Category: Compact Camera

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DP3 Merrill, Marumi, Macro

The last few days, I’ve been on the road again with the Sigma DP3 Merrill and the Marumi +5, and what can I say, I am very pleased with the shots. Some of the pictures are, in my opinion, the best macros I’ve ever taken. I particularly like the photos of flies, especially the colourful ...

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Awesome Macros with Simple, Affordable Gear

Even though the article on petapixel.com is already a bit dated and familiar to many of you no doubt, I still need to report about it. I was so impressed with and shocked at the results, when I realized the exact way they were achieved. It has to do with Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who ...

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My most-viewed Photos

Time flies so incredibly fast. It is almost a year ago that I immigrated to Serbia, but it feels as if it was only yesterday. Not only did I make many new friends, learn a new language (more or less well 😉 ) adapt to a new profession, environment and culture during this time, but ...

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Do you pet stray animals?

Or do they disgust you? My living conditions here in Serbia and my principles don’t allow me to keep a cat or a dog. I love animals, but I have a clear conception of how they should live. They should have lots of space to roam freely and spend lots of time in the open, ...

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Blog to win a Sigma DP1 Merrill!

For those of you who already forgot: in the Summer of 2011, in the context of Our World Tour promotion, Sigma Germany elected a “World Scout” and sent him on a round-the-world trip. The winner was Mario Dirks, who subsequently travelled 50 interesting destinations in 50 weeks with a SD1 and several Sigma lenses in ...

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Review: Sigma DP3M and Marumi +5

So far, I have only been writing reviews on individual lenses and cameras. With the Marumi DHG 200 on top, the DP3M transforms from a tool for portraits, details and close-ups into a genuine macro-camera, so that the achromatic lens and the Merrill now need to be viewed as an entirely new whole. On this ...

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DP3M with Marumi and without

Just like on my last photo tour, I’ve had the DP3M and the Marumi +5 this time with me as well. Shooting macros with this little set-up is a lot of fun. With the achromatic lens on the DP3M you can achieve a max. image ratio of around 1:1.6. Compared to a DSLR with a ...

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Additional shots taken with the DP3M and the Marumi +5

Over the last couple of days I’ve been carrying the DP3M with the Marumi +5 with me. Sadly the sun shone only for brief periods of time, making it hard to find insects and spiders. The few, which appeared in front of my lens, were smallish flies and spiders, unsuitable to demonstrate the effect of ...

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Latest US-market data: Demand for System Cameras increases, Compact Cameras flop

According to NPD market research, system cameras in worth of $2.1 billion were sold during the period June 2012 to May 2013 – an increase of 5% compared to the same period of time last year. The demand for compact cameras is said to have collapsed 26% and amounted to only $1.9 billion. This is ...

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Farewell to the Adriatic Sea

It was beautiful, but way too short. So I left fairyland, I am still in Bosnia today, but tomorrow I’ll be jolted back into reality. After Dubrovnik, I took fewer pictures than I hoped I would; instead I soaked up the sun, was swimming in the sea and refuelled loads of positive energy. Let’s get ...