Category: My Equipment

A dream come true for all book worms

A couple of days ago I had the chance to visit the Austrian National Library with my camera, the Canon 5D Mark III. As I entered the luxurious grand hall of the library I was absolutely flabbergasted. I didn’t know what I or my camera should focus on first. In every corner there were meters ...

Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS C going to the Zoo

If you live in a big city the local zoo is often the most suitable place to test out a new telephoto lens. Thanks to a wide range of motifs and enclosures of different sizes it’s perfect for getting a clear picture of the new toy’s imaging performance at different focusing distances. As you can ...

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, ...

I bought a Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 C

A bit more than two years ago I bought a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 Contemporary, to use it to photograph birds with my camera at the time, the SD1 Merrill. In hindsight that was too much lens and too much reach for an inexperienced bird photographer such as me. What followed was a longer break from ...

Sculptures or photo spot?

Hey guys, Today I’d like to take you for a little walk to Burgenland, to be more precise, to Sankt Margarethen. The village has a quarry and a sculpture park where you can take some longer walks with interesting things to see. Several big pieces of art made of stone are spread all over the ...

Ice fishing with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

Hey guys, this weekend it was time again for some little adventure! As you may already know, I enjoy walking outside with my camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and exploring my surroundings. I stroll through snowy forests and meadows and try capturing the scenery with all its wonderful details. I also enjoy experimenting ...

Studio experiments with the Sigma 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Hey guys, last week I once again went to a photo studio to do some experiments. This time a simple background and “normal” light conditions weren’t enough for me because I wanted to try something new. I wanted to use flashes in another way, and since I’ve become a big fan of strobes used in ...

Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Review

Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art is the longest and probably sharpest Art lens that I’ve tested so far. Prior to shooting with it I thought that 50mm F1.4 Art was the sharpest lens for Sigma cameras, but the 135mm is as good if not even better. Build quality and handling Like all Art, Sports and Contemporary ...

Sigma 135mm F1.8 is fun to shoot with

It was cold and it was cloudy and getting a kick out of photography was almost impossible. But after I took a couple of photos and viewed them on the back LCD, I was seized by the desire to continue walking and shooting. The 135mm has this characteristic quality of capturing creamy bokeh on the ...

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 ...