Tag: DP2Q

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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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Good light, nice colors

Although I’ve been taking pictures for ages, I’m still always surprised how important good light actually is. Modern photo technology, and modern sensors in particular, make shooting good pictures easier even under suboptimal lighting conditions; however, higher resolution, higher color depth and larger headroom in the shadows and highlights can’t replace good light. Light is ...

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Do you use the shadows and highlights sliders in SPP?

The best known quote by Socrates “I know that I know nothing” describes my attitude to Sigma Photo Pro very well. Just when I think that I know the RAW converter by heart, I discover something totally new. 😉 For instance, I haven’t paid any attention to the sliders “shadows” and “highlights” for a very ...

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A photo walk in Veliko Gradište along Srebrno jezero and the Danube

The day before yesterday I visited Veliko Gradište, a town on the banks of the river Danube in Eastern Serbia. Compared to Belgrade this place with a population of 6,500 is tiny and by far not so exciting but it’s still worth a trip, as colleagues assured me a number of times. The thing that ...

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Is the heat getting to you as well?

Since this heat has really been getting to me recently, I have only gone taking pictures rather sporadically. In the last weeks it was too hot and too muggy, even late in the afternoon, to go on longer photo tours. It wasn’t even a whole lot of fun when I was just taking the DP3M ...

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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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Several oddities

During my last photo walk I’ve tried to capture a large spectrum of photo subjects. Of course, cats are also among them, however, I’ve made an effort to find and capture a number of oddities, which you might find interesting. What you see in the following photo is a Serbian obituary. To answer the question ...

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Have you heard of ‘superresolution’?

“Superresolution” is a relatively new concept, which can be used to increase the resolution of an optical system beyond the capabilities of the hardware. While this concept is not only used in photography, there are two (groups of) methods which one can use to either reduce noise - whereby the degree of detail per pixel, ...

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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 ...