The Future is Foveon.

Started Jul 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
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JackM Veteran Member • Posts: 7,640
The Future is Foveon.

I have seen the light. Just picked up a used Sigma DP2 Merrill off ebay. Of course the technology is far from mature - unusable above ISO 400, processing is slow, colors need work... but the detail is blowing me away. I've provided full size images below, be sure to peep at 100%.

Canon 5D3, 50/1.4, converted with DLO on

Sigma DP2M, converted in SPP, upscaled to 24mp in Photoshop

Sigma DP2M, converted in SPP, native resolution

Sigma DP2M

I'm not even going to post the 5D3 version of that last file, because next to this it looks like I misfocused it somehow.

All this from an APS-C sensor. Imagine a Full Frame Foveon. The mind boggles.

 JackM's gear list:JackM's gear list
Sigma DP2 Merrill Fujifilm X100S Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM +6 more
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sigma DP2 Merrill
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