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03.25.2016

European Ski Adventures with the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro | C

The autofocus is fast enough to capure sharp images of skiers in action.  Sven Brunso finds powder in Disentis days after the last storm. ISO 200 at 28mm f/10  1/1600 sec.

Capture the action and tell the story with Sigma’s new all-in-one lens, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DGC OS HSM Macro | Contemporary lens.

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01.29.2016

Fat Bike Snow Racing with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens

1/1250 F8 ISO 1250 @ 389mm on a Canon 1DX  © Liam Doran

Fat Bike Snow Racing with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens. Capturing Sports action in snowy conditions with this rugged, weatherproof zoom lens.

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01.22.2016

Blue Angels Photography with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens

Vapor Trail captured by the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports at 1/2500 F6.3 ISO 160 at 600mm on a Nikon D750 DSLR.

I was invited to shoot the annual NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show couple of months ago. I normally […]

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01.14.2016

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 for Classic Winter Sports

1/3200 F2.8 ISO 10,000 at 155mm paired with Nikon D4. Photo by John DiGiacomo.

The Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 is field tested in snowy, cold, conditions for luge at Lake Placid, New York.

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01.13.2016

Sports or Contemporary: Which Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 Zoom Lens is Right For You?

Photo © Robert O'Toole. Captured through the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens.

Sigma offers a pair of hyper-telephoto zoom lenses for full-frame cameras, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and […]

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12.04.2015

Big Field, Big Lens – Shooting Professional Baseball with the Sigma 150-600mm Sport Lens

© 2015 Steve Chesler | Rochester Red Wings pitcher Lester Oliveros tosses a pitch to the plate against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. With the exceptional pulling power of the Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens, none of the action was out of reach.

As a member of the Sigma Pro Team, it’s always Christmas with new lenses arriving for me to play with. […]

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10.20.2015

Sigma is heading to PhotoPlusExpo October 21st-24th!

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The Sigma team is getting ready for PDN PhotoPlusExpo 2015 at the Javitts Center in New York City later this month!

This is the East Coast’s biggest Photo Show of the year, and the Sigma booth is going to be hopping with presentations and demos from our team of talented Tech Reps and Sigma Pros.

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06.30.2015

Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM for Outdoor Action Photography

1/800 sec. f8.0 ISO 400 at 10mm on Canon 7D with off camera flash.  From top to bottom and foreground to background there is a lot for the eye to see in this image.  That is the beauty of a wide angle like the 10-20 f3.5 EX DC HSM to put an athlete in an environment.

Editor’s Note: A few years back, we first came to notice the outstanding work Liam Doran was creating with the […]

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06.26.2015

The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary versus the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens has a removable tripod collar. When the collar is removed, there is a rubberized ring that slides into place to cover the mounting bolts for a better hand-held experience. Sigma is rethinking lenses. From the innovative zoom lock at all marked focal distances, to lens customization for AF speed, custom focus limiter and more, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary is a fantastic hyper-tele zoom lens designed with an eye on portability and performance.

Last year, Sigma announced a pair of zoom lenses for full-frame cameras, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary. With identical focal lengths and apertures, and advanced feature sets including the Sigma-exclusive lens customization, these two new champion zoom lenses share a significant amount of DNA. So, what is the difference between the Sports and Contemporary version of the Sigma 150-600mm zoom lenses?

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05.05.2015

Creating Sports Banners

© 2015 Steve Chesler

Walking in to the gym at our local high school, you can’t help but notice the two 20 foot wide by 6 foot tall vinyl banners of both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams. I’ve received numerous comments on them including one person who said, “As soon as I entered the gym, I knew it was a ‘Chesler’ image.”

It’s a marketing jackpot that pays for itself over and over in exposure to other teams and high school seniors for their portrait sessions. In this blog post I will go over how I got the job, how I shot it, how I created it and the sales I made from it.

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