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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 by David FitzSimmons

“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 by David FitzSimmons

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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10.24.2011

An interview with David Fitzsimmons about Curious Critters

Sigma’s Jack Howard talked recently with Sigma Pro David Fitzsimmons about his new book project, Curious Critters, which is now […]

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09.08.2011

Professional Macro Flash Photography Tips by Robert O’Toole

One of the best ways to improve your macro images is by using flash. I never do any handheld macro […]

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08.03.2011

LENS EXPLORATIONS: 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

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APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Features: Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also […]

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