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Photo walk with the DP2 Quattro at the Japan Festival in Munich

This year once more the Japan Festival, which has been celebrated in Munich for more than 20 years, took place on July 17, attracting hundreds of visitors. So I decided to participate and take some pictures of the fantastic cosplay costumes. In addition to the many dress-ups, the culinary delights and performances conjure up spellbinding subjects ...

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A Beginner’s Experience with the Sigma DP2 Quattro

Most recently, I have decided to take a closer look at compact cameras, so that I can take high quality images while traveling and for everyday use. The Sigma DP2 Quattro is a great camera for beginners, as it is suitable for both portrait and for nature photography as well as for close-ups. I just grabbed ...

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DP2 Quattro, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250

While taking photos of the Christmas tree ornaments it struck me that my two achromatic lenses, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250, have increased Sigma DP2 Quattro’s magnification factor quite considerably, despite DP2Q’s short focal length. I found that quite interesting, given that achromatic lenses are supposed to increase the magnification factor more, the longer the ...

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DPReview.com adds Sigma DP2Q and DP1M to the “Studio Test Scene” tool!

Those who are not familiar with the website DPReview.com can’t claim to be seriously interested in photography. Such persons approach photography in a creative, results-oriented, perhaps even in an artistic but certainly wrong way. Because as we all know, better cameras and lenses make better pictures! 😉 All joking aside, there are many good reasons ...

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New photos taken with the DP2 and more insights into the Kalpanika alias X3F Tools

If you have never heard about Kalpanika, aka the X3F Tools, then you should have a go at this blog entry. In short, it is a X3F to DNG converter with excellent noise reduction, but at the moment there is still a long row to hoe. One of the current issues is the “Italian Flag” ...

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Sigma News & Rumours: new firmware versions for DP1Q, DP2Q and DP3Q, and first 24-35mm f2 Art sample images published!

A few days ago, Sigma published firmware updates for the DP Quattro series. As can be seen in the change log below, this time around the focus was on the speed of the auto focus and on the compatibility with Eye-Fi memory cards. Since I was still on holiday when the news where published and ...

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Sigma news and rumours: SPP 6.2.1 and firmware-updates for the DP1Q and DP2Q are now available!

During a talk two weeks ago, the owner and CEO of Sigma, Kazuto Yamaki, said that a new SPP version and firmware updates for the DPQs would be released. These updates, which increase the quality of the pictures and speed up the AF are now available for download. Since I do not dispose of any ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP3M: Color Saturation in the Shadows

It is no secret that the color saturation in the shadows is comparatively low for 15 MP Foveon sensor used in Merrills. The uninitiated may take a look at the following sample image taken with the DP3 Merrill: For comparison, look at this photo taken under similar lighting conditions with the DP2 Quattro. Compare the ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: Firmware-Updates for DP1, DP2 Quattro and the 150-600mm Sports

Sigma released three firmware updates – two for the DP1 Quattro and DP2 Quattro, and one for the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports. Every FW remedies a single bug, respectively. You can read the short changelogs below.

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Some Long Exposures with the Sigma DP2 Quattro

I haven’t been doing long exposures for a perceived eternity. The last time must have been in Winter 2012/2013. “Armed” with the SD1 Merrill, the 10-20mm f/3.5, the 18-250mm OS Macro HSM and a tripod, I visited and photographed some of the most beautiful city areas of Belgrade, such as the pedestrian areas at Zemun ...