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11.08.2018

Macro Workshop at Rowe Photo

Join Tech Rep Marc Farb for two days of product demonstration and a hands on macro workshop. Marc will have […]

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08.20.2018

Sigma Lens Macro Workshop at Ace Photo

Come to Ace Photo for this fun two-day event! They’ll host a Sigma Demo Day on Saturday, October 6th. Also, Sigma […]

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05.07.2018

Sigma Lens Travel and Macro Workshops at Kenmore Camera

Wander, Wonder, Journey and the Basics of Macro Photography. Sigma tech rep, Aaron Norberg, will lead this workshop with presentations in […]

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08.23.2016

Breathtaking Tulips with Sigma 180mm F2.8 Macro Lens

Douglas Dubler created this series of tulip images with the Sigma 180mm F2.8 Macro HSM lens paired with a Sony […]

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02.01.2016

Mantis Macro: Behind the Shot with Robert Lopshire

The impressive Mantis portrait is being featured on our site this month was captured by photographer Robert Lopshire of Frenchtown, NJ with his Sigma 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens. We asked Rob for some details of how he wrangled this eye-catching close-up of this insect.

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06.01.2015
03.28.2014

The Sigma 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Close-up Work

The Sigma 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens is the biggest, longest macro lens in the Sigma lens catalog. This telephoto lens offers true life-sized reproduction with a 1:1 maximum magnification ratio. Incredible sharpness—thanks to its state of the art optical design—Optical Stabilizer, and a three-zone focus limiter make this a serious lens for advanced macro photographers.

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03.05.2014

Macro Photography: Control the Background

Unlike other genres of photography, macro photography allows you the most control. I find that backgrounds are just as critical to the success of a macro image as the subject itself. My first tip on getting closer was for circumstances where you couldn’t control the background. My second tip is to show you that in most cases, you can control the background and it is relatively easy! The butterfly image above was taken in Butterfly World in Coconut Creek Florida. There are thousands of live butterflies in the aviary with a great variety but many times the backgrounds are less than appealing. What to do in that situation? I will walk though the aviary looking for a location with a nice background and ignore almost everything else going on! Once I find a bloom that is isolated from the background I will patiently wait for a butterfly to land on it and fire away. Using this technique in the field will always make for stronger compositions, as cluttered background will often distract from the beauty of the main subject.

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02.18.2014

Macro Photography Tips: Get Closer

When photographing flowers, people often make the common mistake of trying to capture the entire flower even when there are distracting or unwanted elements in the frame. In many cases an arboretum or flower show do not allow tripods either…so what is the solution? The simple answer is to get closer! You don’t need to see the entire bloom and foliage to get your point across and macro lenses are especially well suited for this task. The image above of the Gerber Daisy is a great example of this philosophy.

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01.09.2012

Sigma Launches DN Lens Line With Two F2.8 Primes

Sigma has just announced the Digital Neo line of lenses for compact interchangeable lens cameras with a worldwide announcement launching as CES 2012 gets underway out in Las Vegas. The relatively small physical size of the 19mm F2.8 EX DN and 30mm mm F2.8 EX DN notwithstanding, this is is big news for us!

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