Category: Photography News

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Sigma announces 4 new lenses at CP+ 2013!

After all those Sigma news (35 f1,4, 17-70 f2,8-4, 120-300 f2,8, DP3 Merrill, etc.) in the recent months, I assumed that the Bandai lenses and cameras manufacturer is going to take it easy for a while. Boy was I wrong! The Japanese had many more surprise in store at this year’s CP+. Three new lenses ...

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300.000 views! Hooray!

The Fotogenerell–blog is a little bit more than three years old by now. During this time Shirin (who at present is no longer actively pursuing photography as a hobby) and I spent lots and lots of hours writing more than 480 articles. This is why I am happy to announce that as of 17.01.2013 our ...

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The new JPEG 9 Standard: Compression without loss of image quality?

Up to now the opinions about JPEG format differed. Beginners were quite happy with the compactness of files as well as the fact that they’re already “developed” and ready to be printed right away. On the other hand, serious photographers weren’t interested in working with limited processing options, i.e. it is very hard to change ...

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The Merrill family is growing: Sigma DP3 announced!

On January the 9th, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sigma have announced a new member of their Merrill family. The Sigma DP3 has a 50mm f/2.8 macro lens which on an APS-C sized Foveon sensor behaves similar to a 75mm focal length on a full frame sensor. The release date was set ...

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Taking photos without eyesight

How did that go again with needing a photographic eye in order to take good pictures? Tommy Edison, the Instagram user who was born blind, is of a different opinion. He takes photos with his Smartphone every day and uploads them on to the afore-mentioned platform. He has more than 13,000 followers and is one ...

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Expensive adhortatory letter for sharing thumbnail previews on Facebook

Imagine you read an interesting online article, you decided to “share” it, whereupon a preview with a photo appeared on your Wall and hey presto, you received an adhortatory letter with a demand for damages amounting to €1,200. According to the German news ticker heise.de, this happened to a Facebook commercial site operator, because of ...