Tag: macro

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Tender heralds of spring

The first warm sun beams, the first colorful dots on the brown lawn in the park, for the first time a desire for ice-cream, enjoying your first coffee outside on the marketplace – spring is near. And there’s no nicer season of the year for playing on your camera with the tiny, tender first blossom ...

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The smell of cookies and a Christmas atmosphere

Only one more night and Christmas Eve is here! Who of you already has bought and wrapped the largest number of presents, baked cookies, listened to Christmas carols or simply enjoyed the atmosphere of these special days? I certainly have – only yesterday I baked different Christmas cookies with some ambitious helpers. “Linzer Augen”, Points ...

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Experiences with the Sigma 18-250mm F3, 5-6, 3 DC Macro OS HSM

Without a zoom lens it is difficult to capture all of the amazing things on a journey. If you do not want to switch from one lens to another you got to get a lens which offers a wide range of opportunities. I did not have such an all-rounder, so I figures I needed to ...

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Lens review:  18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 

Hey guys, a couple of days ago I borrowed the new SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Macro OS HSM lens to take a closer look at it. 🙂 Some specifications in brief: It’s a lens suitable for APS-C cameras With a focal length of 18-300mm wide-angle photos and telephotos can be shot When you include the crop ...

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Tips and tricks in macro photography

Hey everybody! I'm Tamara. Me and my friend Beatrice have the honor to continue the blog of our beloved Lars! I want to start right away with introducing a new format today, I really hope you like it! 🙂 From today, I’ll add a tips & tricks series to my reviews, news and photo walks. In ...

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A walk in the rain with the SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens

A couple of days ago I told you about myself being a great fan of the SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens! Actually I wanted to start something totally new on this blog today, it’s got something to do with tips. 🙂  I wanted to give you general tips & tricks on certain topics / fields ...

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SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens

Rain, bad weather, a somber mood and yet there’s an unbounded enthusiasm to take photos? That’s how I was feeling a couple of days ago, so I decided spontaneously to visit the Butterfly House once again! This time I brought my  SIGMA 105 f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens, because for me,  it is ...

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Sigma 20mm/f1.4 First Impressions

Being a proud owner of the Sigma 105mm/f2.8 Macro lens, the decision to buy the Sigma 20mm/f1.4 DG HSM was some kind of a turnaround. Being an enthusiastic macro and portrait photographer I finally took this decision after a friend had returned from his vacation with exciting outdoor-pictures taken with this lens. The ultra wide-angle ...

More bird photos and a couple of macro shots (150-600mm C)

With over 20 degrees on Monday, to me, it didn’t feel like winter at all. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to take some great bird shots, so I took my SD1 Merrill and the 150-600mm C on a photo session. After hours of making use of the heavy equipment, my hair and my undershirt ...

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Comparison: Marumi DHG200 vs. Raynox DCR-250 (Sigma DP3 Merrill)

First of all the most important thing: I wish you all a very Happy New Year! 🙂 In the following posting I’d like to show you some images that can make your decision between the Marumi DHG200 and the Raynox DCR-250 easier. Both achromatic lenses are a good and cheap (~ €70) option to improve ...