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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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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Contra Mundum: What's the hubbub? DNG can only represent Bayer raw formats. The Sigma DNG is a just a TIFF in DNG container. Your raw is already cooked in DNG.
The difference with jpeg is mostly in the number of bits. So you could as well edit the jpeg files from the camera with the same success, except for the pictures that require a serious surgery, which are probably not worth saving anyway.

I still like the x3f's, not sure why but I feel I can get a little more out of them than the DNG but the DNG is a great option to speed things up a lot.

I have even shot Jpg from the sdQ-H in Super Hi (51mp) for studio stuff (headshots) where I was in control of everything and was very happy with the results :)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
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fatdeeman: Although it's a shame the tech doesn't get the respect it deserves, I'm glad that Sigma develops it because if Canon/Nikon/Samsung etc had suffered the same lack of commercial success they would have dropped it years ago. Sigma have done this out of love and probably made little or no profit. It might not make them millions but I'm sure there's a sense of satisfaction in possessing what is in some aspects the best sensor tech out there.

The bonus is.. if you buy into the Sigma SA lens which is required for the Foveon cameras you CAN also use the same lens on a FF Bayer using the MC-11.

So with one set of lens you get the best of both Foveon and Bayer... which is a unique selling point that not many people understand.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
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Toselli: I wonder how that sensor would deal with wide angle leica mount lenses, especially the voigtlanders (if they would make a shorter lens mount, of course).

Toselli.

The sdQ/sdQ-H was designed around using Sigmas Global lens range and balances really well.. for example, I can hold with one had the sdQ-H with 50-100 f1.8 Art but the same lens on my Sony a7ii want's to snap my wrist.

Going mirrorless from what I understand was more about getting more accurate Autofocus by doing it on chip, It's much easier for me to use my f1.8 zooms on the sdQ-H than it was on the sd1m.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
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