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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 ...

Trying out Sigma Photo Pro 6.6

There are many changes with the new 6.6 version of Sigma Photo Pro. Most of the new features (take a look at the change log down below) are supposed to make SPP more versatile and more like Lightroom. But since I prefer to use Adobe’s application for additional editing, I’m going to focus on performance ...

When there are rumors in production development…

By now, we all know that SIGMA not only stands for high quality but also performs excellently regarding design and practicability. As winter is coming the nights are getting longer as well. So it’s the perfect time to release something special that’s been announced for quite some time already: SIGMA has extended its cine lens ...

Lens Review: The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Since I love taking pictures under hazy light conditions and due to a lack of shades and soft contrasts, I decided to borrow a SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for one day and test it along with my Canon EOS 80D camera. The location for my review was Vienna’s Karlsplatz. As I’m pretty ...

Maria Svarbova

Have you heard of Maria Svarbova? Until last week I hadn’t been familiar with the name of this exceptional photographer. By now, however, I’ve clicked through all her projects on her website and I’m really impressed. Her series “Swimming Pool” drew my attention to the Slovakia-based artist who has already received countless famous awards for ...

SIGMA NEWS – an interesting cooperation

SIGMA launches cooperation with Mainz 05 Just in time for the season start 2017/18, SIGMA launches an interesting cooperation with the soccer league Mainz 05. As an enterprise they will be the first to entitle the media sphere of the national league team. With this cooperation SIGMA wants to position itself mainly in the sports ...

From a bird’s eye view over a creative table

Taking pictures of food with your smartphone, finding the right position for your coffee or arranging flowers nicely – that’s how you best prepare the well-known “flat lays” for taking a perfect shot from above. So today I’d like to take you on a tour through the creation of nicely arranged flat lays. But what ...

Underwater photography by Michaela Skovranova

Although many of us enjoy spending some time in the water, water is definitely not the element of human-beings. In the water we’re only guests for a limited period of time. That’s different with creatures native to water. Life under water has always been something very mystical for me. Swimming in the water and not ...

My “photographic dream” of Africa

Red soil, endless wilderness, breathtaking sunsets, amazing animals, freedom and adventures. All this and much more I can relate to my dream of Africa. As far as I remember I’ve always dreamed of exploring Africa. Of seeing the animals you usually watch in a zoo or – even more tragically – in a circus show ...

North Brother Island – an abandoned island close to the megacity New York

You’ve never heard of North Brother Island? No big surprise. Because this island is even hardly known by New Yorkans themselves. Even though it’s very close to the glamorous megacity in the US. To be more exact – it’s located in the East River, between the Bronx and Rikers Island. The history of North Brother ...