HowTo? Eval Sigma Dp2-Q by Sigma newbie in 5 days?

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HowTo? Eval Sigma Dp2-Q by Sigma newbie in 5 days?
10 months ago

I'd appreciate guidance on how to best use the limited time "try before buy" promotion by Sigma on the DP2-Quattro.

I'm mostly ignorant about Foveon sensors, and been curious to understand their pro's and con's compared to my Canon DSLR full-frame 6d.

  • What kind of images show the Dp2-Q to best advantage over a conventional DSLR like the 6d? Landscapes? Architecture? Interiors? Portraits? Night? Other?
  • I've obtained the SPP 6.0.1 software that is required to post-process DP2-Q images. Also several raw files that I've opened and played with. I'm thinking this will give me a head-start to not spend too much of the evaluation time wrestling with the quirky software.
  • My thinking is to have a variety of locations pre-planned, and go around with two tripods. I plan to have a Canon EF 35mm f2 IS prime mounted on the Canon 6d for comparison.
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