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Shooting with Sigma 150-600 C + SD1M: a few insights after four photowalks

In the beginning I assumed that I have to stop down to f/7.1 to f/8, in order to capture images which are sharp enough. I didn’t even try to shoot wide open. But as it turned out during today’s photowalk the 150-600 Contemporary is already sharp enough at f/6.3. This allows me to use ISO100 ...

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Sigma news and rumors: Development of SD1 Quattro confirmed once again

It’s been a long time since a presumably more advanced model of the SD1 Merrill was mentioned for the first time. In the blog entry written at the end of July 2014, Sigma Rumors reported about an interview that the website Yodobashi.com had conducted with Mister Kazuto Yamaki. In the course of this interview, Sigma’s ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (Part 2)

In the first part of this comparison I tested the sharpness of the two cameras, or rather of the two lenses, at a very short distance to the motif (~1.8m). Even though the 50/2.8 is an extraordinary lens, it had to bow to the “beast”. The 50mm 1.4 DG HSM Art, being much bigger, much ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (part 1)

Just a few minutes ago I finished developing the test photos and uploading them to Flickr, and now I am extremely happy that I am not working as an editor at DPReview or another review site. 😉 If I had to do these tests every day, I am sure the work would make me lose ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: Release date of the 50/1.4 Art and SD1 Quattro

Sigma recently announced four highly interesting products, which still lack some definitive information that is needed for proper assessment. In regards to DP Quattro compact cameras, a lot has already been leaked in diverse interviews (the most informative one can be found on DPReview), but RRP, release date and first sample images and comparisons with ...

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Comparison: DP2 Merrill vs. Sigma SD1M & 30mm f/1.4 ART

I’ve already compared the DP2M to the 30mm f/1.4 EX (Part 1,Part 2) and discovered that DP’s lens is much sharper. I’ve also compared the two 30mm lenses, the EX and the new ART (Part 1,Part 2). The only thing left to do is to compare the DP2M with the new ART on the SD1M. ...

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Comparison: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sigma SD1 & 30mm f1.4 Part 2

In the previous comparison, I promised to shoot and hand in further photos with the Sigma SD1 and the DP2 Merrill using a tripod. I tried to adapt the image sections as well as in any way possible but it turned out to be trickier than I thought, especially because the 30mm of the DP2m ...

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Comparison: Sigma DP2m vs Sigma SD1 & 30mm f1.4

Both the Sigma DP2m and SD1 are fine cameras which appeal to different target groups and which reach top forms under different conditions. The DP2m is a compact camera capable of astonishing image quality – the full format for the jacket pocket, so to speak. This compactness comes with disadvantages as well, lenses cannot be ...

I bought a Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 C

A bit more than two years ago I bought a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 Contemporary, to use it to photograph birds with my camera at the time, the SD1 Merrill. In hindsight that was too much lens and too much reach for an inexperienced bird photographer such as me. What followed was a longer break from ...

Sigma Photo Pro: what does the detail slider do?

I remember when after a long break from photography I bought my Sigma sd Quattro and installed SPP and that after starting the application the first thing that caught my eye was the new “detail” slider. In the spring of 2016, when I was still shooting with my SD1 Merrill and using a at the ...