Category: Learning

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VideoTipp: 360 Time-Lapse of the Milky Way and FAQ for Mars Curiosity Rovers Cameras

Just as last Sunday, I surfed the web and came across two very intriguing videos. The first one is a thrilling 360-degree time-lapse video by a well-known name in the astro-photography scene, Stéphane Guisard. It depicts the Milky Way as it floats across the sky.  The second one is a FAQ-session for the photo-system (system, ...

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Aware2: the GIGAPIXEL camera

Almost a year ago, the first reports on the gigapixel camera (Aware2), which a team at Duke University worked on, were published. It was aimed at continually enhancing the design, until the 50 gigapixel mark was reached. Last year’s prototype was nowhere near it: 98 14-megapixel sensors, in a 75x75x50 cm cube, that are provided ...

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Sigma DP3 Merrill Link collection: Reviews User Reports Sample Videos

Just like back then, when the 35mm f1.4 was introduced, I am grappling with my “addiction” again. The 35mm didn’t work out, I could only just resist. Currently, I am thinking of selling the 24-70 f2.8, which I hardly use anyway, and get a new Sigma DP3M. Thanks to the cashback on Merrills, my piggy ...

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A relaxed TIME-interview with Saul Leiter

Only now, seventy years after he shot his very first pictures, his work finally receives the due recognition on the part of photographic mainstream. And yet, Saul Leiter is not only pioneer, but also revolutionary. © Saul Leiter © Saul Leiter William Eggleston has allegedly influenced the art circles into accepting colour photography; this took place ...

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My opinion on Sigma DP2 Merrill

Although there are plenty of DP2 Merrill reviews out there, I still feel like sharing my thoughts about  Sigma’s premium compact. The fact that I used to have the previous model, the DP1s, allows me to evaluate some of its features even better than some well-known reviewers. What’s the first thing you notice about it? ...

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Photography basics – part 6 – focal lengths and their suitability

When you read photography forums – especially the sub-forums containing buying tips – you notice straight away that many users ask the “best lenses for …” question. Beginners seem to struggle determining what focal length, in millimeters, is good for what application. Only when you know the right focal length for your needs, you can ...

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Review: Sigma 10-20 f3.5

I’ve been a proud owner of a Sigma 10-20 f3,5 for a few  months now.  Have been using it almost exclusively on my SD1 in January. I‘ve taken hundreds of photos with the ultra-wide-angle lense since then and it’s about time to share my experience with you. Quality and Handling The 10-20 f3,5 belongs to ...

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Scanning film with a DSLR

Everyone who has ever tried to scan analog images for at least testing purposes knows how tedious and time consuming this might be. Therefore I was very excited when I have recently came upon the following articles: Why You Should Digitize Your Film Using a Camera Instead of a Scanner and How to scan films ...