Andy Marcus Shares His Lens Selection Process

As a New York City-based studio portrait and wedding photographer, Andy Marcus requires high performance and low distortion in his interchangeable lenses. His brand of choice is Sigma, he explains, “the focusing speed on [Sigma’s] lenses is exceptional. I’m also always impressed with their sharpness and images with no distortion.”

But the reason Marcus selects a specific Sigma lens depends on what it does best for the type of shot he needs to take. We asked Marcus to share which Sigma lens he used in four spectacular photos from his extensive portfolio, and why he felt it was the right lens for the shot.

Captured with the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM lens. Photo © Fred Marcus Studio

Captured with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens. Photo © Fred Marcus Studio

Captured with the Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens. Photo © Fred Marcus Studio

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Andy Marcus Shares His Lens Selection Process
more details at Photo District News

Tying 100 years of appreciation to the next 100.

On July 25, 2017, Nikon will be celebrating its centennial anniversary.

For 100 years, Nikon has pursued the possibilities of light.

Since it’s founding in 1917, Nikon has harnessed the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences, as well as the development of industry, creating breakthrough technologies and products in the process.

Filled with appreciation for the previous 100 years, we move forward to the next 100 where our role will be in creating new values for a brighter future.

Nikon’s challenge is already in motion.

D500 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set, 100th Anniversary Edition

D5 100th Anniversary Edition

Nikon has dedicated the last 100 years to pursuing innovative technologies and providing users with the highest quality products. Introducing the Anniversary Products lineup—inheriting Nikon’s DNA of cutting-edge innovation, and pioneering spirit that has allowed us to open up new possibilities of light through the years.

more details and anniversary products at Nikon

Canon Crash Course

Learn the fundamentals of Canon DSLR photography in half a day with our guide.
Words: James Paterson Illustrations: Andy McLaughlin

canoncc01One of the most enticing things about photography is that it’s such an easy hobby to start. Yet it offers untold depth to those who choose to look for it. Anybody can take a picture, and almost everybody you know has a camera. But just a little extra knowledge is all it takes to separate the real Canon DSLR enthusiast from the occasional snapper.

The Canon Crash Course we’ve lined up for you over the following pages puts the focus on the fundamental aspects of photography that matter most. Dive in!

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Arranging a scene’s elements into a harmonious composition is easy when you know how…

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more in: Photo Plus – The Canon Magazine

PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is 100% Canon, so you can be sure the magazine is 100% relevant to your Canon EOS DSLR and your photographic needs. We’re 100% independent which means we’re free to publish what we feel is best for every Canon DSLR photographer from beginners to enthusiasts to professionals.

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Telephoto Zooms

After a longer lens to go with your standard zoom? Matthew Richards takes the best budget options for a spin.

Most of us start our Nikon D-SLR habit by buying a kit that includes a standard zoom lens, which stretches from fairly wide-angle to short telephoto in focal length. This is a very versatile combination, until you need a lens with real telephoto reach.

The contenders:
– Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro
– Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro
– Sigma APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro
– Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
– Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
– Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD
– Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
– Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR

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Telephoto Zooms
from N Photo Magazine
Issue 67 – January 2017

via Digital Camera World

Sigma DG 12-24mm f/4 HSM ART vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM vs Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED

Banc d’essai Chasseur d’Images

Sigma DG 12-24mm f/4 HSM ART vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM vs Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED

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Chasseur d’Images n° 390 – Janvier-février 2017

Après deux numéro hyper techniques, pour cause de Guide d’achat des appareils et de Guide d’achat des objectifs, Chasseur d’Images revient a sa formule habituelle, plus variée, faisant une juste place aux infos sur le matériel, à l’actualité culturelle, aux conseils pratiques, à vos images et, bien sûr, aux bancs d’essai.