Category: Knowledge

Baobabs

Bao what? Some of you may certainly wonder when reading this title. Even I hadn’t been familiar with that name until now. Few of you may know the scientific name Adansonia. One of my aunts has one of these exotic trees in her garden and proudly presents it every time we visit her. However, it ...

Chernobyl is home.

Chernobyl – no matter if someone was already born at the time of the disaster or was born only later, every one of us can relate to Chernobyl in some way. Although the world of those days was shaken by the nuclear disaster and even many years later the name of the nuclear plant gives ...

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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary announced

Today Sigma officially announced the development of a new lens – the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary – for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. If you are interested in and very familiar with the two systems, you already know, that both of them lack fast primes with this focal length. Micro 4/3 ...

Nostalgia cure: this is how fast Photoshop was 20 years ago

Dear photography friends, In case you are getting irritated by the slowness of Lightroom or Photoshop while editing 30MP+ files and in case you are thinking, that everything was better in the old days, I recommend that you watch the following Apple demo, which took place during Macworld Expo 1997. In the course of said ...

Sigma Rumors: was the Panasonic Leica 12mm F1.4 designed by Sigma?

We photographers have known for quite some time that the content doesn’t necessarily correspond to what it says on the label. After all renowned companies, such as Leica and Hasselblad, have been selling cameras made by other companies under their own brand for years. The situation regarding lenses is a bit different: companies, which don’t ...

SIGMA 24-70mm F2,8 DG OS HSM vs. SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today I want to test two of the most popular standard zoom lenses with and for you by comparing them with each other. Both are real universal talents and both suitable for studio photography as well as for documentary and travel photography. Due to their light intensity of 2.8 or 4, respectively, it’s ...

Lens Review: The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Since I love taking pictures under hazy light conditions and due to a lack of shades and soft contrasts, I decided to borrow a SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for one day and test it along with my Canon EOS 80D camera. The location for my review was Vienna’s Karlsplatz. As I’m pretty ...

Comparison SIGMA 50mm F1,4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today I’d like to present you a somewhat untypical comparison. The two lenses I want to compare are very different but both have their clear advantages which I will briefly mention as well. A comparison will be made between two lenses of the high-quality and popular SIGMA Art series. I’ll contrast two of ...

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Cool refreshments for hot summer days

What’s the secret for a nice summer evening with friends? Cool drinks in all colors and flavors. Last time I took you along my baking procedure on a picturesque culinary tour. Today I’ll offer you some cool refreshment for hot summer days. And there’s nothing better for this than cool drinks. Fruity, fresh and cool ...

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Made with love

When the week comes to an end, I feel immense anticipation for the free days, especially on hot summer days. I’m looking forward to sleeping long until the sun wakes me up, to a fresh espresso on my balcony, to the life on the streets in the morning, to swimming in the lake and to ...