Category: Sigma

Here comes another award for Sigma!

 Or, to be more exact, two awards! A couple of days ago the TIPA Awards were awarded and once again SIGMA was able to convince with its new product series. Thus the company’s success story of the past few years when it received two or, respectively, three awards continues. By now, all of you know ...

A dream come true for all book worms

A couple of days ago I had the chance to visit the Austrian National Library with my camera, the Canon 5D Mark III. As I entered the luxurious grand hall of the library I was absolutely flabbergasted. I didn’t know what I or my camera should focus on first. In every corner there were meters ...

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 Sports to be announced ahead of Photokina and new firmware for sd Quattro (H)

The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sports is a favorite of various rumor websites. It’s a lens that still has not hit the market, despite said websites posting that “it will be announced soon” numerous times in the past two year. According to photorumors.com it’s different this time around and it will be announced for sure ahead ...

Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS C going to the Zoo

If you live in a big city the local zoo is often the most suitable place to test out a new telephoto lens. Thanks to a wide range of motifs and enclosures of different sizes it’s perfect for getting a clear picture of the new toy’s imaging performance at different focusing distances. As you can ...

SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

Hey guys, Today I’d like to share my thoughts about a lens I’ve had for quite some time now. Yet I’ve been using it extremely rarely for the past couple of months, perhaps even for the last two years. I’m talking about the SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro! For my test images, ...

SIGMA News – some more info about all these news

Hey guys, You’ve certainly heard that there’s been quite a lot going on with Sigma over the past few weeks. From now on, lenses with an e-mount will be manufactured. This means that from today we can also use Sigma lenses on Sony cameras without an MC-11 converter. Apart from that, we’re also happy about ...

Quattro and the blue channel trick revisited

There is hardly a photographer who shoots with a Sigma camera who doesn’t know about the blue channel trick. Those, who have never heard about it, should read this blog post of mine. The tl;dr version is this: it’s a workflow trick for black and white conversion, with which you can improve the noise performance ...

I bought a Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 C

A bit more than two years ago I bought a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 Contemporary, to use it to photograph birds with my camera at the time, the SD1 Merrill. In hindsight that was too much lens and too much reach for an inexperienced bird photographer such as me. What followed was a longer break from ...

Sculptures or photo spot?

Hey guys, Today I’d like to take you for a little walk to Burgenland, to be more precise, to Sankt Margarethen. The village has a quarry and a sculpture park where you can take some longer walks with interesting things to see. Several big pieces of art made of stone are spread all over the ...

RRPs of Sigma lenses for Sony E, interesting interview with Kazuto Yamaki and firmware update for MC-11

Once again there are several news stories regarding Sigma – even though none of them is as exciting as the one last time – which makes it very hard to come up with a short title. 🙂 The most important piece of news is undoubtedly the one regarding disclosure of RRPs of the recently announced ...