All posts by Lars

Halloween in the Big Apple

We all know that in the States Halloween is a much bigger affair than in Europe. Whereas only small groups of kids stroll around suburban areas in zombie or witch outfits, hunting for treats, and in the cities youngsters make an exception and dress up for a beer on Friday night, America goes crazy! In ...

What is better, SFD or a stack made of multiple photos?

I’ve discussed the SFD mode, which was introduced with Sigma sd Quattro cameras, late last year. Since I’m experimenting with Affinity Photo as of late, I wanted to do a little comparison of the program’s stacking feature and the SFD mode. In the following comparison we are going to determine which one looks best: SFD, ...

Taking photos on the way to…

Are you in the habit of always taking your camera with you, regardless of whether you are on your way to work, running errands or going to the doctor? I almost never do it. The gear that I prefer to use doesn’t fall into the “always with you” category. A Sigma sd Quattro with a ...

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 ...