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10.28.2014

The Ultimate Field Sports Telephoto Lens: 120-300mm F2.8 Sport

©  2014 Steve Chesler | Shooting at larger apertures with the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 | Sports lens yields beautifully smooth out of focus backgrounds to isolate the action.

As a sports photographers, I need a big, fast zoom lens to keep up with the action. The new Sigma […]

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10.14.2014

Giant Hurricane Surf Hits California

In late August a Hurricane off Mexico sent giant waves to California. The surf spots that are open to the […]

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04.28.2014

How to Create an Action Sequence Image with Sigma’s 120-300mm F2.8

©2014 Robert O'Toole | Lens: 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S | Focal Length:  250mm | Camera: Nikon  D4 | Exposure Mode:  manual mode | Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec | Aperture: f/4 | ISO 400 | handheld at water level.

When all the elements fall info place during a photo session you can find yourself a lot more than just a couple of high quality single images but instead can find that you have captured a series of images that illustrates some really interesting action. Combining multiple images into a single action sequence image can give you a creative eye opening image that can really surprise viewers.

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04.03.2014

Surf Photography with the Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG Lens

Derek Peters barrel image at 100% actual pixel crop.

Over the last weekend a huge swell focused giant waves on California triggering a high surf advisory and I had my Sigma 50-500mm to document some of the action. By the end of the weekend the awe inspiring power of this swell took its toll with lots of snapped surfboard leashes, broken surfboards and injured surfers (one had to be taken away by ambulance), my friend Jim broke his foot on Sunday dropping into a huge wave!

At my local beach in south Los Angeles the waves break close to shore so my Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM works very very well to document the action in the water here. Prime lenses are much harder to shoot with at beach breaks especially when the surf is large.

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02.25.2014

Winter Waves with the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S

120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S, 1.4X Teleconverter EX APO, Nikon  D4, manual mode, 1/1250th s at f/5.6, ISO 160, Auto-ISO, -0.3 EV, handheld.

Over the last few months I have been testing the newest version of the Sigma’s 120-300 f/2.8. I have nothing but good experiences with the older version of this lens so I have been looking forward to working with this lens over the winter and spring at home in Southern California. So far my experiences have changed my view of this lens, the newest version of the 120-300 f/2.8. The previous version was good. I found that this latest version has quick and accurate autofocus; the image quality is superb and the focal range excellent for nature photography.

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01.08.2014

Anticipate the moment

©2013 Judy Host | Lens: Sigma 18-250mm | Focal length: 155mm | Aperture: f/13.0 Shutter speed: 2000 ISO 640 Manual mode Processed in Photoshop.

I think one of the most important things I’ve learned in creating imagery with an impact is to anticipate what could happen next. I do this when I’m photographing children, although I never really know what’s going to happen, I do know that something will happen.

Early December I found myself in Oahu, Hawaii on the north shore of the Island photographing the Pipeline Master’s Competition. This is an International surfing competition that is by far one of the most exciting events I’ve had an opportunity to photograph.

Using Sigma’s 18-250mm lens, I choose a very fast shutter speed at 1/2000 sec, F9.0 aperture and then compensated for additional light with an ISO of 640. These settings were all geared to make sure that my images were tact sharp and that I could stop the action while still getting an almost perfect exposure. Sigma’s 18-250 lens responded perfectly to the fast speed I was using and even from that distance, the images were crystal clear. During the early morning hours, just as the sun was coming up, my settings varied from ISO 160-640. My aperture and shutter speed also changed from F 7.1 at the lowest to my shutter speed set at a minimum of 640.

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09.11.2013

Packing Light with the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

© 2013 Liam Doran | Focusing was fast enough to capture sharp images of racers even at high speeds. Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec | Aperture: f6.3 | ISO 400 |Focal Length: 212mm

After a long winter of heavy shooting and endless travel on assignment I usually take a few weeks of late […]

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07.03.2013

Fan Photo of the Week: Jack Mancini’s Saturday Night Lights

This week’s Fan Photo of the Week was made with the new Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lens paired with a Nikon D3 by Jack Mancini.

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03.28.2013

Fan Photo of the Week: Liam Doran’s Aspen Glades Rock Jump

Photo by Liam Doran. The Sigma 10-20 accentuates this image by making the skier look like he is much higher off the ground than he is and gives the viewer a great sense of place as it shows the aspens both vertically and horizontally.

This week’s Fan Photo of the Week was made by Liam Doran with the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DG HSM lens

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