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Sony FE 24-70 mm f/2.8 GM II – first impressions

Sony FE 24-70 mm f/2.8 GM II – first impressions

If a photographic system wants to be treated seriously by professionals it has to feature tools they demand. A classic 24-70 mm f/2.8 journalistic prime might be considered one of such indispensable tools.

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Sony FE PZ 16-35 mm f/4 G – first impressions and sample images

Sony FE PZ 16-35 mm f/4 G – first impressions and sample images

There are many ultra-wide zoom lenses in the full frame Sony FE system so its users might feel pampered. They could choose between two 12-24 mm models, one as fast as f/2.8 and other a bit slower, f/4.

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Sigma C 18-50 mm f/2.8 DC DN – first impressions and sample images

Sigma C 18-50 mm f/2.8 DC DN – first impressions and sample images

I\'ve been wondering for some time whether or not I can call myself a professional photographer. On the one hand I partially earn my living by taking photos; the problem is, more often than not these are photos of different testing charts, hardly a topic worth professional photography.

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Sigma C 24 mm f/2 DG DN – first impressions and sample images

Sigma C 24 mm f/2 DG DN – first impressions and sample images

In July 2019 Sigma showed their first fixed focal C line lens (the C letter meaning Contemporary), designed for full frame mirrorless Sony, Sigma, and Panasonic cameras. That launch was quite untypical because we were shown the C 45 mm f/2.

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Sigma C 90 mm f/2.8 DG DN – first impressions and sample images

Sigma C 90 mm f/2.8 DG DN – first impressions and sample images

When it comes to portrait lenses with focal lengths near 85 mm two kinds of instruments prevail on the market – either very fast and very expensive f/1.2-1.4 models, or constructions aimed at amateur photographers with a maximum relative aperture of f/1.

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Cine lenses and still photo lenses – what's the difference?

Cine lenses and still photo lenses – what's the difference?

It\'s not a big secret: many optics producers have both photographic lenses and cinema lenses in their line-ups. In fact – it would be far easier to list those that don\'t. Usually, instruments designed for video recording come with parameters identical or similar to these of their photographic cousins but their prices are usually higher.

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Sigma A 35 mm f/1.4 DG DN – first impressions

Sigma A 35 mm f/1.4 DG DN – first impressions

When it comes to top-of-the-range fixed-focal Art series lenses, Sigma has already presented the A 35 mm f/1.2 DG DN, the A 85 mm f/1.4 DG DN, and the A 105 mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro, all designed for full frame mirrorless cameras.

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Sigma C 35 mm f/2 DG DN - first impressions

Sigma C 35 mm f/2 DG DN - first impressions

The series of Sigma Contemporary full frame lenses designed for mirrorless cameras started in an unusual way. In July 2019 Sigma presented the Sigma C 45 mm f/2.8 DG DN in the Sony FE and L-mount versions.

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Sigma C 65 mm f/2 DG DN – first impressions

Sigma C 65 mm f/2 DG DN – first impressions

The series of Sigma Contemporary full frame lenses designed for mirrorless cameras started in an unusual way. In July 2019 Sigma presented the Sigma C 45 mm f/2.8 DG DN in the Sony FE and L-mount versions.

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Sigma A 105 mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro – first impressions

Sigma A 105 mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro – first impressions

Most of us make different plans for the future. There are some who even compose timetables with different actions, prognosed incomes and outcomes, and trips which they plan for even distant future. Such a trend concerns both ordinary people who just want to organize better their private and business life and also different companies, big and small, up to the most powerful corporations.

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400 mm f/5.0-6.3 IS  – first impressions

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400 mm f/5.0-6.3 IS – first impressions

In well-established systems that have been present on the market for many years, the line-up of longer telephoto lenses is really impressive. For examle an owner of a Canon reflex camera can choose betweem amateur 55-250 mm and 70-300 mm class models, among them the Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.

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A trip to Sigma lens factory in Aizu

A trip to Sigma lens factory in Aizu

Wihle going to Yokohama\'s CP+ fairs every year I try to get to Japan two days earlier in order to acclimatise and to get rid of jetlag. Booking my plane tickets this year I found out that it would be far cheaper to arrive to Japan not two but three days earlier.

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Interview with Kazuto Yamaki - CEO of Sigma Corporation

Interview with Kazuto Yamaki - CEO of Sigma Corporation

During this year\'s CP+ show held in Yokohama, we had the opportunity to meet with the CEO of Sigma Corporation - Mr. Kazuto Yamaki, to talk to him about the current situation on the photographic market and plans for the future.

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A visit in the Nikon Museum in Japan

A visit in the Nikon Museum in Japan

I celebrate my birthday on 25 July – exactly like the Nikon Corporation, set up in Tokio in 1917, exactly 100 years ago. In order to mark that occasion I would like to invite you for a trip to the Nikon Museum.

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Interview with Kazuto Yamaki CEO of Sigma Corporation

Interview with Kazuto Yamaki CEO of Sigma Corporation

The full frame sensors are beginning to reach resolution of 50 megapixels. Is it creates some additional requirements when designing lenses? Does the older models of Sigma lenses, presented about 5 years ago will meet such extraordinary resolution requirements? Yes, we need to achieve the better performance both in the lens design and manufacturing to support such super high resolution cameras.

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