Tag: comparison

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art vs. SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today it’s time again to compare two lenses I enjoy using a lot. It may be a somewhat untypical comparison, however, I’d still like to do it. Both lenses I want to compare are quite different and both have their clear advantages on which I will also briefly focus. The comparison shall be ...

SIGMA 24-70mm F2,8 DG OS HSM vs. SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today I want to test two of the most popular standard zoom lenses with and for you by comparing them with each other. Both are real universal talents and both suitable for studio photography as well as for documentary and travel photography. Due to their light intensity of 2.8 or 4, respectively, it’s ...

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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Comparison: 35mm fixed focal length vs. 50mm fixed focal length

When can you use which lens? The SIGMA 35mm DG f/1.4 Art has already been presented to you. Today, I’d like to take a closer look on the SIGMA 50mm DG HSM f/1.4 in a comparison to the 35mm fixed focal length. What’s better than a perfect comparison with a tour on the market and ...

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Comparison: Marumi DHG200 vs. Raynox DCR-250 (Sigma DP3 Merrill)

First of all the most important thing: I wish you all a very Happy New Year! 🙂 In the following posting I’d like to show you some images that can make your decision between the Marumi DHG200 and the Raynox DCR-250 easier. Both achromatic lenses are a good and cheap (~ €70) option to improve ...

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DPReview.com adds Sigma DP2Q and DP1M to the “Studio Test Scene” tool!

Those who are not familiar with the website DPReview.com can’t claim to be seriously interested in photography. Such persons approach photography in a creative, results-oriented, perhaps even in an artistic but certainly wrong way. Because as we all know, better cameras and lenses make better pictures! 😉 All joking aside, there are many good reasons ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (Part 2)

In the first part of this comparison I tested the sharpness of the two cameras, or rather of the two lenses, at a very short distance to the motif (~1.8m). Even though the 50/2.8 is an extraordinary lens, it had to bow to the “beast”. The 50mm 1.4 DG HSM Art, being much bigger, much ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP3M: Color Saturation in the Shadows

It is no secret that the color saturation in the shadows is comparatively low for 15 MP Foveon sensor used in Merrills. The uninitiated may take a look at the following sample image taken with the DP3 Merrill: For comparison, look at this photo taken under similar lighting conditions with the DP2 Quattro. Compare the ...

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SPP 6.2: a comparison of the various color modes

As I have promised in this blog post about the „portrait“ color mode, I went over the 10 color modes available in SPP 6.2 with a fine-tooth comb. To this end I imported a Quattro X3F in SPP and exported it ten times consecutively as a 16 bit TIFF. All settings were left at 0, ...