Good example of obvious differences between Merrill and Quattro

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mike earussi
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Good example of obvious differences between Merrill and Quattro
4 months ago

Using Seng's tiff files I compared the two and found a good section that really shows their differences. The Quattro has much better color (it's "prettier") and smoother tones but lacks the fine differentiation of details and tonalities (microcontrast) the Merrill has. I suppose it's just a matter of taste which is more important to you, but I find it easier to adjust the color of the Merrill than to try to create detail and microcontrast in the Quattro where none exists.

Merrill side uprezzed and slightly color adjusted to try to match Quattro

After seeing this I personally hope Sigma decides to return to the standard Foveon design for a FF body. A 24mp FF Foveon would have the best of both worlds, the resolution and color of the Quattro + the microcontrast of the Merrill.

ButĀ unless Sigma can figure out how to increase the Quattro's microcontrast I have no choice but to stick to the Merrill.

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