Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for purchase with special launch pricing. (Existing Macphun customers get a further discount.)
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended", and you can now visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
Sigma’s 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM has won the TIPA 2012 Best Entry Level Lens award, while the Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM has been named the Best Expert DSLR Lens in 2012. The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM is the new, optically stabilised version of Sigma’s 11.1x superzoom lens, equipped with a HyperSonic Motor (HSM) for quiet focusing. The Sigma APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the world’s first optically stabilised 180mm macro lens with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 and a maximum aperture of f/2.8.
Sigma Press Release
SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM and SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM win TIPA Awards
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM has won the TIPA 2012 Best Entry Level Lens award and the APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM has received the TIPA 2012 Best Expert DSLR Lens Award.
TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) is comprised of 29 publications from Europe, South Africa, Canada and the USA. The knowledgeable chief editors and technical editors from these publications form the judging panel for the awards. Photo Imaging has been a prominent part of the TIPA awards since 1991.
TIPA 2012 Best Entry Level DSLR Lens
The Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM offers users of DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors one lens that will most likely cover all their needs. In practical use, the lens offers the 35mm equivalent of 27-300mm coverage, making it a highly versatile lens that is enhanced by Sigma’s original Optical Stabiliser function and HSM movement. In the view of TIPA members, the Sigma makes possible the use of this one lens for a wide range of different subjects, offering photographers a compact and highly competent optical tool for landscape, portrait and even wildlife photography.
TIPA 2012 Best Expert DSLR Lens
The Sigma APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the first 180mm optically stabilised macro in the world with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 and a maximum aperture of F2.8. Three special FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass lenses ensure exceptional correction of chromatic aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and creates sharp, contrasted images even when fully wide open.
The Sigma Corporation will continue the development of outstanding products that will answer the wide variety of needs of customers in the future.