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DP3 Merrill, Marumi, Macro

The last few days, I’ve been on the road again with the Sigma DP3 Merrill and the Marumi +5, and what can I say, I am very pleased with the shots. Some of the pictures are, in my opinion, the best macros I’ve ever taken. I particularly like the photos of flies, especially the colourful ...

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Another eBay-Bargain: Large-Format Lens for $500.000

Just when I thought the new Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 (€4000) is ruthlessly overpriced, I stumble upon news on the following eBay auction. According to the seller, this Soviet large-format lens is a 3kg 400mm f/4.5 for surveillance aircrafts and spy satellites. Design-wise, it is said to be very similar to Zeiss lenses that were ...

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Awesome Macros with Simple, Affordable Gear

Even though the article on petapixel.com is already a bit dated and familiar to many of you no doubt, I still need to report about it. I was so impressed with and shocked at the results, when I realized the exact way they were achieved. It has to do with Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who ...

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How a young Photographer used Flickr as a Career Stepping Stone

Photo-sharing platforms such as Flickr and Pinterest are commonly not enjoying serious acclaim amongst professionals. A few months ago, a user expressed his opinion in a discussion on the hottest photo communities for professional photographers: “if you want to be taken seriously by your customers, by no means Flickr!”. Immediately afterwards, the thread was flooded ...

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My most-viewed Photos

Time flies so incredibly fast. It is almost a year ago that I immigrated to Serbia, but it feels as if it was only yesterday. Not only did I make many new friends, learn a new language (more or less well 😉 ) adapt to a new profession, environment and culture during this time, but ...

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Video-Tip: How to creatively use Anamorphoses

Ever heard of Anamorphoses? In short, they are pictures recognisable only from a distinctive point of view, also referred to as the spitting image of three-dimensional objects. As they can be applied in highly creative manner within photography and videography in order to trigger that certain “wow effect”, they are one of the most interesting ...

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News and Pictures of the Sigma 24-105mm f4!

After the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 has been mentioned on various buzz-pages for the first time at the beginning of September, there are now very first pictures of the lens to be seen on Sigma-Rumors.com. According to an anonymous source at Sigma-rumors, the zoom will weigh up to 885 g and consists of 19 lenses in ...

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Tip: ESA’s Observing the Earth and Space in Images

As all NASA-websites went offline and 97% of all employees have been placed on administrative leave since the US government shutdown, fans of gorgeous space photos now need to look for alternatives. Fortunately, we Europeans have an own space agency exploring outer space and the earth while diligently taking photos. Of the numerous projects of ...

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Do you pet stray animals?

Or do they disgust you? My living conditions here in Serbia and my principles don’t allow me to keep a cat or a dog. I love animals, but I have a clear conception of how they should live. They should have lots of space to roam freely and spend lots of time in the open, ...

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Will the Quality of a Lens soon be irrelevant?

If you want to enhance the technical quality of your photos, you are predominantly advised to use better lenses. The sensor plays an important role in this matter, but the difference between a good and a bad lens is immediately recognisable as soon as the kit-zoom is exchanged with a top-notch prime. If it were ...

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