Tag: Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma 135mm and its magnification of 1:5

Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art’s highest magnification is ‎1:5, which really doesn’t sound like true macro. It should go without saying, that this isn’t enough for portrait shots or even tight shots of butterflies. For shots of butterflies including their surroundings this is enough, however - none of the three butterfly photos were cropped. Furthermore the ...

Photos from the garden

Isn’t May one of the best months for us photographers? Nature is waking up everywhere and it is sunny on the one hand, so that it is possible to photographically capture the beauty all around us, but on the other it isn’t too warm like it often is in July or August, which can make ...

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary Review

In relation to its reach Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary is a relatively inexpensive and light and compact telephoto zoom lens. Despite that it is capable of producing sharp shots even at the long end, like you can see in the crops down below. Build quality and handling For the most part Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary ...

Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS C going to the Zoo

If you live in a big city the local zoo is often the most suitable place to test out a new telephoto lens. Thanks to a wide range of motifs and enclosures of different sizes it’s perfect for getting a clear picture of the new toy’s imaging performance at different focusing distances. As you can ...

Quattro and the blue channel trick revisited

There is hardly a photographer who shoots with a Sigma camera who doesn’t know about the blue channel trick. Those, who have never heard about it, should read this blog post of mine. The tl;dr version is this: it’s a workflow trick for black and white conversion, with which you can improve the noise performance ...

Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Review

Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art is the longest and probably sharpest Art lens that I’ve tested so far. Prior to shooting with it I thought that 50mm F1.4 Art was the sharpest lens for Sigma cameras, but the 135mm is as good if not even better. Build quality and handling Like all Art, Sports and Contemporary ...

Sigma 135mm F1.8 is fun to shoot with

It was cold and it was cloudy and getting a kick out of photography was almost impossible. But after I took a couple of photos and viewed them on the back LCD, I was seized by the desire to continue walking and shooting. The 135mm has this characteristic quality of capturing creamy bokeh on the ...

Sigma Photo Pro: what does the detail slider do?

I remember when after a long break from photography I bought my Sigma sd Quattro and installed SPP and that after starting the application the first thing that caught my eye was the new “detail” slider. In the spring of 2016, when I was still shooting with my SD1 Merrill and using a at the ...

Pros and Cons of Sigma sd Quattro‘s SFD Mode

The SFD mode is one of the most important features introduced with the Sigma sd Quattro. It is a kind of multiple exposure feature, which captures 7 X3F files, which then get converted into a single X3I file. Just like X3F files the X3I file can be developed in Sigma Photo Pro, whereby you can ...

Wintry city scenes with the Sigma sd Quattro

Just like Tamara and Beatrice I’m also not a fan of wintry city motifs. The next day, and sometimes even within hours, the snow turns into dark sludge, which makes taking nice photos every difficult. Going out to shoot photos is only sensible on those days, when the snow has already melted and, with a ...