Category: Sigma

Last breakfast of the year

Hey guys, In some articles I’ve taken you along to an island which has surprised me with its spectacular natural wonders every new day. With all its breathtaking waterfalls, beautifully located hotspots in the middle of nature, magical vistas and colorful dreamy little fishing villages there was nothing more I could desire. Today, however, I’d ...

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Freelensing with the Sigma sd Quattro

Last week I wrote that I was experimenting with the Sigma sd Quattro and old, manual focus lenses. What I didn’t reveal, is the fact that no adapter was used. The whole time I was shooting using the method called “freelensing”. The term freelensing refers to shooting photos without mounting the lens. You hold it ...

Candle light and the sweet smell of cookies

Every year it’s one of the most beautiful days for me, the 24th of December, Christmas Eve. Time with my family, time to chat, to play, to share things, to relax. Time to feel good and do something good for the others. In general, I’m really not a person who sticks to traditions and routine. ...

SIGMA NEWS

Hey guys, I hope you’ve had some wonderful Christmas holidays with your loved ones, enjoying nice dishes and your free time. Today I’d like to inform you about some news from SIGMA. This September, SIGMA was happy to announce the development of three new SIGMA CINE lenses as part of the FF High Speed Prime ...

An experiment with the sd Quattro

For the longest time I have used Sigma’s Art and Contemporary lenses, which as you know offer very good image quality. In the course of the year I have taken my 135mm f1.8 Art with me surprisingly often when I went out to take photos with my sd Quattro. Surprisingly because before buying it I ...

Above the clouds – or almost, at least

350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118 - 102 floors above the ground - 443 meters to the top of the antenna of New York’s most famous skyscraper. The Empire State Building! Without any doubt it’s one of the most popular sights in the city and definitely worth a visit! Climbing up to the rooftop ...

New patent: Sigma 12mm F2.8 Art

As the Japanese website hi-lows-note.blog.so-net.ne.jp reports Sigma has patented a 12mm F2.8 Art – a full frame compatible ultra-wide angle lens. According to the released image, which you can see above, the optical design of the lens consists of seventeen elements, which is quite a lot for a prime lens. What is important to note, ...

Using a tripod or increasing ISO?

The cold season is here and it brings with it not only rain, fog, snow and icy cold, but also shorter days and tricky lighting. As a photographer you have a choice of either using a tripod, if you photograph motifs which allow the use of one, or increasing ISO. I never was a tripod ...

The first snow… but let’s stay warm inside!

Even for autumn, the past few weeks have been unusually warm: In mid-November it was 15°C in the streets and one could still see people wearing thin jackets instead of thick winter coats and wool caps. Eventually the Christmas decoration is installed, but the trees still have their colorful autumn leaves. However, out of the ...

Black Friday

Especially in the months after the Photokina we can’t always anticipate new lenses, cameras or updates to be released. After a series of new products the photo industry, of course, won’t rest, but there haven’t been a lot of new publications for a while. Maybe now is a good time to focus on one’s technique ...