Tag: Sigma DP2 Quattro

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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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DP2 Quattro, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250

While taking photos of the Christmas tree ornaments it struck me that my two achromatic lenses, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250, have increased Sigma DP2 Quattro’s magnification factor quite considerably, despite DP2Q’s short focal length. I found that quite interesting, given that achromatic lenses are supposed to increase the magnification factor more, the longer the ...

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Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet?

Since I’m not particularly religious and Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January here, I only begin to realize in the last moment that this big holiday is just around the corner. This usually means that the Christmas tree needs to be decorated quickly. And for me that’s always a “last-minute action”. 😉 This ...

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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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DPReview.com adds Sigma DP2Q and DP1M to the “Studio Test Scene” tool!

Those who are not familiar with the website DPReview.com can’t claim to be seriously interested in photography. Such persons approach photography in a creative, results-oriented, perhaps even in an artistic but certainly wrong way. Because as we all know, better cameras and lenses make better pictures! 😉 All joking aside, there are many good reasons ...

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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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Foveon workflow: Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras by using X3F Tools?

Since the blue channel trick doesn’t work with Quattro X3Fs, I tried to find out last week if there’s an alternative to SPP and that particular workflow. Just as a reminder: The blue channel trick is a workflow in SPP used for the conversion of Marrill X3F into black-and-white in order to reduce noise. This ...

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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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Foveon workflow: Looking for the Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras

The “blue channel trick“ is a workflow in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP) that clearly increases the usable sensitivity range of Merrill Foveon sensors. The “trick” is actually not a trick as you use the tools that are included in SPP anyway and that you can find easily. The only thing you’ve got to do is ...

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Foveon Workflow: How to increase High-ISO headroom for color photography?

As I announced a couple of days ago, today I’ll present a workflow that further increases the High-ISO range of Merrill and Quattro Foveon sensors when taking color pictures. In contrast to the blue channel workflow, which is able to improve noise performance in black-and-white images almost without any side-effects, this particular workflow is a ...