Great gear ideas for the summer, from the team at Sigma. Ideas for cameras and lenses for wherever you’re heading this sunny season!
A zoom lens is a type of camera lens that is offers the photographer a useful range of different focal lengths in a single lens. This is in comparison to a prime lens, which only offers a single focal length. A zoom lens allows for quick and easy re-framing of a scene while staying in the same physical position. Sigma offers a line of over 20 zoom lenses for DSLR photographers, ranging from wide angle zoom lenses, supertelephoto zoom lenses, and high-zoom ratio all-in-one lenses for both full-frame (DG) and APS-C (DC) digital cameras.
For this year’s gift guide, we asked our Sigma Pros to recommend some of their favorite gear. This crew of amazingly talented and hard-working photographers each focuses on a different specialty and has their own individual style, and they’ve all got their favorite Sigma gear. Check out these great reasons why our pros choose to use Sigma lenses and cameras.
Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park have to be the premier nature photography location in the lower 48 states. Subjects range from stunning and otherworldly landscapes to abundant free roaming wildlife. The best time to visit the parks is either in early spring (June) or my favorite time of year in late September to early October as the leaves start to change. The large summer crowds are gone and the park takes on a much slower pace, as it gets ready for the approaching winter. The image above is of the Teton Range just off the outside road. This image is at first light and I used a Singh-Ray, 3 stop, reverse graduated neutral density filter to help balance the foreground with the much lighter sky and mountain range.
The Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.0 DC OS HSM | C is the first lens in the Contemporary line originally announced last […]
Many times I’ve been asked on Facebook and elsewhere if it is possible for a photographer to keep their favorite Sigma lens and get a lens mount swap after making the decision to switch from one camera to the next, and now, finally, I can answer them with the answer they (and I) want to hear! As of September 2, 2013, owners of lenses in Sigma’s line of the Sigma Global Vision lenses: Art, Sports, and Contemporary, can now send their lenses in for a mount swap. This is a paid service, and lenses will be shipped to our Aizu, Japan factory for the mount conversion
This week’s Fan Photo of the Week was made by Richard Kuperberg with the all-new 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C lens!
Camera: Canon | Lens: 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro (OS)* HSM | C | Shutter: 1/320 – 1/250 – 1/80 sec | Aperture: f11 | ISO Setting: 100
He tells us:
Usually this Monastery (Chuang Yen Monastery) is very busy and hard to get a shot with out having people in the picture. Luckily I got off work early and headed there thinking I might have a shot at photographing the place with nobody around, my luck there was not a car in the parking lot. This image is HDR, and the new sigma lens ROCKS!
CES 2013 is underway in Las Vegas, and the biggest news out of Sigma’s Booth #7904 at LVCC Center Hall is, of course, the just-announced Sigma DP3 Merrill and the new Monochrome mode in Sigma Photo Pro 5.5, and the upcoming release dates of the new Sigma 120-300mm Sports lens and the 17-70mm Contemporary Lens.