CES/PMA 2012: Sigma Debuts 180mm F/2.8 Macro Lens and Compact System Camera Lenses

Posted by on Monday January 9, 2012 | Uncategorized

Sigma debuted a new 180mm f/2.8 macro lens for digital SLRs and a new line of Micro Four Thirds and E-mount lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens compact system cameras at the CES show in Las Vegas today.

The 180mm f/2.8 lens is a successor to the older 180mm F3.5 EX DG macro and adds Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology and a wide f/2.8 aperture to allow for faster shutter speeds in low light and a narrow depth of field.

Sigma also took the wraps off a 30mm f/2.8 EX DN and 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses in the Micro Four Thirds mounts for Olympus and Panasonic, and E-mount for Sony NEX-series cameras.
Pricing and availability of these lenses has not been announced yet.

Read more here.




Magnum Foundation Announces 2016 Emergency Fund Grants

Posted by on Wednesday March 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

Eighteen photographers from around the world have been awarded the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, a grant that helps independent photographers produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. The grantees are: Poulomi Basu,... More

Edward Burtynsky Establishes Photo Book Grant with Prize Money

Posted by on Friday March 11, 2016 | Uncategorized

Photographer Edward Burtynsky announced this week that he will use a CAD 25,000 ($18,892) award he received to establish a photo book publishing grant for Canadian emerging photographers. The money will support one CAD 5,000 ($3,778) grant per year for the next five years. Burtynsky had received the cash prize from The Canada Council for... More