All posts by Lars

I am cute and my owners need the money

  I think we all have to be honest about one thing, no matter how weird we find the fact that pets nowadays can become millionaires, or make their owners such, we all have liked at least one of those cute pics of Loki, Tuna, Grumpy Cat & Co. I know this is totally normal. ...

Dad becomes Instagram famous in one week

Bill Young is a photographer and a pilot. During his many stays in hotels all over the world he is exposed to different forms of architecture and design on a daily basis. Of all things the one he was particularly taken by were hotel carpets, which he decided to document meticulously at one point and ...

Sigma sd Quattro Review

SD Quattro is Sigma’s first interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera. In a sense it is a balancing act between the wish of many Sigma DP camera users for a DP camera with interchangeable lenses and reality, in which Sigma SD users, who naturally want to be able to use their existing SA mount lenses, mustn’t be forgotten ...

Looking backstage: the ways how Magnum photographers work

Magnum photographers definitely count among the biggest, most popular and most influential photographers of our time. Their names have gained cult status and everybody has heard of them. Elliott Erwitt. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Robert Capa. Steve McCurry. And many other famous names from the past 70 years. Thanks to a friend I came across a book ...

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN C – official info on price and release date

On the 26th of October Sigma has made an announcement that it’s developing a 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, a new lens for micro four thirds and Sony E mounts. At that time RRP and release date were not yet disclosed. Due to its large aperture and the fact, that neither of the two systems ...

I’m back!

One and a half years ago several blows of fate had forced me to give up my beloved hobbies – blogging as well as photography. Like many people tend to approach such situations, I had also given up on everything non-essential and focused upon the truly important things in life. Since I stopped blogging, Tamara ...

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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary announced

Today Sigma officially announced the development of a new lens – the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary – for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. If you are interested in and very familiar with the two systems, you already know, that both of them lack fast primes with this focal length. Micro 4/3 ...

Analogue in Havanna

Today I also want to take you to another analogue adventure! There are cities and countries screaming for ANALOGUE in my eyes. And sometimes you just have to listen to that scream.  Havana was such a city for me, or to be more exact, Cuba was in general – the city or the country where ...

First images taken with my Sigma SD Quattro

Yes, you read that right, my Sigma SD Quattro has arrived and I’ve already had a chance to take some photos with Sigma’s very first “EVIL”. It’s too early to go into everything that was changed or improved in comparison with the SD1 Merrill. We are talking about a change of concept, from a DSLR ...

Martijn van Oers and the mystery of 70-year-old photographs

As you probably already know, I’m a big fan of antique photographs. It’s one of my biggest dreams to discover an old, not developed film one day and to see photographs from a past era, pictures nobody has ever seen before. That’s been one of my childhood fantasies. And that’s why I’m regularly searching flea ...