Photo Day at the Cat Café with the Sigma 85mm Art Lens

If social media has taught us anything, it is that common political ground may be hard to find in this country, but common visual ground is as close as the nearest kitten. The release of Sigma’s much-anticipated 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens presented the perfect opportunity to test its portrait-making capabilities while sharing a few tips on how to up your cat-photography game.

Zoom Lenses that Can Replace Your Primes

I love my primes, but some days I just want to go out with a camera slung over my shoulder and have nothing else to worry about. I’m going to ignore the obvious differences between zooms and primes for the sake of this piece, since that’s a whole separate topic. So, here is a list of some solid zooms that you should consider adding to your set.

Purchasing Your Next Lens

Sigma Releases Trio of Lenses: 85mm f/1.4, 12-24mm f/4, and 500mm f/4

Sigma sd Quattro Mirrorless Camera and EF-630 Flash Now Open for Pre-Orders!

Podcast: Gear Insights from the Major Manufacturers at OPTIC 2016

Every year, B&H hosts the OPTIC Imaging Conference, a four-day event showcasing the best nature, landscape, and travel photography. The 2016 edition was a stellar outing, with presentations from some of the most interesting photographers working in those fields. It also serves as a chance for participants to put their hands on the latest cameras, lenses, and gear from all the major manufacturers. 

Hands-On Review: Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens

You have to give it to Sigma, the company is making some superb, unique lens options for all types of cameras. The 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art for Nikon F, Canon EF, and Sigma SA APS-C cameras is one of the oddest, with a fast constant aperture and a short telephoto to medium telephoto range equivalent to 75-150mm.

Macro Lens Buying Guide

It is probably safe to say that many of us photographers have, either with our cameras or smartphones, tried to capture a close-up image of an insect, flower, toy, or other object. We have an idea of what we want this photograph to look like as we prepare to capture the image. We have seen and admired beautiful close-up images before but, when we nose the camera lens up to the object, the camera balks—it cannot focus close enough to create the image we want to capture.

Unveiled: Sigma sd Quattro Mirrorless Cameras and the EF-630 Flash

Introduction to Lens Mounts and Lens Adapters

You may be thinking, "What a boring subject for an article," and you would be right. However, as boring as the interface between your camera and lens might be, the significance of your camera's specific mount, along with which lenses can be used on your camera, which lenses can be adapted to your camera, and why some lenses work and others do not, can prove to be a more interesting subject that may even inform which camera or lens system you eventually buy.


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