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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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08.12.2015

Top Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Alaska Photo Tour

Getting the best experience out of a wildlife photo tour in Alaska means choosing the optimal month to visit to get the best balance of daylight, temperature, and weather.

Timing Getting the best experience out of a wildlife photo tour in Alaska means choosing the optimal month to visit to […]

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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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07.07.2015

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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06.26.2015

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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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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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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03.27.2015

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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