Category: My Equipment

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Those extra winter pounds

I can’t say if it has anything to do with the cold, but I’ve been craving heavy, unhealthy food lately. Sport seems to be an abstract concept and recently comes down to walking to a shop or a restaurant where I get even more food. I’m doing fine with those extra winter pounds, growing in ...

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Bad weather photo subject ideas: cats and food!

I‘d love to grab my tripod and SD1 and take some photos outside, but the weather conditions and light shortage make it impossible.  The only thing I can do I guess is taking my Sigma DP2 Merrill and   using something I come across on my way to work or while shopping as a subject.  There ...

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Visiting the marketplace in Zemun with the Sigma DP2 Merrill

I was at the Zemun marketplace today to get some food for the following days. You can find everything there ― from smoked carp to pumpkin pie; two of my co-workers joked that you can even find bird milk there – but most importantly, at least for me, it provides endless opportunities for pictures. So ...

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I just couldn’t resist: I bought a Sigma DP2 Merrill

The piggy bank’s empty, but I am ecstatic! I received my new camera tree days ago and believe me it’s not just any camera; it’s DP2 Merril, which I’ve craved for for so long When I switched from Canon and Nikon to SD1, I was actually flirting with the idea of buying a compact camera; ...

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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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Happyhour photo tour

Thank God the days are getting longer! I did not get a chance to shoot much in daylight recently. Capturing a sunset after work? Forget about it! Since it’s been so depressingly dark (and for a photographer even more so) my workmates head straight for the pub to have some ćevapčići with either a beer ...

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I need a new tripod!

If my latest photo tours with the ultra-wide-angle lens have taught me anything, it is that working without a proper tripod can be a major pain. I’m currently using a Cullmann Primax 190, allegedly „Made in Germany“, however in use it doesn’t feel like that at all. Don’t get me wrong, it is solid and ...

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Long exposure and zoom in effect with the Sigma 10-20 f3.5

Today, once again, I have been taking pictures with the ultra-wide-angle lens. This time I decided to put the so called “zoom in effect” (what a funny word, actually) suitability of the Sigma UWW to the test. The zoom in effect works like this: (clearly) exposure has to be sufficiently long, so that there is ...

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Out and about with an ultra wide angle lens

Only recently a friend of mine, who is also interested in photography, told me that a regular use of a single focal length or a single lens can sharpen one’s perception. That is why I dedicated the past few days to explore SD1 and Sigma 10-20 f/3.5. As far as I remember, I have never ...