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A photographic walk through the realm of the dragonflies

As I wrote yesterday, I went on two photo tours last Friday. On my way home from the first I discovered a part of the riverside inhabited by hundreds of buzzing dragonflies. Since I could not get close enough with the short focal length of the DP2Q without getting wet, I ran home to retrieve ...

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Badly equiped…

Last Friday I went on two photo-walks. Since I had not planned to photograph any special motifs, I brought the DP2 Quattro for the first round. You can see the photos I took below. When it was time to go home, I decided to take the path following the river to cool down a little. ...

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The macro-season is open!

If anybody is like me, tends to develop winter fat during winter, and wants to get rid of it again as soon as possible, they should try macro-photography. 😉 No, I’m not kidding: living the life of the couch-potato during the cold months, it is easy to forget how exhausting hunting six- and eight-legged creatures ...

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Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

“To buy or not to buy?”, that was the question when I was having to make a decision on whether I should order the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art or not. Arguments against buying were the facts that, one, portraits are not amongst my favourite motifs, and two, my needs for a shorter telephoto ...

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Orange and Yellow – the Foveons Perceive these Colors differently than I do

When I tested the „pre-Merrill“ SD1, I realized that its sensor perceives the colors mentioned in the title more greenish than I do. As I later found out, this is partly due to the automatic white balance, which tends to have a green cast with the SD1, SD1M and DP2M. But even if the white ...

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After ‘London-Weather’ again on the way with the Sigma 18-35/1.8

I don’t know what it was like in Germany, but for the last two weeks, we’ve had typical London weather „down here“. When you’re stuck at work, the sun is shining and the birds are singing while bathing in light made of pure gold. As soon as it’s time for lunch, it’s raining cats and ...

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One shouldn’t underestimate compact cameras

Unexperienced photo lovers tend to tremendously underestimate any camera smaller than a (D)SLR. The photo gadget has to be huge, offer vast expandability and have at least a good dozen buttons and dials. Old hands know that it is the photographer who takes the picture and have a more pragmatic way of thinking about equipment. ...

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Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art vs 30mm f/1.4 Art

During the last eighteen months, I’ve used and owned several normal focal lengths. First, the 30mm f/1.4 EX for the SA-mount, then the DP2M with its 30/2.8, slightly later the 30mm f/1.4 Art and only recently the mighty 35mm f/1.4 Art for full frame. I tested all the three ones before the 35mm Art against ...

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Sigma News and Rumours: First Quattro Hands-On, 50mm Art Price and more

Only ten days have passed since the last Sigma news wave, and already there’s more. Some of it is a little unusual, such as this Online-Petition on Change.org, asking Sigma to produce an mFT system camera. If you ever wished for a Sigma DP with interchangeable lenses, you should definitely sign the petition. 😉 Though ...

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You simply have to shoot some photos in weather like this

Last week we had untypically good weather for this time of year. The weathergirl on RTS thinks it will be 10 degrees warmer than is usual for the second half of March. In such mild weather und good light, I couldn’t help but make a few photo tours. The first time, I took the Sigma ...