SIGMA NEWS – Updates

When it comes to innovations and new releases in the camera- and lens manufacturing world, the summer months are usually a slack period. This also accounts for SIGMA - nevertheless the SIGMA developing Team worked on a few improvements over the last month. Today I’d like to let you know about those. Especially owners of ...

“30 New and Emerging Photographers“

“PDN’s best 30“ probably sounds familiar to you. In 1999 already the Photo District News Magazine published its first “30 New and Emerging Photographers” list and thus started a new era in the photographic industry. Before that, young photographers barely had the chance to start a successful career or attract attention. They would usually work ...

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Cool refreshments for hot summer days

What’s the secret for a nice summer evening with friends? Cool drinks in all colors and flavors. Last time I took you along my baking procedure on a picturesque culinary tour. Today I’ll offer you some cool refreshment for hot summer days. And there’s nothing better for this than cool drinks. Fruity, fresh and cool ...

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The winners of the 4th Dronestagram Award

It seems to be an award season! A couple of days ago I told you about the iPhone Photography Awards and today you can already admire the next awarded pictures. The winners of the fourth International Drone Photography Contest, which was initiated by Dronestagram, have been announced and, as expected, there are some really amazing ...

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Ange Ong‘s way to see or: Color dots from the Far East

When browsing my virtual magazine library which I’ve created over the last couple of years and which I love searching at least once every week while enjoying a strong espresso in the sun, this time I discovered some especially beautiful photographs. They were taken by artist Ange Ong, who did her Master’s degree in art ...

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iPhone Photography Award – Winners 2017

I’ve never been a member of the “Team iPhone”. But for quite some time I’ve been a fan of the iPhone Photography Award. Every year, I’m impressed by the incredible variety of breathtaking pictures you can take with an iPhone (and of course, with other smartphones as well). No matter if it’s spectacular landscape images, ...

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Made with love

When the week comes to an end, I feel immense anticipation for the free days, especially on hot summer days. I’m looking forward to sleeping long until the sun wakes me up, to a fresh espresso on my balcony, to the life on the streets in the morning, to swimming in the lake and to ...

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Product photography – what’s better?

Today we’ll compare two different SIGMA top lenses and three different focal lengths. We shall examine diverse aspects regarding technology and aesthetic features while focusing on product photography. Lens 1: SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM; Focal length: 35mm Lens 2: SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM; Focal length: 24mm und 70mm Comparing the two lenses ...

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Pictures like from the old days

All those among you who’ve been following this blog for quite some time know I’m a huge fan of antique pictures. If I remember correctly, the retro look of Instagram filters with which you could convert your own images within few seconds into something that seemed to be from another era was the only reason ...

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Studio experiment and review of the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens

After you read mainly about the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art or the SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lenses in the last few weeks and months, today I’d like to get back to the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM! This lens is ...

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