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Sigma lens test drive event

Sigma makes some neat lenses for aspiring nature/wildlife/sport/portrait photogs. Actually any Canon or Nikon owner might like playing with of their line of DSLR lenses. Join Jess and Sigma's Marc Farb at Gulf beach and try out any or all of the lenses they'll have with them. (See list below)

We'll have a model on hand in case the gulls and other wild life isn't enough to photograph.

Come anytime between 9am and noon. There is plenty of parking at the beach. You'll need a valid driver's license for the test drive.

This event will be held regardless of weather but location may change in the case of inclement conditions.

$10 per person contact the store to register without paypal. please include billing address and phone with your reservation

Lenses expected to appear include:

70-200mm 2.8

24-40mm 2.8


[masked]mm 2.8


50mm 1.4

35mm 1.4



The Osprey family is back and roosting for a chick or two across the street from beach. Be sure to grab one of the 500's and stake out a good shooting location. The male goes out hunting and can often be seen returning with a fish for the female. For these shots you'll probably want a tripod or at least monopod.

[masked] My friend Carol is an expert on these characters and will be on hand 10am to 11am to answer any Osprey questions.

4-24 Our go-to model Natalie Nightwolf will be on hand in case you run out of birds to photograph! Thanks to Peter C for use of his photo here. jt

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  • Bob B.

    Great opportunity to try lenses you normally don't get to work with.

    April 29, 2013

  • Vicky M.


    April 28, 2013

  • Patrick

    Lots of fun trying all of the lenses. The Sigma reps were very friendly and helpful. Thanks for organizing this great event.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Peter K.

    The Sigma Rep was very helpful and friendly . He and Phil helped me find a lens just right for my portrait interest . Having a model was great. She also helped make it a very productive event. Thanks Milford Photo!

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Debra M.

    Very good. I enjoyed haveing a chance to use the lens that Phil had set up on the tripod to shoot the birds. Wish I could afford something like that.

    April 27, 2013

  • Nancy M

    Phil, thanks for telling me about this event, I'll be there, did not know these lenses fit on my Canon (!).

    April 26, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    We're adding[masked] lenses to the pile for this event. Perfect for the Ospreys. Great opportunity to play with these $8000 lenses for Nikon or Canon.

    April 26, 2013

  • Bryan S.

    I can't make it that day..Going out of town.

    April 24, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    I've asked my friend and Osprey expert Carol to stop by 10am to 11am to answer any questions you might have about the raptors.

    April 16, 2013

  • Fran M.

    totally bummed that I can't attend, but I have to drive to Vermont to pick up my son from college

    April 13, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    I've cruised by the Indian River and the Ospreys are back in town for roosting. The 500mm Sigma is a great way to reach out the 150 yards for a tight shot of them in their suspended nest which is right across the street from the event venue. Check out some images from past Osprey events in our meetup album archive.

    April 8, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    Ian I hope we have a bunch of people that will make sigma and other manufacturers support these programs in the future. You are welcome to shoot however many lenses you can and stay the entire three hours! Certain lenses might be in greater demand and we just ask everyone be mindful of that.

    March 10, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    Hi Fran. Yes extenders will work but at this time Sigma does not have them to loan.

    March 10, 2013

  • Fran M.

    Hi Jess, Do you know if you can use tele convertors with these lenses and if so, will they be available that day?

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How many people can attend? Are there enough lenses to be shooting constantly?

    March 8, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    Sony owners I'll ask again. Olympus owners, i'm afraid, will have to wait for Sigma to produce your mount for these lenses.

    March 8, 2013

  • Bill C.

    Micro 4/3 mount please!

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Le sigh. No Sony mounts being brought :(

    March 8, 2013

  • Mary M.

    I would have liked to attend but shoot with an Olympus

    March 8, 2013

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