Tag: Bokeh

What happens when you revers an element in a photo lens?

The Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami also wanted to find an answer to this question, which is why he disassembled an old Zenit Zenitar-M 2S 50mm F/2 and reversed the third element whenn putting it back together. The shortest description for the resulting effect is „soap bubble bokeh“ – a type of bokeh, whose circles look ...

Which have better bokeh, zooms or primes?

Right from the start it should be clear that there is no general answer to this question. As is often the case, circumstances are critically important. Which specific lenses are being compared? Are you comparing widest aperture vs widest aperture or are you stopping down the prime lens? Are you looking at bokeh circles or ...

SIGMA 135mm F1.8 Art

Hey guys, Some days ago I could hold another new lens in my hands and I couldn’t wait to test it! I’m talking about the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 from the highly popular and much-appreciated Art series of the Japanese manufacturer. Since today was the first day that I had enough time to focus on the ...

A lens review of SIGMA’s Art giants The SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and the SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

You’ve surely noticed how much we love the great lenses of the Art series: the SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 and the SIGMA 50mm f/1.4. In today’s article you will find images comparing both lenses and showing the same subjects shot under the same technical and lighting conditions. The focus in the pictures concerns the level of ...

Comparison SIGMA 50mm F1,4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today I’d like to present you a somewhat untypical comparison. The two lenses I want to compare are very different but both have their clear advantages which I will briefly mention as well. A comparison will be made between two lenses of the high-quality and popular SIGMA Art series. I’ll contrast two of ...

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The Petzval lense

Hello everybody, today I’m going to take you a step back into the history of photography. This blogpost is all about Josef Maximilian Petzval! Some of you might have heard his name already. His  most famous invention is the Petzval lens. He designed it in 1840, for a while it was quite popular and pretty ...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

„The Decisive Moment“ – this is Henri Cartier-Bresson’s key theory of photography. I’m sure that almost everyone has already heard about that quote. Born in France 1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson is particularly known for his artistic style of black-and-white-photography. Like no other photographer he placed the importance of an almost perfect composition of images. The enlargement ...

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105mm f0.75: too ‘bokehlicious’ to be true?

During a recent web session I stumbled across this article on Petapixel, about photographer Jason Ahrns and the curious 105mm f/0.75 lens made by Dutch optics manufacturer “De Oude Delft”. When researching polar lights for his dissertation, Ahrns discovered that lens in one of the storage cabinets of the research group he is working with. ...

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The bokeh of the 50-150mm f2.8 (and other lenses) can be further improved

The Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 has a very nice bokeh already, but when I edited the photos from the last two photo tours in SPP tonight I noticed that you can further improve the bokeh with just a few clicks. I’m too tired now to explain the simple work flow in detail, but I can tell ...

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Light and Animals

Sometimes light can be so beautiful that as a photographer you can’t help but shoot a few photos just to see how the scene looks in a photo. A further motif I find especially interesting are the many street animals here in Serbia. On a daily basis, stray dogs and cats cross my path. Some ...