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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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Snapping shots on the ISS

Despite gigantic progress during the last years in the realm of sensor technology, situations still exist where even the most advanced equipment reaches the limit of its capacity. Just think about darkness and/or fast moving motifs – i.e. a running person at poor street lighting. All of us know it, the ISO-setting increases as quickly ...

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Tip: Laura Zalenga’s 1001 Strangers

Admittedly, portraits of strangers in public spaces are old hat. I seem to recall seeing similar projects by users on the DSLR-forum years ago. What I particularly liked about the kwerfeldein-article on “1001 Strangers” were Laura’s (both in GER) thoughts on the project.  © Laura Zalenga © Laura Zalenga Don’t get me wrong, the photos are awesome, just not ...

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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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2000 comments! Yay!

On Holy Saturday the Fotogenerell-blog has been commented for the 2000th time! A little more than two months ago, the blog had been visited for the 300.000th time, which is thrilling and fulfils me with happiness, but Fotogenerell would be a lonely, desolate place without the people who not only take time to read but ...

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Wildlife photography another way: Anup Shah’s Serengeti Spy

Reading along in photo-forums, one soon realizes what really matters in the realm of wildlife-photography: long focal length, large aperture, preferably light and cheap. The typical photographer taking pictures of wild animals might want to do this from a safe distance, on the one hand not to disturb the animals and on the other hand ...

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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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Klaus Pichler’s One Third

My grandmother always thought it was a sin to throw away bread. Every slice should be eaten up, since there are people suffering from starvation who would gratefully take any bite. Still today, I am trying to abide by this rule. Unfortunately, people get used to good times too quickly and thus treat commodities irresponsibly ...

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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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The poorest 100 000: Cage people of Hongkong

Regardless of how much good money is made, one can always imagine earning more of it. One’s own desires are hard to bring into accordance with one’s possibilities. As a result, we always feel much poorer than we actually are. But what is it like to really be needy, and I don’t mean our European, ...

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