MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

The Daily Photo #3- Big Man Japan

Big Man Japan This was a pretty simple setup, but he key was High Speed Sync. High Speed Sync allows you to use a shutter speed that is higher than your camera’s stated flash sync speed. The 5d Mark III that I used can sync with flash at 1/200th of a second. Using HSS, I […]

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Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

Super Fast and Ultra-Wide: First Look at the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens

I have written before on the highly respected Sigma Art Series lenses (here and here) and I haven’t been let down yet. Sigma is now set to release the widest f/1.4 lens on the market, with the upcoming 20mm f1.4 DG HSM Art Lens to be released in the latter part of the month. Pre-order it here. Sigma is […]

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MPEX Experience, Tips and Tricks

Fall Food Photography for Beginners

My dad went to the apple orchard last week and went a little crazy, bringing home a fridge-full worth of apples that no one wanted to eat.  I decided it’d be a good idea to make an apple pie, because who the heck was going to eat all those apples? I love fall as much as […]

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MPEX Experience, MPEX Photo Contests

Winning Photos for the Reach for Nature Contest Sponsored by Sigma

Reach for Nature Photo Contest Sponsored by  & This summer, we wanted you to get out there and show us your best nature photos with our “Reach for Nature” contest sponsored by Sigma!  The amazing entries showed us the talent of local and national photographers. Our Second Prize was provided by Ilford and The Learning […]

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MPEX Experience, MPEX Photo Contests

Reach for Nature Contest Sponsored by Sigma!

Sigma’s 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens lets you get up close and personal with things out in nature that would normally be out of reach. Now through August 21, 2015, you can enter our “Reach for Nature” photography contest. We ask that you submit one of your best nature photographs to our website here and show us how you […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

MPEX Review of the Sigma 24-35 f/2 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma has recently announced another groundbreaking lens in their acclaimed Global Vision line of Art series lenses. This is the world’s first full frame zoom lens with an f/2 aperture. You heard that right. Prime lens speed, with the ability to change the focal length of the lens. Wow. Note:  Be warned, some of the files are shot […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

First Images from the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art Zoom Lens

Sigma was nice enough to send Midwest Photo a rare advance copy of the ground-breaking Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art Zoom Lens. We have some of the first test photos from this lens and we will continue to update you with the latest images for the next couple of days! Needless to say, we are super-psyched. Sigma […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

The ART of Sharpness: Sigma Redefines the 50mm Prime lens

The Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens is a high-resolution lens that brings all the crisp detail, sharpness, ‘bokeh’, and feel of a luxury lens, for less than luxury price. This lens is single-handedly bringing the glamour back to the 50mm focal length and the prime lens in general. Zoom lenses may be the workhorse of a lot […]

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MPEX Experience

A Day Away With Sigma

With work and school in the city and campus area, I often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life in the city. The other day, I had the opportunity to take the Sigma 35mm and 85mm out to my friend Stephen’s farm. As we drove past the open fields listening to country […]

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MPEX Experience

MPEX Newsletter: 3rd Annual Midwest Photography Expo!

The 3rd annual Midwest Photography Expo is quickly approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. What’s the Midwest Photography Expo (or, as we lovingly refer to it, the MPEXPO)? The MPEXPO is a three-day photographic extravaganza, featuring a full tradeshow with more than 25 photo-gear companies represented; over 30 classes and workshops covering […]

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