Category: Canon

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A lens in use – The SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM in the street light and in the dark

As you could already see on this blog, the SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens has been part of the equipment I take with me for quite some time now. I’ve tested its heart and its soul by studying diverse reports, professional reviews etc. and, of course, by taking photos myself under different conditions. In ...

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Test: SIGMA 70-200mm F2,8 EX DG OS HSM

Hey guys, I’ve decided to take a closer look at a rather old lens once again: the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM. This lens is particularly useful for portrait, documentary but also for wildlife photography as well as for concerts and astrophotography. The first thing you will notice when holding the 70-200mm lens ...

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News: A reason to be happy – News about Sigma at the CP+

In one of my previous blog articles I wrote about the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. Some particularly positive news that was presented and comes from SIGMA is its MC-11 Mount Converter which allows SIGMA “SA” and SIGMA “Canon EF” mounts on interchangeable lenses to be used on a Sony device with ...

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News: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

For many years the Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera has been an absolute classic and widely used as well as popular among many photographers. For a long time we’ve been waiting for its successor and finally it’s been announced (not quite officially though, as reported on the website Canon Rumors)! The Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

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SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens

Rain, bad weather, a somber mood and yet there’s an unbounded enthusiasm to take photos? That’s how I was feeling a couple of days ago, so I decided spontaneously to visit the Butterfly House once again! This time I brought my  SIGMA 105 f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens, because for me,  it is ...

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Springtime Macro Photography with Sigma 105mm/2.8 + Canon 70D

Taking along my Canon 70D and my beloved 105mm Art DG HSM Macro lens I went out into the green countryside to enjoy the nice weather outside. Up to now I have mainly captured impressions of food and details of the interior, but with the spring sun coming out I got inspired and motivated to ...

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CP+ Show in Japan

From 25 February until 28 February 2016, the CP+ show took place in Yokohama, a city in Japan about 30km from Tokyo. This is one of the most important photo shows of the year. The exhibitors are Japanese companies. At the show there are about 160 of them, whereas several are hardly known abroad.  The ...

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LensRentals: Cross-Brand Repair Data of Lenses and Cameras 2012-2013

As in the previous two years, Roger Cicala of LensRentals blogged about the repair statistics of lenses and cameras in his company. LensRentals is a U.S. based rental company specialising on lenses, photo- and video cameras. With over 12000 lenses and cameras the company has available and 2000 repairs between July 2012 and July 2013, ...