July 22, 2016

SIGMA Art lenses in the Chernobyl Disaster Zone by photographer Tom Adamson

Author: Jennifer Lister

TomAdamsonPhotographer Tom Adamson has found a way of making derelict buildings beautiful again by photographing them with the SIGMA Art series of lenses; the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lenses. In this blog Tom describes his ideal opportunity of photographing the remains of Chernobyl disaster zone and how these lenses helped him to achieve the quality of images he wanted to produce.

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July 24, 2015

SIGMA dp0 Quattro

Author: Jennifer Lister

LN-dp0Quattro-VideoThe SIGMA dp0 Quattro is a revolutionary camera, with its high resolution 3 layered Foveon image sensor and incorporates a high performance 14mm F4 lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm SLR).

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May 18, 2015

Deconstructing the dp Quattro

Author: Jennifer Lister

ln-DPQUATTRO-TMBFor the new dp series, we rethought and redesigned every aspect of the camera, including the sensor, engine, lens and body. While retaining its famous textural expression, the updated Foveon direct image sensor produces images that are more colorful, rich, deep, and faithful than ever before. Continue reading

May 15, 2013

Small works of Art – Sigma’s Mirrorless Lenses

Author: paramount

dnSigma’s EX DN lenses were available from March 2012, in the original rubberised design that reflected the lens range at the time. The new Art series lenses are a similar specification, but carry the new engineering and design language of Sigma, with testing on the Foveon-based system and further improvements in build and optical quality as a result.

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April 17, 2013

Sigma DP3 Merrill – Getting Closer

Author: paramount

dp3.Sigma’s intent to make the DP compacts into a series has been executed quickly and efficiently with the Merrill generation. Following swiftly from the DP1 and DP2 models, the 50mm F2.8 Macro equipped DP3 Merrill adds a telephoto variant to the wide and standard options previously offered.

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March 13, 2013

Sigma Photo Pro 5.5 – Fade to Grey

Author: paramount

fade_to_greySigma Photo Pro has been a steady compainion of the Foveon-based camera range, from the SD9 to the latest DP3 Merrill. Right now we’re in the same situation we were when the SD9 first launched, reliant on a dedicated processing application from the manufacturer, and in an era of widespread third party support it is a little unusual.

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January 4, 2013

Sigma 35mm F1.4 – a new era

Author: paramount

35mmSigma’s evolutionary approach to lens design has already resulted in improvements in quality and performance with each new model – price is no longer the only reason to opt for Sigma’s optics, and in the case of the Macro and OS models has not been for some time. Yet Photokina’s announcement of the new Global vision for Sigma made it clear that it was felt that the products could perform to even higher levels and be design leaders.

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October 23, 2012

Sigma DP1 Merrill – Into the great wide open

Author: paramount

dpFirst things first – at the time of review, there remains little third party support for the 46Mp sensor’s files. That means the SD1, SD1 Merrill and DP Merrills are tied to Sigma Photo Pro for the majority of your workflow, though Iridient Raw Developer does support the new generation of cameras.

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October 21, 2012

Sigma 12-24 Mk II and the Full-Frame Generation

Author: paramount

12-24Sigma don’t have much competition in the wide zoom market, with decades of experience and specialist knowledge gleaned since their early lenses and the 1979 Zoom Gamma. Following up classics like the 15-30mm EX with the DC 8-16mm, 10-20mm and full-frame 12-24mm, their expertise in the field is well established.

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October 1, 2012

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro OS

Author: paramount

105The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Macro lens continues Sigma’s leading force in the macro lens market. With the inclusion of Optical Stabilisation and internal focusing, this new designed certainly adds many features to its predecessor. Richard Kilpatrick takes a closer look.

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