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The Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 | C lens is Always Ready For Anything!


The Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro | Contemporary lens is best described as versatile . At just four inches long in the camera bag, and weighing just over a pound, this small lens covers wide angle to supertele, plus macro.



South Africa Photo Safari with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

© 2016 Robert OToole | Sigma 150-600 sports lens @ 360mm and Nikon D500, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 800, Manual mode, Auto-ISO, EV -1.3, handheld.

The stiffness in my back and legs from 15 hours in coach was a small price to pay considering I […]



Japan Photo Tour, Part II: Snow Monkeys

© 2016 Robert OToole | Sigma 150-600 sports lens @ 330mm and Nikon D810, 1/500s, f/8, ISO 1400, Manual mode, Auto-ISO, handheld.

What is it about snow monkeys that brings people from all over the world back year after year? After all the famous snow monkey park is pretty small and can get crowded but being able to see the snow monkeys close up and interacting and with one another, and sometimes with people, is really an experience you wont forget. But above all else I think that the young monkeys and their non stop energy are really the biggest attractions at the park.



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.



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.



Getting the Shot with the “Sigmonster”

Here's the story of my image "Cranes in the Fire Mist" Photo © 2008 Scott Bourne. All rights reserved. 1/4000 F5.6 ISO 800, Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM at 800mm on Nikon D3.

Guest post by Scott Bourne, founder of Around 20 years ago, I saw an image by a friend that […]



Brown bears and the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

© 2015 Robert O'Toole | Red fox posing in the sun on a small patch of grass, Fox island, Kukak Bay, Katmai, Alaska. Sigma 150-600 Sports lens at 550mm and Nikon D810, 1/1250s, f/8, ISO 900, EV + .3, Manual mode with Auto-ISO, UniqBall UBH 45 head and Jobu Algonquin Carbon Tripod.

Exactly what makes Katmai Alaska such a special place for wildlife photographers? After all huge storms routinely sweep in from […]



Top 5 Posts of 2015!

An earring hangs on a display rod at an artisan's market. 1/800 F2 ISO 100 at 35mm on a Canon EOS 6D.

It has been another banner year here at Sigma, between product announcements, awards, and events from coast to coast! Here are the most popular blog postings in 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 […]