EF-630 Flash

The high-power EF-630 flash enables S-TTL automatic flash metering

The SIGMA ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-630 is a multifunctional clip-on type flash, which offers a greater output of light and is designed to work with current digital cameras. Among the diverse features loaded on this flash is TTL exposure control as standard as well as high-speed sync, rear-curtain sync and wireless flash functions. Meanwhile, the Autozoom function, bounce-flash function and Catch-light Panel of the EF-630 are perfect for various kinds of photography. The rear LCD offers an intuitive user interface for fast and easy operation.

Equipped with New TTL Auto
Flash Exposure

The EF-630 is designed to work with the latest TTL auto exposure systems of most well-known manufacturers’ digital SLR cameras, allowing auto TTL exposure control for bounce photography in conjunction with a diffuser or reflector.

Intuitive user interface for ease of use

The new dot matrix liquid crystal display ensures improved visibility of menu functions. Moreover, the D-Pad and dial on the side of the flashgun make changing settings easier than ever. An intuitive user interface enhances the compatibility between the EF-630 flash and the SIGMA sd Quattro series. The flash is designed to disengage easily by one-click on the shoe lock lever. In addition, a flash sync terminal and a notification sound when the flashgun is fully charged improve the ease of use.

Bounce-flash function with movable flash head

The flash head of the EF-630 can be tilted up by as much as 90° and swivel both left and right by 180°. Bounce photography, where light is reflected off a white wall, ceiling or a reflector increases the range of photographic expression. The flash head can also be tilted down by 7° for close-up shots.

TTL Wireless Flash Function

The TTL wireless flash function will adjust the desired flash exposure automatically even if the EF-630 is disengaged from the camera. Remote control operation is possible between the camera and flash. When multiple flash units are used, the camera calculates the correct exposure automatically.

Modeling Flash function to
check for shadows

The EF-630 also offers a modeling flash function, enabling the user to check for intense reflections and shadows before taking a photograph.

Rear-curtain Synchro flash mechanism for natural representation of motion

When photographing a moving subject, the Rear-curtain Sync mode allows the flash to be triggered immediately before the rear-curtain of the shutter closes. Unlike Front-curtain Sync, this mode records blurred trails behind a moving subject rather than in front for a more natural expression of motion.

Wide-Angle Illumination Coverage

SIGMA has further extended the flash illumination angle of coverage to be compatible with lens of 24mm to 200mm focal length. When the built-in Wide Panel is utilized, the flash covers an angle of up to that of a 17mm lens.

Catch light panel

This flash is equipped with a built-in catch light panel, which can create a sparkle in the eyes of the subject when the bounce flash mode is activated.

Slave Flash

Slave Flash allows the flash to be fired away from the camera by the master unit. The Designated Slave function allows the photographer to use two or more EF-630 flash units simultaneously. It is possible to designate flashguns by using different channel settings. Since the EF-630 is equipped with this function, it can be used with all camera models. In the Normal Slave mode, it is also possible to use the camera’s built-in flash or another flash unit as the Master (Flash Exposure must be adjusted manually).

FP Flash function for high shutter speeds

Flash synchronization speed is usually limited to coincide with the full shutter opening of focal plane shutters, limiting the use of high shutter speeds with flash. The FP flash function makes flash photography possible at shutter speeds greater than the normal synchronization speed. When the lens diaphragm is set to larger apertures to limit depth of field in synchronized daytime shooting, high shutter speeds can be used to balance the daylight and the flashlight at any shutter speed.

*This function is not available with some camera models.

AF Auxiliary Light for accurate auto-focus in low light conditions

AF may not function smoothly in dark conditions. However, the AF assist light of the EF-630 allows control of AF even in situations where autofocusing is difficult.

* AF Auxiliary Light is not available with some camera models.

Manual flash power level control

The flash power level of the EF-630 can be set manually from 1/1 to 1/128 to meet the photographer’s needs.

Auto Power-Off function prevents
wasted power

To conserve battery life, the EF-630 will automatically turn off after a certain period of time of non-operation.

Regular firmware updates

Photographers can update the firmware via the newly developed optional FLASH USB DOCK FD-11 (sold separately). The firmware can be updated by attaching the EF-630 to the FD-11 and then connecting the FD-11, via a USB cable, to a personal computer on which the software SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver.1.3 has been installed.

Optional Accessory

FLASH USB DOCK FD-11

This accessory is used to dock EF-630 and update its firmware in the exclusive SIGMA Optimization Pro software. The dock can be connected to a personal computer via a USB cable.

The high-power EF-630 flash enables S-TTL automatic flash metering

Specifications

EF-630

Power source Four AA Alkaline or AA NiCd or Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries
Charging time Approx 3.0 seconds (when using alkaline batteries) Approx. 1.8 seconds (when using NiCd, Ni-MH batteries)
Number of flashes Approx.120 flashes (when using alkaline batteries) Approx. 185 flashes (when using Nicd, Ni-MH batteries)
Illumination angle Automatically set in accordance with the focal length of the lens, in a range from 24mm to 200mm, motor powered control. Also covers the angle of a 17mm lens when used with the built-in Wide Panel.
Bounce angle (Up) 0, 60, 75, 90 degrees
Bounce angle (Right) 0, 60, 75, 90 degrees
Bounce angle (Left) 0, 60, 75, 90, 120, 150, 180 degrees
Tilt angle (Down) 0, 7 degrees
Dimensions 79.4mm×148.4mm×121.5mm / 3.13in. X 5.84in. X 4.78 in.
Weight 490g (17.28oz.) (without batteries)
Compatible cameras SIGMA, Canon, Nikon

*The appearance and specifcations are subject to change without a notice

Corresponding Mounts

Barcode number
ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-630 SA-STTL 00-85126-93292-3

The high-power EF-630 flash enables S-TTL automatic flash metering

In the news

‘As you’d expect from a top end gun, it’s fully featured and matches the spec of the top Canon and Nikon units also tested here. In use, the 610 Super is easy enough with a decent sized LCD screen and logical controls. In use, as a fill-in flash in daylight, it did well, giving a well exposed, clean and balanced light.’

‘There’s no shortage of features on this Sigma, which has a full complement of high-speed sync, rear curtain and strobe modes on hand. The motorised zoom head comes complete with wide-angle diffuser and reflector card, and there’s a red AF assist lamp plus master/slave wireless functions.’

‘Weighing 330g (without batteries) the EF-610 DG Super boasts a backlit LCD display on the rear of the unit to show mode information, while adjusting settings is easy via the rubberised buttons. Along with TTL mode, this Sigma flashgun offers full manual control and a multi option to produce a strobe effect. If your starting out in flash, this Sigma has everything you need to capture creative images.’