Category: Photography News

Sigma thinking about offering lenses for Fuji X and other rumors

Photokina approaches and the gossip factory is slowly but surely beginning to work overtime. The newest Sigma rumors are coming from none other than the Fujifilm community. According to Fuji Rumors Sigma is supposedly thinking about developing lenses for the Fujifilm X-mount, provided that Fuji manages to up sales of its cameras by 20%. What ...

What happens when you revers an element in a photo lens?

The Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami also wanted to find an answer to this question, which is why he disassembled an old Zenit Zenitar-M 2S 50mm F/2 and reversed the third element whenn putting it back together. The shortest description for the resulting effect is „soap bubble bokeh“ – a type of bokeh, whose circles look ...

SIGMA NEWS – not so much new but a short review

The summer slump is not over yet and so there are not as many new things I could tell you about Sigma. As you already heard last week the company has released some interesting updates concerning the MC-11 adapter (which I have tested for and with you in the last weeks) but otherwise it is ...

National Geography Travel Photographer of the Year 2018

Ever since I’m able to read, I’ve been a fan of the National Geographic Magazine, and ever since I’m into photography, I’ve been particularly fascinated of course by the incredible photographs and the unbelievably talented photographers whose pictures get published in the magazine. One of my greatest dreams – and forgive me for mentioning it ...

SIGMA NEWS

As you know, summertime is a bit calmer when it comes to new models and innovations presented by camera and lens manufacturers. They work and puzzle so every company can show its best and most innovative side at the phonokina, which takes place from 26 to 29 September this year. That’s why now the atmosphere ...

It’s all about timing. Peter Maier and his viral timelapse video.

It’s all about timing. Time and again this saying proves to be true. Only recently the perfect timing made Peter Maier, a hobby photographer from Mölltal in Austria, a viral internet hit. The guy from Mölltal achieved more than one million clicks with his video hit and the fascination remains unbroken among internet users. His ...

On board with the Sigma 24-70 mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

Hey guys, today it’s time again for another photo walk. This weekend I went downstream by ship from the wonderful city of Vienna to the nearest capital of another country. It was my first ride on a fast ferryboat and also my first visit to Bratislava. Since I knew somebody who works on the ferry, ...

Sigma just patented two F1.2 lenses for MFT and released firmware updates for several products

Once again Sigma has patented two lens designs for the micro four thirds mount. This time around the designs pertain to two extremely fast primes with f/1.2 aperture, a 14mm f/1.2 and a 35mm f/1.2. As is to be expected with extremely fast lenses such as these, the designs are very complex with 17 and ...

SIGMA – a few more news…

Hello everyone, I'm sure you've all noticed that there's been a lot going on at Sigma in the last weeks and months. Lenses with E-mount have been announced, which means we can now use Sigma lenses on Sony cameras without the MC-11 converter. We were also pleased to announce three new art optics. The two ...

Sea-horse by Justin Hofman

A photo that looks amazing on the first glance but breaks your heart at the second. This moving picture of a seahorse holding onto a cotton bud was taken by Justin Hofman, a renowned wildlife and conservation photographer in one of the worlds most popular holiday locations. Indonesia. The photo of the sea horse went ...