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The Selfie-Toaster…

Can you remember the Virgin Mary toast that was auctioned off for a silly $28.000 on eBay in 2004? Well, this is what I thought of when I read the news about the selfie toaster today. I find it amazing what ideas some people come up with when they get scent of earning money, and ...

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OK Go Band released a music clip full of optical illusions

Admittedly music clips are not about photography, but the funky video the OK Go band has released yesterday has appealed predominantly to the photographer in me - I don’t like this kind of music. The video was shot in one four-minute long take, which makes the optical illusions shown even more impressive. According to Petapixel.com ...

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Sigma DP3M and Marumi +5 achromatic lens

I was entertaining the idea of buying an achromatic lens for my DP3 Merrill for quite some time now. After a lengthy research I’ve decided to get the Marumi DHG 200 aka Marumi +5, which is also being sold under the “Dörr” brand. First impressions are very positive. The small close-up lens transforms the DP3M ...

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Tip: Jessica Trinh’s Dog Photography

Jessica Trinh is one of those photographers who show great talent and achieve fame at a young age. At only 13 she began taking photographs that would make many an „old hand“ envious. Five years later, her photo stream is full of wonderful, heart-warming dog photos. Her go-to motifs are her two four-legged companions, the ...

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The Super-Moon

Two weeks ago it was on everyone’s lips, the biggest full moon of the year. Hardly any website having some bearing on photography missed the chance of reporting on the so-called super-moon. Whether it is because of the excessive coverage (the bigger the hype, the more unappealing a topic gets for me) or because of ...

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Information: Sigma 18-35 f1.8, 60mm f2.8 and USB Dock

I once again worked flat out to find information on the, at least in my opinion, most intriguing photo equipment of recent weeks. We are talking about the recently introduced Sigma 18-35 f1.8, the fastest photo zoom in the world, the USB dock and the 60mm f2.8 for NEX- and mFT-cameras. Meanwhile, on dpreview.com there ...

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Comparison: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sigma SD1 & 30mm f1.4 Part 2

In the previous comparison, I promised to shoot and hand in further photos with the Sigma SD1 and the DP2 Merrill using a tripod. I tried to adapt the image sections as well as in any way possible but it turned out to be trickier than I thought, especially because the 30mm of the DP2m ...