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07.18.2017

Lens Exploration: Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

Intro The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art  lens is perhaps the sharpest lens I’ve ever used. In addition, it’s […]

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07.07.2017

Lens Exploration: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM | Art

The Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens is the lens you have been dreaming of for landscape, architecture, travel, automotive, train, and nature photography. Featuring a constant f/4 aperture for bright viewing and quick focusing, impeccable corner-to-corner sharpness, and impressive close-focusing capabilities, Sigma has given photographers every reason to upgrade their ultrawide glass right now.

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12.14.2016

Sigma 500mm f/4 Sport – First Impression

Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak takes the new Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports lens birding and offers his first impressions.

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11.23.2016

Lens Exploration: Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma Pro, Dave FitzSimmons, explores the powerful capabilities of the new Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens. If you are looking for a super-fast, ultra-wide prime for nature, architectural, and event photography, then the Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is for you. Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Built with the same professional durability, usability, and image quality as its predecessors in the Sigma F1.4 Art lens lineup—the 35mm F1.4 Art and 50mm F1.4 Art—as well as that of its newer stablemates, the 24mm F1.4 Art and 85mm F1.4 Art, the 20mm F1.4 is an amazing lens.

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09.29.2016

Lens Exploration: 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | A

by David FitzSimmons Intro Ansel Adams is attributed with saying “The single most important component of a camera is the […]

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06.28.2016

Lens Exploration: Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art

Intro The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens, the world’s first full-frame f/2 zoom lens, is the perfect landscape […]

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01.26.2016

Lens Exploration: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art

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.

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09.09.2015

LENS EXPLORATION: 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS | Contemporary

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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02.17.2015
01.23.2015

LENS EXPLORATION: 85mm F1.4 DG HSM

What’s bright, gives wonderful, round bokeh and is perfect for portraits, sports, street and product photography? Give up?

It’s Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens. This beauty fits on both full frame and cropped sensor cameras.

The ideal portrait focal length is said to be twice to two and a half times the normal focal length. So before diving into the 85 let’s take a look at focal length and what it means in regards to sensor size. First, here’s a definition or two.

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