DP2Q vs Canon R5

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Neil-O Contributing Member • Posts: 560
Re: DP2Q vs Canon R5

Scottelly wrote:

Neil-O wrote:

Which is which?

I presumed the Sigma is on the left but if it is I'm surprised how much better those images look compared to the ones on the right.

You can tell by the names Neil. The one on the left has a name that starts with SDIM. That usually indicates it was shot with a Sigma camera. My files begin with SDQH. Usually Merrill files begin with SDIM. I don't know why the SD Quattro H file here begins with SDIM. Maybe that is because the sample image was made when the camera first came on the market, and my camera has newer firmware. Anyway, the image on the right is the one from the Canon. It doesn't look like it was sharpened as much as the image on the left. I think most people oversharpen images from Sigma cameras. In fact, I think Sigma cameras oversharpen the images. That's why I always use Portrait color mode. (I get the least amount of sharpening, when using Portrait mode. Yes, I turn the sharpness all the way down in the camera too, and my photos still look oversharpened. SPP is better. You can pretty much turn off sharpening in SPP, so the images don't look oversharpened - even in Landscape color mode.)

Yes I see now Scott - those jpeg numbers look really small to my aged eyes though... Maybe I'm in no position to judge the quality of the pictures!

I totally agree about sharpening, with such high resolution most of the time there's no need for it.  I always turn down the slider in SPP but I do run the tiff files through Topaz Sharpen which often brings out even more detail without creating that synthetic look you often get from oversharpening.

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