SIGMA fp Style 04

Yoshiharu Ota


SIGMA fp, SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, F16, ISO320, 1/30s

When I select gear, I put a lot of value on whether I can feel the camera’s and lenses’ identity and the look of the images they produce rather than purely mathematical criteria like their megapixel count or sharpness profiles.

My impression of the SIGMA fp is that it is a highly portable camera whose specialty is its low weight. The lens I’ve used took surprisingly three-dimensional photographs—almost as if I’ve used a medium-format camera or something larger.

It is a camera that gives me the feeling it will be a strong companion in difficult conditions—in small spaces, for example, or during low light or bad weather.
I actually think the SIGMA fp belongs into its very own genre, apart from other cameras I’ve tried so far, due to its uniqueness and the freedom it grants its users.
If you try to make full use of the camera’s abilities, you’ll see very interesting results.

SIGMA fp, SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art, F6.3, ISO1000, 1/125s

SIGMA fp, SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, F9, ISO500, 1/320s

For my test shooting, I invited the model Bambi to pose for me.

Bambi started her career as a dancer. In my shoot, I focused on capturing her natural charm and delicateness as a person and the variable lighting conditions (the day of the shoot was cloudy with occasional sunshine).

I appreciate the unintrusive shutter sound of the SIGMA fp, as it avoids any additional stress during the shoot. Bambi moved in rhythm with the lens’ closing aperture blades, and we had a smooth shoot together.

SIGMA fp, SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art, F6.3, ISO800, 1/100s

SIGMA fp, SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art, F10, ISO800, 1/125s

SIGMA fp, SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, F4, ISO320, 1/640s


Model|Bambi Naka (TWIN PLANET)
Hair Make|Hiroki Eguchi
Stylist|Showso Kajiko(Yolken)
Post Production|Takeshi Fukunaga (VITA INC.)
Photographer Assistant|Yujiro Tokushige

Coat by tanakadaisuke
Dress by PINKO


International dancer. In 2013, Bambi founded the dance unit “AyaBambi” together with Aya. After working with famous Japanese artists like Miliyah Kato, BoA and Ringo Sheena, Bambi started on a world-wide tour as one of Madonna’s background dancers in 2015. With her cute looks, Bambi also gained attention from the fashion world and has been modeling for countless brands. In January 2019, Bambi made her acting debut in the film “Chihuahua-chan” (dir. Ken Ninomiya), followed by numerous offers for upcoming theater and movie productions.