All posts by Lars

One-button photography – where does that leave us photographers?

Today I read the DPReview article about 5 new camera features introduced with Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones and found the first sentence in the final thoughts quite interesting. It reads as follows: The philosophy behind the Pixel camera - and for that matter the philosophy behind many smartphone cameras today - ...

Interview with Kazuto Yamaki about Sigma cameras and L-mount and other news

Like other manufacturers Sigma has also announced its new products ahead of Photokina 2018. We have reported on the 6 new lenses as well as the partnership with Leica and Panasonic. Barney Britton, an editor over at DPReview, was able to get a good look at the new lenses. You can find a lot of ...

Beautiful day after the temperature rollercoaster

Today was the first day that I felt fit enough to go for a photo walk, after having gotten ill last week. After long stretches of stable and warm weather I forget, that I need to put on warmer clothes and shoes when it gets colder again. This keeps happening to me again and again. ...

REVIEW SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

You’ve certainly noticed that I’m a big fan of Sigma’s Art series! My all-round lens, which I don’t want to miss, is the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art. But also the classical lens, a normal focal length for full-frame cameras, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, has become a faithful companion that never lets me ...

Rumor: Sigma to announce 5 new lenses soon

The Japanese website nokishita-camera.com has leaked photos of five Sigma lenses, which are supposedly going to be announced soon. As the pictures show, there are three primes and two zoom lenses: Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports ...

Sigma Photo Pro: an analysis of high speed settings

Speed is a constantly recurring topic when it comes to Sigma Photo Pro. By their very nature the photo files of Sigma cameras are large and algorithms used for their processing complex. Therefore it is hardly a surprise that one needs a lot of memory and a fast processor if one doesn’t want to spend ...

Does beard lapse mean anything to you?

I’ve seen several time lapse videos, in which photographers record via selfies or portrait shots certain longer lasting and therefore difficult to perceive changes, such as the growing up of their children. But seeing someone record growing a long beard over a longer period of time is a first for me. And this is exactly ...

Sharpness comparison part 2: Sigma 100-400mm vs 135mm F1.8 Art

Like with my prior Sigma 100-400mm C vs 135mm f/1.8 Art comparison, where I was comparing their respective sharpness at close-up range, I’ve decided to not only shoot at the same aperture but to shoot photos with the prime lens at those apertures which the zoom is lacking and compare the results to the zoom’s ...

Emerging Talent Award LensCulture – Just take the chance!

Would you call yourself a photographic talent? I find it often very hard to admit that one is really talented with certain things. At least I often feel this way, even if many people around me praise me and I get recognition from them. Thinking this way about your own skills isn’t just bad for ...

Let there be light! Light painting and all you need to know

Everybody knows them, the pictures with beautiful light objects floating in the air. Light painting is a technique in photography that makes use of long-term lighting. There are no limits to creativity and the possibilities to shoot magical photos are unlimited. In this article we’ll explain to you how to use this technique and how ...