In the fall of 2004 I purchased my first Sigma Camera system while I was deployed to Iraq in the City of Tikrit. This first system was comprised of the 15-30 f3.5-4.5 EX, 28-70 f2.8 EX, and a first generation 70-200 f2.8 EX.
I have since expanded my Sigma kit to include an SD14, 30 f1.4 EX, 50 f1.4 EX, 17-50 f2.8 OS EX, and 70-200 f2.8 OS EX, with my most recent addition to my arsenal being the SD1.
The images above are a cross section of the thousands of images I captured with my SD9 with its incredible Foveon sensor and those first lenses from October 2004 to February 2005. In the 7 years I have been shooting with Sigma cameras I have determined that there is something about the images they capture that keeps me coming back. Some describe it as the Foveon “look”, almost 3d at times, that cannot be quantified in any way. All I know is that I have fallen in love with the “look” and personally feel after those 7 years that no other image sensor has been able to compare.
These images have captured the hearts of many over the years and I am happy to share them once again as part of the X3 Magazine.
Photographer; Michael Taylor
Camera; Sigma SD9
1 thought on “Iraq Through My Eye”
Oh Mike the SD 9, I sold my Nikon fm and fe to buy one, best thing iv’e ever done people think your a little crazy but your right Foveon images have a look that jumps out at you, even more unbelievable i use my Sigma SD 9 14 15 for low light band photography, your photos have done something I rarely ever do and that’s comment really like your work, thanks for sharing.
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