Category: Compact Camera

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Sigma News & Rumours: DP0 Quattro full resolution sample images

Two weeks ago Sigma published the MTF graphs, according to which the DP0 Quattro has got the sharpest lens of all DPs. Slowly but surely, full resolution example images are appearing on the internet which seem to consolidate this. Going by a series of sample shots with different apertures ranging from f/4 to f/10, which ...

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Badly equiped…

Last Friday I went on two photo-walks. Since I had not planned to photograph any special motifs, I brought the DP2 Quattro for the first round. You can see the photos I took below. When it was time to go home, I decided to take the path following the river to cool down a little. ...

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Sigma news and rumours: the DP0 Quattro is supposed to have the sharpest lens of all the DP version!

The day before yesterday, Sigma US announced further details about the launch of the DP0 Quattro. At the same time, the usual graphs and figures appeared on the Global Vision website; they illustrate the imaging performance of the lens. I have inserted them below so you can get an idea about the sharpness, vignetting and ...

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Motifs from neighbour’s garden

As is well known the grass is always greener on the other side. In my case it’s not the grass, but rather the interesting photo motifs that every so often make me look jealously in the direction of my neighbour’s garden. 🙂 Lush vegetation, all kinds of insects and pets racing around – my neighbour, ...

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Sigma DP3 Quattro Link Collection: Reviews, Sample Images, Videos

Up until now only a few reviews of the Sigma DP3Q were published on the web, but since all the Quattros share the same inner workings and body, only the lens of the “3” represents an unknown quantity. Admittedly the DP3 Merrill has the same lens, its job on that camera, however, is to project ...

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Macro photography is not like riding a bicycle

It’s said you never forget how to ride a bike. Unfortunately, macro-photography is not like riding a bike – at least, that is not my impression, after the first two macro sessions of the season. I do know that I have to close the aperture a bit more – something the reader Jürgen Rötzsch pointed ...

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The macro-season is open!

If anybody is like me, tends to develop winter fat during winter, and wants to get rid of it again as soon as possible, they should try macro-photography. 😉 No, I’m not kidding: living the life of the couch-potato during the cold months, it is easy to forget how exhausting hunting six- and eight-legged creatures ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (Part 2)

In the first part of this comparison I tested the sharpness of the two cameras, or rather of the two lenses, at a very short distance to the motif (~1.8m). Even though the 50/2.8 is an extraordinary lens, it had to bow to the “beast”. The 50mm 1.4 DG HSM Art, being much bigger, much ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (part 1)

Just a few minutes ago I finished developing the test photos and uploading them to Flickr, and now I am extremely happy that I am not working as an editor at DPReview or another review site. 😉 If I had to do these tests every day, I am sure the work would make me lose ...

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Sigma News and Rumours: further DP3 Quattro Samples, with and without the FT-1201

Since I talked about the first DP3 Quattro sample photos two weeks ago, more buyers have received their DP3Qs. Currently, there are 153 photos in the DP3 Quattro Group on Flickr and many more are expected to surface on the internet in the following days and weeks. Some of the shots are especially interesting for ...