Sigma lights the way with new EF-630 flash


posted Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:08 PM EDT

Sigma continues to announce new products during this week's CP+ show in Japan. In addition to a pair of new lenses and new mirrorless cameras earlier this week, Sigma has also announced a new EF-630 electronic flash.

The new, more powerful flash includes numerous reported performance improvements over the Sigma EF-610 flash, including rear curtain flash and wide angle illumination capabilities. The new Wide Panel can provide light for photographers using focal lengths as wide as 17mm.

Compatible with most digital SLR cameras, the EF-630 includes TTL exposure control, high-speed sync, wireless flash function, auto-zoom (from 24-200mm focal lengths), and bounce-flash. The flash head can be tilted 90 degrees upward, swiveled 180 degrees left or right, and tilted down 7 degrees.


Additional features include an intuitive user interface, a modeling flash function, AF assist light, auto power-off, and manual flash power control. The dot matrix LCD display on the back of the flash is also new.

When using Sigma’s Optimization Pro Software and the Flash USB Dock (sold separately), you can update the EF-630 flash’s software.

Pricing and availability information for both the EF-630 flash and Flash USB Dock have not been revealed. However, you can sign up for availability notifications from B&H for the EF-630 flash and FD-11 Flash USB Dock.

(Seen via DIY Photography