Tag: Sigma sd Quattro

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Freelensing with the Sigma sd Quattro

Last week I wrote that I was experimenting with the Sigma sd Quattro and old, manual focus lenses. What I didn’t reveal, is the fact that no adapter was used. The whole time I was shooting using the method called “freelensing”. The term freelensing refers to shooting photos without mounting the lens. You hold it ...

Using a tripod or increasing ISO?

The cold season is here and it brings with it not only rain, fog, snow and icy cold, but also shorter days and tricky lighting. As a photographer you have a choice of either using a tripod, if you photograph motifs which allow the use of one, or increasing ISO. I never was a tripod ...

New firmware for Sigma sd Quattro and first review of the 60-600mm

Since Photokina the mysterious Sigma camera with full frame Foveon sensor and L-mount is on everyone’s lips to be sure, but for owners of Sigma gear it is more important that software of their cameras and lenses is kept up to date and that there are timely releases of new firmware versions, whenever there are ...

Taking photos on the way to…

Are you in the habit of always taking your camera with you, regardless of whether you are on your way to work, running errands or going to the doctor? I almost never do it. The gear that I prefer to use doesn’t fall into the “always with you” category. A Sigma sd Quattro with a ...

Beautiful day after the temperature rollercoaster

Today was the first day that I felt fit enough to go for a photo walk, after having gotten ill last week. After long stretches of stable and warm weather I forget, that I need to put on warmer clothes and shoes when it gets colder again. This keeps happening to me again and again. ...

Sharpness comparison part 2: Sigma 100-400mm vs 135mm F1.8 Art

Like with my prior Sigma 100-400mm C vs 135mm f/1.8 Art comparison, where I was comparing their respective sharpness at close-up range, I’ve decided to not only shoot at the same aperture but to shoot photos with the prime lens at those apertures which the zoom is lacking and compare the results to the zoom’s ...

An afternoon in the park

During the night the concrete fails to give off all the heat of the previous day, before it gets blasted by the sun on the next one. While walking there is a smell of freshly ironed clothes coming from bellow. It is one’s own clothes being ironed “on the go”. And with steam no less, ...

Sharpness comparison: Sigma 100-400mm vs 135mm F1.8 Art

Depending on how scrupulously one goes about things, a sharpness comparison of two lenses can end up being quite a hassle. One could compare the sharpness at multiple distances. One could, even when comparing a prime lens to a zoom, not only shoot at the same aperture but shoot photos with the prime at those ...

Shooting landscapes and architecture with a telephoto zoom?

I’m hardly what one would consider a landscape or an architecture photographer. I’m more interested in animals, insects, plants, abstract motifs and “detail” (I’m not sure how to better describe that particular type of subject). However, when I head out with the intention of shooting landscapes and architecture, I prefer to take a wide-angle lens ...

Which have better bokeh, zooms or primes?

Right from the start it should be clear that there is no general answer to this question. As is often the case, circumstances are critically important. Which specific lenses are being compared? Are you comparing widest aperture vs widest aperture or are you stopping down the prime lens? Are you looking at bokeh circles or ...