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‘Sigma Factory Tour’ Report on imaging-resource.com

Regardless of whether you own or are interested in Sigma lenses or whether you are a hardcore fan of Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Sony and invariably purchase lenses of the camera manufacturer – any photo technology devotee is obliged to peruse the imaging-resource.com report on Sigma’s factory tour. Dave Etchells, author of the article, depicts the lens production right ...

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7 years of prison for posession of antiquated soviet spy cameras

Whether you take photos or collect cameras, in some regions of the world being a photography enthusiast can be though. One of the most curious photography news in a long time is about an Ukrainian camera collector, who faces up to 7 years of prison, for possession of antiquated soviet spy cameras. Yes, you’ve read ...

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Historic Pictures now in Color: ColorizedHistory and Titanic in Color

Reddit is known as an internet platform infamous for its „trolls“, but it’s also a huge community full of creative minds bursting with ideas and thirst for action. An example illustrating this is the ColorizedHistory group with over 20000 members, all of whom are amateur historians working together in order to colorize as many historic ...

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Sigma Rumors: What are they working on at the moment?

Having a 3rd party manufacturer, like Sigma, release one awesome lens after another, and shake up the market in the process, is something that we tech freaks are not used to seeing, yet. But according to many recent rumors, this is just a foretaste of things to come. Supposedly there are several expensive high-end lenses ...

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The Future Belongs to the Mirrorless!

All of those who hang around at photo forums as often as I do will certainly have caught the discussions centering on the future of the reflex camera concept. According to many mirrorless-enthusiasts, the old rattle mirror is said to have served its time. It’s too big, too loud and too expensive to remain relevant ...

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Portrait Photography: How Crucial is the Right Angle?

Thanks to PetaPixel, I stumbled over a short, but highly insightful and funny video. In it, a Korean girl demonstrates the importance of camera angle for portraits in 14 seconds. Whether a person is photographed from above or below can make a huge difference. A difference of roughly 10 to 30 kilos. 😉 For photographers ...

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Rumours confirmed: SIGMA presents Mount-Conversion Service!

Over the last week of July, the gossip factory has been working overtime. The first rumour focused on a 24-70mm f/2 by Sigma. No, that’s no typo. After the 18-35mm f/1.8, Sigma is ready to stir up the FF format. Rumour has it we’ll have to wait until September 2014 (Photokina), that’s when the zoom ...

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Website Recommendation: PhotoStarSheet, the Mother of all Link Collections

I have been looking for a way of fixing up my bookmarks for quite a long time. The subfolder with photo pages easily exceeds 500 hits, I’m sure of. My latest discovery, PhotoStarSheet, thus came right on cue. With over 750 links to photo-related pages of all kinds, it is one of the biggest link ...

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The Battle of the 30s: Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX vs 30mm f1.4 ART Part 1

50mm (full frame equivalent) fixed focal lengths are counted among the lenses with the widest field of application. It comes as no surprise, then, that both 30mm f/1.4 Sigmas are repeatedly mentioned in threads focusing on purchase advice. Before the appearance of the 30mm ART, the selection was somewhat more transparent. You could either opt ...

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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 Collection of Links: Reviews, Sample Images, Threads, Videos

According to some forum visitors, Sigma lenses for NEX and mFT are a by-product of the DP Merrill development. This may be conceivable for the 19mm f/2.8 and 30mm f/2.8, although the glass-elements are arranged differently. It appears less likely for the 60mm f/2.8 (said to be comparable with the 50mm f/2.8 of the DP3M), ...