5 Reasons for Portrait Photographers to Get Super Excited About the New Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG Art Lens

Yesterday, the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens was announced–and it’s an understandably amazing reason for portrait photographers to get very hyped up. The 135mm focal length is one of the best options out there for portrait photographers. It does a whole lot of compression of your subject and is often perfect for headshots. Of course, you’re standing pretty far back away from them but the lens is capable of delivering so many great looks that you’re bound to just fall in love with its capabilities.

So here are some reasons why we’re so hyped about the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens.

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The Best Budget Lenses For Documentary and Photojournalists

While photojournalists (at least those with full-time paid gigs) are a dying breed, the idea of documentary photography and photojournalism, in general, is stronger than ever. More and more people are taking to the streets to document protests and atrocities happening across the world on a daily basis.

In general, documentary photographers and photojournalists can be pretty hard on their gear. They are out in the elements, with gear getting snow, rain, and even blood on them. Gear hits the ground hard or bangs off walls as the photographer needs to get out of the way of danger. So what are some good budget lenses for photojournalists that are still versatile but can also take a decent beating? Have a look at our picks below for some recommendations.

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Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art Beats Zeiss Otus in DXO Tests

Sigma has been on an absolute tear with their lenses the past several years, especially with their new 85mm f1.4! They have been making child’s play of OEM brand lenses from Canon and Nikon, but one brand that still always managed to best them (granted at a considerable premium in price) was Zeiss. But that is no more, at least according to the these just released DXO test results. Continue reading…

Three Kits: Canon Wedding Photography

It’s a new year and that means it is also downtime for many wedding photographers in this part of the world. A lot of you are Canon shooters and may be thinking about upgrading or reinvesting some of the past season’s income on some new gear. Today, just as we did with Fujifilm and Sony, we will take a look at a few kits that we feel are perfect for the various types of Canon wedding photographer.

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Cheap Photo: Last Chance On Many Holiday Deals

It is probably too late to get anything shipped before Christmas unless you are prepared to pay an arm and a leg for shipping (unless you happen to be an Amazon Prime member). But let’s be honest, if you were going to get anyone anything you would have gotten it already, now is the time to take advantage of those remaining holiday deals for yourself.

Quick Hits

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Sigma Announces the SD Quattro H

Sigma has launched the APS-H version of its SD Quattro camera, ahead of the reports saying it would come on December 20th. The SD Quattro H is a 51 megapixel mirrorless camera sporting an APS-H Foveon X3 Quattro CMOS sensor. Like the “regular” SD Quattro, it also features the latest in Sigma’s Dual TRUE III image processor and takes full advantage of Sigma’s lens lineup including the Art, Contemporary, and Sport global vision lenses made for high megapixel cameras.

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