Summer is a great time to hit the road and make amazing memories and fantastic photos! Wherever your trail leads, Sigma has a lens that is perfect for your vacation style!
The best camera lenses for the beaches, bays, and lakes
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. Optical Stabilizer keeps shots sharp at slower shutter speeds, meaning you can skip the tripod in many situations. Adding to its versatility is its close-up abilities, offering 1:2 magnification with the close-up adapter lens, perfect for details of starfish, sandcrabs, and the most amazing shells. This is the best bargain one-lens solution around!
Beaches, Boardwalks, and Fireworks: Day and Night specialist
The 17-70mm F2.8-4.0 DC OS Macro HSM | Contemporary is a serious upgrade to the standard kit lens. The fast-aperture design makes is perfect for seascapes, seaside portraiture, and boardwalk action shots both day and night, including fireworks. And 1:3 macro for closeups adds to the versatility.
Best lenses for Birders on a budget
The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens is a full-frame supertelephoto zoom lens with Sigma’s incredible, exclusive feature set including lens customization for AF speed, focus limiters, and zoom lock at all marked focal lengths. This lens delivers outstanding long-reach imagery of shorebirds, windsurfers, sailboats and other seaside subjects. Want even more reach? Bundle it with the 1.4 teleconverter!
Learn why this lightweight supertele is a game-changer for all-day long-reach photography!
Another great lightweight option is the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens! At just over two and a half pounds, this bantam zoom offer long reach, blazingly fast autofocus and Sigma’s exclusive lens customization with the USB Dock.
See the 100-400mm in a birding sneak peek posting!
The Best Compact Supertelephoto Zoom lens for Photo Safaris
The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens is the world’s only 10X high-zoom ratio standard to supertelephoto zoom lens with a long end of 600mm. As an added bonus, it captures 1:3 magnification macro close-ups at 200mm. And the Multi-material design keeps it a lightweight six and a half pounds. Weather-sealed and ready for adventure? You know it! Pair it with an Art line wide angle and you’ve got wide to far and close up covered!
Best Lenses for Aquariums
Making photos in aquariums can be very challenging, but very rewarding, as you can learn here. A fast-aperture wide zoom makes it a lot easier. Full-frame photographers should take a serious look at the world’s first full-frame F2 zoom, the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens, while photographers working with APS-C DSLRs should check out the 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art lens. Both feature prime lens performance and sharp images at super-fast apertures, perfect for the dim lighting conditions of indoor aquariums.
On a tighter budget? Look at the 17-70mm F2.8-4.0 DC OS Macro HSM | Contemporary!
The Best F2.8 Zoom lenses for Photojournalists, Wedding Pros, Documentarians, and Adventurers
The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art, the 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art, and the 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lens are the perfect pairing of fast, constant aperture zoom lenses.
Best Accessory filter for Postcard-like Skies with Clouds that Really Pop
A Weather-Resistant Circular Polarizer is one of the most useful accessories for all photographers to carry in their bag. These filters can enhance sky contrast for the bluest skies and whitest clouds, as well as cut glares on windows, lakes, and other reflective surfaces. Offered in the most popular lens thread sizes, these classic filters are still crucial accessories that simply cannot have their full effect emulated in digital processing!
Best Lenses for Zoos
The compact high-zoom superstar (again!)
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS Macro HSM | Contemporary is a lightweight, high-zoom ratio lens that is perfect for group shots at the wide end and with a 450mm equivalent focal length at the tele end, offers a lot of reach for filling the frame with exotic creatures. This 16.6x zoom lens weighs just about a pound and is only four inches long when packed, meaning it fits easily into a small multi-purpose bag, perfect for family outings.
The long-reach, lightweight, pro lens (again!)
The beauty of the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens is its pairing of long-reach zoom, pro-caliber image quality, and a lightweight design focused on all-day photography. At just over four pounds, most photographers can easily hand-hold the lens without the need of a tripod or monopod, which may not be allowed in many zoos! And Optical Stabilizer helps when shutter speeds slow down, meaning you’re more likely to land sharp shot, even without that bulky tripod.
The 10X Supertelephoto Sports lens is also great for zoos!
With a standard to supertelephoto zoom range, the 60-600mm Sports lens is adept at making photos in tighter quarters at zoos and nature preserves, as well as for the long-reach needs for bigger habitats.
The Best Long-Reach Lens that’s rugged and weather-proof for the wildest conditions
The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports is the long-reach supertele zoom in total beast mode. With a Splash-proof, dust proof design and an aluminum alloy barrel, this is the lens for the most hardcore of outdoor photographers. Undeterred by rain and dust, thanks to rugged construction and full gasketing, this lens is ready for the wildest conditions.
The best lenses for night sky photography
Art after Dark
© 2016 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art at f/1.4 for 15 second at ISO 3200.The full-frame 14mm F1.8 DG HSM |Art, Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, the 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, and the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art are favorites among night-sky photographers for the expansive field of view, and sharp edge to edge image quality, even at wider apertures.
The Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens is also amazingly sharp edge to edge for Astrophotography.
The strongest lens protector filters for DSLR Camera lenses
Sigma’s exclusive WR Ceramic Protector filters are exceptionally strong and clear lens protector filters that defend your lenses in the harshest conditions. Offered in the most popular filter thread sizes, these tough filters protect your lens investment.
The Best Lens Adapter for Sony E-Mount cameras
The Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter allows the full line of Sigma Global Vision lenses in Canon EF or Sigma SA mount to be paired with the wildly popular Sony E-Mount mirrorless cameras, including the most popular Art prime lenses such as the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A and the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A.
And the Sigma MC-21 Adapter allows the full line of Sigma Global Vision lenses in either Canon EF or Sigma SA mount to be paired with the new L-Mount cameras from Panasonic.
Best Lenses for Dreamy Portraits
The full-frame Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art , 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art all pair razor-sharp focal plane focus, even at widest apertures—perfect for gorgeously blurred backgrounds thanks to nine rounded aperture blades. These lenses are favorites of working pros in news, wedding, and portraiture!
Working with an APS-C DSLR? The 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art is the most economical F1.4 Art Prime!
Want a trio of Mirrorless F1.4 lenses that are super-sharp and economical? Check out the 19mm F1.4, 30mm F1.4, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C for micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount!
Best Lenses for Skateboarding, BMX and Action Sports
Ultrawides and Fisheyes are signature lenses of this breed of action photography, offering great depth of field to showcase the athletes and the environment. Rectilinear lenses like the 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM keep straight lines straight while taking in sweeping fields of view, while Fisheye lenses cover a full 180 degrees and offer a warped perspective perfect for amplifying the energy in the frame.
The Best Lenses for the Indy HDSLR Filmmaker
The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art and the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art are the world’s only F1.8 zoom lens combo for APS-C HDSLRs, perfect both for stills, and gorgeous cinematography. Nine rounded aperture blades render lovely soft backgrounds, and Art lens design keeps the focal plane razor sharp even wide open, perfect for ambient lighting and atmospheric productions.
The Best lenses for Hiking and Backpacking
When you want maximum versatility in the smallest possible package, an all-in-one is the way to go. The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS Macro HSM | C is the smallest all-in-one in the lineup, offering 28-300mm equivalent focal range. The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS Macro HSM | C offers the highest zoom ratio in the Sigma lineup and a 28-450mm equivalent range. Either way, you’re covered for wide angle to telephoto, plus detailed close-up in one compact lens that’s perfect for traveling light without sacrificing reach and range. And Sigma’s Optical Stabilizer means you can skip the tripod in most situations, too!
For the Ultimate in Still Image Quality
Pixel for pixel, Sigma cameras with our exclusive Foveon Sensor are amazingly sharp, with a tactile quality the the images that truly must be seen to be appreciated. For landscapes worthy of framing large, these methodical niche cameras cannot be beat. The dp Quattro compacts offer four Sigma prime lens choices ranging from ultrawide to short tele, while the sd Quattro and sd Quattro H are the first mirrorless interchangeable camera offered by Sigma, and allows for the full line of Art, Sports, and Contemporary lenses to be paired with the quattro-generation Foveon sensor.