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Hilarious: Nikon Singapore awards prize to a blatant photoshop fake

As reported by Petapixel a few days ago Nikon Singapore has announced the winner of its latest photo competition. The winning photo, which looks impressive at first glance, was submitted by a photographer called Chay Yu Wei. It shows an airplane while approaching to land, framed by a fire ladder. This photo would have been a very ...

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Shooting with Sigma 150-600 C + SD1M: a few insights after four photowalks

In the beginning I assumed that I have to stop down to f/7.1 to f/8, in order to capture images which are sharp enough. I didn’t even try to shoot wide open. But as it turned out during today’s photowalk the 150-600 Contemporary is already sharp enough at f/6.3. This allows me to use ISO100 ...

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Rob Spence aka „Eyeborg“: the man who replaced his eyeball with a camera

Rob Spence aka the „Eyeborg“ is a filmmaker from Toronto, who lost vision in one of his eyes at the age of nine. In 2011 Spence had his right eyeball removed and replaced with a prosthesis with an integrated camera – 26 years after he lost his sight in the said eye in an accident ...

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Interesting Look: Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui

Japan’s capital city is one of the largest and most exciting cities in the world. It is a Mecca for photographers, who have a preference for shooting street, architecture and cityscapes. One photographer whose images stand out from the masses is Masashi Wakui, a photographer based in Tokyo. He photographs only at night and mostly ...

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The Sigma 150-600 C is amazingly sharp

I don’t think I’m exaggerating because as you can see in the following image and in the 100% crop below, the lens turns out amazingly sharp for a super-tele-zoom. But only if you do everything the right way. Doing everything the right way means shooting with lots of light. This will make shorter exposure times, ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: a DSLR camera with Canon or Nikon mount and a 30-300mm f2.8-3.5 cine lens in the works?

I don’t know whether Florent from Sigma Rumors heard a rumor or whether it’s mere speculation, in any case today’s blog entry mentions that Sigma may be working on a DSLR camera with a Canon or Nikon mount. Interestingly, in an interview with Kazuto Yamaki in the beginning of December last year lenstip.com asked the ...

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Kevin Abosch – a good photographer and an even better business man

Irish photographer Kevin Abosch is known for his portraits of famous and influential people as well as for his strong business acumen. Rumors have it that he’s good friends with every CEO in Silicon Valley and that he’s able to see and take a photo of the “true face of a star”. His portraits with ...

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Another photo walk with the 150-600mm C

Today I went for another photo walk with the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary and the SD1 Merrill camera. In comparison to last time, the weather was sunny and nice this time, so I didn’t have to increase the sensitivity range to ISO400 in order to achieve a sufficiently short shutter speed. Despite the long focal length ...

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The greatest advantage of mirrorless system cameras: You can bring more beer with you ;)

The issue of mirrorless system cameras has been dividing opinions in photography forums for many years. According to supporters and despite considerable drawbacks – such as high power consumption and not yet competitive continuous autofocus – mirrorless cameras are now better suited for most applications than DSLR cameras. Over the years, the critics have moved ...

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Fitness studio? No need, the Sigma 150-600mm C is here ;)

For a few days now I’ve been the owner of a Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Tele Zoom. The timing for this purchase isn’t quite ideal, as taking photos with such lenses requires a lot of light. Actually I didn’t want to buy it before spring, but then I had a G.A.S. attack. A bad one ...