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11.30.2017

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary: Hands-On First Look Review

The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is a great fast-aperture wide-angle lens for mirrorless cameras.

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04.17.2017

Samy’s Mother’s Day Sale

Demo day at Fairfax location on May 11th. Sale promotions will be available at all Samy’s locations May 11-17. Look […]

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04.14.2017

Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild

Regular meeting of the Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild.  Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak will be presenting his ” Paradigm Shift ” […]

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07.28.2016

To Zoom or Not to Zoom- Portraits with Primes

By Forest McMullin  As a photographer who specializes in environmental portraiture, lens selection is critical to the look of my […]

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10.30.2015

20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art: Hands-On Sneak Peek with Image Samples

The Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is the world’s first full-frame 20mm F1.4 ultra-wide angle lens. It is […]

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08.28.2015

Sigma Art Lenses for Razor Sharp Detail

Sigma Art lenses are renowned for razor-sharp detail on the focal plane, even at widest apertures.

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04.14.2015

How to Photograph Your Dog #12 – Fast Dog, Fast Prime

We loaded Rowan in the Suby and headed down to Pleasant Hill Lake, which was swelling higher and higher with spring rain. A lakeside campground had become partially inundated with water—a great place to let our pooch swim.

I dialed up my D800E to ISO 1600, which, in the late day sun, allowed me to shoot at f/8 at 1/2000 second. This gave me moderately strong depth-of-field and a shutter speed fast enough to stop Rowan running, splashing, and swimming as she retrieved sticks.

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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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11.05.2014

How to Photograph Your Dog: 2 – The ALMOST Perfect Picture

What I’m hearing from readers is this: In your dog blog, don’t tell us how to take professional pet portraits; […]

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09.02.2014

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM vs Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A

Adding either of these Sigma 50mm F1.4s camera lenses to your kit is a great idea. Is the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A or 50mm F1.4 EC DG HSM right for you?

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