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Sigma are a Japanese company which produce cameras, lenses and flashes. They're most widely known for their selection of lenses which are compatible with cameras from other manufacturers.

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Which adapter for SIGMA SA-7?

I own SIGMA SA-7 and a couple of YASHICA lenses: YAHICOR Y503 Telephoto and YASHICA Y504 wide lense, both seem to be 55 mm wide.I would like to use them with my SIGMA original lenses, 70-300 and 28-...
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How do the Tamron and Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 lenses compare for photographing high school sports?

I want to get a lens I can use for indoor high school wrestling and football. With my budget I’m between these two. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD For Canon or ...
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Why is the Canon-mount Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art sharper in the corner in DxOMark's ratings than Nikon-mount version?

Why is the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens corner sharpness much better in the Canon version than the Nikon's, according to DxOMark's ratings? Canon: https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-24mm-...
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Is Sigma's lens hood LH-825-03 compatible with a 18-50 2.8 EX DC HSM Macro?

I'm looking for a replacement hood for my 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC HSM Macro, but I'm not having much success. I've instead found some hoods for the 17-50 OS (stabilized) version, which also has a 72 mm ...
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Is wireless TTL possible with the Sigma SD15?

I have a Sigma SD15 DSLR and a Sigma EF 610 DG Super flash. Both allegedly support wireless TTL, but I cannot find triggers or even a recommendation for triggers that will enable it. I've also read ...
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Autofocus Sigma 17-70 Macro OS HSM not working on D3300

I've purchased a used Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM for my Nikon D3300. It appears to work fine, with one exception: the autofocus. I've checked the switch on the lens and it is set to AF. However, ...
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Sigma DC 18-250mm Macro HSM Lens Autofocus not locking to let me click the picture

I was travelling on a trip with my camera. One day I was using my Sigma DC 18-250mm Macro HSM lens on Canon 70D in autofocus mode to take a picture. When I pressed my shutter button halfway to focus ...
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Why am I able to set wider aperture than my lens technically allows? [duplicate]

I'm practicing with Sigma 28 - 300mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Macro lens. And the thing I've noticed is that at 300mm focal length my aperture can be set to as wide as f/5.6. And EXIF data confirms it: I'm ...
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Why isn't a Sigma HSM lens autofocusing with my Nikon D5600 — is there a compatibility problem?

Today I had a chance to try a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM, a 2013 model lens, on my Nikon D5600. Everything was okay. I was able to take pictures with it. But auto focus didn't work as it should....
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Canon 50mm f1.8 vs sigma 17-50mm f2.8 [closed]

I wish to buy a second lens. which one should I buy? I was thinking to buy a canon 50mm f1.8 as suggested by many youtube videos but then I thought why not take a zoom lens (a sigma 17-50mm f2.8?) by ...
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How do these three 100-300mm lenses for Canon EF mount compare?

I’m trying to decide on a 100-300mm constant aperture lens to complement my current kit. I am considering the following options Canon 100-300 f5.6 L Tokina 100-300 f4 Sigma 100-300 f4 Which of these ...
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Optimal all-encompassing lens set for Sony a6000 [closed]

I am fairly new to the world photography and, albeit Short on practice, i have been trying to pour as much research as possible on all sides (technical, composition, Gear). It is truly a wonderful but ...
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Sigma Lens for Nikon AF D [duplicate]

I have nikon D3400 and an extra sigma lens 70-300mm DL Macro Super. They are not compatible because the lens does not have a built in af motor and d3400 also does not have af motor in it. Is there any ...
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Is Sigma 150-600mm f 5-6.3 contemporary “F4-5.6” on Crop Sensor?

I bought Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens for my Crop Sensor Canon 1300D. What I've noticed is that it gives me max aperture of f5.6 at 600MM instead of f6.3 and f4.5 at 150mm on my ...
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Are third-party lenses compatible with Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF) on a Canon 80D?

Do third-party lens manufacturers (i.e. Tamron, Sigma) support Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF)?
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Lens Recommendation on aps-c Nikon for Stock and Composites

I intend to shoot Stock photos in a properly lit shotbox. At the same time need a "general purpose" lens to shoot objects and landscape (no need for macro neither portraits in close distance). ...
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Will a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC lens interfere with the mirror in a Nikon F70?

Will the lens be in the way of the mirror at any focal length when taking a picture?
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What caused the rainbow artifacts in the shadows in this image?

I was at a party on Sat and I took some pictures with my new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens for Nikon. On Sunday I noticed some artifacts on some of the images when I shot vertically like rainbows in the ...
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Lens optic jumping between 17-24 on Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

I've bought a used lens and I would I am unsure if I should return it. An inner element visibly jumps between the 17-24 mark. It does not interfere with function or focusing. However, is this an ...
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Repair shop says my dropped Sigma Art lens is a write-off — but can I fix it myself?

I recently dropped my new Sigma Art 1.8 14mm lens (and 5dii). The lens has some pretty bad cosmetic damage and a few small scratches on the front element. But overall it would still be usable if I ...
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Glitching Autofocus on Sigma Lens

I have a Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 which I am very happy with. I have a Canon 5D MkIII body. The lens will focus normally, then after a certain amount of time will stop focusing. To force it to start ...
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Is it normal for Sigma lenses to stop working after a Nikon camera firmware update?

I've updated firmware for my Nikon D5300 earlier... Is it normal that the autofocus on my Sigma lenses stops working after updating new firmware?
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Why doesn't my Sigma ring flash work in TTL mode with the Nikon D500 when it works fine with other Nikon Models?

I used to use this ring flash with my D7100 and 105 Nikon for several years. I just recently upgraded to the D500, and now all my pics are in overexposed (overblown) in TTL mode. I mostly used manual ...
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Is there a way to test an SLR's meter without a lens attached (or with a mismatching lens)?

I recently purchased a Sigma SA-9 and two SA-7n's. These are SLR (film) cameras. With the kit lens that came with it, they are all registering two to three stops under for just about any scene in good,...
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Why Is Sigma DG lens cropping on Nikon D810?

I have recently invested in a Nikon D810 and have just purchased a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO DG MACRO HSM II lens. When shooting I have a visible frame through the view finder and all images are ...
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Wrong color representation in the image

I have an issue of getting similar color of background as the subject, most of the time (not all) the image comes out like this, the water in the background is certainly not the color it captured in ...
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Where can I find a Lightroom lens profile for a Sigma lens?

I can't find the lens profile for Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG IF ASP to install in Lightroom 5.7 How can I fix this ?
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Canon 7DM2 w Sigma 150-600 Sport - Lens micro-adjustment

Along with the Canon / Sigma combination, I also have the Sigma USB dock that, among a few other things, allows you to write micro-adjustment information directly to the lens. For the 150-600, there ...
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How loud should the autofocus on the Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 be?

I bought a used Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM and I'm having some concerns regarding the autofocus. While it focuses quickly (tested on my Canon EOS 80D), it does so quite loudly and abruptly. That is,...
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Can the Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter be used with Canon lenses?

Essentially the inverse of this question - can a Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter (specifically the TC-1401) be used with (actual) Canon lenses, such as the EF 70-200mm f/4? By used, I mean does it mount (I ...
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Which Nikon-mount lens is better for shooting birds and wildlife, Nikon 200-500mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

I am finding it difficult to decide between the Nikon 200-500mm and the Sigma 150-600mm lenses for wildlife photography (especially birds). I have read lots of review for both the lenses, but I still ...
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How weather-resistant are Sigma Art lenses?

I have a Sigma 50mm EX lens and am looking at an 18-35mm ART lens. I also put high quality protective clear filters on all my lenses. They will be affixed to a Canon 6D. I am planning a trip to ...
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Why is A mode on my Nikon D3300 overexposing at f/9 and higher?

I have a Nikon D3300 and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS DG lens. When I use the camera in Aperture priority mode and set the aperture to f/9, the images I am getting are very overexposed. If I underexpose ...
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How does the lens calibration feature of Sigma Art lenses work?

I am looking at the Sigma 18-35mm ART and the Canon 16-35mm F4L. As part of my research, I am coming across the "lens calibration" aspect of the Sigma. I am struggling to understand exactly what it ...
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Ideal way to focus for portrait photography using a prime lens with narrow depth of field?

I recently invested in the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens for Canon. I want to know which is the best way to focus for portraits. I am using a camera with APS-C cropped sensor. Should I use focal points to ...
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Can't get my pictures sharp (Rebel Ti2 + tripod + Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 EX DC)

I'm really into landscape photography but I can't get my pictures to look sharp. They look boring and dull. I focused to infinity by using the infinity symbol on my lens and by manually focusing using ...
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What does the word “Contemporary” mean in a lens description?

What's the significance of the word "Contemporary" in a lens description? Example from Amazon: Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens. I've also seen this on LensRentals.com. Does anybody ...
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Canon 7D2 with Sigma 150-600mm Sport - Camera locks up

I’ve got a problem that I don’t understand. I'd love to get a fix, but at least some advice. Canon 7D2 with v1.1.0 firmware (latest). It’s always worked great. Sigma 150-600mm Sport with 1.05 ...
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Will a Sigma 1.4tc teleconverter work with my Canon 70D?

I have a Canon 70D body with Sigma 150-600 lens. I am thinking of buying Sigma's teleconverter 1.4tc but I dont know if it works in canon70D.
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Why doesn't my Lens Flipper™ work with Sigma lenses?

OK, so here's a weird one... Several months back, I bought myself a Lens Flipper. It seems to be a really useful thing to have! More recently, I bought a couple of Sigma lenses. Last night, I ...
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My lens doesn't have a zoom lock; does walking around with the lens fully extended damage it in any way?

About 6 months ago I purchased a Sigma 170-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG lens, my first super telephoto lens to get me started. The lens is quite old and doesn't have a lock switch to disable zooming (the lens ...
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Is there any wireless flash trigger compatible with the Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash and my Canon 1000D?

I am looking for a wireless flash trigger. I use a Canon 1000D camera and Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash. I checked that there are several problems when the flash is used with manual wireless triggers. ...
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Is there a focusing issue with the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 on a Canon 70D?

I have just shot a long outdoor trip using the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM on a Canon 70D. I've read excellent reviews of the Sigma lens but the photos didn't turn out that great. Neither the ...
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Looking for extension tubes for Canon EOS 700D to be used on Sigma lenses?

I checked these extension tubes Kenko & Vello to be used on the Canon EOS 700D with Sigma lenses (I have a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC lens). I heard that extension tubes do not work well with ...
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Is the Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC Macro compatible with full-frame Nikon DSLRs? [duplicate]

Is the Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC Macro lens compatible with the full frame D610?
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Sigma HSM lens won't focus on Nikon D5300

I tried the Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 Macro HSM EX DG APO on my Nikon D5300 and it won't autofocus even though the lens is supposed to have a built-in motor. I've checked the camera settings to make sure ...
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As an inexperienced user, how can I best take action photographs with a DSLR and consumer superzoom?

I have a Nikon D5100 with a Sigma lens 18-200mm. I need to take fast action pictures of my grandson playing baseball, in short stop plays; this is a very fast position. What would be the best setting ...
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Can Sigma lenses be converted from EF-S to EF for Canon?

Does Sigma's Mount Conversion work for DC lenses to DG Lens Mount Conversion? Will my Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-f4 OS work with Full Frame Camera 6D after conversion?
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Nikon D5500 Autofocus with Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM

Should the Nikon D5500 be able to auto-focus the Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM lens? Auto-focus works with this lens on my Nikon D40X. On the D5500 it toggles between MF and AF. Video of what I ...
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Bad focus. Is it me or my body (D7000)?

So I have a D7000. Grey market, which I didn't find out until after I had to send it in to get serviced. And it's never felt as...sharp as it should be. I always assumed it was just me. I am going on ...