Category: Sigma

Visiting a puppet theater

As you may have noticed in the past few weeks I’m more and more attracted to documentary photography. Following intriguing people and things and capturing big and little particularities interests me more and more. The ice-fisherman I could accompany one afternoon at temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius, the lovely ladies at the pastry store ...

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 ...

I’m packing my camera bag … and taking it with me

The vacation you have booked and anticipated is finally close enough and you can already feel it in the air. Although most people aren’t traveling for the first time, the question arises again and again and before every trip: What should I pack in? How much is too much and what’s too little? One thing ...

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 ...

The atmosphere of the golden hour

Anyone who has anything to do with photography cannot avoid the notion of the golden and the blue hour. The golden hour describes the period shortly after sunrise or shortly before sunset, in which the sunlight takes on an orange to reddish colour and is already very low. Long shadows appear and everything seems dreamy, ...

Shooting landscapes and architecture with a telephoto zoom?

I’m hardly what one would consider a landscape or an architecture photographer. I’m more interested in animals, insects, plants, abstract motifs and “detail” (I’m not sure how to better describe that particular type of subject). However, when I head out with the intention of shooting landscapes and architecture, I prefer to take a wide-angle lens ...

Sigma improves compatibility of several lenses with Canon and MC-11 with new firmware versions

Here is some good news for owners of Canon / Sony cameras and Sigma lenses for the EF mount: today Sigma has released new firmware versions for several lenses and the MC-11 adapter which patch different bugs and improve compatibility. Some of the lenses are now compatible with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, while ...

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 ...

Summer Drinks with the SIGMA 50mm F1,4 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 24-70 mm F2, 8 EX DG HSM

Hey guys, We all enjoy the sun. And finally it’s back again! Temperatures around 30°C, the ice cream tastes even better and there’s nothing better than a nice and cool after-work drink.  And that’s exactly the pictures I’m going to show you today! The day was very hot and I was supposed to take pictures ...

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 ...