Category: My Equipment

First photo walk with the Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art

The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art is one of the longest telephoto prime lenses I have ever shot photos with. During this first photo walk with the new lens I had to take a couple of steps back a number of times, because I was to close and more than half of the motif was missing. ...

In the own four walls

Hello guys, Did you ever ask yourself how you can take lovely photos or portraits at home? In this article you will find out how to find a good spot, what it takes for a good picture and which tools can be used. Taking pictures at home is full of advantages: You are undisturbed, it ...

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 ...

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art vs. SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today it’s time again to compare two lenses I enjoy using a lot. It may be a somewhat untypical comparison, however, I’d still like to do it. Both lenses I want to compare are quite different and both have their clear advantages on which I will also briefly focus. The comparison shall be ...

It’s Christmas time – 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

Hey guys, It’s was that time again: The 24th window of our Advent calendar has been opened. Since the evening of the 23th of December I’ve been with my family to make the 24th of December something real special. In the morning we celebrated my dad’s birthday with a big breakfast, because in our home ...

UP THE MOUNTAINS WITH THE SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

 By now, colorful autumn has left us and the city has immersed into some sad gray tones. The tall buildings, the sky and even the people in the city look gray to me in winter. The snow never remains and instead the streets are covered with wet slush. Besides my cold fingers and a red ...

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 ...

Sometimes staying inside feels just better…

Autumn has finally arrived: the chilly wind, some rain every now and then, and days that become shorter and shorter. Of course, enjoying this season equipped with rubber boots, a rain-check and a cap can be nice, as I showed to you on my last two photo walks. Sometimes, however, sitting at the window sill ...

“In Vienna’s Prater the trees blossom again”

When you think of Vienna’s Prater as a non-local, first of all the Luna Park with the extraordinary carousels will come to your mind. You may almost forget that the entire huge area around, with its forests and the nature reserve, is also part of it. Since I’m particularly impressed by the Prater’s atmosphere in ...

Autumn portraits

A couple of days ago I took you to meadows covered by the mist on a rainy, murky walk through the forest. I showed you all the wonderful facets this season offers. However, on my long walk my focus was not only nature itself. I was accompanied by a friend who also posed as a ...