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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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Sigma DP2Q vs DP2M Part 1: Noise Performance

Like I promised a few days ago, I’m now posting the noise performance comparison of the DP2 Quattro and the DP2 Merrill. Before I proceed to analyse the results, I would first like to say some things about in-camera settings as well as SPP and Lightroom settings. I haven’t taken any photos at ISO6400, because ...

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The first review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art!

Imaging Resource and SLRGear are the first two websites to having received the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art. They tested it right away with Canon cameras 1Ds, Mk3 and 7D and compared the new lens to same-league lenses from Canon, Nikon and Sony (50mm f/1.2L USM, 58mm f/1.4G AF-S and 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss ...

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Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art vs 30mm f/1.4 Art

During the last eighteen months, I’ve used and owned several normal focal lengths. First, the 30mm f/1.4 EX for the SA-mount, then the DP2M with its 30/2.8, slightly later the 30mm f/1.4 Art and only recently the mighty 35mm f/1.4 Art for full frame. I tested all the three ones before the 35mm Art against ...

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Comparison: DP2 Merrill vs. Sigma SD1M & 30mm f/1.4 ART

I’ve already compared the DP2M to the 30mm f/1.4 EX (Part 1,Part 2) and discovered that DP’s lens is much sharper. I’ve also compared the two 30mm lenses, the EX and the new ART (Part 1,Part 2). The only thing left to do is to compare the DP2M with the new ART on the SD1M. ...

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Image Quality Comparison: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs DP3 Merrill (15 Megapixel Pictures)

A few weeks ago, one of my readers asked me to upload some DP3M-photos in full size (15MP). Instead of just following this one request, I took some brick wall photos with the DP3M as well as with the DP2M, and additionally uploaded the most interesting photos I took so far with both cameras in ...

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Comparison: Sigma DP2m vs Sigma SD1 & 30mm f1.4

Both the Sigma DP2m and SD1 are fine cameras which appeal to different target groups and which reach top forms under different conditions. The DP2m is a compact camera capable of astonishing image quality – the full format for the jacket pocket, so to speak. This compactness comes with disadvantages as well, lenses cannot be ...