Category: Macro

SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

Hey guys, Today I’d like to share my thoughts about a lens I’ve had for quite some time now. Yet I’ve been using it extremely rarely for the past couple of months, perhaps even for the last two years. I’m talking about the SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro! For my test images, ...

Levon Biss – microphotography in a class of its own

Many people are disgusted by insects, so am I. However, when looking through the lens of the photographer Levon Biss, the feeling of disgust is replaced by pure astonishment. Closer inspection shows that the diversity and the uniqueness of these animals are simply indescribable. Again, and again I am searching for extraordinary pictures and photographs. ...

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 ...

Pros and Cons of Sigma sd Quattro‘s SFD Mode

The SFD mode is one of the most important features introduced with the Sigma sd Quattro. It is a kind of multiple exposure feature, which captures 7 X3F files, which then get converted into a single X3I file. Just like X3F files the X3I file can be developed in Sigma Photo Pro, whereby you can ...

Trip to the Chianti region

Hey guys, Today I invite you on a small trip to the Chianti region which inspires us to enjoy and dream away. Not without any reason, Tuscany is one of the most popular holiday regions! The Italian province enchants us with its cultural capital and birth city of Renaissance, Florence. The mediaeval towns of Siena ...

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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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A lens put to the acid test – the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM

As you can certainly remember, the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens has been tested twice already under different conditions. Here comes the third practical test. First I tested the lens during a visit in the zoo, another time during a walk at night as I was searching for the colorful shining city lights ...

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All is colorful

For a couple of years now I’ve been living in the city. And it’s always a great surprise for me when from one day to another spring expels winter. A day earlier everything was still completely gray – the houses, the streets, the sky, and the clothes of the people who rush to make their ...

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Tender heralds of spring

The first warm sun beams, the first colorful dots on the brown lawn in the park, for the first time a desire for ice-cream, enjoying your first coffee outside on the marketplace – spring is near. And there’s no nicer season of the year for playing on your camera with the tiny, tender first blossom ...

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Photowalk with the Sigma 70-200 mm F2,8 EX DG OS HSM

Hey guys, After my last photo walks and reviews led me through the streets of Marrakech, this week it was time again to take a tour through the local forests. Winter is about to fade away and the sun comes back for a few hours as the sunbeams warm our skin again. The last snow ...