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06.28.2016

Lens Exploration: Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art

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Intro The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens, the world’s first full-frame f/2 zoom lens, is the perfect landscape […]

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01.26.2016

Lens Exploration: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art

A wide-aperture APS-C zoom allows for all kinds of creative possibilities. Fresh tomatoes and other produce become works of art. Sosio’s Fruit and Produce, Pike’s Place Market, Seattle. Nikon D800E (APS-C crop mode), Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A at 18mm, f/1.8, 1/400 second, ISO 800. Hand-held. Photo © 2015 David FitzSimmons. All rights reserved.

The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens is revolutionary. Never before has a zoom of this range been produced with a continuous, super-bright f/1.8 aperture. What’s even more amazing is that this groundbreaking optic exudes luxury in its build and performance and produces absolutely spectacular, tack-sharp images, even at f/1.8.

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01.25.2016

Cross fox in Katmai, Alaska with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

© 2015 Robert O'Toole | Teeth and claws on display directed toward a photographing moving too quickly. I mistakenly had my aperture set to f/18 causing my ISO level to shoot up to 7200! Sigma 150-600 Sports lens at 410mm and Nikon D810, 1/1250s, f/18, ISO 1000, EV + .3, Manual mode with Auto-ISO, UniqBall UBH 45 head and Jobu Algonquin Carbon Tripod.

Imagine one of finest places in the world for photography, filled with a vast system of mountains, lakes, and hundreds of miles of wild and untamed rivers and streams. A home for brown bear, eagles, fox, and wolves. Thankfully Katmai is visited by only a small number of people each year. Maybe the fact that this place is not reachable by car has something to do with it, but about only twenty to thirty thousand people visit this area of over four million plus acres each year.

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11.13.2015

Adirondack landscapes with Sigma lenses

Photo by John DiGiacomo

By John DiGiacomo This year while photographing fall foliage in New York’s Adirondack State Park, I added two versatile Sigma […]

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10.07.2015

Sigma 150-600mm | C Pairs Performance with Portability

A Semi-Palmated Sand Piper hunts for sand crabs along the shore line on a recent foggy morning. Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens. 1/2000 F6.3 ISO 400 at 600mm on a Canon EOS 6D.

As you probably know by now, there are two 150-600mm F5-6.3 zoom lenses in the Sigma lens lineup, the Sports, […]

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09.09.2015

LENS EXPLORATION: 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS | Contemporary

From portraits to landscapes, from family photos to travel, the Sigma 18-300mm 3.5-6.3 DC HSM OS Macro Contemporary lens does it all. Sharp, quick focusing, and ultra-compact, it’s one impressive lens. Here I photographed Phoebe holding a lubber grasshopper on the Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida. Nikon D800E (APS-C crop mode), Sigma 18-300mm 3.5-6.3 DC HSM OS Macro at 300mm, f/6.3, 1/800 second, ISO 400. Hand-held, OS-On.

INTRODUCTION: SIGMA 18-300mm Contemporary The Sigma 18-300mm 3.5-6.3 DC HSM OS Macro │ Contemporary lens is by far and away […]

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04.28.2015

Insect Macro Photography with the Sigma 150mm F2.8 DG Macro Lens

Earlier this year I was lucky to be able escape the winter time temps at home and make a quick getaway to Asia. My stopover is located close to the equator and only has one season, hot and humid, with temps averaging 87 degrees year round with lots of rain. This might sound unpleasant but for insects and plants its just about perfect. The macro photography opportunities in equatorial Asia are almost mind boggling sometimes!

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04.10.2015

Made In Japan Part II with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

The highlight of any winter time trip to Japan has to be the Japanese red-crowned crane which has the distinction of being not only the rarest crane in the world but also the largest and heaviest on average.

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04.09.2015

Made In Japan, Part I with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

Winter is my favorite time of the year to visit Japan and it’s unique wildlife surrounded by unreal snow-covered landscapes. During my annual Japan wildlife tour we always spend a couple of days with the world famous snow monkeys at the volcanic hot springs in the Nagano area.

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03.24.2015

Are Teleconverters Still Relevant in Today’s Photography?

I had the opportunity to return to Bosque del Apache NWR a few weeks ago to lead a workshop that was sponsored by Sigma Photo, the Friends of Bosque, and Hunt’s Photo and Video. This was going to be an intensive hands-on flight photography workshop and I was bringing with me the new Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport as well as the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport. Why those lenses and not my beloved Sigmonster? Don’t worry, I don’t leave home without that lens but I was especially excited about testing the two shorter telephoto lenses with the brand new Sigma 1.4 and 2x teleconverters (TC).

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