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11.02.2012

Sigma’s Holiday Season Gift Guide by Jack Howard

Gift ideas for photographers from Sigma. Tips for buying lenses and cameras for new parents, teenagers, snowboarders, wildlife photographers, grandparents, and everything in between from budget-minded ideas to extravagant gifts for milestone occasions.

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10.12.2012

Treat yourself to Cool Halloween Shots with these Tricks and Tips

Halloween can be an amazing time to make all sorts of cool photos. Between the Jack O’Lanterns, people of all ages in silly or scary costumes, and haunted houses, there’s something great to shoot pretty much everywhere you turn.It’s also a great time of year to throw so many of the hard and fast guidelines of photography aside and have some fun by breaking some rules, and employing some cool photo tricks to make Halloween photos that’ll turn some heads. In this blog posting, we’re going to have some fun and give you some ideas on how to capture the spirit of the season.

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10.09.2012

Sigma DP2 Merrill Model Shoot with Robert Lopshire

Photographer Robert Lopshire used the Sigma DP2 Merrill instead of a DSLR for a model shoot, and was amazed at the big-camera image quality of this amazing compact, prime lens camera with the 46 megapixel Merrill Generation Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor.

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09.04.2012

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Macro is Ready for Adventures

When traveling as light as possible while maximizing versatility, an all-in-one zoom lens like the new Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 is a great choice. This recently redesigned lens is built specifically for DSLRs with the smaller APS-C sensors, and now adds 1:2.9 macro capture for even more flexibility and creativity in an even more compact package than its predecessor.

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08.30.2012

Sigma DP2 Merrill: First Impressions by Jack Howard

The Sigma DP2 Merrill is seriously amazing at capturing even the finest nuances of detail. Check out this super-detailed view of Battery Peck at Sandy Hook, NJ shot at F7.1 for serious depth of field. 1/320 F7.1 ISO 100. Click the image to fly out to full 4704x3136 view.

The Sigma DP2 Merrill creates amazing photographs with exceptional detail and beautifully smooth color gradations and nuances of tone. The overall image quality of this camera is simply amazing.

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08.27.2012

Check out our New Series of Product Videos!

Have you noticed the new “Play the Video” button on all our product pages? Almost every camera and lens in our lineup now features a brief video overview of the features, functions and benefits to help you decide which new Sigma gear is the perfect fit for your camera bag.

In short, we here at Sigma believe that helping photographers of all skill levels find the gear that’s right for them–for their style of photography and within their budget–is an all-around win for everyone. And that’s exactly why we created this series of information-packed videos.

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08.08.2012

Shot with Sigma: Behind the Scenes at Invodo

You may have noticed that we’ve been adding informative videos to our product pages over the past few days. These videos were shot for Sigma by Invodo in their Dallas, Texas, studios. And every single angle, every scene, and every second of video footage for this project was captured through Sigma lenses on HDSLRs and digital cine cameras in Canon EF and Nikon FX mount formats. Kevin Keller, Director of Photography for Invodo talks about shooting in the studio with Sigma in this cool behind the scenes video.

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07.30.2012

Chasing Birds with the Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 by Jack Howard

This past month, I was lucky enough to visit two amazing birding hotspots with the Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6. Now, after shooting with this compact, long-reach tele zoom, I’ve got to say that is has quickly become one of my favorite lenses in the Sigma lineup for its fantastic combination of reach, range and amazing sharpness in a very compact package–under four pounds and just eight inches long.

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07.23.2012

Shot with Sigma: Trash the Dress Behind the Scenes video

Justin Wojtczak of 375Photography.com created this very cool behind the scenes and how-to video of a trash-the-dress session exclusively with Sigma lenses. All the still shots, as well as all the HDSLR footage of Justin and crew in action were captured with Sigma glass including the 70-200mm F2.8, the 20mm F1.8, and the 85m, 50mm and 30mm F1.4 primes. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Justin was recently the winner of the FStoppers Behind the Scenes contest!

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07.06.2012

Enter to win the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 from Outdoor Photographer and Sigma!

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Check out this great chance to win the amazing Sigma 18-250mm multi-zoom lens from our friends at Outdoor Photographer magazine!

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