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Sigma’s Summer Gift Guide: Great Gear for Dads, Grads, and Everyone

Whether as a gift for your favorite dad, or recent grad, or for yourself before a big summer adventure, there’s great Sigma gear for everyone’s photographic style!

The best camera lenses for the beach

17-70mm F2.8-4.0 DC OS HSM | Contemporary

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Covering wide to short telephoto, this zoom lens is perfect for switching for wide scenes to closer portraits, at the height of day. And with a faster maximum aperture at all focal lengths than the typical kit lens; it’s also perfect for twilight portraiture and nightscapes. Offered at $399 through June 30th on Instant Savings!

18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM | Contemporary

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This high zoom ratio lens covers a lot of focal distance without ever having to change lenses, perfect for sandy, mist-sprayed seasides. From wide angle to supertele with a flick of the wrist, it can take in the whole of the beach one instant, and then fill the frame with surfers on the waves, or birds on the rocks.

The best bargain telephoto zoom lens around

70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro


At just $199, the Sigma 70-300mm Macro lets the beginner or budget-minded photographer to gain much more reach than the standard kit lens. Close up photography with 2.3x magnification at 300mm adds to the total versatility of this best-selling zoom lens

The best zoom lenses for birders, wildlife, and sports photographers

The 150-600mm | Sports

The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens is one of the newest lenses in the Sigma line, announced at photokina 2014. This lens is designed for exceptional outdoor performance.

The 150-600mm | Contemporary

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There are two versions of the 1500-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens, the Contemporary and the Sports version. The Contemporary is the lighter of the two at just over four pounds. A larger front element, aluminum alloy body and full weather sealing make the Sports version weigh a few pounds more; both feature advanced optical design, focus limiters, customization via the exclusive USB Dock.

The 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports

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The 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports is a fast constant-aperture zoom lens perfect for sidelines and birdblinds, and can be paired with the new Global Vision 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters for longer reach. And the USB Dock recognizes the lens, and the lens plus extenders, as distinct items to


The best prime lenses DSLR cameras

24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art

35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Sigma’s lineup of F1.4 prime lenses is legendary among photographers for the combination of exceptional focal plane sharpness and background bokeh rendering.  Designed for excellent imaging performance, even at widest apertures, these are the lenses designed for the most demanding pros and enthusiast. And yet, all are priced incredibly competitively for photographers ready to up their game.


The best Prime lenses for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount

19mm DN | Art

30mm DN | Art

60mm DN | Art


Designed for both still and video work on Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount systems, these fast, little primes are super-sharp with 7 rounded aperture blades for smooth backgrounds, and feature linear drive motors for undetectable AF operation during video capture.


The compact camera for the imaging purist

dp Quattro series


The dp Quattro series of cameras combine outstanding still imaging quality with distinctive design. Designed for the imaging purist, the sharpness and color fidelity produced by the pairing of a Sigma prime dp lens and the Foveon Quattro sensor must be seen to be appreciated. Offered in four focal lengths from 14mm to 50mm, the dp Quattro series stands for utmost image quality in a sleek, compact camera.


The best ultrawide camera lenses

Fisheye lenses

10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM

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Sigma offers diagonal and circular Fisheye lenses, with autofocus, for both APS-C and full-frame cameras. The 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular and 15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal are full-frame, while the 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular and 10mm F2.8 EX DG HSM are designed for the smaller APS-C imaging circle.

For the utmost in a rectilinear ultrawide zoom the 10-20mm F3.5 DC HSM covers a 15-30mm angle of coverage for APS-C sensor cameras, and also accepts 82mm front filters, a rarity in ultrawides!

Looking for a Full-frame ultrawide zoom? Take a look at the 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II!


The ultimate macro prime lens that’s also perfect for sports and portraiture

180mm f2.8 Macro EX DG OS HSM


This is the world’s first 180mm F2.8 lens with 1:1 magnification, making it an outstanding macro lens, with a longer working distance, perfect for insects and small animals that need a bit of distance from the camera for the safety of both animal and camera operator; as well as in-the-studio work with lights and tents. But it also doubles as a great sports, portraiture, and short wildlife lens thanks to its hypersonic motor and focus limiter to offer seriously swift AF performance either in the macro zone or long distance zone.


The ultimate dream lens collection

300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM

200-500mm F2.8 EX DG

18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art

50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

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The 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM supertelephoto zoom lens is affectionately known as the “Sigmonster” and is a favorite among safari and hardcore wildlife photographers. It’s in a class of its own as the zoom lens with the most reach in the Sigma lineup. And then there’s the legendary 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG, the world’s only constant-aperture F2.8 zoom lens with 500mm reach. Pairing it with the included 2.0x teleconverter makes is an astounding 400-1000mm F5.6 supertelephoto beast! The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art lens is the world’s first constant-aperture F1.8 zoom lens for APS-C DSLRs, and its optical performance challenges overlapping prime lenses for total sharpness. The 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens is the class-defining full-frame standard lens, with outstanding optical performance, even at maximum apertures.

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Comments (1)
  1. Wojciech says:

    Hi ,

    I both a mont ago Sigma 35 1.4 art and now I know that I need to sell all my nikon lenses and waiting for 85 1.4 art lens ! So when 85 art will come out ? 🙂

    All best !


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