Why I Ditched My Sigma 150-500mm Lens

by Anthony Morganti

Sigma 150-500mm Lens

I got this lens about a year ago and was very excited to use it. 500mm for less than $1000.00 seemed too good to be true but after I finally was able to spend some time shooting with it, I discovered that it was, indeed, too good to be true.

The lens is big and heavy. Very difficult to tote around, handhold and focus but that’s not the real crux of the problem. The issue I have with the lens is that it’s soft. I just cannot get consistent crisply focused images with this lens.

Now I know, zoom lenses typically aren’t at their sharpest when you use them at maximum focal length but let’s face it, we all zoom all the way in. That’s why we buy these darn things anyway. We zoom them all the way to get as close to our subject that we can...

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Photo Critique – Episode 178

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 178 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Bernhard Wieser.

In this critique I talk about how you should look for that in the scene that you want to exploit and that in the scene that you want to diminish. Then, you have to use your creativity and photographic techniques to do just that.

 

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Photo Critique – Episode 177

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 177 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Mathew Polzin.

In this episode I talk about composition and processing and offer a tip on how to whiten teeth.

 

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Photo Critique – Episode 176

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 176 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Paresh Tank.

In this critique I outline the limitations of point and shoot cameras.

 

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Photo Critique – Episode 175

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 175 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Magdy Khattab.

In this episode, I talk about basic composition and exposure.

 

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Photo Critique – Episode 174

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 174 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Charles Wilson.

In this critique I talk about how it’s important to try to get the scene shot correctly in camera and to avoid cropping it in post.

 

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Photo Critique – Episode 173

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 173 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Steve Jones.

In this critique I talk about star trail photography and general composition.

 

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Photo Critique – Episode 172

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 172 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Leon Christiakoff.

In this critique I talk about processing – specifically export resolution.

 

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Photo Critique – Episode 171

by Anthony Morganti

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I’m no longer accepting images for critique. If you’re wondering why, you can find out here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2014/01/29/sadly-good-things-must-come-end/

In this, Episode 171 of Photo Critiques, I critique the work of Lee Deutsch.

In this critique I talk about why we should work a scene, particularly a sunset, so that we have a subject in front of the backdrop sunset. Also if there are roads or paths in the scene that we can incorporate as leading lines, we should work the scene so that they can be added which allow the viewer a way to let their eyes flow through the picture.

 

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Learn Lightroom 5 – Part 35: Develop Workflow With Tools

by Anthony Morganti

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In this, Episode 35 of Learn Lightroom 5, I demonstrate my entire Lightroom workflow from start to finish. As many of you know I did this in Episode 33 but I received numerous emails from folks pointing out that in that image, I didn’t use any tools. So, it this Episode, I develop a different image and this time I use numerous tools during my workflow.

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