Category: Learning

Sharpness comparison: Sigma 100-400mm vs 135mm F1.8 Art

Depending on how scrupulously one goes about things, a sharpness comparison of two lenses can end up being quite a hassle. One could compare the sharpness at multiple distances. One could, even when comparing a prime lens to a zoom, not only shoot at the same aperture but shoot photos with the prime at those ...

Drone photography: Tips and legal framework

Drones, also called multi- or quadrocopters, have finally reached the mainstream. The combination of photography and flying are of particular interest to many. Every day new models with integrated cameras are announced. The devices are steadily becoming more powerful and compact. Thus even amateur photographers have become able to shoot impressive images from a bird’s ...

Review MC-11 Converter

Hey guys, As some of you may probably know, I belong or belonged to the Canon group. My permanent companion: my faithful Canon 5D Mark III. However, as I told you in my last article, I’ve extended my camera family a bit. Among my newest treasures is a Sony Alpha 7II R. I just wanted ...

Summer, sun and underwater photos

On vacation almost everyone is consistently looking out for the perfect picture. Everybody wants to capture the new and the unknown and thus keep it for eternity. Mountains, forests, beaches and cities provide the perfect scenery for this. Often underestimated but no less beautiful is the extraordinary and colorful underwater world. We have summarized a ...

Old but gold – the comeback of instant cameras

Retro is en vogue again. If it’s about music or technology, the trends of the 1980s and 1990s are on the rise and can be unpacked from dusty boxes stored in the attic. No wonder that instant cameras like Polaroid and Co. from long ago are experiencing a revival. A brief recap The invention of ...

Lightroom tips and tricks

Hey guys, If you enjoy taking pictures a lot and work with your camera intensively, there’ll be no way around image editing sooner or later. Maybe, as you play around with colors, brightness and contrasts, you will discover one more passion – at least that’s what happened to me. 😉 While editing you get the ...

The beginnings of digital photography

Nowadays capturing moments photographically is easier than ever. Almost every person has a smartphone and therefore also a digital camera. Even better, the smartphone is always ready to hand. Click! The picture is taken and the moment is captured for eternity. But the beginning of digital photography was not that easy. The invention of the ...

Quattro and the blue channel trick revisited

There is hardly a photographer who shoots with a Sigma camera who doesn’t know about the blue channel trick. Those, who have never heard about it, should read this blog post of mine. The tl;dr version is this: it’s a workflow trick for black and white conversion, with which you can improve the noise performance ...

Sigma Photo Pro: what does the detail slider do?

I remember when after a long break from photography I bought my Sigma sd Quattro and installed SPP and that after starting the application the first thing that caught my eye was the new “detail” slider. In the spring of 2016, when I was still shooting with my SD1 Merrill and using a at the ...

Contrasts in the studio (with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens)

In principle, shooting outdoor is the most beautiful thing for me. I stroll through the wilds of nature, explore forests and meadows and keep looking for water drops on leaves and little bugs on blossoms. Also in town I enjoy walking outside and looking for details that are hidden to most other people. For my ...