Getting a grip on the SD1

Getting a grip on the SD1

One of the most appealing aspects of the SD1 is the compact design. Despite packing dual processors and a 46Mp sensor, it's one of the lightest, smallest professional bodies made, with a comfortable grip and well placed controls for normal horizontal use. Using it for portrait orientation photos has been a little less comfortable, as the shallow body provides little to hold onto.

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SIGMA History 2012

This was the year for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II and London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The Sigma Corporation mourns the death of their founder Michihiro Yamaki and welcomes the appointment of Kazuto Yamaki as the new CEO. SIGMA Global Vision is launched and SIGMA joins the internet social media craze by establishing an official Facebook page.

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Stow Maries for 2012

Stow Maries for 2012

Stow Maries - http://www.stowmaries.com/ - is now under the ownership of vehicle builders RSPerformance, specialist car developers who produce a limited number of high-performance modified cars per year. As Aviation and Wildlife enthusiasts, they're giving the location a new lease of life...

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The Frozen Sigma

The Frozen Sigma

My name is Dr Alexander Kumar, and I am a 28 year old British doctor, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member of the Explorer's Club based in New York. I have worked and travelled in over 60 countries, and have spent a great deal of time in the Arctic and work on venomous snake research also in my spare time.

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SIGMA History 2011

This was the year for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II and London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The Sigma Corporation mourns the death of their founder Michihiro Yamaki and welcomes the appointment of Kazuto Yamaki as the new CEO. SIGMA Global Vision is launched and SIGMA joins the internet social media craze by establishing an official Facebook page.

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TRUE Strengths

TRUE Strengths

Every digital camera on the market today has some sort of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) to handle processing and the basic functions of the camera. Sigma's latest compact and SLR cameras utilise TRUE II processing engines which handle all the image processing. Richard Kilpatrick looks at the technology behind them.

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Sigma and the Sensor (R)evolution

Sigma and the Sensor (R)evolution

The digital SLR first surfaced in various forms in the mid 1980s, in forms as prototypical as the 120MP sensor demonstrated by Canon is now - using tube, then CCD technology and still video capture. The CCD sensor for single, still shot capture would come into its own with the Kodak DCS and related systems, though these models would continue to be a compromise of five-figure prices and quality barely better than a single-frame capture from a Laserdisc - but in the early days $23,000 to capture 700 pixel wide video frames was not unheard of, with devices like the Fuji ES-1 holding a small specialist market.

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Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM

This Sigma 12-24mm has been a popular choice for photographers, with nothing on the market that wide without producing a fisheye effect. The new Sigma 8-16mm provides APS-C size camera users with exactly the same angle-of-view as the 12-24mm does on full frame, opening up new possibilities to a wider photographic market.

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Sigma at Photokina

Sigma at Photokina

The bi-annual Photokina trade show is an important event in the photographic calendar. Not only does it allow photographers to see the whole spectrum of photographic kit under one roof (well, several roofs close together actually) but it provides the perfect platform for manufacturers to launch the next range of exiting products. This year is no different...

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