Results for: 24/1.4

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Sweet, sweeter, puppies

It seems to me that there are two groups of people: those who love cats and those who love dogs. I belong to the minority because I like both kinds of pets equally. However, I do so for different reasons. About cats I like the fact that they can be so full of contradictions – ...

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Review: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is my third full frame compatible Art lens, and my fifth overall, and slowly but surely I’m having trouble keeping them apart. That is not only because of the very similar appearance of the DG Art lenses (24/1.4, 35/1.4 und 50/1.4), but also because of their very good ...

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Sometimes getting a bit wet pays off

As most photographers I’m also not a big fan of rainy weather. I find the cold and the gray cloudy sky discouraging and the dim light not really very helpful for good pictures. However, doing photo shoots with such bad weather sometimes pays off. Certain subjects, such as spider webs which can be easily overlooked ...

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More pictures and some thoughts on post processing and future blog entries

The comparison of noise reduction algorithms in X3F Tools and SPP 6.3 (part 1 and 2) helped me understand how great the additional potential in Foveon images that can be released with relatively easy post-processing actually is. Currently, I’m testing a number of editing steps (noise reduction and sharpening) which I’ve come across in the ...

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As a photographer who favours normal focal length you can get used to the 35 mm focal length

I was having a tough time with Sigma’s 24/1.4 Art in the beginning because I didn’t get along with its focal length. I’m used to taking photos with a normal focal length or even longer focal lengths such as the DP3M’s 50mm (which is equivalent to 75mm in full frame terms). But it’s not like ...

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35mm primes and standard primes are two different pairs of shoes

Only now that I’m taking photos with a Sigma 24/1.4 Art I’m beginning to understand why 35mm or 35mm equivalent lenses and standard primes are so often compared in forums. One would assume that the difference in focal length of a few millimeters hardly matters. However, taking pictures with both focal lengths feels quite different, ...

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A new prime lens in my photo bag :)

Once again, a new prime lens has made its way into my photo bag. 🙂 This time it’s a Sigma 24mm f./1.4 Art lens which on a camera with an APS-C sensor is the equivalent of the 35mm focal length on FF, which is quite well suited for general shooting. I immediately attached it onto ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: rumours are flying thick and fast

Usually, this is how the rumor mill works: the rumor mill churns out some shreds of information about a highly coveted piece of photo equipment and the “hype-train” starts rolling. Not so with the newest rumors that Sigma Rumors has picked up. According to a source – which supplied the aforementioned rumor site in the ...

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Sigma News and Rumours: 400m f2.8 OS Patent, 24mm f1.4 Art DxOMark’d and other news

Do you still remember when in the summer of 2013 there were rumours about a series of super-telephoto lenses by Sigma? At that time, the grapevine had it that the team in Aizu was quietly working away at a total of four image-stabilised prime lenses between 300mm and 600mm. The two shorter ones, the 300mm ...

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Sigma News and Rumors: many 24 mm f1.4 Art and DP3 Quattro Samples

MTF-graphs and product pictures are certainly interesting, however, the only thing that really matters for us photographers are the photos! 😉 Luckily enough we were not kept in suspense for too long, as the first samples could be inspected only a few days after the announcement. Apart from dpreview, four more websites have published 24mm ...