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07.18.2012

Bee photography with Sigma’s 150mm f/2.8 EX Macro OS lens

Bee working to stay clean, Palos Verdes, Southern California. Nikon D800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro HSM OS lens, single Nikon SB-R200 flash with diffuser @ 1:8 power, handheld, Manual mode 1/250 s, f16, ISO 200. Image copyright 2012 Robert OToole Photography

This week I had a chance to take out the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro OS lens […]

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06.21.2012

Handheld Macro Photography Field Techniques

European green lizard on lichen covered branch, southern Hungary, Nikon D800E, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro HSM lens, single Nikon SB-R200 flash @ 1:8 power with diffuser, handheld, manual mode, 1/200th sec, f8. ISO 200.

Summer is here and this is a great time to get out in the field for some close-up photography. There […]

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06.15.2012

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM: First Impressions with Walter Arnold

For this shot I borrowed some brushes from local Water Color artist Sterling Edwards, who also works in acrylics. He lent me some of his brushes as well as a painter's pallet to photograph for this shoot. I laid a few of the brushes on the pallet next to a colorful dollop  of ink. After spending a good deal of time lighting the brushes with traditional lighting techniques, I broke out my trusty mag lite flashlight and used it to provide a very focused light from the side which made for a dramatic and textured image.    F22 0.4s ISO100  250mm Manual. ©2012 Walter Arnold.

Pro Photographer Walter Arnold has been shooting new ad campaign shots with the new Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM on the sly for the past few weeks. We spent a few minutes talking with him about his experiences with this amazing new superzoom. For full press release and technical specifications click here.

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05.31.2012

Macro photography by Robert O’Toole

Honey bee hovering over a Calandrinia flower. Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro HSM lens, single flash with diffuser at 1:8 power, handheld, Manual mode 1/250th sec, f8, ISO 500.

Macro or close-up photography is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding forms of nature photography. The proper set up […]

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04.05.2012

Jewelry, a visual delight by Kevin Ames

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I chose a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS macro lens mounted on the new SD1. The image I had in mind would be enlarged to several times the brooch’s two and a half inch diameter. I needed resolution that has previously been only available in medium format cameras in order to produce the huge three and a half foot by five foot transparency.

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03.27.2012

Fan Photo of the Week #1: Robert Lopshire’s Ice Queen

© 2012 Robert Lopshire. Lens: Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro | Camera: Olympus E3 | Shutter Speed: 1/90sec | Aperture:  f/11 | ISO: 100. Lighting | 22" Diffused Beauty dish, Orbis Ring Flash mounted on a  Olympus FL-50 Flash | Date of the shoot: 2/18/2012

“The Ice Queen” by Robert Lopshire is the first Fan Photo of the Week.

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01.09.2012

Sigma Launches DN Lens Line with Two F2.8 Primes

Sigma has just announced the Digital Neo line of lenses for compact interchangeable lens cameras with a worldwide announcement launching as CES 2012 gets underway out in Las Vegas. The relatively small physical size of the 19mm F2.8 EX DN and 30mm mm F2.8 EX DN notwithstanding, this is is big news for us!

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12.07.2011

“CURIOUS CRITTTERS” Launches on ABC-TV

“Curious Critters,” my new children’s picture book, launched with a flurry of activity. David FitzSimmons discussing his new children’s picture […]

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11.30.2011

Must Have Accessories for the Holidays

Sigma Pro Photographer, Dave FitzSimmons shares his secrets to attaining the perfect photograph using Sigma accessories. It’s the small things that count! Accessories can offer new creative possibilities for a photographer, whether an accomplished pro or even a neophyte. They offer an inexpensive way to improve your photography.

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10.27.2011

SD1: Detailed Analysis

Okay, so I’ve been shooting with the SD1 for about a month now, and I have to say, “Wow!” The […]

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