Tag: camera

New firmware updates for lenses

A few days ago SIGMA published new firmware updates for lenses. The four new editions are models with Canon EF and Sigma SA mounts. The updates are said to have led to improvements concerning the auto-focus as well as to a reduction of the operating noise of the shutter lamellae. Sigma has published firmware updates ...

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The SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 in a warm spring rain

On the fotogenerell blog, the SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens has often received a lot of positive feedback and in my opinion it is one of SIGMA’s evergreens. And this isn’t the case for no good reason – the all-round lens from SIGMA’s promising Contemporary series guarantees what the manufacturer promises. Compared ...

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Market release of the SIGMA sd Quattro H

Once again SIGMA is causing a furor at present – as the company has just announced, the new SIGMA sd Quattro H  will be available on the market as of January 2017 – in combination with a thorough software update of their home-made programs SIGMA Photo Pro 6.5 and SIGMA Capture Pro 1.3. The camera ...

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Program range update of Leica‘s À la carte series

At the end of last year, Leica announced its multi-color digital M (Type 240) À la carte camera, which for the first time allowed some individualization in many areas, in particular when it comes to design. Now the black-and-white analog M Monochrome Camera (Type 246) is on Leica’s individualized menu. Both À la carte photo ...

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Three cheers for the new Hasselblad X1D

The guessing on the “Game Changer” that had been announced by Hasselblad has been taken out for a week now – the cat is out of the bag. And it’s a big cat which many photographers have been hoping for. The new X1D-50c is a mirrorless system camera with a medium-format sensor, measuring 44x33 millimeters with ...

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News: A reason to be happy – News about Sigma at the CP+

In one of my previous blog articles I wrote about the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. Some particularly positive news that was presented and comes from SIGMA is its MC-11 Mount Converter which allows SIGMA “SA” and SIGMA “Canon EF” mounts on interchangeable lenses to be used on a Sony device with ...

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Rob Spence aka „Eyeborg“: the man who replaced his eyeball with a camera

Rob Spence aka the „Eyeborg“ is a filmmaker from Toronto, who lost vision in one of his eyes at the age of nine. In 2011 Spence had his right eyeball removed and replaced with a prosthesis with an integrated camera – 26 years after he lost his sight in the said eye in an accident ...

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Perpetuum mobile: a camera that does not need electricity

I still remember very well how our physics teacher always told us that a perpetuum mobile was physically impossible. Nothing could put out work if no energy is put in from the outside first. Depending on how “outside” is defined, an appliance can be a perpetuum mobile for all intents and purposes, even if it, ...