Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

If you have an interest in photography, you’ll be familiar with the name Sigma.  Although the company lends it name to a range of camera models, it is best known as a manufacturer of quality lenses. Some of you may recall that earlier this year I road-tested the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro | Contemporary lens on a trip to Japan and Singapore. It’s a very versatile lens and one that I found to be particularly well suited to travel.

Purists will say you must have a high quality prime lens (Sigma do those, too!) for the job – and technically speaking, they’re right – but if you prefer to travel light, prefer convenience over absolute perfection and want to avoid the hassle of frequently changing lenses whilst on the move, you’ll be hard pressed to find something better to do the job. With this lens I was able to capture anything from the daily activities at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market…

Tsukiji fish market

…to details of lanterns in Singapore’s Chinatown, all without the need to change lenses and with a wide range of focal lengths available at the flick of the wrist. This is a surpisingly light lens with an 11.1x zoom ratio, weighing just over one pound. It comes with Optical Stabilizer to help with achieving sharper images without the need for a tripod.

Chinatown in Singapore

The lens has also been well received with many positive reviews online and has scooped a prestigious award from TIPA (Technical Image Press Association). Now, courtesy of Sigma Imaging UK Ltd. and A Luxury Travel Blog, this very same lens could be yours!

How to win the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro lens

Through this site, Sigma are offering one of these lenses up for grabs. If you’d like to add this all-rounder lens to your camera bag, then read on!


To enter, simply issue the following tweet:

I’d like to win a @SigmaImagingUK lens @ because…

Complete the tweet in any way that you wish. You can be as original, thought-provoking, funny, serious or silly as you wish! We will then pick one lucky winner based on our favourite entries.

The winners will be notified by DM (direct message) via Twitter so you will also need to make sure you follow both @luxurytravel and @SigmaImagingUK on Twitter in order to validate your entry.

You may enter only once per day. The closing date for entries is 1st June 2015.


Terms and conditions

The winner will be notified by email/phone by Tuesday, 2nd June 2015. This competition is open to UK residents only. All entrants must be at least 18 years old. Employees of Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd and their immediate families and agents may not enter. Entries must be received by 1st June 2015. Entries not in accordance with these rules will be disqualified: by entering the competition, competitors will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules. The prize must be taken as offered with no alternative. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied no liability will attach to Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd. Copyright of all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd reserves the right to reproduce any submitted tweets/images for its own use in connection to this competition without prior permission from the photographer.

Comments (15)

  1. Alistair Garroway says:

    i would love new lens so i can take macro photographs :) and the 18 300 lens would be fantastic addition to my camera equipment

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    It is a great addition to any camera bag, Alistair, but to be in with a chance of winning you’ll need to enter via Twitter rather than through the comments here (see above)… good luck to you! :)

  3. Marylyn Carlyle says:

    I’d like to win a @SigmaImagingUK lens @ because my wonderful granddaughter (the most incredible of granddaughters by the way)graduated with a degree in Fine Arts-with a specialty in photography. She’s using her Grampy’s old DSL camera now, but she needs a super lens to help her get photography jobs.

    It is in memory of my husband, who loved photography, and Sarah’s grandfather, that I ask that you consider her, Sarah Carlyle, for the wonderful Sigma Imaging UK lens!
    Thank you,
    Marylyn Carlyle

  4. Paul Johnson says:

    Hello Marylyn and thank you for dropping by to share your story. Did you put this in a tweet? Sigma will be choosing the winner from all those who issue a tweet as per the guidelines above.

    Do that and cross your fingers… you never know! :)

  5. Michael says:

    I would love a new lense for my Nixon to take wonderful shots of my girlfriends fashion designs for her website plus create a travel blog of interesting people around the world being creative and showing different way of life around the world

  6. Hello Paul
    I read with enthusiasm your recommendation of the said lens and as I’m also from Manchester, I find the architecture in the city both exciting and challenging, therefore the lens seems to be a great walkabout lens.
    I’ll be entering the competetion for sure!
    Wish me luck…haha…

  7. jayne hall says:

    i would love the lens so it would able be to take close up pics on animals in africa which would be then put into rpint and put on my walls

  8. iain maciver says:

    I would love to be able to improve my photo taking experience, so I can become more confident in taking photos

  9. John Brett says:

    I want to capture that moment, at 4 frames a second ive got a good chance. I photograph snowboarders and skiers, been able to zoom in and out with AF and reducing the light in a white background says it all.

  10. JOHN BRIGHT says:

    I HAVE an old DSL CAMERA of some years old and I would like to update the camera to the one, that you have a prize of and start using this camera along with my computer and restart my hobby again.

  11. Sathian says:

    It weight me to carry many lens now,
    18-300mm will be versatile Len with
    absolute answer to my trip.

  12. JENNY REYNOLDS says:


  13. ANTHONY ROWE says:

    I’d like to win a @SigmaImagingUK lens @ because… well someone’s got to win it…!

  14. Paul Johnson says:

    Don’t forget to submit your entry via Twitter, Anthony! You can’t enter via the comments here, I’m afraid…

  15. tony brady says:

    I like to visit London and Film Premieres, this lens would be ideal for me. It would bring all the action closer.

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