December 21, 2016

APOY2016 Final Results

Author: Jennifer Lister

APOY2016FINALCongratulations to Penny Halsall for being crowned Amateur Photographer of the year 2016. Penny entered images into all eight rounds of the competition and racked up the highest point total to walk away with the grand prize of a SIGMA 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art, a SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art and a SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 MACRO EX DG OS HSM lens worth more than £2,200. Continue reading

December 15, 2016

SIGMA UK stand N16 at BVE London 28th February – 2nd March 2017

Author: Jennifer Lister

bve2017Sigma Imaging (Ltd) UK will be exhibiting its new line up of CINE Lenses at BVE 2017 being held at the ExCel London from the 28th February through the 2nd of March 2017.  Continue reading

December 15, 2016

On-the-job review of the SIGMA 85MM F1.4 DG HSM | ART by John G. Moore

Author: Jennifer Lister

johngmooreJohn G Moore is a professional photographer from Glasgow Scotland.  He is known for great versatility in his work, ranging from landscape, to portrait, to music, fashion & beauty. Creative from his early years, John started his photography with a Kodak brownie that his grandfather gave him when he was five. In his teens, he honed his skills shooting Rock Bands at the legendary Glasgow Apollo. John has since progressed to become one of the UK’s formative photographic talents. In this latest SIGMA Lounge article John shares with us his on-the-job review of the new SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens. Continue reading

December 12, 2016

First impressions of the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary lens by Susan Hughes, winner of the Geographical magazine competition

Author: Jennifer Lister

886In March 2016 Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd. teamed up with Geographical Magazine to offer readers a chance of winning SIGMA’s ultimate travel kit;  a SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary lens plus AML72-01 CLOSE-UP Lens worth £549.98. Photographer Susan Hughes was selected the lucky winner and shares with us her first impressions of her winning prize.  Continue reading

December 6, 2016

Sigma’s latest Global Vision lenses are put to the test in New Mexico by photographer Roger Reynolds

Author: Jennifer Lister

rreynoldsdec2016v2Roger Reynolds Hon. FRPS has been involved in photography for over thirty years. He owns and operates Photoventures which organises specialist tours with the photographer in mind. He is currently on a photographic group tour in New Mexico, USA and has taken the new SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports lens with him on the tour. He shares with us his first impressions.

 

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December 6, 2016

SIGMA Art lenses for Motorsport by Shiv Gohil, Artistic Director of Spacesuit Media

Author: Jennifer Lister

spacemediaPhotographers generally tend to use different lenses when photographing a wedding to photographing a motor car race. Prime lenses are a favourite for use for the portrait of the bride & groom whereas a telephoto lens is a favourite for use to capture a fast speed motor car. However the innovative photographers of Spacesuit Media are proving that the SIGMA Art range of lenses are the perfect components to use to produce their creative images shot during the F1, Formula E, WEC and Moto GP races.   Continue reading

November 29, 2016

Astro Photography with the SIGMA Art lenses by Tom Adamson

Author: Jennifer Lister

astro-tadamsonPhotographer Tom Adamson is known for his derelict images of the Chernobyl disaster zone taken with the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lenses.  Tom continues to explore the use of these two SIGMA Art lenses and shares his experience using them for Astro photography.   Continue reading

November 29, 2016

SIGMA 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports + Teleconverter TC-1401, by Rob Haynes

Author: Jennifer Lister

haynes740-tc1401Photographer Rob Haynes has been featured in both international and national wildlife & birding magazines as well as national newspaper titles. He regularly licenses his work for barn owls and animal charities to raise funds for conservation. He inherited his love for wildlife through his grandfather who taught him as a child how to get close to nature but to also respect its surroundings and to show your appreciation by using photographs as a way to preserve the memories. His early photographic influence’s were Eric Hoskings who revolutionised bird photography. Continue reading

November 23, 2016

APOY2016 Round Eight; Results

Author: Jennifer Lister

apoy2016-8thumbThe Final & 8th Round of the Amateur Photographer of the Year 2016 competition was titled “Blackout” and the winner wins a SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG HSM | Art lens plus a SIGMA 82mm WR Circular Polarising Filter, worth £1004.97. Continue reading

November 22, 2016

SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11, by Karl Holtby

Author: Jennifer Lister

kholtby-mc11Photographer Karl Holtby has been a long time SIGMA fan and was first introduced to us  in 2013 when he shared his striking Bluebell image taken with the SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens on our Facebook page. Since then he has worked with many of the Sigma Global Vision products and is a Foveon-believer. This is his first blog posting on the SIGMA Lounge and he shares with us his experience of using the new SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11.  Continue reading