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Q&A with safari photographer David Cardinal


A Q&A with pro photographer David Cardinal where he discusses tips for safari photography.



Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports: Hands-On

There’s so much to love about the new Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lens, the third iteration of this unique fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens that pairs the performance of a 300mm F2.8 with the versatility of a constant-aperture zoom for quickly adjusting the composition.



Choosing the “Right” ISO for Wildlife Photography

© Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 300-800 f/5.6 @ 687mm | Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec | Aperture: f/8 | ISO 800

I never imagined that choosing the “right” ISO for wildlife photography would be the most controversial subject that I would teach. If you ask many pros about which ISO you should use, the most frequent response you will get is: “Choose an ISO based on what you are shooting”. If you are shooting a portrait of a bird or animal, choose a low ISO and when shooting action, select a higher ISO.



Sigma Optimization Pro and USB Dock: Screencast Demo

Sigma Optimization Pro Splash Screen

The Sigma USB Dock paired with Sigma Optimization Pro software brings lens customization to an entirely new level. Photographers can now personally update the firmware of Sigma’s new Global Vision lenses and make performance enhancements including multi-zone microfocus adjustments of +/-20 from the factory default settings.



Spectacular wildlife in Pantanal, Brazil

Brazil’s Pantanal is one of earth’s most biologically rich areas and truly spectacular photography destination. Last month I took a scouting trip to the Pantanal for wildlife with with special emphasis on the jaguar. It was my first trip here and I have to say the photographic opportunities in the Pantanal were even better than I expected. Jaguar was the main target of the trip and I would have been happy just to see a single one but as it turns out we had the chance to photograph them each day and every day I was there. This is one of the best locations if not the best location on earth to photograph jaguar.



Wildlife Photography by Lisa Franceski

Using the SIGMA 120 – 400mm LENS | 50 – 500mm LENS My photos have been published in National Geographic magazine, graced […]



Fan Photo of the Week: Cindy Bryant’s Black bellied Whistling Duck

©2012 Cindy Bryant | Equipmentt: Nikon D7000 and Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 OS HSM lens, hand held. Subject bird: Black bellied Whistling Duck, captured at Viera Wetlands, Viera, FL Settings for this image: ISO 1600, f8, 1/1600 sec at 500mm range.

This week’s Fan Photo of the week was taken by photographer Cindy Bryant using Sigma’s 150-500mm F5-6.3. Here’s her story: […]



Chasing Birds with the Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6

This past month, I was lucky enough to visit two amazing birding hotspots with the Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6. Now, after shooting with this compact, long-reach tele zoom, I’ve got to say that is has quickly become one of my favorite lenses in the Sigma lineup for its fantastic combination of reach, range and amazing sharpness in a very compact package–under four pounds and just eight inches long.



Fan Photo of the Week: Lisa Franceski’s Feeding time

This week’s Fan Photo of the Week was taken by photographer Lisa Franceski made with the APO 120-400mm F4-5.6 DG […]



#53: Winter in Southern Death Valley by Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 1: Lake Manly, now dried land, was once an enormous lake stretching 80 miles long by 11 mile wide and 600 feet deep. I caught sight of two coyotes roaming the parched lakebed. Taken with APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM ( @500mm) ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Eye Scene: Photographer, Ryuichi Oshimoto Travels with Sigma Camera & Lenses