Tag: Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art

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But first coffee…

Friday morning. You know that feeling? That incredibly good weekend feeling you get in spite of the working day that’s still ahead? When suddenly all the stress is gone and you can start your day completely relaxed? That’s the way I was feeling today. The sun was shining through the leaves of the trees in ...

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A small end-of-the-year review: my TOP 30 photos of 2014

I’m a mediocre photographer, who casually speaking shoots a lot of crappy photos. I delete most of them right after capturing them. For the majority of the shots, that make it through the deleting frenzy during a photo walk, my PC’s hard drive is only an intermediate station - recycle bin being the final destination. ...

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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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Standard Prime, a Photographer’s Best Friend

Even though I take photos with a longer or shorter focal length from time to time, as I did only recently with the DP3M, I soon return to my long-known normal focal length.Somehow, taking photos with this focal length feels most natural to me. You don’t have to imagine things or think about proportions and ...

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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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You simply have to shoot some photos in weather like this

Last week we had untypically good weather for this time of year. The weathergirl on RTS thinks it will be 10 degrees warmer than is usual for the second half of March. In such mild weather und good light, I couldn’t help but make a few photo tours. The first time, I took the Sigma ...

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No High-ISO this time ;)

…at least I didn’t accidentally use high sensitivities where ISO100 is sufficient. 😉 Some photos were shot at ISO800, but those were light conditions where f/1.4 and High-ISO was absolutely necessary. Paranoid as the lapse during my last photo tour made me, I double-checked the camera settings before I took a single photo. Just in case. ...

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Silly Mistake: High-ISO by Day!

I was so happy on my last photo tour: the light was great, it was warm and I wasn’t short of good subjects. “Couldn’t have been any better”, I thought when I came home. But soon after I had a look at the photos on my PC and discovered that I shot all of them ...

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The 35mm f1.4 Art is extremely sharp!

I could hardly wait for the last weekend, to finally have the time for shooting some photos with the 35/1.4 Art. I am slightly spoiled by the DP2M and love the lens of this camera, but the 35/1.4 A is so much more fun because of its extremely high sharpness at open aperture. I haven’t ...