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Review: Sigma 10-20 f3.5

I’ve been a proud owner of a Sigma 10-20 f3,5 for a few  months now.  Have been using it almost exclusively on my SD1 in January. I‘ve taken hundreds of photos with the ultra-wide-angle lense since then and it’s about time to share my experience with you. Quality and Handling The 10-20 f3,5 belongs to ...

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Happyhour photo tour

Thank God the days are getting longer! I did not get a chance to shoot much in daylight recently. Capturing a sunset after work? Forget about it! Since it’s been so depressingly dark (and for a photographer even more so) my workmates head straight for the pub to have some ćevapčići with either a beer ...

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I need a new tripod!

If my latest photo tours with the ultra-wide-angle lens have taught me anything, it is that working without a proper tripod can be a major pain. I’m currently using a Cullmann Primax 190, allegedly „Made in Germany“, however in use it doesn’t feel like that at all. Don’t get me wrong, it is solid and ...

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Long exposure and zoom in effect with the Sigma 10-20 f3.5

Today, once again, I have been taking pictures with the ultra-wide-angle lens. This time I decided to put the so called “zoom in effect” (what a funny word, actually) suitability of the Sigma UWW to the test. The zoom in effect works like this: (clearly) exposure has to be sufficiently long, so that there is ...

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300.000 views! Hooray!

The Fotogenerell–blog is a little bit more than three years old by now. During this time Shirin (who at present is no longer actively pursuing photography as a hobby) and I spent lots and lots of hours writing more than 480 articles. This is why I am happy to announce that as of 17.01.2013 our ...

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The new JPEG 9 Standard: Compression without loss of image quality?

Up to now the opinions about JPEG format differed. Beginners were quite happy with the compactness of files as well as the fact that they’re already “developed” and ready to be printed right away. On the other hand, serious photographers weren’t interested in working with limited processing options, i.e. it is very hard to change ...

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In Search of inspiration: Frieke Janssens “Smoking Kids”

Whether cowboys, musicians or go-getters, in Hollywood productions it is common to present such cool dudes with a cigarette in their mouth. I couldn’t tell what was actually cooler ― smoking or “the dude” ― until I saw Frieke Janssens’ project “Smoking Kid © Frieke Janssens As a matter of fact there is nothing cool about ...

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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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