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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Scottelly: I get this sort of clarity with every good shot with my Sigma SD1 Merrill, because it has a Foveon sensor in it.

BBque I've had 45x30" prints from that "relatively low resolution" camera that you can put your face upto and in terms of "bayer" its similar to around 36mp.

I use the sdQ-H these days and its a much more usable camera than the older sd1M, sure it still has speed and high iso restrictions compared to modern Bayer cameras but its perfectly usable for lots of things and the Images it delivers makes it all worthwhile, I sold most of my Bayer stuff only keeping an a7ii around for the odd high iso or video stuff I might need as It can use the same lens thanks to the MC-11.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
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mxx: Suddenly such enthusiasm for pixel shift from DPR now that Sony has introduce it (too).

yea, they didn't even cover the SFD mode on the Sigma sdQ which can increase IQ by a fair bit, especially in the dynamic range department... hell they didn't even look at the real raw files sadly and used DNG for the comparison images where the JPG files are performing better.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 23:34 UTC
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Scottelly: Wait until Sigma makes a camera with four-shot, half-pixel pixel-shift, allowing for higher resolution photos to be made with their Foveon sensors.

well we (Foveon users) already get pixel shifted like results that "lifts a veil off your landscapes" but with a single click and on moving subjects too, for Still life or Landscapes if your using ND filters to blur moving things SFD mode reduces noise, gives more detail and crazy dynamic range.

Sure we don't get a massive detail increase with SFD vs a single shot but it's still there letting the sdQ-H resolve even more fine details.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 23:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (237 comments in total)
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Paulo Ferreira: I have the SD1 Merrill. The operation is disconcerting, autofocus, redundant buttons, metering, computer processing, but, but, when I take another camera out for pictures I always think "Oh this would have looked so much better if taken with my SD1... because it does". It's like you have a tiger for a pet.
And you can make prints the size of a bus out of its files.
Something that dpreview always refused to compare were files taken with Foveon in double against the same Bayer size. It always refused to compare Bayer enlargements i.e. a 24MP bayer enlarged to 48MP against a 15MP Foveon against 48MP. A Foveon native file enlarges so much better.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/azuzarte/

"Oh this would have looked so much better if taken with my SD1... because it does"

This! :D

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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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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(unknown member): 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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