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The Sigma100-400mm 5-6 DG HSM OS Con­tem­po­rary Con­tem­po­rary is a is state-a state-of-of-the-the-art art tele­photo tele­photo zoom zoom that that brings brings anew a new level level of port abil­ity of port abil­ity and and qual­ity qual­ity to the to the su­per su­per tele­photo tele­photo mar­ket. mar­ket. Tout­ing T out­ing Sigma’ s Sigma’ s Op­ti­cal Op­ti­cal Sta­bi­lizer Sta­bi­lizer( OS ),( OS ), the the Sigma Sigma 100-100-400 mm 400 mm 5-6.35-6.3 Con­tem­po­rary Con­tem­po­rary is high­lyis highly com­pact com­pact and and light­weight light­weight com­pared com­pared to sim­i­larto sim­i­lar prod­ucts prod­ucts on on the the mar­ket. mar­ket. A push/ A push/ pull pull zoom­ing zoo ming func­tion func­tion and and anew a new Hy­per Hy­per Sonic Sonic Mo­tor Mo­tor( H SM )( H SM) al­low al­low for for a more a more re­spon­sive re­spon­sive ap­proach ap­proach to pho­tog­ra­phy to pho­tog­ra­phy while while a1: a 3.81:3.8 macro macro fea­ture fea­ture can can be be uti­lized uti­lized from from up up close close or from a a fur­ther fur­ther dis­tance. dis­tance.

Am­a­teur and en­thu­si­ast pho­tog­ra­phers from all around the coun­try have gath­ered their best im­ages and sub­mit­ted them to the ex­pert judge­ment of our panel of in­dus­try lead­ers — Brett Stan­ley, Charles How­ells, Kather­ine Wil­liams, Kaye Davis, Mark Gee, Michael Miller, Richard Wood, Peter Robertson, and Si­mon De­vitt. For sev­eral years, the Sigma Am­a­teur Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year has been the coun­try’s largest am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phy con­test and cer­tainly the most pop­u­lar on­line gallery of its kind. Each year, the quan­tity of en­tries in­creases, and so, too, the cal­i­bre of im­ages im­proves. 2017’s con­test re­ceived a record 9337 sub­mis­sions across the 11 cat­e­gories, many of which prove that ad­vanced pho­to­graphic tech­nolo­gies and tech­niques, such as fo­cus stack­ing, aerial imag­ing, and time­lapse, are no longer re­served for the pros. In this year’s win­ning im­agery, we see the nor­mally in­vis­i­ble hairs that cover a wasp’s shell ren­dered in bril­liant de­tail; our wild and rav­aging coast­line de­picted from a new van­tage point above; and the com­mand of the hu­man eye de­picted by way of a glance, a stare, and some­times sim­ply the lack thereof. To­gether, these im­ages form an in­ti­mate look into the lives and land­scapes shared by ev­ery­day New Zealan­ders. With the sup­port of our premier spon­sor Sigma, and cat­e­gory spon­sors DJI, Ep­son, Il­ford, Nikon, Nikon Keymis­sion, Pro­foto, Pro­gear, SAE In­sti­tute, and Tamron, we were able to of­fer the largest prize pool this com­pe­ti­tion has ever seen — nearly $19K’ worth of prizes. In­clud­ing both lat­est-re­lease and long-loved gear from all the best pho­to­graphic brands, the prize pool up for grabs was enough to make any pho­tog­ra­pher’s mouth wa­ter. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ning im­ages of our 2017 Sigma Am­a­teur Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year com­pe­ti­tion.


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