Tag: Sigma DP2 Quattro

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Dogs and their stories

When one is taking photos of dogs one never gets bored. These balls of furry delight are always full of beans, and never to tired to play or cause mayhem. This little Sheltie mongrel desperately kept trying to get into the toy-store for minutes. First through the yard gate, then through the entrance of the ...

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A “Photo-Diary”

Not too long ago I started keeping a “photo-diary”. Since I am not an extraordinarily disciplined person, the individual entries have grown into one big chaotic heap of notes on my desk. I write down how long each “photo-walk” was, what equipment I took with me and any further information that lead to especially good ...

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Rust

In my opinion rust can transform many trivial objects into interesting photo motifs. I find cars, for example, rather boring, but in my view rust can make them photogenic and worth photographing. Many old and rusty vehicles are littered with interesting detail, which begs to be photographed from up close. Sometimes rust can transform a ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP3M: Color Saturation in the Shadows

It is no secret that the color saturation in the shadows is comparatively low for 15 MP Foveon sensor used in Merrills. The uninitiated may take a look at the following sample image taken with the DP3 Merrill: For comparison, look at this photo taken under similar lighting conditions with the DP2 Quattro. Compare the ...

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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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A small end-of-the-year review: my TOP 30 photos of 2014

I’m a mediocre photographer, who casually speaking shoots a lot of crappy photos. I delete most of them right after capturing them. For the majority of the shots, that make it through the deleting frenzy during a photo walk, my PC’s hard drive is only an intermediate station - recycle bin being the final destination. ...

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SPP 6.X.X: Color Mode „Portrait“

With the 6th version of SPP additional color modes were introduced. Currently Sigma’s RAW converter has 10 of these modes, whereby some of them – like “Sunset Red” and “Cinema” – are somewhat gimmicky. With the Merrills and SPP 5.X.X „neutral“ was, or rather still is, the color mode of my choice. With the Quattro ...

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How to revive your passion for photography?

As someone who loves warm temperatures and sunlight, during the cold season I feel like a fish out of water. Even more depressing than the cold I find long nights and short, gloomy days. The cold season is the wrong element for us photographers, hungry for beautiful light. Photography is very challenging hobby anyhow, but ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: Firmware-Updates for DP1, DP2 Quattro and the 150-600mm Sports

Sigma released three firmware updates – two for the DP1 Quattro and DP2 Quattro, and one for the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports. Every FW remedies a single bug, respectively. You can read the short changelogs below. Firmware 1.01 for the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports It has improved the precision in its focusing performance ...

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Some Long Exposures with the Sigma DP2 Quattro

I haven’t been doing long exposures for a perceived eternity. The last time must have been in Winter 2012/2013. “Armed” with the SD1 Merrill, the 10-20mm f/3.5, the 18-250mm OS Macro HSM and a tripod, I visited and photographed some of the most beautiful city areas of Belgrade, such as the pedestrian areas at Zemun ...