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06.21.2016

A Paradigm Shift in Birding Photography at Optic 2016

© 2016 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary handheld on boat at ISO 800 f/7.1 for 1/2500 sec. @421mm

If you are interested in a crash-course in pro-caliber bird and wildlife photography, you can’t go wrong with this great presentation from Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak from B&H’s Optic 2016.

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05.11.2016

Florida Bird Photography with Just One Lens: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary

© 2016 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary handheld on boat at ISO 800 f/7.1 for 1/2000 sec. @374mm

I run multiple bird photography workshops to Florida every year and this year I decided to use only one lens; the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary.

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02.02.2016

Can Sigma lenses help you realize your bucket list?

© 2016 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary and Canon 1Dx body at 600mm f/8 for 1/1600 sec. and ISO 500 hand-held.

  Absolutely! Hawaii has always been a favorite vacation location of mine. I first visited the islands of Hawaii over […]

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12.15.2015

Sigma 150-600mm Sport and Contemporary: Long Term Use Update

© Roman Kurywczak | Canon 1Dx body with the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary at 468mm f/8 for 1/1000 sec. and ISO 800 hand-held.

I have just returned from leading workshops at the 2015 Festival of the Cranes and I realized that it has […]

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08.03.2015

The Magic of Iceland – with just four Sigma lenses

©2015 Roman Kurywczak | Canon 1Dx body with the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, f/16 for 25 sec. at ISO 100 all mounted on Induro CT304 tripod and BHL3 head.  Vü Sion circular polarizer and a 10 stop solid neutral density filter.

Many people often ask me how I travel to my Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours workshop locations with my camera […]

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07.14.2015

Sigma Telephoto Lens Throwdown: Part II

Canon 1D Mark 3 with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport at 512mm @f/7.1for 1/2000 sec. and ISO 1250 hand held moving boat

In part 1 of my throwdown blog, I compared the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C lens versus the […]

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07.07.2015

Sigma Telephoto Lens Throwdown: Part I

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People often approach me at lectures and tradeshows asking me about the performance and sharpness of Sigma lenses.  I have […]

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06.23.2015

Are Teleconverters Still Relevant in Today’s Photography?

©2015 Roman Kurywczak | Lens: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport with the new Sigma TC-2001 2x teleconverter | Camera: Canon 1D Mark 3 body |Focal length: 600mm | Aperture: f/7.1 | Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec. | ISO 800 with Center Weighted Average Metering

In part 1 of the relevance of teleconverters, I discussed the using the new Sigma TC-1401 1.4x teleconverter out in Bosque Del Apache NWR with the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports. In this post, I will cover using the new Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter. All images were photographed hand held.

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03.27.2015

First Impressions: Sigma 150-600mm f/5 – 6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

I finally got a chance to get my hands on the Sigma 150-600mm f/5 – 6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary while I was down in Ft. Myers for the Florida Camera Club Councils annual conference. I had a ½ day free before and after the conference and I was eager to get out and put the lens through its paces and compare its performance against the Sigma 150-600mm f/5 – 6.3 DG OS HSM | Sport version.

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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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