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Sigma News & Rumors: sd Quattro & sd Quattro H, 30mm F1.4 DC DN C & 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM A and MC-11 Adapter were announced!

With its announcement of two system cameras, the sd Quattro and the sd Quattro H, Sigma is putting an end to the rumors and speculations about the SD1 Merrill’s successor model. Optically the sd Quattro and the sd Quattro H don’t differ from each other, however, they have sensors that differ in size. The first ...

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Backblaze publishes failure rates of hard disk drives made by all manufacturers

Regardless of whether we’re interested in IT technology or not, we as photographers have to deal with computer hardware more and more intensively. The constantly increasing resolution and the jump from 12 bit to 14 bit RAW files doesn’t only require increasingly faster processors and more RAM but also more and more storage space. Of ...

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Camera market 2015: An analysis by LensVid

Just like in the beginning of 2014 and 2015, the folks who run the website LensVid have analyzed the market data for last year published by CIPA this time as well and created a chart that can be interpreted very easily. Image source: lensvid.com The thing that you’ll notice immediately is the bar chart on the ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: 30mm f1.4 for mFT / E-mount, 50-100mm f1.8 for APSC and MC-11-adapter leaked, new SPP version and DP Quattro firmware available

The Sigma lenses that were “teasered” not even one week ago by Austrian photo retailer Escher Foto (aka “Sigma Austria”) were leaked on the Japanese photo blog digicame-info.com. The “small, fine” one, as it was described on Sigma Austria’s Facebook page, is a 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary prime lens for micro 4/3 and Sony ...

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Snickers advertises with intentionally poorly edited photos

Poorly edited photos belong to those kinds of things that photographically skilled web users like to make fun of in particular. Because hardly anything else can delight a photographer’s heart as much as unmasking a bold Photoshop fake and deriding the responsible person. 😉 There are quite a lot of examples for such images. Hardly ...

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The storytelling photographer

Brandon Stanton has a very unique talent. For his blog Humans of New York  he is setting out into the streets of New York every single day, armed with only his camera, asking people to let him take their portraits. Doing so he somehow brings those people to share highly sensitive and very personal stories ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: On February 23rd, two new lenses are said to be announced

As reported on Photorumors.com, “Sigma Austria” released teasers for two new lenses some days ago which, according to the corresponding post on Facebook, are said to be announced on February 23rd. Escher Foto, an Austrian photo retailer, is the company behind “Sigma Austria”. That’s why the information should be considered unofficial and handled with caution. ...

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Unbelievable: British guy wins photo contest, but horse owner wants a piece of his cake

About one month ago, when David Bellis from Prestatyn, North Wales, was about to take a selfie with his three-year-old son Jacob, a grinning horse pushed its way right into the picture. David didn’t want to miss the opportunity and pressed the shutter-release button. With that funny photo he then participated at Thomson Holidays’ “Made ...

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Workflow: Less noise through sharpening with the adjustment brush tool

In the past I almost always sharpened the entire image. Sometimes right in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP), sometimes also in Lightroom after I’d developed the X3Fs and exported them as 16 bit TIFFs. However, since I started taking pictures of birds with the 150-600mm Contemporary lens, I’ve been sharpening increasingly with the adjustment brush tool ...

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Flatland: warped cityscapes by Aydın Büyüktaş

Do you remember the stunning special effects in the movie “Inception”, particularly the one street scene in Paris, where the Earth gets warped upwards by 180 degrees? The Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş warps in a similar manner various sights and areas in Istanbul – for example the New Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the central ...