Category: Sigma

Through the wind and the rain

While other people enjoy spending their summer vacation in deckchairs on warm and sunny beaches with a cool refreshing drink and a book in their hands, this year I decided to do the opposite. This year my plans took me to Iceland, a destination that’s been on my mind for a very long time. Instead ...

An EISA Award for SIGMA

By now probably all of you are familiar with the EISA Award. But just to help you remember: EISA is an association of 53 professional magazines from 25 European countries. The association is mainly known for its award that is given every year. The editors-in-chief of all EISA membership magazines get together to decide about ...

An afternoon in the park

During the night the concrete fails to give off all the heat of the previous day, before it gets blasted by the sun on the next one. While walking there is a smell of freshly ironed clothes coming from bellow. It is one’s own clothes being ironed “on the go”. And with steam no less, ...

Taking a break to breathe Italian air

For the last two days I visited Milan where I enjoyed once again “la dolce vita” in an Italian way of life. Strolling through the city, enjoying the sightseeing and then turning into the little hidden side-lanes off the beaten path. There’s a lot more to discover in Milan than just luxury labels and a ...

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 ...