Category: Learning


SIGMA Background Check – Part 1

Recently I realized how much I actually know about SIGMA lenses and with how many evaluations and test reviews I permanently expand my knowledge while I never asked myself what’s really behind the name SIMGA. Success, of course. And a vision. And lots of ambitions that made the company achieve its extraordinarily good position on ...


SIGMA NEWS – Product lines

Hey guys, here’s Tamara. Today I’d like to tell you a few things about SIGMA. Many of you may know most of it already, for all the others it’s certainly good to know. Today’s topic will be about SIGMA’s three big product lines! These are the Contemporary, the Art and the Sports series. Which series ...


Learning photography on YouTube? Benjamin Jaworskyj

Over the last couple of years I’ve often heard the name Benjamin Jaworskyj in connection with photography. Last week I had the chance to listen to one of his lectures at the Photo Festival in Zingst. He’s a German photographer working in Berlin. In 2008 he started giving online video tutorials. His YouTube channel is ...


Tips & tricks in wildlife photography:

Hey guys, it’s me again, Tamara. Today I went for a little walk. I felt like taking pictures of animals and telling you a couple of tips and tricks on how you can take great wildlife photos by using simple methods. Unfortunately, I only came across some chickens on my little tour. Apparently the horses, ...


More emotions for Facebook

You can now express more than just "like" on Facebook. Facebook adds new reaction buttons.


Dual camera zoom: Corephotonics presents a 5x zoom without moving parts

Zoom lenses are useful, but they need a complex optical formula, which means, compared to prime lenses, they are pretty big and heavy. That’s the reason why they aren’t used that often, and if, in a simpler and more basic version (with a small zoom range and/or slow speed) in smartphones and in compact cameras. ...


Shooting with Sigma 150-600 C + SD1M: a few insights after four photowalks

In the beginning I assumed that I have to stop down to f/7.1 to f/8, in order to capture images which are sharp enough. I didn’t even try to shoot wide open. But as it turned out during today’s photowalk the 150-600 Contemporary is already sharp enough at f/6.3. This allows me to use ISO100 ...


Rob Spence aka „Eyeborg“: the man who replaced his eyeball with a camera

Rob Spence aka the „Eyeborg“ is a filmmaker from Toronto, who lost vision in one of his eyes at the age of nine. In 2011 Spence had his right eyeball removed and replaced with a prosthesis with an integrated camera – 26 years after he lost his sight in the said eye in an accident ...


FlatCam – a camera that takes pictures without a lens

So far camera manufacturers have created smaller cameras by installing smaller sensors. However, the consequence of this trend wasn’t necessarily lighter and slimmer photo bags, as with a rising pixel density lenses became increasingly more complex, bigger and heavier. But what would happen if cameras could be built that don’t need any lenses to take ...