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Tip: Expedition Iceland, Short Movie by Eric Hines

In the busy world of today, you easily forget how beautiful the world surrounding us can be. There is hardly time to devote oneself to the wonders of nature. It is those people having 10 hours a week to spare for taking walks, smelling at flowers or climbing a mountain that are really happy. As ...

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Rumours confirmed: SIGMA presents Mount-Conversion Service!

Over the last week of July, the gossip factory has been working overtime. The first rumour focused on a 24-70mm f/2 by Sigma. No, that’s no typo. After the 18-35mm f/1.8, Sigma is ready to stir up the FF format. Rumour has it we’ll have to wait until September 2014 (Photokina), that’s when the zoom ...

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Website Recommendation: PhotoStarSheet, the Mother of all Link Collections

I have been looking for a way of fixing up my bookmarks for quite a long time. The subfolder with photo pages easily exceeds 500 hits, I’m sure of. My latest discovery, PhotoStarSheet, thus came right on cue. With over 750 links to photo-related pages of all kinds, it is one of the biggest link ...

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The Battle of the 30s: Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX vs 30mm f1.4 ART Part 1

50mm (full frame equivalent) fixed focal lengths are counted among the lenses with the widest field of application. It comes as no surprise, then, that both 30mm f/1.4 Sigmas are repeatedly mentioned in threads focusing on purchase advice. Before the appearance of the 30mm ART, the selection was somewhat more transparent. You could either opt ...

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A new Twist on Nude Photography: Carl Warner’s Bodyscapes

Carl Warner is anything but your typical landscape photographer. Instead of venturing outside equipped with a tripod, he creates and takes pictures of his own landscapes in his studio. His latest creations make use of the human shape in making the viewer mistake it for desert landscapes. This way, bellies and backs turn into dunes, ...

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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 Collection of Links: Reviews, Sample Images, Threads, Videos

According to some forum visitors, Sigma lenses for NEX and mFT are a by-product of the DP Merrill development. This may be conceivable for the 19mm f/2.8 and 30mm f/2.8, although the glass-elements are arranged differently. It appears less likely for the 60mm f/2.8 (said to be comparable with the 50mm f/2.8 of the DP3M), ...

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People in Urban Cage made of Light and Shadow: Rupert Vandervell’s “Man on Earth”

Street Photography is one of the trickiest genres in photography. Anyone who ever tried educing something interesting from banal everyday life knows that. It is especially challenging, though, if you don’t settle with mediocrity. Outstanding light, interesting image structure, perfect timing, all of that requires plenty of patience, skills and experience. One person famous for ...

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The 10 most expensive photos of all times

On a daily basis, I come across photos that I like and that I would ascribe a high monetary value. I reflect upon how difficult it must have been to capture the motive, how gorgeous the photo turned out or how groundbreaking the idea behind it or the underlying message is. At the art market, ...

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ART Hands on!

You have read correctly! I had the opportunity to test Sigma’s fast APSC fixed focal length, the 30mm f/1.4 ART. It is too early to draw any conclusions, except that the new finish actually looks as valuable as initially seen on product images and also feels accordingly. Zeiss-like, if you ask me. The surface is ...

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Website recommendation: Project Apollo Archive

As a hobby-photographer, you’ll often find interesting things to read or see on the internet, but hardly ever anything that leaves you flabbergasted. I was lucky enough to experience that only just today, when I came across the Project Apollo Archive page. It may be simple and tedious to navigate (tiny thumbnails, no gallery or ...

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