Tag: Quattro vs Merrill

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Good Light must be Harnessed

As I haven’t posted any comparisons or image editing experiments since my last photo posting, I haven’t got any further Foveon tips and insights for you at the moment. However, I will soon compare the shadow and color rendering and saturation of the two Foveons (Quattro and Merrill) under real photo conditions. For the purpose ...

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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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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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Several differences between DP2Q & SPP 6.0.5 and DP2M & SPP 5.5.3

Before you take a look at the cute motifs and possibly get diabetes as a result, I would like to share my insights with you, gained through comparing the DP2Q and SPP 6.0.5 with the DP2M and SPP 5.5.3. 😉 While post processing these most recent photos, I’ve stumbled across the following differences. Sharpness I ...