Category: Compact Camera

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Sigma News and Rumors: many 24 mm f1.4 Art and DP3 Quattro Samples

MTF-graphs and product pictures are certainly interesting, however, the only thing that really matters for us photographers are the photos! 😉 Luckily enough we were not kept in suspense for too long, as the first samples could be inspected only a few days after the announcement. Apart from dpreview, four more websites have published 24mm ...

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Have you heard of ‘superresolution’?

“Superresolution” is a relatively new concept, which can be used to increase the resolution of an optical system beyond the capabilities of the hardware. While this concept is not only used in photography, there are two (groups of) methods which one can use to either reduce noise - whereby the degree of detail per pixel, ...

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German Photo Market 2014: 28,7% less DSLRs sold, demand for EVILs increasing!

A few days ago the Photoindustrie-Verband e.V. published the 2014 sales figures for a number of products on the German photo and imaging market. As was to be expected by now, the demand for digital compact cameras further decreased in 2014. High-end compact cameras are the only ones among compact cameras that continue to sell ...

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Dogs and their stories

When one is taking photos of dogs one never gets bored. These balls of furry delight are always full of beans, and never to tired to play or cause mayhem. This little Sheltie mongrel desperately kept trying to get into the toy-store for minutes. First through the yard gate, then through the entrance of the ...

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A “Photo-Diary”

Not too long ago I started keeping a “photo-diary”. Since I am not an extraordinarily disciplined person, the individual entries have grown into one big chaotic heap of notes on my desk. I write down how long each “photo-walk” was, what equipment I took with me and any further information that lead to especially good ...

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Sigma News and Rumours: 24mm f1.4 Art, DP0 Quattro and 150-600mm Contemporary Product Images and Samples

It is impossible not to love photography fairs, especially the CP+, which is one of the most important ones of its kind worldwide. Not three days after the 24/1.4 Art, the DP0 Quattro and some other DP accessories were announced, there are already more product pictures and more information. The 24mm f/1.4 Art looks a ...

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Rust

In my opinion rust can transform many trivial objects into interesting photo motifs. I find cars, for example, rather boring, but in my view rust can make them photogenic and worth photographing. Many old and rusty vehicles are littered with interesting detail, which begs to be photographed from up close. Sometimes rust can transform a ...

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Sigma News and Rumors: Sigma has announced the 24mm f/1.4 Art, DP0 Quattro and additional DP accessories!

After the successful 35mm f/1.4 Art and 50mm f/1.4 Art it was only a matter of time before Sigma would announce additional primes and expand the Art series up- and downwards. More than a year ago first rumors have emerged, according to which Sigma was developing 24mm Art and 85mm Art primes and was to ...

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Sigma DP1 Quattro Link Collection: Reviews, Samples, Videos

Ever since the DP Merrill generation, all three cameras of the DP lineup have been equipped with the same hardware – in other words: sensor, image processor, display, memory interface and battery. Therefore it is worthy to take a look at some reviews of the DP2Q, even though you might only be interested in the ...

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Tortula Muralis and Snowdrops – Surprisingly Interesting Subjects

It can be incredibly hard to find interesting subjects in winter. Even if you happen to find some, the thick blanket of clouds complicates the “painting with light”. Last time I was lucky, but that was the exception that proves the rule. Typical of this time of year is the soft, diffuse light, here you ...