Lukacs85

Lives in Hungary Kecskemét, Hungary
Works as a Enginieer
Joined on Aug 22, 2014

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I like the fp concept. Small body with small f2.8 anf f4 lenses for portability, and accessory grip for bigger lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:25 UTC as 64th comment

Too much waste to cripple an expensive sensor with a fixed lens. Film was different horse, slide film was cheap, the most expensive part was the lens of the system.
The sensor shouldn't been more expensive than lens, APSC is the sweet spot for fixed lens camera. Such a shame only Sigma bothered with different focal length affordable compacts.
FF fixed lens camera is a niche product, making MF would insane. Many dream for high quality fixed lens MF, but almost nobody would investing for a car's price.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 20:40 UTC as 91st comment
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (447 comments in total)
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King of Song: It seems to me that there are a lot of disingenuous people here.... For example "a new camera is announced, the same day the manufacture announces a forthcoming release, people here say they already have it, or have had it."

With this studio scene comparison, clearly the Nikon D850 smokes all of it's competitors. I have looked at the results on two different computers. The Sony A7R II is close, but not as good. Canon's 50mp cameras are close at ISO 100, but get destroyed at higher ISO's. For the moment Nikon has taken the lead for full frame 35mm cameras.

This is the one aspect of photography that is not subjective. The technical aspect is objective. This studio scene comparison is not a photo contest, it is an objective technical test.

Drop in the Sigma DP2Q ($600) at iso100 Raw the comparison.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (239 comments in total)

I'm big fan of Sigmas, however never owned SD1. I like my DP2m, and my SD-Q. Mainly shoot at low iso, so for me the best IQ at low iso is the most important. I can get great, somwhere similar results from PP $2500+ high resolution bayer camera. But I barely afford my SD-Q for $900. And the dp2m is a little gem, only RX-1R/2 can get close at low iso for again 3x price.
And no other camera can deliver me the same crystar clear, pop IQ of DP2m.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 37th comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (640 comments in total)
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VisualFX: I wish they would use OLED instead of LCD for VF and rear display. LCD is old tech.

This is not about resolution, the problem is bayer demosaic, you not get real 24MP. Foveon without interpolation provide the true resolution, even Quattro sensor has better per pixel resolution than bayer or xtrans.
Downsizing from 36 or higher MP is a kind of solution, even it's not perfect, and not match to foveon.
If you want high resolution (higher than 20MP), then you'd go for MF cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (640 comments in total)
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VisualFX: I wish they would use OLED instead of LCD for VF and rear display. LCD is old tech.

Nikon D610 does not deliver similar IQ than SDQ. I get my SDQ 30 f1.4 kit for $360 less than a single D610 body without glass. At iso 100 I can get better results for far chepaer. I'd happily go for D610 for $600 more than SDQ, if I can get these results at low iso, plus win some DR and high iso IQ what is not vital for me. But d610 can't deliver, even D810 may not. D810 get really close, in some aspect better even at base iso, like DR, but other aspect like clarity it fall behind.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 09:03 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (640 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Viewing the images they appear to have a very fine 'sandy' grain which is new for Foveon.
I don't see any advantage over a higher end bayer camera eg a D810 that is so much more versatile.
Was the SD1 the last true Foveon?

The story is very simple. If you don't see any advantage of foveon images than stick with Bayer sensor camera. It's an easy way, far more convinient and you don't lose anything IQ wise.
I prefer foveon rendition, I tried to get similar look from bayer sensor, and every time it just failed.
Useless to convince each other which is better, or how similar, or about flaws. Only matter which images are satisfy you. Just you, no other photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (640 comments in total)
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Lukacs85: Forget the H, instead buy the original SD Quattro. It's lot cheaper than H and also compared any other mirrorless flagship camera. I see no sense at H. APS-C lenses are not enough, and FF ART lenses are overkill for this sensor size. Sigma should make a FF version and keep APS-C.
Image quality is expectional at iso 100-200. Only flagship high resolution FF cameras get close, but I always prefer foveon rendering. MF cameras may do better, but man, for 10x price.
For landscape I find my DP2m a bit ahead, SD Quattro can't match to Merrill, but still very close. And way better to shoot with SD-Q than DPM cameras.
1000$ is a bargain for the 30 f1.4 kit. Even if you keep it on the shelf for 364 days a year but one day you swipe of the dust and take some landscape or any type of art photos.

SD Q H is not FF camera, still you'd go for heavy and pricey FF lenses if you want full cover or full zoom range without significant vignetting.
It's your choice, and may become a good decision if one day sigma will release a FF body.
My opinion is SDQ is a reasonable camera, SDQH is for maximalists.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (640 comments in total)

Forget the H, instead buy the original SD Quattro. It's lot cheaper than H and also compared any other mirrorless flagship camera. I see no sense at H. APS-C lenses are not enough, and FF ART lenses are overkill for this sensor size. Sigma should make a FF version and keep APS-C.
Image quality is expectional at iso 100-200. Only flagship high resolution FF cameras get close, but I always prefer foveon rendering. MF cameras may do better, but man, for 10x price.
For landscape I find my DP2m a bit ahead, SD Quattro can't match to Merrill, but still very close. And way better to shoot with SD-Q than DPM cameras.
1000$ is a bargain for the 30 f1.4 kit. Even if you keep it on the shelf for 364 days a year but one day you swipe of the dust and take some landscape or any type of art photos.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (230 comments in total)
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: The Sigma Merrill cameras are probably the best value prime lens cameras available. The Foveon sensors are amazing quality and have to be seen to be believed.

Actually no bayer sensor camera can compete with foveon nor medium format.
On my 1920x1200 24" monitor low iso bayer shots look similar (of course there are differences like tonal range, dynamic range) because of low resolution it's hard to tell the sensor size and resolution. But foveon is different, it has specific imige qulaity. The color, micro-contrast, tone.
If you can live with iso200-400 (on iso100 lost 1EV dynamic range), slow operation, poor battery life, slow Raw processing, nothing beats Merrils and Quattros.
If you want speed, low light performance, video recording, point-and-shoot, image producing factory you'd better skip Foveon.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (230 comments in total)
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TheGreatfulBread: Why no Panasonic LX100?

Perhaps it's not fixed prime lens camera

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (230 comments in total)

My conclusion:
-Best portable: Ricoh GR
-Best all-around: Sony RX1II
-Affordable all-around: Fuji X100T
-Best artistic: Sigma Quattro

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 21:41 UTC as 54th comment
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