tmawest

tmawest

Lives in United States Fort Collins, CO, United States
Works as a Programmer
Joined on Jul 12, 2011

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On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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Kwick1: And yet again, DPReview won't ask a direct question that's all over the forums and unanswered by Sigma: will the new 1.8 zooms work on the APS-H model? Of course pricing and availability is also a great unknown.

Yes, they will.

According to Sigma the sd Quattro and Quattro H are "...a complete system compatible with all SIGMA GLOBAL VISION high-performance interchangeable lenses...The SIGMA GLOBAL VISION series of high-performances lenses comprises three distinct lines and concepts: Contemporary, Art, and Sports."

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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Osvaldo Cristo: Sigma SD Quattro is 8% wider and 11% shorter than Nikon D7200.
Sigma SD Quattro is 19% thicker than Nikon D7200.
Sigma SD Quattro [625 g] weights 18% (140 grams) less than Nikon D7200.

Sigma SD Quattro dimensions: 147x95.1x90.8 mm (it is ML!)
Nikon D7200 dimensions: 135.5x106.5x76 mm (it is DSLR!)

Source: http://camerasize.com

I will happily trade those additional millimeters for the extra miles of resolution.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:58 UTC

Would really like to see a Foveon camera get reviewed again here someday.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:04 UTC as 181st comment
On article Flickr brings back Pro account option (74 comments in total)
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MeganV: The internet needs less photography-mediated-by-Marissa-Mayer and more photography-mediated-by-photographers.

I wish people weren't so intimidated by HTML <IMG> tags.

Because that's really what Flickr is, right--it's an HTML avoidance system. It lets you post photographs by learning to use Flickr instead of the <IMG> tag. It lets you share photographs with links to Flickr's domain rather than with links to *your* domain. It keeps your conversations and interactions within its walled community rather than within your e.mail box, on your messenger, or on *your* web site.

But basic HTML and <IMG> tags aren't hard! If you can use Flickr, you can whip up some tags.

True, web hosting isn't free. But you can get your own domain, comprehensive analytics, and unlimited storage for $5 - $8 / month with just about any provider you might choose. That's not much of a premium over this new Flickr "pro" arrangement.

I hate to tell you this, but one of the most popular platforms for professional photographers to build custom html photo websites is tumblr... that other yahoo property ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
On article Flickr brings back Pro account option (74 comments in total)

How about keeping the Pro account stats available forever instead of just 30 days? There can't be that much overhead compared to the massive amounts of image data they are already storing.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 27th comment

In a few short years having a GoPro mount on your windshield will be as cutting edge as having a cassette player in your dash.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 19:19 UTC as 11th comment

After the shocking footage recorded in SC last Saturday I think this bill now has a better chance here in CO.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 01:42 UTC as 16th comment
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (194 comments in total)

"They're not a huge group but we know what our customers want, and the dp0 is a perfect camera for them. So our first priority is to please our existing customers."

Indeed you do, I just pre-ordered a Sigma dp0 today...my 6th Sigma camera.

Long live Foveon & Sigma.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 01:20 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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Thorgrem: "Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?"

No. Canon is still the joke of mirrorless.

@ 67gtonr

* In Japan

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On article Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens (139 comments in total)
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tmawest: Nice! Anyone interested in a lightly used DP1 Quattro?

HowaboutRAW - I was not being entirely serious, I'll be waiting to see how the DP0 performs first ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:55 UTC

This is a smart move since the GH3 and GH4 are popular with drone pilots. ESPN just used them on their drones for the Winter X-Games and the results were amazing.

https://library.espnimages.com/pages/search.php?search=!collection15990&k=c93cf6e497

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 16th comment
On article Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens (139 comments in total)
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D1N0: They are making it so unwieldy that it must be aimed at hipsters.

Not really, hipsters want cameras that take selfies and make creamy bokeh lattes.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On article Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens (139 comments in total)

Nice! Anyone interested in a lightly used DP1 Quattro?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:20 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens (139 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: This DP0 should really be the first DP camera they sell
The DP series is sensational in landscape and miserable in other things
The DP1 was never wide enough....

Next, pls make the lens available for other mirrorless cameras.

I agree. I've been shooting landscapes with the DP1 Merrill and now the DP1 Quattro and often wished they were wider. I've also wished the DP3 was a bit longer, around 90mm equiv. They answered that wish too with the new teleconverter.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
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Kekal B Hollow: best product of the year? sigma DP2Q...

+1

When we're new to photography we often make decisions based on polls, marketing, the latest "must have" features and the gear that other photographers we admire are using.

Once we have gained experience and confidence we simply choose the right camera for our unique needs.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches Off Road camera gear (57 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Where is the water bag?

I'm surprised it doesn't have a hydration reservoir since this appears to be a knock-off of the LowePro Photo Sport 200, which has one. I've have been hiking with the LowePro carrying two cameras and a large camelback for over a year without any problems. The camera compartment and hydration pocket are of course sealed off.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 13:57 UTC

Tacky.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 23:53 UTC as 127th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)
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Quinbus: Wally Brooks is right. The DP's are in essence tiny studio/field cameras, best used on a tripod or monopod. For less than a thousand dollars (especially if you buy one of the Merrills, now going for cheap) you get images close to the quality of digital medium format that costs at least five times as much. True, you don't get interchangeable lenses, you have to put up with slow buffering and lots of other shortcomings. The DP's are still a lot easier to use than the 4x5's I once lugged around.

Sigma's marketing folks seem off base to me; they seem to want to sell these as carry-around street-snapping cameras, which they certainly aren't. Then again, remember how they tried to market the SD1 at a price of nearly ten thousand dollars?

Summary: The Sigma DP's are a niche product; if you aren't into studio/field photography, look elsewhere.

@Mike FL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foveon_X3_sensor#Light_gathering_and_low-light_performance

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:17 UTC
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)

For many years prior to the Quattro the DP designs were as boring and anonymous as anything out there. They were criticized for being bland and unoriginal. And now they are criticized for being too original.

Yet they have always been lauded for having exceptional image quality. The more things change...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 16:07 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)
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tmawest: I would have preferred a more compact hot shoe mounted EVF. I'm already using an attached Hoodman Loupe with my DP2 Quattro, which is a bit smaller and will likely remain a cheaper option than Sigma's loupe ($80US for the Hoodman).

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to shooting with the DP1 Quattro!

I'm using a 32GB 45MB/s SanDisk card and it takes about 4 seconds to record a RAW file (at least twice as fast as the Merrill). I tested continuous shooting and it took 21 shots before slowing down to write the files.

I recall seeing the Chinese made EVF for the DP somewhere, but I think the resolution was quite low – not that it would need a lot of detail to compose a shot.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
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