Category: Sigma

When it’s just getting too much…

Hey guys, I don’t know if you’re employed, doing an apprenticeship, study or still go to school. But for sure all of you know this feeling when everything is just getting too much. The to-do-list is getting longer and your eye bags thicker. Once again I’ve gotten stuck in this wonderful phase and I feel ...

Sigma 135mm and its magnification of 1:5

Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art’s highest magnification is ‎1:5, which really doesn’t sound like true macro. It should go without saying, that this isn’t enough for portrait shots or even tight shots of butterflies. For shots of butterflies including their surroundings this is enough, however - none of the three butterfly photos were cropped. Furthermore the ...

On board with the Sigma 24-70 mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

Hey guys, today it’s time again for another photo walk. This weekend I went downstream by ship from the wonderful city of Vienna to the nearest capital of another country. It was my first ride on a fast ferryboat and also my first visit to Bratislava. Since I knew somebody who works on the ferry, ...

Sigma just patented two F1.2 lenses for MFT and released firmware updates for several products

Once again Sigma has patented two lens designs for the micro four thirds mount. This time around the designs pertain to two extremely fast primes with f/1.2 aperture, a 14mm f/1.2 and a 35mm f/1.2. As is to be expected with extremely fast lenses such as these, the designs are very complex with 17 and ...

SIGMA – a few more news…

Hello everyone, I'm sure you've all noticed that there's been a lot going on at Sigma in the last weeks and months. Lenses with E-mount have been announced, which means we can now use Sigma lenses on Sony cameras without the MC-11 converter. We were also pleased to announce three new art optics. The two ...

Photos from the garden

Isn’t May one of the best months for us photographers? Nature is waking up everywhere and it is sunny on the one hand, so that it is possible to photographically capture the beauty all around us, but on the other it isn’t too warm like it often is in July or August, which can make ...

Schönbrunn with my SIGMA 135mm

Hello, everyone, today it was time for me, my Canon 5D Mark III and my newest family member, (which I already told you about last week) the SIGMA 135mm for another photo walk! I already showed you some indoor photos last week and now it was about time to go out into the fresh air ...

SIGMA 135mm F1.8 Art

Hey guys, Some days ago I could hold another new lens in my hands and I couldn’t wait to test it! I’m talking about the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 from the highly popular and much-appreciated Art series of the Japanese manufacturer. Since today was the first day that I had enough time to focus on the ...

Visiting the Nonseum

Today I’d like to take you to a museum of another kind: the Nonseum! Sounds funny – and it is, in the best possible way! Elevation simulators for folks living in the lowlands, or a sandwich box for veal sausages, a historic collection of buttons with Napoleon’s precious button hole, or a collection of socks ...

Sigma USA announces MSRP and availability of 70mm F2.8 Macro Art

According to canonrumors.com Sigma Corporation of America has announced the MSRP and availability of its 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens in a press release today. According to that the three variants of the lens will not be made available at the same time. The version for the Canon EF mount will arrive first at the ...