Is there a "Sigma Look"? Locked

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victorgv Senior Member • Posts: 2,046
Re: Is there a "Sigma Look"?

Part of difference is a weak filters versus strong ones which affects perceived colours . Also desaturated shadows gives different feeling more life like at least for me.

DMillier wrote:

SigmaChrome wrote:

Absolutely there is.

If there wasn't that look I wouldn't be shooting Sigma/Foveon.

For me it's the Foveon sensor (the 1:1:1 mainly but the Quattro also has its own look). Collecting all the RGB information at a single photosite makes all the difference. I know you can simulate that using pixel shift, but it's not the same as the Foveon look.

Ah, that's an easy declaration to make, but is it true? It would be better if there was a theoretical explanation as to why pixel shift isn't as good, when in principle it should be better, and backed by actual experiments the support the theory. Sadly, unless Jim Kasson is prepared to give it a go, it seems unlikely the truthfulness of this assertion will ever be put to a proper test, so all we can do is swop personal feelings about it for the next 20 years.

Such is life...

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