Homage to old Foveon magic (SD14)

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petr marek
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Homage to old Foveon magic (SD14)
Jun 11, 2011

After seeing samples of SD1 ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/hcb01147/5820209535/in/photostream/ and others) I want to remind everyone to great qualities of previous Foveon. It was 4,6 mpx and it was enough for me and for Sigma lenses. All I really needed from my SD14 was better performance in low light and higher usable ISO. Than maybe more speed. With SD1 Sigma has lost.
Viva the last balanced Foveon!

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In reply to petr marek, Jun 11, 2011

Wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow - I like 'em! Thank you for the reminder!
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In reply to petr marek, Jun 11, 2011

Realy nice photos... The colour, the details, etc... I also have a SD14... yours must be of a better batch!

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In reply to glacerda, Jun 11, 2011

some great images. Who cares about pixels?
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petr marek
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In reply to baran, Jun 11, 2011

Sigma unfortunately does...

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Mike Gerstner
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Thank you.........
In reply to petr marek, Jun 11, 2011

very nice photographs (as opposed to snapshots)

wish they "all" had exif data attached........

Best, Mike

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In reply to petr marek, Jun 11, 2011

Totally enjoy your beautiful Sigma photos.

If you've printed some of them, what would you say is the largest you can print and retain that special Foveon look?

Thanks for sharing.

Xon

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Gorgeous!

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petr marek
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In reply to Xon_Fedaa, Jun 11, 2011

The most important aspect of Foveon is rich tonality and natural contrast. It´s not digitally stretched.

A2 format is perfect, if you use double size export from SPP. Maybe even A1 or bigger, but I didn´t try it. Depends on lens quality and good exposure for smooth tonality. Postproduction can also make a lot (especially gentle noise reduction and sharpening).

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Tom Schum
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In reply to Digital Coast Image, Jun 11, 2011

Beautiful stuff! Anything with that sensor really can produce stunning photographs and we see them here on this forum every day. The more the better!
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In reply to petr marek, Jun 12, 2011

Great collection from a classic camera.
Please see my FW Stockyard expedition with SPP5.
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Nancy and Pete Spader
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In reply to petr marek, Jun 12, 2011

range of subjects. Great shots! Thanks for sharing. Nancy and I have been enjoying our SD14 for some time now.

Pete and Nancy

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In reply to Paul Petersen, Jun 12, 2011

nice, feeling atmosphere of sunny day:)

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In reply to petr marek, Jun 12, 2011

That first one is outstanding! Perfect timing, strong composition.

regards,
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In reply to petr marek, Jun 12, 2011

Awesome collection of photos Petr: Thanks for the reminder and for sharing your beautiful images. The portrait of the flamingo is startlingly sharp, a real wow.
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