Meuh

Meuh

Lives in United Kingdom Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer, studio owner.
Has a website at www.thekirkystudio.com
Joined on Feb 16, 2008

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3dit0r: Hahaha that's one of the most stupid things I've ever seen... well perhaps apart from the mockup of the upcoming Red camera phone. You're telling me that someone who is pro enough to carry around a lighting rig (and in the case of the Red a crew, rigging equipment, build sets, etc.) has a burning desire to shoot on a phone? That's the least of their worries, and creates so many more difficulties with image quality, lens choice, ergonomics, battery life...

I would actually like one for taking BTS images of my lighting setups with my phone as it would be able to fire them.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
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Sonylover1: US has gone mad.
Who do they think they are? Worldruler?

140$ for registration of your copyright!!?
This is just shielding US corporates and squezzing money from "deplorable" people...

It is just a scam.

@Wye Photography

That could have been my issue then as at the time when I was asking for help the people looking to help photographers where mostly usa base.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
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Sonylover1: US has gone mad.
Who do they think they are? Worldruler?

140$ for registration of your copyright!!?
This is just shielding US corporates and squezzing money from "deplorable" people...

It is just a scam.

as someone in the UK do I (why should I) have to register my work in the USA when the copyright already belongs to me as the creator?

It does seem like a scam and a way to protect US corporates as Sonylover1 said, I have had USA companies steal my work in the past and on contacting them had very crappy responses... and was told by a company that deals with claims that because I didn't file my copyright with the USA I didn't really have a leg to stand on.

Shocking really.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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allineedislight: Another idea: get a new Sigma DP Quattro:

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/dp-series/

* available new in four different focal length (21mm, 28mm, 45mm, 75mm equiv)
* excellent image quality and very high resolution
* features in-camera raw re-development, just as the Fuji
* very good JPGs, just as the Fuji
* regular firmware updates
* now with DNG raw files

All this for about half the price of a X100F!

The Quattros are not pocketable especially the dp0 but still great photographic tools :)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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allineedislight: Another idea: get a new Sigma DP Quattro:

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/dp-series/

* available new in four different focal length (21mm, 28mm, 45mm, 75mm equiv)
* excellent image quality and very high resolution
* features in-camera raw re-development, just as the Fuji
* very good JPGs, just as the Fuji
* regular firmware updates
* now with DNG raw files

All this for about half the price of a X100F!

for a small camera, nothing can really match the IQ from the DP Merrills and it comes with either a 19,30 or 50mm f2.8 lens with leafshutter.

Still the dpQ's are much more user friendly, have DNG and SFD mode now and amazing jpgs

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
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OlyPent: I'm not looking to spend $50k on a camera, but it would be interesting if one of the mainstream makers offered a basic monochrome FF camera for around $1500.00. I've got IR converted colour cameras, but they're not the same.

The Sigma cameras can shoot great B/W (they have no bayer/color filter or AA filter) as well as have a user removable IR filter (in the SD versions).

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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zodiacfml: Ironically, the camera that does without a Bayer filter and demoisacing for color images can also do monochrome as good as a BW sensor. Recent Sigma cameras are capable of BW without fuss by taking one channel, blue, green, or red layer in a RAW file.

And with the SD versions you can remove the IR filter ;)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
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41mm: I own 3 of the dp quattro series cameras and would be very happy if SIGMA implement the DNG functionality to the Quattro compact cameras. Same Sensor, same processor. JUST DO IT SIGMA !!!

not good :(, yea best to contact Sigma... I'm sure they would like to know what's going on.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
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41mm: I own 3 of the dp quattro series cameras and would be very happy if SIGMA implement the DNG functionality to the Quattro compact cameras. Same Sensor, same processor. JUST DO IT SIGMA !!!

ahh ok, what was the issue?

Mine would be stuck on the language screen and only the power button was working, plugging it into the usb made my screen flash for a bit but the camera came alive.

You can try follow these steps.

Turn on the camera whilst pressing "Menu" and "Right button" to display normal LV screen.
Select factory reset from "Menu" (Press Bin button on the reset screen from the settings)
Turn off the camera

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
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41mm: I own 3 of the dp quattro series cameras and would be very happy if SIGMA implement the DNG functionality to the Quattro compact cameras. Same Sensor, same processor. JUST DO IT SIGMA !!!

Rob890. Plug your dp3 into a pc/mac via usb and it should work fine, my dp0 did that.

They have updated the firmware to 2.01 to fix this issue.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 11:48 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?

Yea Zos, although the Quattro does away with nost of the color cast problem of the sd1M but lens need to Jane a high revolving power or they will look soft on the sdQ-H.

I tried the 56mm f2 helios, at f2 evrything is soft.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
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photofisher: I don't know folks......I was debating between this and a used Nikon d800 and I'm glad I went with the Nikon. Nice pictures, though.

Mfritter. That's what I do but my Sony gets left at home unless I'm shooting events.

Not everyone likes the Sony bodys though so not really an option for them but its a great feature if the SA lens system.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 09:04 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.

Zodiacfml.

Jpgs from the sdQ/sdQ-H are great, much better than the Merrills

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
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webrunner5: Wow, this thing could end up making a really good studio portrait camera.

I've shot studio work in JPG on the sdQ-H at 51mp and it was fairly consistent and delivered great results, I've also used it in JPG to do packet shots of plants for a local plant nursery because the IQ was better than that of my Sony in Raw (a7ii).

X3f is also great, I've not used DNG much as I felt i got more out of editing the x3f but its something I will keep an eye on but I do know someone who uses DNG and gets on well with it using colorchecker.

If you want to see what this camera can do in a studio setting then check one of my images which was a raw to jpg (no editing).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5o2d1lrmhcoh4c/SDIM00092.jpg?dl=0

or to see how it works in the real world then there's this shot using Firecrest ND filters (4stop + cpl) and a 120cm octa on location.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e07ghjnutsryyou/SDIM05332.jpg?dl=0

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 18:34 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?

you can use m42 lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 18:26 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.

Yea she likes nikons and loved the grip on the d3, the k3 and a7ii are to small for her, I guess a battery grip would help but she loves the grip on the sdQ-H.

I found the d3 too big (with strange layout), the k3 was almost perfect for me that was till I held the sdQ-H :)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 15:26 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?

kreislauf

No the dp merrills are amazing for what they produce send the size but stick the 50-100 f1.8 Art on the sdq-h and goto 100mm f1.8 and shoot a full lengh shot of someone and you get amazing detail and subject isolation that can't be done on the dp3m.

I love my dp1m and dp3m but I tend to use the sdQ-H these days with the 18-35 f1.8 and 50-100 f1.8 in my bag but it is much more weight and size.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 15:24 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.

I also feel that the sdQ/sdQH is a great feeling camera, even my wifes first reaction of holding one was "now this is a camera" as she hates the smaller a7ii, even my k3 which was a great camera design anoyed her as she missed my old nikon d3.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 08:11 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?

Marcio.

I have the sdQ-H and love the files from it, heres a sooc (raw to jpg) portrait I took using the 85mm f1.4 Art wide open.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j7ndmv4d2tnnzpb/SDIM0009.jpg?dl=0

Also the DNG files I feel are not as good as the x3fs but still a great addition to help speed up work flow.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 08:08 UTC
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meanwhile: Have they said whether DNG support is coming to older cameras or not?

its already out :D

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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