed in 1 frame and I like doing that. All in all I have been really pleased with the results of my macro ring flash and happy to share my opinion.
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