First Impressions: Sigma 85mm F/1.4 Art

Sigma 85mm F/1.4 Art

The big announcement from Sigma recently for the still imaging world was definitely the introduction of the long rumored and long awaited 85mm F/1.4 Art lens. We had a chance to take a look at Sigma’s new beastly portrait lens here at PhotoPlus 2016 and today we have our initial impressions for you.

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Cheap Photo: LG 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor 25% Off


As sensors get higher and higher resolution, it is more important than ever that the modern photographer have enough pixels on their monitor to accurately display and work on their images. While 1080p monitors are still most popular, photographers should really be looking into QHD (2k) or UHD (4k) monitors for the best editing experience from a resolution perspective.

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Sigma Warns of Canon 5D Mark IV Compatibility Issues

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sigma 20mm f1.4 Review product images (2 of 7)ISO 4001-160 sec

It is just a hazard of using third-party lenses in today’s camera market – there are bound to be compatibility issues from time to time, and lately Sigma and Canon have not been playing nicely (though this has greatly improved over the years). Sigma today released a memo noting some compatibility issues with Canon’s latest release, the 5D Mark IV, and also noted some other general Canon compatibility issues.  Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: New Savings From Sigma, Fujifilm, and Sandisk

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm XE2s product images (3 of 9)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 3.5

Sigma has a new sale going on for their 150-600mm Contemporary lens, making it even more affordable for you hobbyist wildlife shooters to get your hands on a killer lens. Fujifilm also has some additional savings for their X-E2, which was previously only a few dollars less than the newer X-E2s, but now thanks to a great discount is a full $200 cheaper than the newer model. This makes it quite a deal for anyone looking to get into the Fujifilm system.

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  2. Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary (Save $100) – Deal
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Sigma Announces New Line of Cinema Lenses


Sigma is getting into the cinema lens business; it was announced today that the Japanese lens manufacturer will be introducing a new line of cinema lenses designed specifically for high-resolution capture on today’s modern high res digital sensors, with Sigma boasting the lenses ready for high quality 6K and 8K video capture.

In total the Sigma Cine Lens line is launching with 8 lenses total; two Super 35 T/2 zooms, a full frame compatible 24-35mm, and 5 FF compatible T/1.5 primes. Sigma is launching these lenses initially for Canon’s EF mount, as well as Sony’s E-Mount, with PL mount compatible versions coming at a later – as of now unannounced – time.

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Cheap Photo: Olympus Drops OM-D E-M1 Price Even More

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM1 Product Photos (5 of 8)ISO 2001-40 sec at f - 2.8

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has been one of the top still image focused Micro Four Thirds cameras on the market for some time now. It had been on sale for $200 off for a while now, but today Olympus dropped it even further, another $100 in fact, for a cool $300 in savings off the usual price.

“In many ways, the Olympus OMD EM1 is the perfect Micro Four Thirds camera and can even be said to be the perfect mirrorless camera. It is weather sealed, has WiFi transmission for future forward photographers, excellent image quality, and  stellar RAW file versatility…” — Read Our Full Review

  1. Olympus OM-D E-M1 – Save $300Get It

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