Category: Learning

Sigma sd Quattro RAW development: what’s better, SPP or Lightroom?

I’ve tinkered with Sigma sd Quattro’s DNG support for quite some time now. On paper it’s great to have the option to develop Sigma RAWs in other programs. But what can you expect if you shoot DNGs with your sd Quattro and subsequently develop them in Lightroom? Is it silly to expect an equivalent output ...

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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Product photography – what’s better?

Today we’ll compare two different SIGMA top lenses and three different focal lengths. We shall examine diverse aspects regarding technology and aesthetic features while focusing on product photography. Lens 1: SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM; Focal length: 35mm Lens 2: SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM; Focal length: 24mm und 70mm Comparing the two lenses ...

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A sea of flowers in the park as test objects for the SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

Not so long ago I could hold the SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in my hands. Of course, I couldn’t resist, grabbed it and walked right to the nearest park. The evening sun was stroking the lush green of the summer trees and the meadows and long-necked colorful flowers were blowing in the soft breeze. “Make ...

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The power of images

Photos can be a powerful tool. Both in a negative and in a positive way. Photos show reality the way it has happened, objectively and truthfully. At least that’s been the opinion of most people for a long period of time. Nowadays one has become a bit more skeptical concerning photos and videos. We know ...

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Comparison: 35mm fixed focal length vs. 50mm fixed focal length

When can you use which lens? The SIGMA 35mm DG f/1.4 Art has already been presented to you. Today, I’d like to take a closer look on the SIGMA 50mm DG HSM f/1.4 in a comparison to the 35mm fixed focal length. What’s better than a perfect comparison with a tour on the market and ...

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Michel d’Oultremont – The perfect wildlife photo

As I already mentioned wildlife photography in my opinion counts among the key disciplines in photography. Animals hardly ever stand still, they don’t care about how you’d like them to pose, they’re unpredictable and mostly don’t want to cooperate. That’s particularly true with wild animals as, besides the above mentioned facts, they also tend to ...

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Lens Review SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

Hey guys, As many of you may have noticed I keep carrying two lenses with me most of the time. These two lenses have never disappointed me and they are a good choice at every opportunity. Of course, I’m talking about the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS ...

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Lens review – A classic put to the acid test

Some days ago SIGMA announced four new lenses on their website and on different company-owned social media pages. So before taking a closer look at these newcomers made of glass, I recently became interested in reviewing the classic that by now can’t be neglected anymore, the SIGMA Art 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, in terms ...