Category: Sigma

Sigma sd Quattro RAW development: what’s better, SPP or Lightroom?

I’ve tinkered with Sigma sd Quattro’s DNG support for quite some time now. On paper it’s great to have the option to develop Sigma RAWs in other programs. But what can you expect if you shoot DNGs with your sd Quattro and subsequently develop them in Lightroom? Is it silly to expect an equivalent output ...

“In Vienna’s Prater the trees blossom again”

When you think of Vienna’s Prater as a non-local, first of all the Luna Park with the extraordinary carousels will come to your mind. You may almost forget that the entire huge area around, with its forests and the nature reserve, is also part of it. Since I’m particularly impressed by the Prater’s atmosphere in ...

Autumn portraits

A couple of days ago I took you to meadows covered by the mist on a rainy, murky walk through the forest. I showed you all the wonderful facets this season offers. However, on my long walk my focus was not only nature itself. I was accompanied by a friend who also posed as a ...

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN C – official info on price and release date

On the 26th of October Sigma has made an announcement that it’s developing a 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, a new lens for micro four thirds and Sony E mounts. At that time RRP and release date were not yet disclosed. Due to its large aperture and the fact, that neither of the two systems ...

The gray autumn is back

It feels as if autumn has just arrived and its most beautiful aspects, the colorful leaves hanging on the trees, the warm sun and the wonderful soft autumn light have gone way too soon. A couple of days ago, as I looked out of my window, I realized that this part of the season will ...

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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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary announced

Today Sigma officially announced the development of a new lens – the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary – for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. If you are interested in and very familiar with the two systems, you already know, that both of them lack fast primes with this focal length. Micro 4/3 ...

Transylvania

Hey guys, Today I want to take you on a somewhat different photo walk. As much as I love digital photography, every now and then I also feel like leaving my heavy Canon 5D Mark III at home and exploring the world with an analogue camera. Such cameras are light, handy and the feeling of ...

Analogue in Havanna

Today I also want to take you to another analogue adventure! There are cities and countries screaming for ANALOGUE in my eyes. And sometimes you just have to listen to that scream.  Havana was such a city for me, or to be more exact, Cuba was in general – the city or the country where ...

First images taken with my Sigma SD Quattro

Yes, you read that right, my Sigma SD Quattro has arrived and I’ve already had a chance to take some photos with Sigma’s very first “EVIL”. It’s too early to go into everything that was changed or improved in comparison with the SD1 Merrill. We are talking about a change of concept, from a DSLR ...