Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Sample Pictures

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens
Tulips in Front of a Rock Tulips in Front of a Rock
A trio of pink tulips and their green leaves stand out against the the interestingly colored rock background.
50mm  f/8.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Girls and Alert Horses Girls and Alert Horses
In late winter, the scenery can become unattractive, but memories are still being made. In this picture, I oriented the camera so that the foreground horse and rider are moving/looking into the frame and the background horse and rider are comfortably in the frame - adding another element of interest.
17mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 200
Lily Pattern Lily Pattern
I liked the fresh green growth of these lilies and the patterns made by their leaves. Using the EOS 60D's articulating LCD, holding the camera directly over a subject is not difficult.
50mm  f/8.0  1/30s  ISO 100
Maximum Background Blur Maximum Background Blur
This tulip picture represents approximately the maximum background blur you can get from the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS Lens. Using the maximum focal length, widest aperture, near minimum focus distance available on this lens and a moderately distant background produces a nice background blur.
50mm  f/2.8  1/320s  ISO 100
Top of the Steps Picture Top of the Steps Picture
I think some stuffed animals are getting new outfits. The 60D's articulating LCD allowed me to shoot from high above this scene - to take it all in.
Lighting for this shot is natural. Want better natural lighting in your house? Add more/larger windows and: skylights.
17mm  f/5.0  1/40s  ISO 320
Leaf Hopper on Mayflower Leaf Hopper on Mayflower
Mayflowers are often one of my earliest-in-the-year in-the-woods subjects as they are one of the first signs of life each spring. This mayflower is being lit by sunlight reaching through the forest canopy. I chose a camera position that allowed the large leaf to flow through the frame and allowed the background to go dark.
50mm  f/6.3  1/60s  ISO 100
Dark Sky, Bright Woods Dark Sky, Bright Woods
I love when the sun lights the foreground landscape - but not the background. The frame capture has relatively dark clouds in the background, but the early spring woods is getting a greater share of light. To get conditions like these typically requires you to spend a lot of time in an area or at a scene. Nothing beats living there. Please - Don't tell your spouse that I recommended you move.
17mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 100
District Track Champion District Track Champion
It's late, your tired, she's tired - but you must capture the beaming expression before the memory begins to fade. You grab a flash with a tilt-swivel head (the small Canon Speedlite 320EX in this case) and go to the fast-shot-go-to location in your house (a hallway in this example). Direct the flash toward the white wall/ceiling and you have very nice lighting for a fast portrait.
50mm  f/4.0  1/200s  ISO 100

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