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Photos from the previous Photo Tour with the DP2Q

Once again, I was out taking pictures with the Quattro – this time in very soft and flat light. On the whole, I am happy with the results. Slowly, it dawns on me how exactly I need to edit pictures taken under a cloudy sky. For me, the difficulty so far was to correctly adjust ...

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I sold the DP2M and kept the Quattro

Even though the DP2M is better in some respect – as for instance regarding the dynamic range in the highlights and the higher micro contrast – I deem the DP2Q the better camera. In my opinion, you can take sharp, high resolution pictures in the ideal range (between ISO 100-400) with both cameras. The Quattro ...

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Review: Sigma DP2 Quattro

I believe I don’t exaggerate if I say that there is a debate about the new Quattro sensor within the Sigma community. Since Sigma has presented its newest Foveon, there are discussions about the pros and cons of the new unorthodox design. A part of the sigma users doesn’t like the in relation to the ...

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15 of these old IBM harddrives are needed to save a DP2Q RAW

The picture below clarifies very well how far digital technology has come since its beginnings. The huge device, which is elevated by a forklift and loaded into the airplane, is an IBM Model 350 Disk Storage Unit from 1956. It consisted of fifty 24” metal plates, which scaled more than a ton and could be ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP2M Part 3: how noisy are the shadows?

As I have already compared the Quattro and the Merrill with regard to noise performance and highlight headroom, the only thing left to scrutinize are the shadows, particularly the noise in them. A short comment, before I start explaining my approach and analyzing the results: the comparison of the highlights has shown that the Merrill ...

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Haven’t yet updated the FW, but took more Photos with the DP2Q

Since I couldn’t make out any bugs with Firmware 1.02, and because I use RAW+JPG anyway, I probably won’t update the FW to 1.03, which was released some time ago, on my DP2Q. I will install SPP 6.1 in the next few days, just to see if it really got faster in combination with Quattro ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: SPP 6.1 and DP2 Quattro Firmware 1.03 released

Sigma Photo Pro 6.1 is the first version of the SPP RAW or X3F converter compatible with all cameras made by Sigma. As a reminder, in earlier versions of SPP 6.x.x you could only open and edit Quattro and Merrill X3F files and those captured with the SD1. Editing X3F’s captured with various versions of ...

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Fall is the new Summer – a further Outing with my DP2 Quattro

While calendric summer just brought us rain, calendric fall has now been offering endless sunshine…maybe next year’s summer will bring snow and winter will be sunny and warm? Going to the seaside at Christmas would make a change from decorating the Christmas tree and building snowmen in the yard. 😉 Needless to say, my photon-hungry ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP2M Part 2: Highlight headroom

After several forum entries regarding the narrow dynamic range of the Quattro, especially the small reserves in the highlights, I started my own comparison with the DP2 Merrill to literally see for myself. The whole venture turned out more difficult than I initially thought. At the first try (aperture priority), exposure times didn’t match. At ...

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First Pictures with the DP2Q after Firmware Update 1.02

After updating the firmware on the DP2 Quattro to 1.02 and installing SPP 6.0.6, I’ve decided to take more pictures in order to verify some internet forum posts, according to which, the Quattro’s microcontrast has increased with the latest updates. As a consequence, the Quattro is supposed to be somewhat closer to the Merrill in ...