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Out and about with an ultra wide angle lens

Only recently a friend of mine, who is also interested in photography, told me that a regular use of a single focal length or a single lens can sharpen one’s perception. That is why I dedicated the past few days to explore SD1 and Sigma 10-20 f/3.5. As far as I remember, I have never ...

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The Merrill family is growing: Sigma DP3 announced!

On January the 9th, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sigma have announced a new member of their Merrill family. The Sigma DP3 has a 50mm f/2.8 macro lens which on an APS-C sized Foveon sensor behaves similar to a 75mm focal length on a full frame sensor. The release date was set ...

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Taking photos without eyesight

How did that go again with needing a photographic eye in order to take good pictures? Tommy Edison, the Instagram user who was born blind, is of a different opinion. He takes photos with his Smartphone every day and uploads them on to the afore-mentioned platform. He has more than 13,000 followers and is one ...

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Expensive adhortatory letter for sharing thumbnail previews on Facebook

Imagine you read an interesting online article, you decided to “share” it, whereupon a preview with a photo appeared on your Wall and hey presto, you received an adhortatory letter with a demand for damages amounting to €1,200. According to the German news ticker heise.de, this happened to a Facebook commercial site operator, because of ...

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Scanning film with a DSLR

Everyone who has ever tried to scan analog images for at least testing purposes knows how tedious and time consuming this might be. Therefore I was very excited when I have recently came upon the following articles: Why You Should Digitize Your Film Using a Camera Instead of a Scanner and How to scan films ...

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