Tag: Sigma

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Rumours confirmed: SIGMA presents Mount-Conversion Service!

Over the last week of July, the gossip factory has been working overtime. The first rumour focused on a 24-70mm f/2 by Sigma. No, that’s no typo. After the 18-35mm f/1.8, Sigma is ready to stir up the FF format. Rumour has it we’ll have to wait until September 2014 (Photokina), that’s when the zoom ...

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The fastest zoom in the world: Sigma announces the 18-35 f1.8

I remember being engaged in discussions on various photography-forums years ago focusing on the question of why there are no zooms out there faster than f/2.8. The design was said to be too complicated and expensive. Some were even of the opinion that a lens like this would be far too big and heavy to ...

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Sigma rewards loyalty with cash-back on Merrill cameras

Those of you who are in possession of an older Sigma camera can now save up to 400 Euros on the purchase of a Merrill. This cash-back promotion runs from February 22nd to June 2nd 2013 – the new camera has to be purchased within this timeframe – although it is possible to submit the ...

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When the sun smiles Aperture 8…

…or not 🙂 If the light is good, I am fine with any aperture. Even f2.8., the widest aperture of the DP2 Merrill. And why not, if the lens is already breathtakingly sharp and free of any optical flaws even at wide open aperture? Aperture 8 should only be used if more depth of field ...

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Visiting the marketplace in Zemun with the Sigma DP2 Merrill

I was at the Zemun marketplace today to get some food for the following days. You can find everything there ― from smoked carp to pumpkin pie; two of my co-workers joked that you can even find bird milk there – but most importantly, at least for me, it provides endless opportunities for pictures. So ...

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Sigma announces 4 new lenses at CP+ 2013!

After all those Sigma news (35 f1,4, 17-70 f2,8-4, 120-300 f2,8, DP3 Merrill, etc.) in the recent months, I assumed that the Bandai lenses and cameras manufacturer is going to take it easy for a while. Boy was I wrong! The Japanese had many more surprise in store at this year’s CP+. Three new lenses ...