Tag: Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art

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Over 100 Photos with 5000+ Clicks each!

Several months ago I’ve created a photo set on Flickr named 5000+ Clicks. At the time I was happy that at least some of my photos were attracting this much attention. As I went through my Flickr stream today, I discovered that there are now over 100 with more than 5000 clicks respectively. On the ...

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Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art vs 30mm f/1.4 Art

During the last eighteen months, I’ve used and owned several normal focal lengths. First, the 30mm f/1.4 EX for the SA-mount, then the DP2M with its 30/2.8, slightly later the 30mm f/1.4 Art and only recently the mighty 35mm f/1.4 Art for full frame. I tested all the three ones before the 35mm Art against ...

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Comparison: DP2 Merrill vs. Sigma SD1M & 30mm f/1.4 ART

I’ve already compared the DP2M to the 30mm f/1.4 EX (Part 1,Part 2) and discovered that DP’s lens is much sharper. I’ve also compared the two 30mm lenses, the EX and the new ART (Part 1,Part 2). The only thing left to do is to compare the DP2M with the new ART on the SD1M. ...

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More Black-and-White Photos!

Again, I was on the road late afternoon and evening, but this time I took the SD1 Merrill with me instead of the two DPMs. The lens of my choice was the 30mm f/1.4 Art, which practically replaced my darling EX. I have edited the high-ISO shots again according to the here described method. In ...

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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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Review: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ART

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ART is the first lens belonging to one of the tree new series from Sigma (Art, Sports, Contemporary), which I’ve had the chance to use more extensively. After a month of use, many photos and two comparisons in regards to bokeh and sharpness with the 30mm f/1.4 EX, I find that I ...

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Battle of the 30s: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX vs 30mm f/1.4 ART PART2

I must confess that I like the act of taking pictures a considerable amount more than drawing comparisons afterwards. This is why so much time has passed since the last Bokeh-comparison between the ART and the EX HSM. A month later, I could finally get myself to begin searching for suitable motifs equipped with my ...

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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 ...

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Cats again!?

Yes, but what can you do when they offer so many good motifs? Most people seem to love cat pictures. One of my most viewed photos is that of four cuddled-up cats. 🙂 Dogs appear to be less interesting, except when they’re playing, but for this you would need a different lens than the Sigma ...

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Taking a Walk with the 30mm f/1.4 ART

I have been meaning to take a walk with this new toy of mine several days ago, but in this heat you feel like a fish out of the water. The last thing you want to think about is taking pictures. Late afternoon, I was able to prompt myself to do it. In the middle ...