Photo Series

Munich Fabric Start

We (V-studio) do not only do photography but also run a dance fashion atelier, V-studio dance fashion.  We produce tailor-made dresses for latin and ballroom dancing, evening wear and more. For this part of our business we visited the Munich Fabric Start fair. Looking for fabrics and getting inspired. But as we are also photographers […]

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Lenses

Sigma introduces the ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom lens

On the 9th of February SIGMA announced the development of the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art. They are calling this latest addition to their Art series of lenses the ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom. The new lens is designed with the modern 50-megapixel-plus cameras in mind. It features three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three […]

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Other news

SEIN, re-launched as an online magazine

Early 2018 Sigma launched an online version of their printed magazine SEIN. A beautifully crafted web magazine about all things Sigma. But especially with lots of beautiful photos. From the about page of SEIN Online: SEIN is a quarterly magazine Sigma started in 2014 to share news about their products and thoughts and ideas on […]

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Photo Series

Burg Eltz

Wikipedia: Eltz Castle (German: Burg Eltz) is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family (the Eltz family) that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. Bürresheim Castle (Schloss Bürresheim), Eltz Castle and Lissingen […]

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Cameras

Firmware update brings DNG file format to the sdQuattro

Recently Sigma released a firmware update, v1.04, for the sdQuattro. Amongst the list of improvements and bug fixes was the added functionality of saving files in the DNG format. A feature introduced for Sigma’s cameras with its big brother the sdQuattroH. The advantage of the DNG format is that you can process them in other RAW processors […]

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Other news

Sigma Booth at Photokina 2016

Sigma Booth at Photokina 2016 As tradition has it we also this year visited Sigma’s booth at Photokina 2016. A booth that really showed Sigma’s new position in the world of photography. The rather large booth had a great premium feel to it, reflecting the quality of the recent Sigma Global Vision lenses, like the Art and […]

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How to, Sigma dp1 quattro

My alternative dp1 Quattro workflow

As is generally known Sigma Photo Pro (SPP) is not the fastest Raw converter available. Certain functions do take rather long to take effect which makes working on a bigger projects a daunting task. In addition I have found that the addition of new tools made it harder for me to get to results fast. In […]

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Cameras

Surprise, surprise. The Sigma SD Quattro

Sigma was expected to introduce new gear as they do every year at the CP+ photo fair. What was not expected was a successor to the SD1. And definitely not two models at the same time. But that is exactly what they did. Sigma surprised us all with the SD Quattro and SD Quattro H. Two brand […]

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Software

The current state of soft- and firmware

Sigma has been updating their software and firmware more often than this site has been updated. Therefore I thought it might be a good idea to list where we stand today. SPP Sigma Photo Pro is now at 6.3.2 for both Windows and OSX. Besides many bug fixes there have been substantial improvements in the processing engine. Especially the […]

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Photo Series

Super Moon Eclipse 2015

Last week we had a completely clear sky to enjoy the super moon eclipse. It did cost me one night of sleep but it was worth it, what a spectacular view. Sigma SD1 with 120-300 f2.8 OS. All handheld and manual focus. No processing just a rendered RAW (with lowest luminance noise reduction) from SPP and cropped.

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Cameras

Something new, something old

Something new, something old Dropped by the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm the other day to pick up something and have a cup of coffee with my contactperson there. As she was still busy I killed the waiting time by shooting around a little with the Sigma dp1 Quattro. A different but interesting camera. Have it here already […]

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Cameras, Sigma dp1 quattro

Three generations

This has been one grey winter over at our place. And that unfortunately meant that we couldn’t really put the Sigma dp1 Quattro through its paces. High iso scenarios are not the ideal circumstances for the dp1 Quattro as we all know. But now that the days are becoming longer I hope the world will […]

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