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#51: To Trona! By Ryuichi Oshimoto

A couple stands on a rock and overlooks the desert. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1967, the Trona Pinnacles, consisting of more than 500 tufa spires, is situated 10 miles south of Trona, a small town in California. Camera: SD1 Lens: APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Exposure mode: Manual, ISO: 200, White balance: daylight, Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec,Aperture: f8.0, Focal length: 413mm

Eye Scene: Photographer, Ryuichi Oshimoto Travels with Sigma Camera & Lenses Proceeding on State Highway 178 from Ridgecrest, I roughly […]



The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM for Fantastic Family Photography

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is available in many popular lens mounts for APS-C DSLRs.

The May 2012 issues of Parenting and Popular Photography magazines feature our new advertisement for the Sigma 18-250 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM all-in-one lens featuring a lovely shot of a mother and daughter sitting together on a footbridge above a waterfall and creek in the woods. This versatile lens is a great addition to the camera kit of family photographers as it is compact, lightweight covers a great focal range, and has Optical Stabilizer for making sharp shots in low light without a tripod. To help you learn more about this nimble lens that’s as comfortable shooting wide angle landscapes and big group portraits at 18mm as well as distant birds and your little superstars in sports action, we’ve put together a cool package of blog postings to how you what this lens is all about. And if you’ve still got any questions or need more information, leave a comment here (or on any of the related stories) and we’ll try to respond as soon as we can.



Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Features and Functions Demo Video

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Features and Functions Demo Video. This 13.8x all in one zoom lens is great for traveling light while being ready for making great photos from wide angle landscapes to telephoto wildlife captures.



Fan Photo of the Week: John Miner’s All Lined Up

© 2011 John Miner

Sigma’s Fan Photo of the Week for April 23-30 was made by photographer John Miner with his Nikon D3100 and Sigma 18-250mm multi-zoom lens.



#50: From Mojave to Ridgecrest- Encountering protected wild horses and burros

A mustang rolls around on the ground and the dust scattered in the air. The sunset casts dramatic lighting on the facility. The silhouetted mustangs were captured over a fence with the large aperture zoom lens. Camera: SIGMA SD1 | Lens: APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM | Exposure Mode: Manual | ISO: 200 | White Balance: Daylight | Shutter Speed:1/500 sec | Aperture:F5.6 | Focal Length: 200 mm

From Los Angeles, I head north on Interstate Freeway 5 (I-5) then into Highway 14 (SR14). 4 miles before reaching […]



#49: Walking through wintry Beach City by Ryuichi Oshimoto

A child climbs onto a statue of Tim Kelly who was a notable surfer and lifeguard. The voices of people playing beach volleyball resonate throughout the winter season in Hermosa Beach California. On this warm sunny day, I walked along the beach using my compact high-magnification zoom lens.

It was early morning after Christmas and there were only a few days left of 2011. I headed west on […]



#48 Farmland in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by Ryuichi Oshimoto

Morning in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is an hour and a half ride from both eastern Philadelphia and southern Baltimore. The rhythmic footsteps of the horse and the wheels on the buggy echoes throughout the corn field. The Amish do not drive cars. One of the buggies came toward me, so I quickly framed a shot with the large aperture zoom lens and incorporated the shadow on the corn field produced by the buggy.

Driving behind a large truck, the water from the road kept spraying on my window. The windshield wiper worked at […]



#47: From the eastern end of America to a small island in Canada Part II by Ryuichi Oshimoto

Title photo: On the eastern border of Cutler, Maine, there were signs of morning. The morning light permeated through the sky and the harbor, connecting the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean, was shining brightly. Counting the boats on the calm water, the super-wide zoom lens captured the entire landscape.  Camera: SIGMA SD1 | Lens: 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM | Exposure Mode: Manual | ISO:200 | White Balance: Daylight | Shutter Speed:1/1250 sec | Aperture:F5.6 | Focal Length: 8 mm

Eye Scene: Photographer, Ryuichi Oshimoto Travels with Sigma Camera & Lenses As I admired the lighthouse on Campobello Island in […]



#46 From the eastern end of America to a small island in Canada by Ryuichi Oshimoto

Title Photo: Standing on the north end of Campobello Island. Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada is not easily distinguishable as an island on a map. An older passerby informed me that this is the most picturesque area on the island, but the rainy weather created bad footing around the area. Firmly standing on the ground, I pointed the large aperture standard lens toward the red glowing lighthouse and pressed the shutter. The shutter sound dissipated throughout the misty Bay of Fundy.    SIGMA SD1 | Lens: 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM | Exposure Mode: Manual | ISO:200 | White Balance: Daylight | Shutter Speed:1/500 sec | Aperture:F5.6 | Focal Length: 50 mm

Cruising on Interstate Freeway 95, I arrive at the big city of Bangor in Maine. It was difficult to find a road connecting the freeway to leave the city. Late afternoon, I drive through traffic for some time and finally found State Road 9 that leads to the most eastern part of the US. I jetted out of the city and sped through the long straight road. The forest around me became colorless as I traveled farther from the city. From SR9, the road merges to SR 192 and I arrive at Machias at night.



Guest Pro: Corbin Crimmins shares amazing ski shots and winter photography tips!

Here’s a small sampling of Corbin Crimmin’s great ski and winter photography, along with great tips that will help you learn from this elite ski shooter, whether your winter shoot is at a big ski resort with your friends, or even at the smallest of sled hills with your little kids.