tmawest

tmawest

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

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Tacky.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 23:53 UTC as 127th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 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

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:17 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 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...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 16:07 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 comments in total)

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!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced article (271 comments in total)

Jim Brandenburg has posted a blog article on the new D800. He's used it for a month now. Great perspective on the new camera from a master photographer.

http://jimbrandenburg.blogspot.com/2012/02/preview-of-jims-work-with-nikon-d800.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 01:24 UTC as 13th comment
On Just posted: Panasonic DMC G3 in-depth review article (45 comments in total)
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R Laing: Where is the viewfinder?

It has a viewfinder... as stated in the intro above.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 02:05 UTC
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