Choice flash: Sigma EF-530 DG Super vs. Canon Speedlite 580EX II

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Hello. Now convenient flash for Amateur photography.

Among the candidates there are 2:
Sigma EF-530 DG Super
Guide number: 53
Zooming: Yes
Rotate vertically (up/down), degrees: 7/90
Rotate horizontally (left/right), degree: 180/90
Work as a leader: Yes
Working as a slave: Yes
Price:$250

Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Guide number: 58
Zooming: Yes
Zoom range: 24-105 (14 mm at shirokougolnyim the lens)
Rotate vertically (up/down), degrees: 7/90
Rotate horizontally (left/right), degree: 180/180
Work as a leader: Yes
Working as a slave: Yes
Price: 510$

The characteristics are very similar.
Fellow photographers Recommened to take the Canon, but somehow not very convincingly. A question for those who have had the experience of "dialogue" with both:
so if Canon is cooler to cost 2 times more expensive? Whether to take the Sigma? If she had any significant mistakes, which I vposledstvii can greatly regret? Can Sigma be paired with flashes from other manufacturers?
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I would recommend the website market.yandex.ru — there are reviews about the different flares.
Read — compare.
Take a closer look at Nikon flash, though in a Yandex market they are not all exposed.
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You are a professional doing this? If there is no + as I understand the financial issue is important to You, then without hesitation take the Sigma.
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If it brings some income or You are photographing in the Studio, and native Kanarovska blaze, of course would be preferable. And faster and synchronize better build quality again.
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I was choosing between the 430 II, 580 II. Took the 430, as the needs in page not as big. The Studio don't like the extra 30% of the weight I don't need, reload speed, 430 arranged.
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So I think You first need to decide for what purpose you need blaze.
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if you are not shooting a story, if you understand how it all works and can operate the flash in manual mode then you can do the Sigma. as the light source Sigma quite noralee device, but as a device which you have to use it certainly has some rough edges.
the branded flashes zoom is restructuring specular reflector with a slight wiggling of the bulb, the Sigma zoom is made by tytania bulb into the head, takes time and emits a loud ZZZZZZTT
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for me this is the main disadvantage of the Sigma. in General I think that the older SUPER Sigma began to cost too much, easier to buy a 430 and shoot without thinking about anything
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Thought to buy a 580, and you puzzled me.
Write here (or Inbox) then if not difficult, I decided to choose and why, in a nutshell.
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Sigma not supposed to be able to auto-zoom when you are zooming the lens, ie, not able to communicate with the lens — there are closed protocols, in theory...
True auto-zoom flash works only at position 90 degrees, the slightest deviation of the head and he blacked out.
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If you don't use in a pile with others (as a lead), it is a great alternative to the 430EX II
Price Sigma suspiciously small, something will not work.
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PS — the best solution is to come to the store and try it yourself and choose on the spot.
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By the way, what exactly you will use the flash? For example, strobizm and fit YongNuo, which is much cheaper.
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