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On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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Steve in GA: After reading this comparison of the D7500 and D500, I think my best move is to very quickly buy a D7200 before B&H runs out of stock.

or a D810A?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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progo: The GFX is one big MF

hey, no swear words please!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Or when the law of diminishing returns teams up with the laws of physics... (moving all that glass around)

Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic effort by Fuji and I'd love to use one, but perhaps in digital photography the "sweet spot" for high image quality + usability is FF rather than MF? (The difference in image quality in the film days was much larger, and that's before considering digital techniques like sensor shift.)

I would agree on the sweet spot - it is APSC in my opinion.
A XPro2 weights almost nothing! and produces images that are only marginally bihind FF camera IQ.
In those direct comparisons, image composition, good lightening and a sensible post-processing are fare more important for a good picture than the half/full sensor debate wants to make you believe.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 08:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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Neuropsychology: I would really would have liked to see the portrait comparison using the Sony A7RII too!

why? to be assured that your buying decision was not wrong?
I can tell you, your A7RII is an amazing camera.
You will not miss much on the GFX.
Relax.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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Neuropsychology: my takeaway is that if one has the A7RII or 5DSR there's no reason to spend 8k or more on this system, especially given the dearth of lenses.

and most importantly: you don't need lenses with the maximal affordable aperture.
The run on f/1.4 lenses, especially for APSC and FF cameras, is kind of bogus.
I talked with a friend just today, where he talked about his last photo session and complained about parts of faces that were out of focus. He just got carried away and used apertures too wide for the situation.
But photography is art, so one cannot really say anything against the blur-warriors out there.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
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41mm: Shoot in LOW-RES with 1:1:1 Layer factor and 3.088x2.056 pixel resolution and everything will be fine.

Did you compare small with large resolution?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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rrccad: Not a fan of Quattro.. But my Merrills will have to be pried from my cold dead hands. Nothing does clouds like the Merrills.

Uh, apply cold water

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Don't get me wrong, I've always been a Foveon fan since forever, and actually wanted to buy this camera up until 1 hour ago, but...

Am I seeing things here? Apply just a mild touch of sharpening and noise becomes super visible in the shadows (in some cases in the mid tones as well, ISO 100).

And huh???? Shadow lifting by just 1 stop reveals horrendous blotches of green and magenta, like the ones I used to get with a defective Leaf Aptus unit, which I demanded Phase One to trade for a new unit (which they did for free).

I'm not bashing, I'm asking if you guys are seeing the same?

Handling. The SD Quattro has some really cool solutions I'd be interested in.

BUT pairing this with the amazing Art lenses leaves you with a huge'n'heavy camera.

and common. you have to admin that this is not even in the same league anymore:
http://camerasize.com/compact/#292,669.492,ha,t

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't understand if one is not cropping (digital zoom) , what is the use of these extreme sharpness and detail

Today detail in a 24MP full frame camera cannot be fully seen in a 4k TV/monitor
or in any reasonable size print

I don't even understand the point of 42MP or 50 MP full frame , let alone foveon

From what I see only sharpness/detail excel, color (which is most important to me) is not better and high ISO terrible

the only way you'll understand is to get a sigma, shot for a while and print one image that you really like.
Then come back and lets talk again.
People, who did that and rave about the 3D look won't convince people on the internet with statements.
Only seeing is believing.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:13 UTC
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DYOC: ... finally a camera that can shoot ISO 400 .... SENSATIONAL !!!

dude, that was a brilliantly snarky thing to say when the SD9 and maybe SD10 was released in 2002 and 2003.
Over a decade later, we should all have moved beyond that the Foveon sensors won't be comparable to filter-based sensors, ok?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
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Mateus1: Is it possible to mount to SD Quattro H (with adapter) Zeiss manual lenses - Loxia, C/Y or Nikon/Leica monut? Any issues?

only if the adapter has a magical negative spacer.
flange is far too long to adapt most lenses

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:06 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Sensor tech is fine, kudos to Sigma.
If only they hired someone to create usable camera designs and improve overall user experience? That would be something.

your wife missed your D3?
jesus... that is a very strange size/weight benchmark for digital cameras...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:32 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Don't get me wrong, I've always been a Foveon fan since forever, and actually wanted to buy this camera up until 1 hour ago, but...

Am I seeing things here? Apply just a mild touch of sharpening and noise becomes super visible in the shadows (in some cases in the mid tones as well, ISO 100).

And huh???? Shadow lifting by just 1 stop reveals horrendous blotches of green and magenta, like the ones I used to get with a defective Leaf Aptus unit, which I demanded Phase One to trade for a new unit (which they did for free).

I'm not bashing, I'm asking if you guys are seeing the same?

wow, pairing the SDQH with the 85/1.4 art will get you amazing results.
I am really thinking hard to invest into the system with the 85mm and 35mm lenses.
But it's a costly and heavy sollution for a very limited ISO range, although you gain more light with the art lenses...
But as much as I would love it, the best option for me still is the use of the compact merrills. Small, lightweight inexpensive cameras compared to the much larger SDQs with fullframe lenses...
If only the quattros were more compact like the merrills...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:31 UTC
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Kostasm: definitely foveon sensor technology still has issues such as color artifacts in bokeh, artifacts when shooting in direct light and of course bad high iso performance, but looking at those samples makes me want to say
I - h a t e - b a y e r - s e n s o r s !

well, that escalated quickly, didn't it?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 08:02 UTC
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pkcpga: Kind of reminds me of old ccd sensors with better resolution but still the same noise issues, weird color artifacts, really poor jpegs, hard to work with shadow areas and lots of yellow tinge at ISO 400 or above. Only thing going for it is iso 100 resolution.

and as a merrill user, I just cannot believe that.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
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dmaclau: so which software supports these DNG files?

MS Paint?
Got a headache opening DNGs with it.
Had to take screenshots instead.
Terrible.
Don't use MS Paint!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 08:00 UTC
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Jim Evidon: Why has DP Review never done a product review on the SD Quattro? The camera has been on the market long enough to justify a review. While at least some of the images shown are interesting enough to stimulate some interest, wouldn't a review of this very different camera be justified?

I most certainly hope so.
But then again, when you think about a Sigma camera, reviews do not really help you. Because the use for a Sigma is too individual, in my opinion.

Actually, for most of us sigma shooters, this is all we needed:
"Image quality can be amazing in 3 out of 10 exposures, but you really need to think carefully before taking the picture and you need to work afterwords as well for a good image."

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Sensor tech is fine, kudos to Sigma.
If only they hired someone to create usable camera designs and improve overall user experience? That would be something.

ever hold one?
I love my merrills for handling. once set-up, the photography part is straight forward.
The Quattros received some criticism but some people loved the handling.

This camera however, is amazing in terms of handling. Maybe not for somebody that had a CaNikon for the better part of his/her life and does not want to relearn.
But for me, haptics (except the flange that made the camera funny around your neck coming from a mirrorless background with super-light lenses) was so good that I really think about ditching my DP2M and DP3M. And I love those.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 07:54 UTC
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Edmond Leung: I would like to see the difference in sharpness between this camera and LEICA M MONOCHROM.

why?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 07:49 UTC
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Marksphoto: digital image quality hasn't changed much for years but they keep selling us so called "new technologies". My 5d mk2 makes better photos than this sigma camera, even better than my fuji xt10, which I purchased a couple of years back. Seems like the race is on to sell you the latest and the greatest and we forget that the lens is what makes the biggest difference these days, not the sensors.

uhm... I highly doubt that your 5D II makes better pictures than a XT10.
You do. Maybe because you get along with the canon better.
Or maybe you like the files coming from the canon better.
There are other people, having better results from a XT10, I believe.

Where I agree is that the importance of good lenses and that output quality today is amazing! it certainly is enough.
I know a photographer doing amazing stuff with his old D300s. It has limitations, but photos can be gorgeous if done right.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 07:48 UTC
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