Category: Review

What is better, SFD or a stack made of multiple photos?

I’ve discussed the SFD mode, which was introduced with Sigma sd Quattro cameras, late last year. Since I’m experimenting with Affinity Photo as of late, I wanted to do a little comparison of the program’s stacking feature and the SFD mode. In the following comparison we are going to determine which one looks best: SFD, ...

Which have better bokeh, zooms or primes?

Right from the start it should be clear that there is no general answer to this question. As is often the case, circumstances are critically important. Which specific lenses are being compared? Are you comparing widest aperture vs widest aperture or are you stopping down the prime lens? Are you looking at bokeh circles or ...

SIGMA 135mm F1.8 Art

Hey guys, Some days ago I could hold another new lens in my hands and I couldn’t wait to test it! I’m talking about the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 from the highly popular and much-appreciated Art series of the Japanese manufacturer. Since today was the first day that I had enough time to focus on the ...

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 ...

Sigma 24 mm F1.4 DG HSM

Hey guys, Today I want to present you a new lens from my collection. Like the 35mm and the 50mm lenses, the 24mm F1.4 DG HSM is also part of Sigma’s “Art” series. Launched in 2012 at the Photokina, this product series excels with particularly high quality fixed focal lengths. The light-intense wide angle lens ...

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Comparison: 35mm fixed focal length vs. 50mm fixed focal length

When can you use which lens? The SIGMA 35mm DG f/1.4 Art has already been presented to you. Today, I’d like to take a closer look on the SIGMA 50mm DG HSM f/1.4 in a comparison to the 35mm fixed focal length. What’s better than a perfect comparison with a tour on the market and ...

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The SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 in a warm spring rain

On the fotogenerell blog, the SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens has often received a lot of positive feedback and in my opinion it is one of SIGMA’s evergreens. And this isn’t the case for no good reason – the all-round lens from SIGMA’s promising Contemporary series guarantees what the manufacturer promises. Compared ...

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A night walk with the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

As some of you may already know, I belong to the persons who experience wanderlust like very ordinary emotional chaos. At almost every hour at day and at night I’d love to hop on the next plane and explore new worlds. The destination itself isn’t even important for me – the main thing is getting ...

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A lens put to the acid test – the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM

As you can certainly remember, the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens has been tested twice already under different conditions. Here comes the third practical test. First I tested the lens during a visit in the zoo, another time during a walk at night as I was searching for the colorful shining city lights ...

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Marrakech

Hey guys, Today’s photo walk also takes us to the red city or the Pearl of the South – better known as Marrakech. I don’t get tired of repeating how spellbound I was by this city. I don’t know if you know this feeling but some places simply are different. They have their charm and ...