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Studio scene comparison (RAW)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

We normally shoot our studio scene in RAW mode with each camera and converted using Adobe Camera RAW. However Adobe does not yet support the SD1, so we're making a slightly different comparison. We're using Sigma Photo Pro to develop the SD1's RAW files, then comparing this to our usual ACR conversions from other cameras. This isn't a perfect comparison, but the aim as usual is to provide information that's as photographically-relevent as possible.

  • Load RAW file into Sigma Photo Pro
  • Set Sharpness to -2 (all other settings default)
  • Open file to Photoshop
  • Apply a Unsharp mask: 100%, Radius 0.6, Threshold 0
  • Save as a JPEG quality 11 for display and download.

Note: this page features our new interactive studio shot comparison widget. Click here to find out more.

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Comments

Total comments: 2
Scottelly
By Scottelly (4 months ago)

I was looking at the photo comparison today, comparing the SD1 against the new Canon 5 D Mk III, the Nikon D800E, and the Pentax 645 D . . . at ISO 800 . . . and I just can not believe my eyes. Take a look at this:

http://sbkart.com/sd1/SD1-screencap.jpg

The SD1 never ceases to amaze me.

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Scott Greiff
By Scott Greiff (7 months ago)

Why won't the comparisons load?

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Total comments: 2