Tag: Sigma SD1M

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Taking photos of flowers is everything but easy

One should think that, due to their beauty, flowers would be the perfect motif. However, it is precisely because of their beauty, so easily visible even to the untrained eye, that I have always considered taking pictures of them to be rather difficult. The main challenge is not taking a picture and showing them how ...

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Additional photos I’ve taken with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art

On my last photo walk, during which I once more had my 18-35mm f/1.8 Art with me, one thing became clear to me. Namely that the high light gathering power at the wide angle end can be useful in situations other than low light. Before I bought the lens I was thinking that, not being ...

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2nd photowalk with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art

One week ago I took the 18-35mm f/1.8 Art for the first time on a photowalk with me. As it often happens when you get a new lens, you shoot a lot of photos to satisfy your curiosity. You forget everything you knew about photography and you stop thinking about composition, exposure parameters and whether ...

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art: my prime lens killer has arrived!

The 18-35mm f/1.8 Art is without a doubt one of the most interesting APS-C lenses released in recent years. It received a staggering amount of praise in the reviews, even in those where it was pitted against prime lenses. It outclasses garden-variety standard zooms with f/2.8 aperture mercilessly and allows APS-C camera users to get ...

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The bokeh of the 50-150mm f2.8 (and other lenses) can be further improved

The Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 has a very nice bokeh already, but when I edited the photos from the last two photo tours in SPP tonight I noticed that you can further improve the bokeh with just a few clicks. I’m too tired now to explain the simple work flow in detail, but I can tell ...

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What Do You Use Short Tele Lenses For?

I’ve had the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 for a few weeks now and shoot the same subjects I would shoot with my shorter focal lengths. That is to say: cats, dogs, flowers, plants, insects, etc. Maybe the 50-150mm is not quite the right lens or focal length for me. Maybe I just don’t know how to shoot ...

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Out and about again with the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8

I haven’t done a photo tour in more than two weeks, even though I’ve been waiting impatiently to use my Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 again. I don’t know if you are familiar with the current situation in Serbia – the weather has been extremely bad during the past few weeks and last week the rain was ...

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Review: Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art

When I wrote my review on the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art, I wouldn’t have thought I’d test and buy yet another normal focal length so soon. I assumed that I’d be able to sit out the G.A.S attacks...but I guess I was wrong. 😉 I mean, the 30mm Art was and still is a very ...

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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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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 ...