Recently, I alluded to receiving media credentials to cover the Rogers Cup Men's Tennis Tournament in Toronto. The Rogers Cup is not one of the elite grand slam tournaments but it has become an important event for players to attend as preparation for the upcoming US Open. The German magazine I represent has a circulation … Continue reading Netcord Confidential
At the incredibly advanced age of 52, I've finally realized one of my life long dreams - to be "considered" a professional photographer. I'm careful in my definition of professional because although I satisfy many tenets of that term, I don't and likely never will make a living wholly dependent on my practice as a … Continue reading Confessions of a semiprofessional motorsports photographer
Sigma has been enjoying consistently universal acclaim for its Art series of fast prime lenses and zooms and continues to add exciting new models like the recent 105mm f/1.4 prime! Somehow they are able to offer high optical performance and reasonable pricing while continuing to manufacture in their Aizu factory in Fukushima, Japan. It … Continue reading Sigma 30mm DC HSM f/1.4 Art lens
Sigma Corporation has been around since the early 1960s, always offering third party lenses with innovative design and prices designed to beat the OEM boys at their own game. Today, Sigma is no longer the upstart but part of the establishment by manufacturing their own critically respected (if not commercially) Foveon line of cameras. … Continue reading The Sigma Trifecta
During Black Friday sales in 2015, I acquired my first smartphone - a Lumix CM1. Never heard of it? Few have. Fewer have one. The likely reason is that it's a stinker of a smartphone. It has difficulty running multiple apps, often freezes and I have to reboot it, and is more than twice as … Continue reading Looking for the perfect smartphone camera.
I like to shoot prime lenses because I have a bit of a Type A personality and want to always know that I'm getting the sharpest, highest image quality that I can. When I shoot wildlife, I'm usually carrying my Zuiko 300mm f/4 IS Pro since it is wonderfully light and optically astounding. Check out … Continue reading Introducing the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM for m43 users.
Those of you familiar with this blog will no doubt recognize this troubling fondness I have for vintage camera telephoto mirror lenses. I'm always on the prowl for that inexpensive yet high image quality compact mirror lens that will give me that telephoto focal length reach that I can throw into my knapsack for that … Continue reading Checking out the Sigma 500 mm f/4 XQ mirror lens