Sigma SD1 sample photos

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petr marek Regular Member • Posts: 179
Sigma SD1 sample photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sasurau/page2/

OK, I believe it´s a camera, which can take exceptional photos, slowly, with limitations, for very high price, but exceptional. And I just hope now it´s time to upgrade SD15 and DP series for thousands of ordinary users and Foveon fans, which can´t or don´t want to spend so much money. I think 6-8(x3) mpx Foveon camera with better low light and speed performance would be just fine...

cinefeel Contributing Member • Posts: 860
Re: Sigma SD1 sample photos

great photographs!

shame that they are still tainted by the SPP color-space bug if you look closely. these could look even better and richer- hope sigma fix it soon!!

BuckieJoe Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Sigma SD1 sample photos

Again, his photos cap at 1024. What's the point? ANY camera is good at 1024.

apoc Regular Member • Posts: 442
Re: Sigma SD1 sample photos

It's something i don't get. A new camera comes out and aparently NOBODY is able to takke good samples to let other people study them.

BuckieJoe wrote:

Again, his photos cap at 1024. What's the point? ANY camera is good at 1024.

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Chris Donnet Forum Member • Posts: 61
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apoc wrote:

It's something i don't get. A new camera comes out and aparently NOBODY is able to takke good samples to let other people study them.

BuckieJoe wrote:

Again, his photos cap at 1024. What's the point? ANY camera is good at 1024.

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I fully agree.

Still not a single simple landscape picture with a correct field of depth to see what this sensor is really able to do !!!

P.S. Are there no "8" or "11" settings on Sigma lenses ?

L Tippett Senior Member • Posts: 1,961
Re: Sigma SD1 sample photos

Looks to be a good camera but it will be quite a long wait for me yet. Having said that the SD15 dosn't do that bad of job

Kind regards Lea.

Vladimir Yanushkevich Contributing Member • Posts: 855
Are you serious?

1024x683 max (and still lacking sharpness - e.g. calimari shot)
with ugly gren/magenta hallos? if that's great for you then what's terrible?

cinefeel wrote:

great photographs!

shame that they are still tainted by the SPP color-space bug if you look closely. these could look even better and richer- hope sigma fix it soon!!

olimpero Regular Member • Posts: 375
better pics from Bob
cinefeel Contributing Member • Posts: 860
Re: Are you serious?

As an SD1 user, it's obvious to me that the lack of sharpness is because of using excessive default noise reduction in SPP (which is not necessary).

Trust me, if there's one thing the SD1 does not lack- it's sharpness.

I will post extensive samples as soon as the color space bug is resolved.

olimpero Regular Member • Posts: 375
Sigma SD1 vs Canon 5D Mark II (landscape)
apoc Regular Member • Posts: 442
Re: Are you serious?

You can post them now. Use adobe RGB and then convert to sRGB via photoshop.

cinefeel wrote:

As an SD1 user, it's obvious to me that the lack of sharpness is because of using excessive default noise reduction in SPP (which is not necessary).

Trust me, if there's one thing the SD1 does not lack- it's sharpness.

I will post extensive samples as soon as the color space bug is resolved.

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PaulParis Forum Member • Posts: 84
Re: Sigma SD1 vs Canon 5D Mark II (landscape)

good catch, but at original size (2561x1705) it's impossible to see any difference between the cameras, what's going on here? SD1 is equal to a DP2 or a Nex 5?

DaSigmaGuy Forum Pro • Posts: 12,303
Re: Sigma SD1 sample photos

petr marek wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sasurau/page2/

OK, I believe it´s a camera, which can take exceptional photos, slowly, with limitations, for very high price, but exceptional. And I just hope now it´s time to upgrade SD15 and DP series for thousands of ordinary users and Foveon fans, which can´t or don´t want to spend so much money. I think 6-8(x3) mpx Foveon camera with better low light and speed performance would be just fine...

Never gonna happen...Sigma need to sell the SD1 or their wont be any future Sigma DSLRs...Problem is, at the current price they can only sell the SD1 in single digit sales figures, so Sigma have cut their own throats and the throats of their user base and potential user base alike.

But thats not their biggest problem though...Their biggest problem is they are Japanese and therefore they wont easily be able to accept the huge stigma of losing face that will occur if they drop the price to what they promised everyone it would be, just to make the SD1 sell well as they expected and indeed need...And their is'nt much chance of that happening anytime soon.

Looks like we are stuck with the cameras we have for several years yet, or we can simply choose to upgrade to another brand that does'nt treat its user base like a putrid dog turd, that there doing their best not to step in!

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olimpero Regular Member • Posts: 375
Re: Sigma SD1 vs Canon 5D Mark II (landscape)

PaulParis wrote:

good catch, but at original size (2561x1705) it's impossible to see any difference between the cameras, what's going on here? SD1 is equal to a DP2 or a Nex 5?

You have to view the pics bellow, click on each pic and select other sizes to view original sizes from all the cameras in the first pic

DaSigmaGuy Forum Pro • Posts: 12,303
Re: Are you serious?

Vladimir Yanushkevich wrote:
1024x683 max (and still lacking sharpness - e.g. calimari shot)
with ugly gren/magenta hallos? if that's great for you then what's terrible?

cinefeel wrote:

great photographs!

shame that they are still tainted by the SPP color-space bug if you look closely. these could look even better and richer- hope sigma fix it soon!!

Sadly, more rubbish samples with a total lack of appeal to pixel peepers...No 100% crops so no way of knowing how much of a resolution increase we can expect over using our current Sigma cameras...And I have'nt seen an SD1 sample yet thats as sharp as shots from my SD14.

But the worst bit is the huge amount of green CA in the shots taken with the 85mm f1.4 EX...Thats supposed to be one of Sigma's best primes but it appears to suffer from CA far worse than most ultra cheap M42 lenses!
...A very poor show all round IMO.

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cinefeel Contributing Member • Posts: 860
Re: Are you serious?

fact:

pixel peeping is a disease.

wait for my samples, which i will post as soon as the color bugs are resolved. i can guarantee that the SD1 is much sharper than any previous sigma.

cinefeel Contributing Member • Posts: 860
Re: Are you serious?

And, to the user who said use adobe RGB:

that does work much better than sRGB export but there are still bugs with it. there currently appears to be no way to get the colors to match the embedded jpeg properly.

calxn Contributing Member • Posts: 806
That SD-1 shot does not look good

To my eyes, there's something strange about that SD-1 photo. Not sure if it's the noise reduction or a color cast. The 5DII image looks much more contrasty and more color accurate.

Robert F. Tobler
Robert F. Tobler Senior Member • Posts: 1,149
Download the original size before posting...

Vladimir Yanushkevich wrote:

1024x683 max (and still lacking sharpness - e.g. calimari shot)
with ugly gren/magenta hallos? if that's great for you then what's terrible?

You can download the original size. Click on a photo, then on Actions > All Resolutions, then on original.

Greetings,
Robert

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cinefeel Contributing Member • Posts: 860
Re: That SD-1 shot does not look good

Yes, this is the color space bug.

There is also unneccesary noise reduction which SPP5 stupidly uses by default. SD1 images are given excessive noise reduction even at base iso, which destroys detail. with a good exposure the images are easily clean enough to turn it off completely, even at ISO 400.

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