Category: Sigma

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Celebration in the country

Last weekend, a work colleague invited me to celebrate one of the most important moments in his life. On April 14th 2009, his son and daughter-in-law veered off the street and frontally crashed into a tree. The car was ready for the scrap heap, looking like an accordion, but the both of them remained unharmed. ...

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The fastest zoom in the world: Sigma announces the 18-35 f1.8

I remember being engaged in discussions on various photography-forums years ago focusing on the question of why there are no zooms out there faster than f/2.8. The design was said to be too complicated and expensive. Some were even of the opinion that a lens like this would be far too big and heavy to ...

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Finally spring

Yesterday, spring has finally arrived! Indeed, it was almost three weeks behind schedule, but as the saying goes, better late than never πŸ˜‰ . Just in time before I forget how to handle the DP2m. After lunch, I speedily headed to the park, where I spent the rest of the afternoon. Simply marvelous! I hope ...

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RRP and availability of the Sigma USB dock and first review/sample pictures for the 30mm f1.4 art

The hotly debated USB-Dock by Sigma, said to render all new lenses programmable, will be available in stores at the end of April. Different from what others feared, the dock will be sold over the counter for a reasonable €49. The only thing missing now is appropriate art/contemporary/sports lenses by Sigma and the tuning and ...

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On the move with the DP2m again at last

Even though it’s still twelve days until we can officially bid farewell to winter, the previous week here in Serbia has been anything but hibernal. 15 to 20 degrees, sunny, sheer dolce vita. In weather like this, it is easy to dedicate oneself to photography and other outdoor-activities again.Barbecuing benefits the body as well as ...

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Comparison: Sigma DP2m vs Sigma SD1 & 30mm f1.4

Both the Sigma DP2m and SD1 are fine cameras which appeal to different target groups and which reach top forms under different conditions. The DP2m is a compact camera capable of astonishing image quality – the full format for the jacket pocket, so to speak. This compactness comes with disadvantages as well, lenses cannot be ...

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Sigma DP2 Merrill at a second glance

As one of the few cameras on the market with a large sensor that has a perfectly tuned fixed focal length lens, the DP2m is a photographic tool which boundaries need to be explored slowly. Which aperture range is ideal, how high can one adjust the sensitivity, which motifs fit it especially well? Answers to ...

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Sigma rewards loyalty with cash-back on Merrill cameras

Those of you who are in possession of an older Sigma camera can now save up to 400 Euros on the purchase of a Merrill. This cash-back promotion runs from February 22nd to June 2nd 2013 – the new camera has to be purchased within this timeframe – although it is possible to submit the ...

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Final snapshots before the rain

Before it started raining cats and dogs, I could make use of my lunch breaks to take some pictures. According to the weather forecast, we will be facing heavy rains and floods to a biblical extent in the next one and a half weeks. In a city that is situated on two rivers, one immediately ...

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When the sun smiles Aperture 8…

…or not πŸ™‚ If the light is good, I am fine with any aperture. Even f2.8., the widest aperture of the DP2 Merrill. And why not, if the lens is already breathtakingly sharp and free of any optical flaws even at wide open aperture? Aperture 8 should only be used if more depth of field ...