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Exclusive Christmas Offer!

Exclusive Christmas Offer!   23rd December 2017, Singapore – It’s CHRISTMAS! Still wondering what to buy for Christmas for your photographer friends or simply buying a gift for yourself? Check out the below exclusive offer from Ourshutterjourney.com for a list … Continue reading

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Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC

Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC (Reviewer: Michael Sng, Text: Editor AL) Image: Shot by Samyang 35mm F1.4 (1/40, ISO100, F5.6) Photo by Michael Sng. 26th September 2015, Singapore – Following my last article on the Samyang 85mm F1.4, today I am going to write about … Continue reading

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The NEW Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM (ART)

The NEW Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM (ART) Picture: The NEW Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM (ART) 07th September 2015, Singapore – The much-hyped-about new lens from Sigma had finally reached our shores. From what we understand, the demo unit came … Continue reading

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The New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR

================================== =================================== The New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR – Exceptional Telephoto Performance Takes on a Highly Portable Form – As the world’s lightest*1 300mm lens and the first NIKKOR to employ a Phase Fresnel lens, the new … Continue reading

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The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM F4-5.6G ED VR II

================================== =================================== The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM F4-5.6G ED VR II – New NIKKOR Telephoto Zoom Lens Brings Users Closer To the Excitement -The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM F4-5.6G ED VR II with retractable barrel mechanism delivers sharp stunning … Continue reading

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Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) – Part 2

=================================== Advertisement =================================== Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) – Part 2 – Featuring Guest Reviewer Ng Chee Seng Photo: Ng Chee Seng with the the Sigma 18-200mm (C) at Hainan, China. 10th March 2014, Singapore – Sigma’s … Continue reading

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2013 Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (A)

17th July 2013, Singapore – It gives me great pleasure to be given the opportunity to review the 2013 Art Series Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (A). Way before this lens reached our shores, there’s already a few websites posting … Continue reading

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2013 Sigma 120-300m F2.8 DG OS HSM (S) – Part 3

Following our Part 1 & Part 2 Reviews of this excellent lens, the editorial team was contemplating to whether we should do up a Part 3 review. Then fated as it is, an avid reader & follower of this site … Continue reading

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TIPA 2013 BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS

SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM receives TIPA 2013 BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS Award. The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM has won the “TIPA 2013 BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS” award. This wide angle lens with a large aperture F1.4 can achieve … Continue reading

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2013 Sigma 120-300m F2.8 DG OS HSM (S) – Part 2

30th April 2013 – following the feedback by one of our reader Shawn Quek, I would like to clarify that the below article (Part 2) is posted with the intention & experimentation of posting a raw review from an end … Continue reading

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Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro – A Performer

As part of my Macro Lens Series, this round I took the Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro for a walk recently. I have the lens mated to a Pentax K-X (x1.5 crop factor). At 50mm (75mm on 35mm format), … Continue reading

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM ART – No Kidding

18th April 2013, GMT +8.00 1300hrs – A pair of photos were leaked yesterday on regards to the latest surprise from Sigma Corporation. A zoom lens that has a constant F1.8 Aperture made for APS-C cameras and many were questioning … Continue reading

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro – Still Going Strong.

Picture: Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro + Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash on a Nikon DSLR for this review. Many of my students tend to ask me about Macro Lenses – like which one to get, why so many … Continue reading

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2013 Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM ART Review

Picture: Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM ART – A Closer Look. The new Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM ART was announced as the 2nd Sigma DC Lens to be re-branded under the Sigma Global Vision under the ART Line of … Continue reading

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Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye – Extreme Perspectives

Many of my students once asked me. Is it worth to invest in a fisheye lens for an APS-C size camera body? If yes, which one? That was a tough question. That goes into the equation of costs versus picture … Continue reading

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My Lowepro Diary (Part 2)

my trusty companion in photography, the Lowepro Pro Roller X300. Working trip working trip. Time to pack again. We got invited to Pentax’s Factory in Cebu, Philippines by Mr. Shinichiro Kuroda (better known as Kuroda-san) for an exclusive tour of … Continue reading

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The Versatile Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO

Picture: The Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO on a Sony 230. Picture by Allan LEE. We would like to be honest about this. This is our 2nd Sigma 105mm Macro. We used to have the previous version … Continue reading

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My Lowepro Diary (Part 1)

my new companion in photography, the Lowepro Pro Roller X300. Photo: The Lowepro Pro Roller X300 arrives at my home. (Pardon the Photo Quality as this photo was shot with iPhone) As a photography instructor & commercial photographer, there are … Continue reading

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The New Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Comparisons were never (really) fair when it comes to photography gears. But when it comes to updating old models, manufacturers will always release another “better” version of the previous version, isn’t that all sounds too familiar to you? Earlier this … Continue reading

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SPARK 1-2-3 (Lensbaby SPARK)

Photo: Nikon D3s with Lensbaby SPARK, Nikon D2Hs & Nikon D1x. Photo by Julian Tan. I am pretty remote to Lensbaby’s range of products. But in my recent quest for more creative options for my photography works, I went online … Continue reading

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